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2012-02-21 11:32:21

To better predict the future, Jack Williams is looking to the past. "Environmental change is altering the composition and function of ecological communities," says the Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and the Environment in the University of Wisconsin—Madison geography department. Williams also directs the Center for Climatic Research in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. On Monday, Feb. 20, Williams is speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association of...

2011-08-08 09:10:50

"Macrosystems biology" funding supports predictive understanding of large-scale biological responses to climate, land-use change Biological sciences writ large, it might be called. To better detect, understand and predict the effects of climate and land-use change on organisms and ecosystems at regional to continental scales, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 14 grants in "macrosystems biology." How will the biosphere respond to natural and human-induced changes...

2011-04-22 09:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is partnering with other federal agencies to fund new research and applications efforts that will bring the global view of climate from space down to Earth to benefit wildlife and key ecosystems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Smithsonian Institution will provide $18 million for 15 new research projects during...

2010-02-27 08:00:12

With the failure of the Copenhagen summit to draft a legally binding agreement on the reduction of global CO2 emission rates, it seems almost certain that we will see further rapid changes in the global climate. So how are we going to identify and protect the planet's most vulnerable species at this time of unprecedented change? In a specially commissioned series of review articles published on 26 February 2010 in the Journal of Experimental Biology (http://jeb.biologists.org), leading...

2005-06-13 15:43:08

A new study published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography represents the first real test of the performance of models used to forecast how species will change their geographic ranges in response to the Earth's changing climate Despite the weight of scientific evidence that the Earth is warming and that this is already affecting wildlife, many people - and a few scientists - still refuse to believe it is actually happening. These climate change skeptics usually justify their...