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Global Change and Ecological Processes

Global change focus on planetary-scale climate changes in the Earth system. The global ecosystem consists of ecological processes on a large spatial scale of land and oceans. These constituent parts both in terms of space and processes interacting one another. The global change now influences not just on natural system, but also on human society, so global change can refer to large-scale changes in society, or changes in ecological processes of human society, which are also the emphases of this thematic series.

Edited by: Dr. Jim Tang

  1. Research

    Mechanisms on inhibition of photosynthesis in Kandelia obovata due to extreme cold events under climate change

    Mangroves that grow at the latitudinal extremes of their distribution are susceptible to extreme cold events. Successive enhancement of low temperature stress (seLTS) is a typical characteristic of extreme col...

    Chunfang Zheng, Jianwu Tang, Jinong Chen, Weicheng Liu, Jianbiao Qiu, Xin Peng and Yong Ye

    Ecological Processes 2016 5:20

    Published on: 25 November 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Ecological Processes 2017 6:3

  2. Research

    Recovery of photosynthesis, sucrose metabolism, and proteolytic enzymes in Kandelia obovata from rare cold events in the northernmost mangrove, China

    Understanding how mangroves respond to rare cold events has implications for both restoration and conservation under climate change scenarios. This study investigated the responses of photosynthesis and activi...

    Chunfang Zheng, Yong Ye, Weicheng Liu, Jianwu Tang, Chengnian Zhang, Jianbiao Qiu and Jinong Chen

    Ecological Processes 2016 5:9

    Published on: 3 June 2016