Implications of future climate and atmospheric CO2 content for regional biogeochemistry, biogeography and ecosystem services across East Africa

Typ: Rapport
Serie: Global Change Biology 16, 617-640
Författare: Doherty, R.M., Sitch, S., Smith, B., Lewis, S.L. and Thornton, P.K.
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Future changes in land biogeochemistry and biogeography are modeled across East Africa. East Africa is one of few tropical regions where general circulation model (GCM) future climate projections exhibit a robust response of strong future warming and general annual-mean rainfall increases. Our results stand in partial contradiction to other studies that suggest possible negative consequences for agriculture, biodiversity and other ecosystem services caused by temperature increases.