A range of advanced modelling approaches has been used so far to assess the impact of global change on biodiversity and ecosystems.
The project follows four main limitations remain associated with these approaches :
- knowledge and data of past species distribution is still limited,
yet necessary for testing them in the past before projecting them to
- we miss sound estimates of species? long distance migration rates
in order to assess whether species will be able to keep pace with rapid
- some key assumptions of models, such as niche stability over time and/or space, are not well tested.
- we need more reliable estimate of uncertainties in model predictions.
Find detailed information about the main results of EcoChange in the informative project brochure!