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.
Unless we do something about our climate, the impact of climate change on food supply and natural resources may even get worse.
What can we expect from global temperature and climate shifts that are going on in the near future? Are we spelling out d-o-o-m? Is it really going to be apocalyptic in the following years?
Sustainable farming and the introduction of new crops relies on a relatively stable climate, not dramatic conditions attributable to climate change.
Biogeographers have long recognized that the spatial distribution of plant species, at a coarse resolution, mainly reflects each species’ climatic requirements.
Targeted investments in climate science could lead to major benefits in reducing the costs of adapting to a changing climate, according to new research published by scientists from the UK's National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS).
What's the point of setting up marine reserves to protect coral reefs from pollution, ship groundings and overfishing if climate change could cause far more damage?
Thirty-five percent of the world’s birds, 52 percent of amphibians and 71 percent of warm-water reef-building corals are likely to be particularly susceptible to climate change, the first results of an IUCN study have revealed.
Cyclamen, a common, pretty garden flower, is at risk of extinction because of climate change.
Climate change can have devastating effects on endangered species, but new mathematical models may be able to aid conservation of a population of bighorn sheep.
Climate change has already triggered species distribution shifts in many parts of the world.
Changes in climate and land use have a larger direct impact than rising CO2 on global river runoff trends
The authors emphasize the importance of land-cover change in forecasting future freshwater availability and climate.
This study shows temperature generally cooler than present one in southern China, but a significant warming was found over Mongolia, and a slightly higher in northeast China.
Populations of wild animals face the challenge of surviving in a changing climate.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that can help reduce the potential impact of climate change on estuaries, forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other sensitive ecosystems.
A mechanism of interaction across ecosystems showing how a climate-driven phenomenon originated in shelf environments controls the biological processes of a deep-sea living resource
Deep-sea ecosystems (at depths of >1000 m) comprise more than 60% of the Earth surface, and are the main reservoirs of global biodiversity.
Scientists tell us that the evidence the Earth is warming is "unequivocal."
Global warming could do more to hurt your health than simply threaten summertime heat stroke, says a public health physician.
A study reveals that while a majority of U.S. health department directors believe their city or county will have serious public health problems as a result of climate change within the next 20 years
When adapting forest management practices to a changing environment, it is very important to understand the response of an unmanaged natural forest to climate change.