Catching up with the climatologists: developing ensembles of ecological impacts models to look at climate change opportunities and challenges.

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An overview of 23 climate model and their results. The use of multiple model approaches provides a range of outcomes for mangers to work from.

Dominique Bachelet
Conservation Biology Institute,
Oregon State University

Videography - Ben Nieves
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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Dominique Bachelet of the Conservation Biology Institute and Oregon State University looks at 23 climate models and their results. She describes several types of models, including ecological forecast models for species distributions and carbon models.

You should gain an understanding of:: 

Approaches to simulate climate change impacts.

How the use of multiple approaches provides a range of outcomes for managers.

How uncertainty can be quantified for different approaches.

Why hydrologists and ecologists need to work together.

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