Developing an integrated approach to understanding the effects of climate change and other environmental alterations at a flyway level

O'Connell, Mark and Huiskes, AHL and Loonen, ML and Madsen, J and Klaassen, M and Rounsevell, M (2007) Developing an integrated approach to understanding the effects of climate change and other environmental alterations at a flyway level. In: Waterbirds around the world: a global overview. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, pp. 385-397. ISBN 0114973334

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Abstract

The environmental consequences of global climate change are predicted to have their greatest effect at high latitudes and have great potential to impact fragile tundra ecosystems. The Arctic tundra is a vast biodiversity resource and provides breeding areas for many migratory geese. Importantly, tundra ecosystems also currently act as a global carbon “sink”, buffering carbon emissions from human activities. In January 2003, a new three year project was implemented to understand and model the interrelationships between goose population dynamics, conservation, European land use/agriculture and climate change. A range of potential future climate and land-use scenarios will be applied to the models and combined with information from field experiments on grazing and climate change in the Arctic. This paper describes the content of the research programme as well as issues in relation to engaging stakeholders with the project.

Item Type: Book Section
Article Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL605 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL671-699 Birds
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Mark O'Connell
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 17:22
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4923

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