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Record number 333041
Title Another reason for concern: regional and global impacts on ecosystems for different levels of climate change
Author(s) Leemans, R.; Eickhout, B.
Source Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions 14 (2004)3. - ISSN 0959-3780 - p. 219 - 228.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2004.04.009
Department(s) Environmental Systems Analysis Group
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) models
Abstract This study assesses the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems and landscapes over a range of increasing global mean temperatures and the corresponding temperature and precipitation patterns. Results from IMAGE, a so-called integrated assessment model, are used to link different ecological impacts to different levels of climate change. The analysis shows that, although there are large regional differences, even small increases in global mean temperatures will considerably impact many species, ecosystems and landscapes. Between 1degreesC and 2degreesC increases in global mean temperatures most species, ecosystems and landscapes will be impacted and adaptive capacity will become limited. With the already ongoing high rate of climate change, the decline in biodiversity will therefore accelerate and simultaneously many ecosystem services will become less abundant. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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