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Training future experts in "biodiversity and ecosystem services": a progress report
Cramer, W. ; Fritsch, U. ; Leemans, R. ; Lütkemeier, S. ; Schröter, D. ; Watt, A. - \ 2008
Regional Environmental Change 8 (2008)3. - ISSN 1436-3798 - p. 125 - 134.
Biodiversity is essential for multiple aspects of human life and well-being, but many current assessments of the functioning of biodiversity and ecosystems, understanding of risks posed by environmental change and the best practice of their management of ecosystems are lacking a unified scientific and conceptual basis. Methods such as scenario analysis, and terms such as ecosystem services, are widely used, but their meaning is understood in many different ways depending on context, user needs and experience of researchers. In order to advance the conceptual basis for ecosystem analysis and management in a rapidly changing world, as well as the ability of young scientists to reflect upon these concepts, we have organised five 2-week-long summer schools in Peyresq, a remote village in the Southern French Alps. In total 173 participants have worked intensively with 69 experienced researchers and a team of conveners and tutors in order to discuss a broad range of views on topics on ecosystem analysis and functioning. Topics ranged from conditions of and threats to various ecosystems due to environmental change, models and scenarios for assessment, stakeholder perceptions and needs for information, to the social and economic contexts for biodiversity. We report our experience from these schools, present the training concept which has emerged from them and suggest lines of further development
Trends in biodiversity: European ecosystems and policy
Cramer, W. ; Leemans, R. ; Lütkemeier, S. ; Schröter, D. - \ 2007
Potsdam : PIK (Second ALTER-net Summer School EU Network of Excellence 504298)
Biodiversity and ecosystem services: Ecological and socio-economic aspects
Cramer, W. ; Leemans, R. ; Lütkemeier, S. ; Schröter, D. - \ 2007
Potsdam, Germany : PIK, Potsdam
Coupled models for the hydrological cycle; integrating atmosphere, biosphere, and pedosphere
Bronstert, A. ; Carrera, J. ; Kabat, P. ; Lütkemeier, S. - \ 2005
Berlin (Germany) [etc.] : Springer - ISBN 9783540223719 - 345
hydrologie - milieu - geïntegreerde systemen - atmosfeer - pedologie - wiskundige modellen - koppelstukken - hydrologische cyclus - biosfeer - hydrology - environment - integrated systems - atmosphere - pedology - mathematical models - couplings - hydrological cycle - biosphere
Hydrologists, climatologists, soil scientists and environmental engineers are frequently asked to analyse complex environmental problems. It is becoming increasingly apparent that these problems usually involve feedbacks between atmospheric, ecological, and hydrological systems, as well as human society. It is often the feedbacks between systems that are of greatest interest because they may produce unanticipated responses. That is why coupling of different compartments of the Earth system has emerged as a general challenge to the modelling community. This book considers an array of state-of-the-art coupling and modelling concepts. First the relevant Earth system cycles are presented, followed by a discussion on scale issues and multiple equilibria. Inter- and intra-compartmental coupling is addressed, along with a debate on non-linearities and questions of parameterisation. Several applications are presented, where a focus is on cases where the hydrological cycle plays a central role.
Vegetation, water, humans and the climate; a new perspective on an interactive system
Kabat, P. ; Claussen, M. ; Dirmeyer, P.A. ; Gash, J.H.C. ; Bravo de Guenni, L. ; Meybeck, M. ; Pielke sr., R.A. ; Vörösmarty, C.J. ; Hutjes, R.W.A. ; Lütkemeier, S. - \ 2004
Berlin (Germany) [etc.] : Springer (Global change : the IGBP series ) - ISBN 9783540424000 - 566
geologie - hydrologie - klimaat - bodem - vegetatie - menselijke activiteit - milieutoets - interacties - aardwetenschappen - terrestrische ecosystemen - hydrologische cyclus - biosfeer - geology - hydrology - climate - soil - vegetation - human activity - environmental assessment - interactions - earth sciences - terrestrial ecosystems - hydrological cycle - biosphere
AVEC: Integrated assessment of vulnerable ecosystems under global change
Cramer, W. ; Fritsch, U. ; Leemans, R. ; Lütkemeier, S. - \ 2004
Potsdam : Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
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