Activities 2011

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.


Polly PC, JT Eronen, M Fred, GP Dietl, V Mosbrugger, C Scheidegger, DC Frank, J Damuth, NC Stenseth, M Fortelius (2011): History matters: Ecometrics and Integrative Climate Change Biology. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 278: 1121-1130. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2233

Conferences and Workshops


Modelling Species, Traits and Climate

The two-day workshop on "Modelling Species, Traits and Climate",  was held in Frankfurt, Germany, in September 2011.