iCCB, integrated Climate Change Biology
- Synthesis of data and research themes from the fields of ecology, paleontology, and climate science.
- Developing the field of Ecometrics, a functional trait-based methodology to investigate how organisms are functionally related to their environments and how this can be used to inform about environmental conditions in the past, present and future
- Modeling framework for understanding underlying mechanisms contributing to ecometric (functional trait based) patterns
- Workshop on “Managing a Changing Planet” that combines paleobiology, fossil data and modern conservation studies. The aim is to establish a new group that can fuse paleobiology to modern conservation efforts and involve the policy-makers
Leader: Jussi T. Eronen, Jason Head and Michelle Lawing
Steering Committee: Jussi T. Eronen, Mikael Fortelius,Jason Head, Michelle LawingP. David Polly,Christoph Scheidegger, Nils Chr. Stenseth,
Countries involved: Finland, Norway, Germany, UK, Switzerland, USA
Field of Research: Climate Change Biology, Conservation Paleobiology, Global Change Ecology
- Develop methods that can be used to measure past, present and future.
- Develop modeling for trait evolution and community dynamics through time.
- Investigate what are functional “tipping points” before ecological collapse
- Can we jointly estimate detectability and occurrence in the fossil record?
- How can we use fossil record to inform about future environmental changes?