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Title (Primary) Research frontiers in climate change: effects of extreme meteorological events on ecosystems
Author Jentsch, A.; Beierkuhnlein, C.;
Journal Comptes Rendus Biologies
Year 2008
Department NSF;
Volume 340
Issue 9-10
Language englisch;
Keywords Biodiversity; Drought; Precipitation; Experiment; Ecosystem service
Abstract Climate change will increase the recurrence of extreme weather events such as drought and heavy rainfall. Evidence suggests that modifications in extreme weather events pose stronger threats to ecosystem functioning than global trends and shifts in average conditions. As ecosystem functioning is connected with ecological services, this has far-reaching effects on societies in the 21st century. Here, we: (i) present the rationale for the increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events in the near future; (ii) discuss recent findings on meteorological extremes and summarize their effects on ecosystems and (iii) identify gaps in current ecological climate change research.
ID 1065
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=1065
Jentsch, A., Beierkuhnlein, C. (2008):
Research frontiers in climate change: effects of extreme meteorological events on ecosystems
C. R. Biol. 340 (9-10), 621 - 628