Global Change: Biospheric Impacts and Feedbacks

B. A. Hungate, G. W. Koch

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The terrestrial biosphere interacts with the atmosphere through exchanges of trace gases and of energy. These interactions are bidirectional, with atmospheric conditions modifying ecological controls of trace gas and energy exchange, and the very exchanges feeding back to affect atmospheric chemistry and climate. This article addresses the role of biosphere-atmosphere material and energy exchange in atmospheric processes, the biological processes involved, and how biotic responses to ongoing and future global changes could influence the future chemical and radiative balance of the atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780123822260
ISBN (Print)9780123822253
StatePublished - 2015


  • Acid rain
  • Biodiversity
  • Biosphere-atmosphere
  • Climate change
  • Energy exchange
  • Global environmental change
  • Land use change
  • Nitrogen deposition
  • Rising atmospheric CO
  • Species invasions
  • Trace gases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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