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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Continental Scale Biome Responses to Climatic Change.
Author Neilson, R. P. ; King., G. A. ;
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Apr 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0006; EPA/600/D-91/177;
Stock Number PB91-226456
Additional Subjects Biomes ; Air-biosphere interactions ; Climatic changes ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Atmospheric temperature ; Spatial distribution ; Rainfall ; Global warming ; Mathematical models ; Study estimates ; Biogeography ; Air pollution ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-226456 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 43p
Current projections of climatic change call for a global average temperature increase of 2.8 to 5.2 C and a 7% to 16% increase in rainfall by about 2030. The potential ecological responses to these changes have been estimated using a variety of techniques, but have generally been restricted to relatively small scales. More recently, the global response of terrestrial ecosystems has been estimated using the steady-state correlation approaches of Holdridge and Box. Double-CO2 climatic scenarios applied to these approaches suggest that the temperature and boreal ecosystems could be displaced toward the poles by hundreds of kilometers. The spatial displacement of extratropical biomes could range from about 50% to near 90% of their current latitudinal extents.