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Climate Change and Variability

Climate change is emerging as one of the most important issues of our time, with the potential to cause profound cascading effects on ecosystems and society. However, these effects are poorly understood and our projections for climate change trends and effects have thus far proven to be inaccurate. In this collection of 24 chapters, we present a cross-section of some of the most challenging issues related to oceans, lakes, forests, and agricultural systems under a changing climate. The authors present evidence for changes and variability in climatic and atmospheric conditions, investigate some the impacts that climate change is having on the Earth's ecological and social systems, and provide novel ideas, advances and applications for mitigation and adaptation of our socio-ecological systems to climate change. Difficult questions are asked. What have been some of the impacts of climate change on our natural and managed ecosystems? How do we manage for resilient socio-ecological systems? How do we predict the future? What are relevant climatic change and management scenarios? How can we shape management regimes to increase our adaptive capacity to climate change? These themes are visited across broad spatial and temporal scales, touch on important and relevant ecological patterns and processes, and represent broad geographic regions, from the tropics, to temperate and boreal regions, to the Arctic.

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Climate Change and VariabilityEdited by Suzanne Simard

Published: August 17th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/1743

ISBN: 978-953-307-144-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4546-2

Copyright year: 2010

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70590 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

91 Web of Science Citations

109 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Regional Approach to the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age

By Fredrik Ljungqvist


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2. Multi-Months Cycles Observed in Climatic Data

By Samuel Nicolay, Georges Mabille, Xavier Fettweis and Michel Erpicum


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3. Summer-Time Rainfall Variability in the Tropical Atlantic

By Guojun Gu


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4. Tropical Cyclones, Oceanic Circulation and Climate

By Lingling Liu


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5. Possible Impacts of Global Warming on Typhoon Activity in the Vicinity of Taiwan

By Chia Chou, Jien-Yi Tu and Pao-Shin Chu


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6. Influence of Climate Variability on Nitrogen Deposition in Temperate and Arctic Climate

By Lars Hole


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7. Climate Change: Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture

By Bimal Mohanty, Sasmita Mohanty, Jnanendra Sahoo and Anil Sharma


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8. Community Ecological Effects of Climate Change

By Csaba Sipkay, Ágota Drégely-Kiss, Levente Horváth, Ágnes Garamvölgyi, Kiss Tihamér Keve and Levente Hufnagel


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9. Pelagic Ecosystem Response to Climate Variability in the Pacific Ocean off Baja California

By Gilberto Gaxiola-Castro


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10. Climate Change and Resilience Value of Mussel Farming for the Baltic Sea

By Ing-Marie Gren


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11. Temperate Forests and Climate Change in Mexico: from Modelling to Adaptation Strategies

By Leopoldo Galicia and Leticia Gomez-Mendoza


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12. The Influence of Climate Change on Tree Species Distirbution in South-East Europe

By Joso Vukelić, Sead Vojnikovic, Damir Ugarkovic, Darko Bakšić and Stjepan Mikac


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13. Climate Change Impact on Vegetation: Lessons from an Exceptionally Hot and Dry Decade in South-Eastern France

By Michel Vennetier


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14. Climate Change, Forest Fires and Air Quality in Portugal in the 21st Century

By Anabela Carvalho


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15. The Role of Mycorrhizas in Forest Soil Stability with Climate Change

By Suzanne Simard, and Mary Austin


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16. Impact of Temperature Increase and Precipitation Alteration at Climate Change on Forest Productivity and Soil Carbon in Boreal Forest Ecosystems in Canada and Russia: Simulation Approach with the EFIMOD Model

By Oleg Chertov


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17. Simulating Peatland Methane Dynamics Coupled to a Mechanistic Model of Biogeochemistry, Hydrology, and Energy: Implications to Climate Change

By Takeshi Ise, Allison Dunn, Steven Wofsy and Paul Moorcroft


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18. Towards a New Agriculture for the Climate Change Era in West Asia, Iran

By Farzin Shahbazi and Diego De La Rosa


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19. Simulated Potato Crop Yield - an Indicator of Climate Variability in Estonia

By Triin Saue and Jüri Kadaja


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20. Web Mining for Modelling Climate Effects on Wine Quality

By Subana Shanmuganathan and Philip Sallis


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21. Ecological Modernisation and the Politics of (Un)sustainability in the Finnish Climate Policy Debate

By Tuula Teravainen


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22. Climate Change and Transportation

By Yuri Yevdokimov


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23. Cost-Optimal Technology and Fuel Choices in the Transport Sector under a Stringent Climate Stabilization Target

By Takayuki Takeshita


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24. Impact of Climate Change on Health and Disease in Latin America

By Alfonso Rodriguez-Morales, Luis Echezuria and Alejandro Risquez


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