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Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change


Series: Biometeorology Volume: 1

Edited By: Kristie L Ebi, Ian Burton and Glenn R McGregor

281 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Jan 2009 | #178931 | ISBN-13: 9781402089206
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Biometeorology has long been concerned with describing and understanding the impacts of weather and climate on humans and their activities and the natural (biosphere) system. Applied biometeorologists have focused on how best to prepare for and cope with weather and climate abnormalities. However they have tended to pursue their research in relative isolation from each other. There is now a need to better understand the commonalities as well as the differences within the broad field of applied biometeorology.The driving force is that biometeorologists are faced with a common problem - how best to provide advice on how to adapt to or cope with climate change. Adaptation is a cross cutting theme. It is an issue which biometeorologists are increasingly engaging with and learning about from each other.

Biometeorology, because of its focus on the sensitivity of human and biophysical systems to atmospheric variations and change clearly has something to contribute to the wider agenda of managing the impacts of climate change.The purpose of this collection of papers on biometeorology and adaptation is therefore to: communicate some of the basic ideas and concepts of the sub-fields of biometeorology as they relate to climate change; explore ideas, concepts, and practice within the field of biometeorology that may be developed in common; and, provide a basis for a new vision for biometeorology that will help to communicate its understanding and expertise, as well as enhance its utility.

From the reviews: "This edited 12-chapter volume ! focuses on adaptation to climate change. ! This reviewer found the book easily readable and very exciting, and particularly enjoyed the specific methods ! and recommendations for decision-makers. This well-organized work with the most up-to-date knowledge from biometeorology is a valuable reference for graduate students, scientists working on climate change/ecosystem responses/micrometeorology, and managers in natural resources. It is also an excellent resource for undergraduates interested in advancing their careers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (J. Chen, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), 2009)


1 Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change.
Section 1: Research Frontiers.
2 The thermal environment.
3 Heatwave and health warning systems.
4 Early warning systems for vectorborne diseases.
5 Pollen, allergies, and adaptation.
6 Plant biometeorology and adaptation.
7 Adaptive responses of domestic (farm animals) to climate challenges.
8 Tourism and recreation.
9 Adaptation and water resources.
10 Psychology of weather and climate.
Section 2: Perspectives.
11 Adaptation within the paradigm of climate determinism and change.
12 Adaptation and adaptive capacity: synthesis, research directions, and policy questions.

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