Newman, J.A. et al. (2011). Climate Change Biology. CABI Press.
Climate change has moved from being a contested phenomenon to the top of
the agenda at global summits. Climate Change Biology is the first major
textbook to address the critical issue of how climate change may affect
life on the planet, and particularly its impact on human populations.
Presented in four parts, the first deals extensively with the physical
evidence of climate change and various modelling efforts to predict its
future. Biological responses are addressed in the second part, from the
individual's physiology to populations and ecosystems, and further to
considering adaptation and evolution. The third part examines the
specific impact climate change may have on natural resources,
agriculture and forestry. The final part considers research on the
cutting edge of impact prediction and the practical and philosophical
limitations on our abilities to predict these impacts. This text will be
a useful asset to the growing number of both undergraduate and graduate
courses on impacts of climate change, as well as providing a succinct
overview for researchers new to the field.