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Biodiversity - Global biodiversity scenarios for the year 2100

Författare:
  • O E Sala
  • F S Chapin
  • J J Armesto
  • E Berlow
  • J Bloomfield
  • R Dirzo
  • E Huber-Sanwald
  • L F Huenneke
  • R B Jackson
  • A Kinzig
  • R Leemans
  • D M Lodge
  • H A Mooney
  • M Oesterheld
  • N L Poff
  • Martin Sykes (Professor)
  • B H Walker
  • M Walker
  • D H Wall
Publiceringsår: 2000
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 1770-1774
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Science
Volym: 287
Nummer: 5459
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sammanfattning

Scenarios of changes in biodiversity for the year 2100 can now be developed based on scenarios of changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide, climate, vegetation, and Land use and the known sensitivity of biodiversity to these changes. This study identified a ranking of the importance of drivers of change, a ranking of the biomes with respect to expected changes, and the major sources of uncertainties. For terrestrial ecosystems, land-use change probably wilt have the largest effect, followed by climate change, nitrogen deposition, biotic exchange, and elevated carbon dioxide concentration. For freshwater ecosystems, biotic exchange is much more important. Mediterranean climate and grassland ecosystems likely will experience the greatest proportional change in biodiversity because of the substantial influence of all drivers of biodiversity change. Northern temperate ecosystems are estimated to experience the least biodiversity change because major land-use change has already occurred. Plausible changes in biodiversity in other biomes depend on interactions among the causes of biodiversity change. These interactions represent one of the largest uncertainties in projections of future biodiversity change.

Disputation

Nyckelord

  • Biology and Life Sciences

Övriga

Published
Yes
  • ISSN: 0036-8075

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