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These are articles on Bioclimatology, a science concerned with the influence of climates on organisms, for instance the effects of climate on the development and distribution of plants, animals, and humans. Also included here are articles on Biometeorology, a closely related discipline in ecology which studies the effects of atmospheric or weather conditions on organisms.

Bioclimatology Articles

Persistence and photochemical decay of springtime total ozone anomalies in the Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model
The persistence and decay of springtime total ozone anomalies over the entire extratropics (midlatitudes plus polar regions) is analysed using results from the Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model

Date: 20 Nov 2007, Rating: 4.00, 8 pages

On the variability of return periods of European winter precipitation extremes over the last three centuries
The authors investigated the changes of extreme European winter (December-February) precipitation back to 1700 and show for various European regions

Date: 20 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Linking glacial and future climates through an ensemble of GCM simulations
In this paper the authors explored the relationships between the modelled climate of the Last Glacial Maximum

Date: 20 Nov 2007, Rating: 4.00, 10 pages

High temperature stress and spikelet fertility in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
In future climates, greater heat tolerance at anthesis will be required in rice.

Date: 20 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.67, 8 pages

A Comparative Study of Germination Ecology of Four Papaver Taxa
The germination ecology of four Papaver taxa was studied with the aim of describing and comparing their responses to different seasonal temperature regimes.

Date: 20 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Intra-annual radial growth and water relations of trees: implications towards a growth mechanism
A concept is discussed which links radial growth over a feedback loop to actual tree water-relations and long-term affected C-storage to microclimate.

Date: 20 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Association between climate variability and hospital visits for non-cholera diarrhoea in Bangladesh: effects and vulnerable groups
The effects of rainfall and temperature on the number of non-cholera diarrhoea cases and identified population factors potentially affecting vulnerability to the effect of the climate factors in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date: 20 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.00, 7 pages

Changing Heat-Related Mortality in the United States
Increasing heat and humidity, at least partially related to anthropogenic climate change, suggest that a long-term increase in heat-related mortality could occur.

Date: 19 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Coral reef reveals history of fickle weather in the central Pacific
Close examination of coral reef reveals that when the rest of the world was experiencing warm weather, the Pacific was cold.

Date: 19 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.00

Health toll of climate change seen as ethical crisis
The public health costs of global climate change are likely to be the greatest in those parts of the world that have contributed least to the problem

Date: 19 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Carbon turns over much faster through basal food-chain levels in aquatic than in terrestrial ecosystems
Global temperatures have increased dramatically over the past century, which is causing major impacts on climate patterns, ocean circulation and wildlife preservation.

Date: 19 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Climate shifts — probability of randomness
Severe climate changes during the last ice-age could have been caused by random chaotic variations on Earth

Date: 19 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Limited climate tracking in European trees despite 10,000 years of postglacial warmth
The relative roles of environment and history as controls of large-scale species distributions is a crucial issue in biogeography and macroecology.

Date: 19 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Climate Change: The Rice Genome to the Rescue
New evidence is emerging that climate change could reduce not only the world’s ability to produce food but also international efforts to cut poverty.

Date: 23 Jan 2007, Rating: 4.75

A Climate Change Scenario for Carbon Dioxide and Dissolved Organic Carbon Fluxes from a Temperate Forest Soil
The authors assessed the effect of changes in rainfall amount and distribution on CO2 emissions and dissolved organic C (DOC) leaching.

Date: 20 May 2007, Rating: 4.00, 8 pages

Effects of Seasonal Climatic Conditions on the Diagnosis of Mycobacterium avium Subspecies paratuberculosis in Dairy Cattle
A study found no evidence linking temperature-related seasonality to a reciprocal increase in the risk of fecal culture positivity for MAP.

Date: 20 May 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Markers of Oxidative Status in Plasma and Erythrocytes of Transition Dairy Cows During Hot Season
The study was carried out to assess whether hot seasons affect the oxidative status of transition dairy cows.

Date: 19 May 2007, Rating: 2.00, 9 pages

Problems in bioclimatology
The author was led to more general questions regarding the effects that environmental forces exert on living things and particularly on man.

Date: 19 May 2007, Rating: 2.22, 5 pages

Fresh air for air passengers
Air travellers rarely think about the indoor climate in airport terminals, or about the kitchens where their in-flight meals are prepared.

Date: 19 May 2007, Rating: not rated

New markers of climate change
A new way to monitor the effects of climate change on rainforests is being investigated at Cambridge University.

Date: 19 May 2007, Rating: not rated