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Activities

iCCB 2010 Achievements


We intend our effort to be integrative to provide hierarchical explorations of processes at the individual, population and community levels. We will need to understand the past if we are to forecast the future. Climate change biology is a complex societal and scientific issue that requires joint efforts in scientific research, outreach and education. Only when researchers of diverse expertise join forces to (i) identify, articulate and structure the problem, (ii) provide hierarchical explorations of the issue, and (iii) develop research, outreach and educational frameworks, can we address climate change biology in a proper way. Overcoming challenges of inter-disciplinary research requires a common framework and language that is able to link biological and physical processes that occur, and are investigated, across a huge variety of spatial and temporal scales.

Activities 2010:

- Workshops organised: 1

- Publications: 2

- Impacts on education: So far only discussed

- Relevance for the scientific community: Evidently considered to be high, as convergent intiatives have been recently launched

- Development of partnership: We work with two programmes of similar aims: "Biological Theory to Inform Global Change Strategies" (Coordinator A. J. Barnosky) and "Conservation Paleobiology (Coordinator G. Dietl). Both coordinators are also iCCB participants.

- Innovation: Using trait-based ecometrics as common currency across all scales

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