1. Terrestrial CO2 Flux: The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Research.- 2. A Century of Land-Use Change in South and Southeast Asia.- 3. Use of GIS for Estimating Potential and Actual Forest Biomass for Continental South and Southeast Asia.- 4. Land-Use and Biomass Changes of Forests in Peninsular Malaysia from 1972 to 1982: A GIS Approach.- 5. Changing Patterns of Shifting Cultivation in Selected Countries in Southeast Asia and Their Effect on the Global Carbon Cycle.- 6. Trends in Carbon Content of Vegetation in South and Southeast Asia Associated with Changes in Land Use.- 7. The Net Flux of Carbon from Deforestation and Degradation in South and Southeast Asia.- 8. Economic Reasons for Forest Land-Use Change: Relevance to Tropical Deforestation and the Carbon Cycle.- 9. Estimating CO2 Flux from Tropical Forests.
This book describes an extremely timely subject: the impact on the atmosphere of the changing use of land notably deforestation - in the tropical forests of Asia. The authors have approached this problem from a variety of perspectives, including use of historical data, socioeconomic analyses, computer modeling, and ecological field research.