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The Arctic-Alpine terrestrial ecosystems research initiative (ARTERI), a European Commission concerted action linked to the terrestrial ecosystems research initiative (TERI), as part of the European Commission environment and climate programme, is developing scenarios of climate change impacts. These are designed to be explicit summary statements based on combined results from research experiments, observations, past experience and theory. They draw together existing knowledge and represent working hypotheses. They take as their starting point the Intergovernmental Panel on Clamatic Change (IPCC) scenarios of climate change which indicate the expected range of change in major regions of the globe. The impact scenarios build on a wide range of current knowledge reviewed and summarized in a number of international ARTERI workshops. The present publication summarizes the product from two of these workshops concerned with whole-ecosystem and soil responses, with additional scientific input from earlier conferences and the initial phase of the new Barents Sea impact study (BASIS). The aim of this report is to detail particular responses of organisms and processes to individual climatic and anthropogenic variables.

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Authors: HEAL O W, University of Edinburgh, Institute of Ecology and Resource Management, School of Agriculture (GB);CALLAGHAN T V, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' Abisko Scientific Research Station, The Climate Impacts Research Centre (SE);CORNELISSEN J H C, Sheffield University, Sheffield Centre for Arctic Ecology, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (GB);LEE S E, Sheffield University, Sheffield Centre for Arctic Ecology, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (GB);KÖRNER C (EDITORS), University of Basel, Institute of Botany (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18178 EN (1998) 137pp., ECU 11.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3346-1
Record Number: 199811028 / Last updated on: 1998-09-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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