4. An Evaluation of the Impact of Rising Carbon Dioxide and Climatic Change on Weed Biology: Competition to Community Composition

  1. Lewis H. Ziska Ph.D. Plant Physiologist1 and
  2. Jeffrey S. Dukes Ph.D. Associate Professor2,3

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958674.ch4

Weed Biology and Climate Change

Weed Biology and Climate Change

How to Cite

Ziska, L. H. and Dukes, J. S. (2010) An Evaluation of the Impact of Rising Carbon Dioxide and Climatic Change on Weed Biology: Competition to Community Composition, in Weed Biology and Climate Change, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958674.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Building 1, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813814179

Online ISBN: 9780470958674

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Keywords:

  • rising carbon dioxide and climatic change impact on weed biology - competition to community composition;
  • climate and CO2, and how it alters - inter- and intraspecific competition;
  • first competitive interactions - and seedling emergence;
  • soil temperature and moisture - determining optimal planting times;
  • plant growth rates, after emergence - influence on competitive ability;
  • “winning” and “losing” plant species - determined by progeny number added to environment;
  • change in allocation of additional carbon - increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration;
  • secondary succession and ecosystems;
  • environmental changes, and weed populations - in managed and unmanaged plant systems;
  • climate and rising carbon dioxide - affecting weed biology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Weeds and Competition

  • Populations and Communities

  • Secondary Succession and Ecosystems

  • Evolution in Plant Populations with Climate Change

  • Summary

  • References