" This book represents the most comprehensive assemblage of findings from Biosphere 2, the fascinating and provocative 1.25 hectare glass-enclosed mesocosm located in the Arizona desert, built to simulate the workings of our own biosphere. Topics range from calibrated models that describes systems metabolism, hydrologic balance, and heat and humidity, to rainforest, mangrove, ocean, and agronomic system development in this CO2 rich environment. This will be of equal interest to ecologists and engineers alike with papers on the overall hydrologic, carbon, and heat budgets of this enclosed model of planet Earth. The ecological message of Biosphere 2 is clear - we should appreciate and try to understand the workings of the ecosystems in the biosphere we have. Biosphere 2 helps us do that in many ways."
William J. Mitsch, Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University.