Programme

Activities 2010

We intend our effort to be integrative to provide hierarchical explorations of processes at the individual, population and community levels. We will need to understand the past if we are to forecast the future. Climate change biology is a complex societal and scienti?c issue that requires joint efforts in scienti?c research, outreach and education. Only when researchers of diverse expertise join forces to (i) identify, articulate and structure the problem, (ii) provide hierarchical explorations of the issue, and (iii) develop research, outreach and educational frameworks, can we address climate change biology in a proper way. Overcoming challenges of inter-disciplinary research requires a common framework and language that is able to link biological and physical processes that occur, and are investigated, across a huge variety of spatial and temporal scales.

Development of partnership

We work with two programmes of similar aims: "Biological Theory to Inform Global Change Strategies" and "Conservation Paleobiology. Both coordinators are also iCCB participants.

Publications

Eronen, JT, PD Polly, M Fred, J Damuth, DC Frank, V Mosbrugger, C Scheidegger, NC Stenseth, M Fortelius (2010): Ecometrics: the traits that bind the past and present together. Integrative Zoology, 5: 88-101. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-4877.2010.00192.x

Conferences and Workshops

Event

iCCB Workshop 2010

We organized one workshops for the working group.