Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Resource Systems

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November 1994



This volume characterizes the current state of natural science and socioeconomic modeling of the impacts of climate change and current climate variability on forests, grasslands, and water. It identifies what can be done currently with impact assessments and suggests how to undertake such assessments. Impediments to linking biophysical and socioeconomic models into integrated assessments for policy purposes are identified, and recommendations for future research activities to improve the state of the art and remove these impediments to model integration are provided. This book is for natural and social scientists with an interest in the impacts of climate change on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and their socioeconomic impacts, and policy makers interested in understanding the status of current assessment capabilities and in identifying priority areas for future research.


An Introductory Essay;
K.D. Frederick. Framework for
Integrated Assessments of Global Warming Impacts;
R. Mendelsohn,
N.J. Rosenberg. Modeling Land Use and Cover as Part of Global
Environmental Change;
W.E. Riebsame, W.B. Meyer, B.L. Turner,
II. Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Forests: the State of
Biological Modeling;
V.H. Dale, H.M. Rauscher.
Integrating Climatic Change and Forests: Economic and Ecologic
C.S. Binkley, G.C. van Kooten. Environmental
Change in Grasslands: Assessment Using Models;
W.J. Parton,
D.S. Schimel, D.S. Ojima. Assessing the Socioeconomic Impacts of
Climate Change on Grazinglands;
J.R. Conner. Modeling the
Effects of Climate Change on Water Resources -- a Review;
Leavesley. Assessing the Socioeconomic Consequences of Climate
Change on Water Resources;
P. Rogers. Conclusions, Remaining
Issues, and Next Steps; K.D. Frederick, I.M. Goklany, N.J.
EAN: 9780792332114
ISBN: 0792332113
Untertitel: 1994. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1994
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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