Climate Research Topics: Impacts
Climate change is likely to have wide-ranging impacts on human and non-human life. Focusing attention on and quantifying these potential impacts is vital to advising public, private and voluntary organisations of the societal implications of a changing climate. Equally, any climatic changes are likely to have various effects on ecosystems and observing and predicting these changes are critical challenges. Building understandings between climate science and impacts communities provides the basis for constructing suitable adaptation strategies.
UKCIP coordinate and influence research into adapting to climate change, and encourage organisations to use our tools and information to help them consider their climate risks and how to adapt.
- Impacts of climate change on biodiversity
2001 - current
The ECI's Ecosystem research team includes projects which examine species response to changing climate. This includes the MONARCH and BRANCH projects.
- The Resilience of ECosystems to environmental ChangeE: RECCE
An assessment of the scientific, management and policy literature on the resilience of Ecosystems to changing environmental pressures, and the robustness of the current evidence base that could be used to frame policy and management responses.
- Impact of the 2005 drought in the Amazon
2005 - 2006
The severe drought which affected Amazonia in 2005 provides a unique opportunity to assess the impact and response of biodiversity to extreme conditions, which may become more widespread in a warmer global climate.