||Toward a Rule-Based Biome Model (Journal Article).
Neilson, R. P. ;
King, G. A. ;
Koerper, G. ;
||Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Climatic changes ;
Mathematical models ;
Greenhouse effect ;
Air pollution ;
Tropical regions ;
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The current projections of the response of the biosphere to global climatic change indicate as much as 50% to 90% spatial displacement of extratropical biomes. The mechanism of spatial shift could be dominated by either (1) competitive displacement of northern biomes by southern biomes, or (2) drought-induced dieback of areas susceptible to change. The current suite of global biosphere models cannot distinguish between these two processes, thus determining the need for a mechanistically based biome model.