ORNL/CDIAC-70

Direct Effects of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Plants and Ecosystems: An Updated Bibliographic Data Base
(June 1994)

Boyd R. Strain and Jennifer D. Cure, Duke University

This publication provides bibliographic citations and abstracts on recent literature concerning the direct effects of elevated atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) on plants and ecosystems. This report is an update to Direct Effects of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Plants and Ecosystems: A Bibliography with Abstracts (ORNL/CDIC-13), also by Boyd R. Strain and Jennifer D. Cure, which was published in 1986.

The updated bibliography provides complete bibliographic citations, abstracts, keywords, and common and scientific plant names for approximately 800 references, published between 1980 and 1994 (half the cited references were published in 1990 or later). Many of the papers included in this volume, particularly papers from Europe, reflect a renewed interest in growth analysis as a way of studying allocation of mass and energy to the various organ systems. A large proportion of the recent research has focused at a level of organization beyond the individual organism.

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