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Main Title Sensitivity of Ecological Landscapes and Regions to Global Climatic Change.
Author Neilson, R. P. ; King, G. A. ; DeVelice, R. L. ; Lenihan, J. ; Marks, D. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Sep 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0006; EPA/600/3-89/073;
Stock Number PB90-120072
Additional Subjects Climatic changes ; Environmental surveys ; Research projects ; Hydrology ; Forecasting ; Weather ; Biological surveys ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Runoff ; Natural resources ; Seasonal variations ; Biomass ; Vegetation ; Forestry ; Regional analysis ; Ecosystems ; Global aspects ; Federal agencies ; Comprehensive planning
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-120072 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 193p
Increasing awareness of the potential impacts from global climatic change has elicited a storm of research planning among all the major federal agencies. One of the primary difficulties confronted in the planning effort is the need to objectively define clear priorities for research dollars. The report is an attempt to contribute to the process of defining those priorities by scientifically defining specific regions, ecological systems and attributes of those systems that might be particularly sensitive to climatic change. Two approaches to addressing sensitivity have been defined, intrinsic sensitivity and sensitivity relative to a particular stressor. Intrinsic sensitivity is gauged by past variations in different ecosystems. Extrinsic or stressor relative sensitivity addressed the same question, but from the perspective of a particular stress.