Ecosystem science for a changing world - Grantham Discussion Paper 4

Topics: Impacts and adaptation
Type: Discussion papers
Publication date: 2013



Authors: Professor Colin Prentice
Published: June 2013

In this paper Professor Colin Prentice, AXA Chair in Biosphere and climate impacts, discusses some of the potential impacts of climate change on the ecosystem that are still poorly understood, suggesting new ways forward to help improve our understanding.


  1. Executive summary
  2. The global carbon cycle
  3. Biodiversity and climate change
  4. The role of models
  5. A way forward for ecosystemscience?
  6. The tyranny of disciplines
  7. The communication of impacts
  8. Concluding remarks
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. References