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Predicting Regional Climate

Predicting the impact of climatic changes on biota and ecological processes hinges on accurate projections of regional climate change. Researchers have already shown that there exists enormous variation in the manifestation of global climate change from region to region, with different areas of the globe experiencing widely varying shifts in climate patterns.

Warren, Robert J. and Mark A. Bradford. 2010. Seasonal Climate Trends, the North Atlantic Oscillation, and Salamander Abundance in the Southern Appalachian Mountain Region. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49:1597-1603.
Luo, Yiqi, Jerry Melillo, Shuli Niu, Claus Beier, James S. Clark, Aimee T. Classen, Eric Davidson, Jeffrey S. Dukes, R. Dave Evans, Christopher B. Field, Claudia I. Czimczik, Michael Keller, Bruce A.Kimball, Lara M. Kueppers, Richard J. Norby, Shannon L. Pelini, Elise Pendall, Edward Rastetter, Johan Six, Melinda Smith, Mark G. Tjoelker, and Margaret S. Torn. 2010. Coordinated approaches to quantify long-term ecosystem dynamics in response to global change. Global Change Biology, In Press.
Ibanez, Ines, James S. Clark,, and Michael C. Dietz. 2009. Estimating colonization potential of migrant tree species. Global Change Biology 15:1173-1188.
Dr. Robert Warren
Trends in southern Appalachian region (top) temperature and (bottom) precipitation by cool (left) (November- April) and warm (right) (May-October) seasons as measured by data collected at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory since the 1930s.
Warren and Bradford 2010

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