ITS1.6/BG1.18 | The intertwined climate and biodiversity crises: cross-scale observational and modelling approaches
EDI
The intertwined climate and biodiversity crises: cross-scale observational and modelling approaches
eLTER
Convener: Miguel Mahecha | Co-conveners: Syed Ashraful Alam, Katri Rankinen, Beatriz Sánchez-ParraECSECS, Harry Vereecken, Teja KattenbornECSECS, Ana Bastos

Climate change and widespread biodiversity loss are urgent challenges facing humanity, whose effects threaten human wellbeing, economies and planetary stability. There is increasing evidence that these two crises are strongly interconnected and might even be mutually reinforcing. However, climate- and biodiversity change are typically investigated through siloed approaches. This limits our ability to assess the feedbacks between these two major trends and to ultimately/eventually design policy solutions that fully take into account the trade-offs and synergies between climate change mitigation, adaptation, and biodiversity conservation.

In this session, we invite scientists from all disciplines working at the interface of these fields, and in particular on the linked relationships and processes between climate (change, variability, extremes) and biodiversity (taxonomic, functional, structural). We are especially interested in studies that investigate feedbacks mechanisms between biodiversity and the climate system at different spatial and temporal scales, from experimental, observational, data-science, and/or modelling perspectives, as well as on how human activities, such as land cover conversion or nature conservation, might influence these interactions.