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Anna Maria Jönsson

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Enhanced science-stakeholder communication to improve ecosystem model performances for climate change impact assessments.

Author

  • Anna Maria Jönsson
  • Olle Anderbrant
  • Jennie Holmér
  • Jacob Johansson
  • Guy Schurgers
  • Glenn Svensson
  • Henrik Smith

Summary, in English

In recent years, climate impact assessments of relevance to the agricultural and forestry sectors have received considerable attention. Current ecosystem models commonly capture the effect of a warmer climate on biomass production, but they rarely sufficiently capture potential losses caused by pests, pathogens and extreme weather events. In addition, alternative management regimes may not be integrated in the models. A way to improve the quality of climate impact assessments is to increase the science-stakeholder collaboration, and in a two-way dialog link empirical experience and impact modelling with policy and strategies for sustainable management. In this paper we give a brief overview of different ecosystem modelling methods, discuss how to include ecological and management aspects, and highlight the importance of science-stakeholder communication. By this, we hope to stimulate a discussion among the science-stakeholder communities on how to quantify the potential for climate change adaptation by improving the realism in the models.

Department/s

  • Pheromone Group
  • MERGE - ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system
  • BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
  • Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
  • Functional zoology
  • Department of Biology
  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity and Conservation Science

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

249-255

Publication/Series

Ambio: a Journal of Human Environment

Volume

44

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Ecology
  • Physical Geography
  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
  • Zoology

Status

Published

Research group

  • Pheromone Group
  • Biodiversity and Conservation Science

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0044-7447