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.


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.