Impacts of climate change on multiple ecosystem services: Processes and adaption options at landscape scales (CLIMES)

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Project description

"Ecosystems generate a range of goods and services important for human well-being, collectively called ecosystem services. It has proven difficult to move from general pronouncements about the tremendous benefits nature provides to people to credible, quantitative estimates of ecosystem service values. Spatially explicit values of services across landscapes - of central importance also to inform land-use and management decisions - are still lacking. Climate change also provides a major challenge for the sustainable management of the key ecosystem services and therefore sector-specific adaptation measures are needed. This joint project of Chinese and Finnish ecosystem researchers will produce new information on two key ecosystem services: carbon sequestration and water based services (nitrogen retention, water resources). The impact of both climate change and land-use change processes will be evaluated."

The integrative project consists of field studies (in LTER areas), statistical analyses of long-term and regional data, modelling, GIS and remote sensing, and ecosystem service accounting.

We expect to produce

  • New process understanding about the controls, interactions and trade-offs of ecosystem services of key national importance.
  • Development and application of advanced mathematical and extrapolation tools for simulating impacts of future climate and land-use scenarios, and assessment of adaptation options.
  • Enhanced cooperation and integration of knowledge between ecosystem researchers in China and Finland.
  • Training of students and opportunities for Post Doc researchers."

Publications

Bojie Fu, Martin Forsius, Jian Liu (eds.). 2013. Ecosystem services: climate change and policy impacts. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5:1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2013.02.003

Midway Seminar

Academy of Finland’s Research Programme on Climate Change FICCA will organise a midway seminar on Tuesday April 16, 2013 in Helsinki (Hilton Helsinki Strand, John Stenbergin ranta 4, meeting room Ballroom).

CLIMES-SYMPOSIUM – Remote sensing in the mapping of biodiversity, habitats and ecosystem services, Helsinki 6-7 September 2012

Programme

Presentations

WELCOME, OPENING AND INTRODUCTION

PART I: BIODIVERSITY AND HABITATS

PART II: USE OF REMOTE SENSING IN CASE STUDIES

PART III: MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

Posters

Poster presented by Maria Holmberg in Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation. Adaptation Research meets Adaptation Decision-making in Helsinki August 2012.

Poster presented by Petteri Vihervaara in EcoSummit Sept 2012, Ohio, US.

Poster presented by Martin Forsius in FICCA midway seminar April 16, 2013

More information

Professor Martin Forsius, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,
Phone: +358 40 740 2364, firstname.surname@ymparisto.fi

Published 2013-06-20 at 13:52, updated 2013-06-20 at 13:51