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date: 25 May 2020

Ecological Forecasting  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Lauren B. BUCKLEYLauren B. BUCKLEY

Ecological forecasting is the integration of physical, biological, and sometimes social models to predict how organisms and ecosystems will respond to environmental change. Forecasts vary spatially from a local area to the entire globe and temporally from a single event to centuries. Applications include predicting distribution shifts of species and ecosystems in response to climate change and predicting the spread of diseases and introduced species. ...

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