New publication: Environmental change and the carbon balance of Amazonian forests

Posted on 27th February 2014

Aragão, L. E. O. C., Poulter, B., Barlow, J. B., Anderson, L. O., Malhi, Y., Saatchi, S., Phillips, O. L. and Gloor, E. (2014), Environmental change and the carbon balance of Amazonian forests. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12088 Abstract Extreme climatic events and land-use change are known to influence strongly the current carbon cycle of Amazonia, and […]

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New publication: Desert boundaries: the once and future Gobi

Posted on 20th February 2014

Sternberg, T. (2014), Desert boundaries: the once and future Gobi. The Geographical Journal. doi: 10.1111/geoj.12071 Abstract When Marco Polo journeyed to the court of Kublai Khan in 1271 he traversed a great sandy desert filled with ‘extraordinary illusions’ that became known as the Gobi desert. The continued use of term Gobi, first appearing in 1706, is […]

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New publication: Guidance note 3: Theory of Change approach to climate change adaptation programming

Posted on 20th February 2014

Guidance for M&E of climate change interventions:  Dennis Bours, Colleen McGinn & Patrick Pringle Introduction ‘Theory of Change’ (ToC) is a critical thinking approach to program design, monitoring, and evaluation which has become increasingly influential in international development. Described as “a roadmap, a blueprint, an engine of change, a theory of action and more” (Stein and Valters […]

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New Publication: Reconstructing palaeoclimatic variables from fossil pollen using boosted regression trees: comparison and synthesis with other quantitative reconstruction methods

Posted on 18th February 2014

J. Sakari Salonen, Miska Luoto, Teija Alenius, Maija Heikkilä, Heikki Seppä, Richard J. Telford, H. John B. Birks, Reconstructing palaeoclimatic variables from fossil pollen using boosted regression trees: comparison and synthesis with other quantitative reconstruction methods, Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 88, 15 March 2014, Pages 69-81, ISSN 0277-3791, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.01.011. Abstract We test and analyse a […]

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New publication: Untapped Fossil Fuel and the Green Paradox

Posted on 18th February 2014

Frederick van der Ploeg, OxCarre Research Paper 119 Dept. of Economics, University of Oxford Oxcarre Abstract A classroom model of global warming, fossil fuel depletion and the optimal carbon tax is formulated and calibrated. It features iso-elastic fossil fuel demand, stock-dependent fossil fuel extraction costs, an exogenous interest rate and no decay of the atmospheric stock of […]

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