New publication: The relative importance of biotic and abiotic processes for structuring plant communities through time

Posted on 29th December 2014

Elizabeth S. Jeffers, Michael B. Bonsall, Cynthia A. Froyd, Stephen J. Brooks and Katherine J. Willis (2014) The relative importance of biotic and abiotic processes for structuring plant communities through time Journal of Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12365 Abstract The question of the relative importance of biotic interactions versus abiotic drivers for structuring plant communities is highly […]

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New publication: Responding to adaptation emergencies

Posted on 29th December 2014

Jim W. Hall, Frans Berkhout & Rowan Douglas (2014) Responding to adaptation emergencies Nature Climate Change 5, 6–7 doi:10.1038/nclimate2467 Intro. The impacts of extreme events are triggering action and reaction — sometimes in unexpected ways. Confronted by ‘adaptation emergencies’, the private sector is rapidly innovating climate risk management, but governments must also fulfil their responsibilities.

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New publication: Economic Growth and Choice of Energy: A Simplistic Strategic Approach

Posted on 15th December 2014

Jacob Engwerda, Tomasz Michalak (2014) Economic Growth and Choice of Energy: A Simplistic Strategic Approach Environmental Modeling & Assessment DOI 10.1007/s10666-014-9431-5 Abstract In this paper, we present a simplistic dynamic model to analyze the tradeoff between the use of environment-friendly energy and the use of environment-polluting energy in a dynamic world characterized by players that […]

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New publication: Climate change, urbanization and disease: summer in the city…

Posted on 15th December 2014

Robert C. Reiner Jr., David L. Smith and Peter W. Gethingc (2014) Climate change, urbanization and disease: summer in the city… Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru194 Abstract Climate change and urbanization can alter the burden of human diseases. The tropics, a region that includes the poorest populations and highest disease burdens, are […]

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New publication: Trends in the potential spread of seasonal climate simulations over South Africa

Posted on 10th December 2014

Kamoru A. Lawal, Dáithí A. Stone, Tolu Aina, Cameron Rye and Babatunde J. Abiodun (2014) Trends in the potential spread of seasonal climate simulations over South Africa International Journal of Climatology DOI: 10.1002/joc.4234 Abstract This study assesses the existence and importance of trends in the spread of South African climate simulations covering 50 years of […]

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