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Volume 17 Number 18:  30 April 2014

Editorial
African Tropical Rainforest: Flexing Its Muscles in Times of Stress: In what ways? ... and why?

Subject Index Summary
Interaction of CO2 and Water Stress on Plant Growth (Woody Species): An analysis of post-1994 peer-reviewed scientific papers describing the responses of several woody plants to atmospheric CO2 enrichment, while concurrently exposed to various degrees of water stress, demonstrates that the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 concentration will likely lead to substantial increases in the photosynthetic rates and biomass production of earth's trees and shrubs, even in the face of stressful environmental conditions imposed by less-than-optimum soil moisture availability.

Journal Reviews
CMIP5 Simulations of 20th-Century Pacific Northwest USA Climate: How well do they do what they were created to do?

The Never-Ending Struggle to Simulate the West African Monsoon: How goes the battle?

The Potential for Polychaetes to Cope with Ocean Acidification: Is it good, slim or next-to-none?

The Carbon Balance of a Southwest Alaska Thermokarst Lake Basin: How has it changed over the past four centuries?

Acidification of Polluted Estuaries: Is It Bad News for Shell Fish?: Actually, it may very well be good news.

Coccolithophorid Responses to Ocean Warming and Acidification: Are the unicellular calcifying phytoplankton doomed to extinction as the atmosphere's CO2 concentration continues to rise?