Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases do not only lead to gradual „global warming” but also to changed precipitation patterns, increased variability and weather extremes such as heat waves, longer dry spells, variability of growing season length and heavy rainfall.
Ecosystems — like humans — are not bound by a „mean climate” but only the actual temperature, moisture, wind etc. Climate variability does not only affect human health — e.g. with over 70.000 casualties during the 2003 heat wave — but also forest, crop and grassland productivity, which has severely suffered regionally from the recent 2006, 2005 and most prominently 2003 climate anomalies.
CARBO-Extreme therefore aims to:
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Project finished in September 2013 [more]
Imer D, Merbold L, Eugster W, Buchmann N (2013) [more]
Luyssaert, S., G. Abril, et al. (2012) [more]
Merbold L, Steinlin C, Hagedorn F (2013) [more]
Mohn J, Steinlin C, Merbold L, Emmenegger L, Hagedorn F (2013) [more]
Nabuurs G-J, Lindner M, Verkerk PJ, Gunia K, Deda P, Michalak R, Grassi G (2013) [more]
Scott RL, Serrano-Ortiz P, Domingo F, Hamerlynck EP, Kowalski AS (2012) [more]
Wolf S, Eugster W, Ammann C, Haeni M, Zielis S, Hiller R, Stieger J, Imer D, Merbold L, Buchmann N (2013) [more]
Fundingsource: EU (FP7)
EC-contribution: 6.6 Mio.€
Consortium: 41 partners, 15 countries
Coordinator: A. Freibauer (TI)