new book

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************************** NEW BOOK ***********************************

              Anouncing a major new publication from

                        CHAPMAN & HALL



    PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PRODUCTION IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

                 A field and laboratory manual


Edited: D.O.Hall, J.M.O.Scurlock, H.R.Bolhar-Nordenkampf, R.C.Leegood,
        S.P.Long


This book is an updated version of a previously published title TECHNIQUES IN 
BIOPRODUCTIVITY AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS, 2nd eddition (Coombs et al.) and, like its 
predecessor, has been derived from UNEP-sponsored training courses which are 
internationally known and respected.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PRODUCTION IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT provides unique coverage
of many measurement techniques of photosynthesis and relates them to the 
subject of global climate change, which is becoming of increasing concern. The
editors, themselves of international standing, have brought together an eminent
team of plant scientists, each of whom provides up-to-date information on a 
single important parameter of plant growth, the techniques employed in its
measurement and detailed review of the techniques themselves.
This book wiil be invaluable for all those involved in plant science research, 
from an environmental and ecological stand point, as well as being a vital
manual and reference book for students and researchers in plant physiology,
ecology and environmental science, throughout the world.

KEY FEATURES:

* new version of extremly well-received book
* book has resulted from UNEP funded research and training courses
* much new information included
* vital tool and reference for plant scientist and ecologists

CONTENTS: Introduction: Photosynthesis and the changing environment - D.O.Hall
and S.P.Long; Measurement of plant biomass and net primary production -  
M.J.Roberts, S.P.Long, L.L.Tieszen, C.L.Beadle; Remote sensing of biomass and
productivity - J.M.O.Scurlock, S.D.Prince; Plant growth analysis - C.L.Beadle;
Plant microclimate - M.B.Jones; Controlled-environment studies - T.W.Tibbits,
R.W.Langhans; Canopy structure and light interception - P.S.Nobel, I.N.Forseth,
S.P.Long; Fuctional leaf anatomy - H.R.Bolhar-Nordenkampf, G.Draxler; Water
relations - C.L.Beadle, M.M.Ludlow, J.L.Honeysett; Measurement of CO2 
assimilation by plants in the field and laboratory - S.P.Long, J.E.Hallgren;
Polarographic measurement of oxygen - D.A.Walker; Carbon isotope discrimination
- H.Griffiths; Chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool in photosynthesis research -
H.R.Bolhar-Nordenkampf, G.O.Oquist; Modelling - leaf to canopy - I.N.Forseth,
J.M.Norman; Models of canopy carbon and water balance: tools for data synthesis
- R.E.McMurtrie: Carbon partitioning - J.F.Farrar; Carbon metabolism - R.C.
Leegood; Chloroplasts and protoplasts - R.C.Leegood, D.A.Walker; Thylakoid
components and processes - G.Hind; Nitrogen fixation and nitrate reduction - 
P.Lindblad, M.G.Guerrero; Ammonia assimilation, photorespiration and amino
acid biosynthesis - P.J.Lea, R.D.Blackwell; Micro-algae: laboratory growth
techniques and biotechnology of bionmass production - A.Vonshak. Appendix A:
Equipment for plant physiological research in a changing environment. 
Appendix B: Experimental design and presentation of resultes. Appendix C:
Biomass production and data. Appendix D: Units, symbols and abbreviations. 
Appendix E: 'GASEX': a program to study the influence of data variations on
calculated rates of photosynthesis and transpiration. Appendix F: 'TISWAT.BAS':
a program to calculate simple water-relations parameters from pressure chamber
measurements. Appendix G: 'ENERGY','SOLAR' and 'TLEAF': sun and leaf modelling
programs. References. Index.

           January 1993: 246x189: 512 pp, 140 illus
           Hardback: 0-412-42900-4
           Paperback: 0-412-42910-1
           PC compatible computer diskette containing programmes described
           in the book: 0-412-42920-9
           Software and paperback: 0-412-54990-5

Order address: Direct Response Supervisor, Chapman & Hall Ltd, Cheriton House,
               North Way, Andover, Hants, SP10 5BE, Englan



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