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Reassessing global change research priorities in mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems : how far have we come and where do we go from here?
Doblas Miranda, Enrique (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Retana Alumbreros, Javier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia)
Martínez Vilalta, Jordi, 1975- (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Lloret Maya, Francisco (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Álvarez Nebot, Albert (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Àvila i Castells, Anna (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Bonet García, Francisco Javier (Universidad de Granada. Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación del Sistema Tierra de Andalucía)
Brotons Alabau, Lluís (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Castro, J. (Universidad de Granada. Departament d'Ecologia)
Curiel Yuste, Jorge (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Espanya). Departamento de Biogeografía y Cambio Global)
Díaz, M. (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Espanya). Departamento de Biogeografía y Cambio Global)
Ferrandiz, P. (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos y de Montes)
García-Hurtado, E. (Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (Valencia))
Iriondo, J. M. (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Departamento de Biología y Geología)
KeenanT. F. (Macquarie University. Department of Biological Sciences)
Latron, J. (Institut de Diagnosi Ambiental i Estudis de l'Aigua)
Llusià Benet, Joan (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Loepfe, L. (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Matemáticas)
Mayol, Maria (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Moré, Gerard (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Moya, D. (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos y de Montes)
Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Pons, X. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Poyatos López, Rafael (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Sus, Oliver (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Vallejo Calzada, Victoriano Ramón (Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (Valencia))
Vayreda Duran, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)

Date: 2015
Abstract: Aim: Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems serve as reference laboratories for the investigation of global change because of their transitional climate, the high spatiotemporal variability of their environmental conditions, a rich and unique biodiversity and a wide range of socio-economic conditions. As scientific development and environmental pressures increase, it is increasingly necessary to evaluate recent progress and to challenge research priorities in the face of global change. - Location: Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems. - Methods: This article revisits the research priorities proposed in a 1998 assessment. - Results: A new set of research priorities is proposed: (1) to establish the role of the landscape mosaic on fire-spread; (2) to further research the combined effect of different drivers on pest expansion; (3) to address the interaction between drivers of global change and recent forest management practices; (4) to obtain more realistic information on the impacts of global change and ecosystem services; (5) to assess forest mortality events associated with climatic extremes; (6) to focus global change research on identifying and managing vulnerable areas; (7) to use the functional traits concept to study resilience after disturbance; (8) to study the relationship between genotypic and phenotypic diversity as a source of forest resilience; (9) to understand the balance between C storage and water resources; (10) to analyse the interplay between landscape-scale processes and biodiversity conservation; (11) to refine models by including interactions between drivers and socio-economic contexts; (12) to understand forest–atmosphere feedbacks; (13) to represent key mechanisms linking plant hydraulics with landscape hydrology. - Main conclusions:(1) The interactive nature of different global change drivers remains poorly understood. (2) There is a critical need for the rapid development of regional- and global-scale models that are more tightly connected with large-scale experiments, data networks and management practice. (3) More attention should be directed to drought-related forest decline and the current relevance of historical land use.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CSD2008-00040
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Assessment ; Atmosphere–biosphere interaction ; Biodiversity ; Climate change ; Fire regime ; Forest management ; Factors interaction ; Land-use change ; Research gaps ; Water reserves
Published in: Global ecology and biogeography, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (Jan. 2015) , p. 25-43, ISSN 1466-822X

DOI: 10.1111/geb.12224


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