Seminar Guidelines
Selected Reading

The Environmental, Economic and Social advantages and disadvantages of incorporating solid fuel heating to supplement a fossil-fuel based domestic heating system

Detailed arguments in favour of wood energy with an Ontario basis.

University of Alaska perspective




Jacobsen, M. C., R. J. Charlson, et al. (2000). Earth System Science - From Biogeochemical Cycles to Global Change. Amsterdam, Academic Press. (On reserve)

Chapin, F. S., III., P. A. Matson, et al. (2002). Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. New York, Springer. (On reserve)

Schlesinger, W. H. (1997). Biogeochemistry - An analysis of Global Change. San Diego, Academic Press. (On reserve)

Lomborg, B. (2001). The Skeptical Environmentalist - Measuring the Real State of the World. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. (Full text and copy of Chapter 1 on reserve). Correspondence relating to this book; Copenhagen Consensus Aug 2004 Copenhagen Consensus critique and response

Wright, R. (2004) A Short History of Progress. On reserve.


Climatic Change
Ecological Applications
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Global Change Biology
Global Environmental Change

Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Other Publications:

Andersun et al (Issue 2288 April 2001) New Scientist: Global Environment Report (In library on open acccess; also copy available on reserve)
Issues in Ecology - Ecological Society of America
Great Lakes Climate Change Report - Ecological Society of America

Resource links:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Climate Change - Natural Resources Canada
Carbon sequestration strategies - US Dept. of Energy
Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Program

Nov. 2003 Science Report: The State of the Planet

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment follow-up

Local Links
Queen’s School of Environmental Studies

Potentially useful journal papers
Vitousek, P. M. (1994). "Beyond Global Warming - Ecology and Global Change." Ecology 75(7): 1861-1876. (Copy on reserve and on shelf)

Eviner, V. T. and F. S. Chapin (1997). "Nitrogen cycle - Plant-microbial interactions." Nature 385(6611): 26-27.

Shaver, G. R., W. D. Billings, et al. (1992). "Global Change and the Carbon Balance of Arctic Ecosystems." Bioscience 42(6): 433-441. (Copy on reserve and on shelf)

Scholes, R.J.,Schulze, E.D., et al (1999) Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems. In Walker, B. H., W. L. Steffen, et al. (1999). The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change - Implications for natural and managed ecosystems. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. (on shelf)

Created 20 August 2003 by P. Grogan
Last Updated: 14th January 2008