Summer School "Ecology and Society: Frontiers and Boundaries" / 3 - 7 June 2019

Ecosystems societies Climate change Forests Hydrosystems Atmosphere Biodiversity Agrosystems Pressures Impacts Modelling Pollution Ecotoxicology Biogeochimical cycles Ecology Adaptability
Forest tripForest trip
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Visiting BordeauxVisiting Bordeaux
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Ecosystems servicesEcosystems services
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Boat tripBoat trip
Biogeochemical cycles of disrupted ecosystemsBiogeochemical cycles of disrupted ecosystems
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Dune du PylaDune du Pyla
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Facing up to a changing World: how to deal with it? - Eric GOBERVILLE

Last update Wednesday 23 April 2014

Warming of the climate system has now become unequivocal, being clearly detected in all functional units of the Earth system. Climate variability influences living systems ranging from marine to terrestrial and from the atmosphere to the deep ocean, impacting virtually all biological processes and systems from the cell to the biosphere level. In both the terrestrial and marine realms, studies have shown that current climate change strongly impacts the abundance, spatial distribution and phenology of species, both directly and indirectly. The erosion of biodiversity, estimated to be 100 to 10,000 greater than the natural rate of extinction, is currently faster than at any time in history. As warming is likely to range between ~1 to ~5°C by 2100, these changes may amplify towards the end of this century. Here, we introduce what global climate change is and provide clear evidence of the impacts of warming on ecological and biological systems. We review how ecosystems and species have already responded to environmental change at different spatial and temporal scales. Finally, using modelling approaches as tools for predicting the consequences of global warming on species, we explore the future of biodiversity in a changing World.

Wednesday 23 April 2014 by DUMERCP Julien.