Major study shows climate change can cause abrupt impacts on dryland ecosystems: Increases in aridity can damage ecosystems in areas where 2 billion people live

ScienceDaily | Feb 15, 2020 at 6:36 AM
  • Dr Rocio Hernandez-Clemente, a senior lecturer from the University’s Department of Geography, joined an international team of researchers from the Dryland Ecology and Global Change Lab at the University of Alicante to examine the Earth’s dryland ecosystem.
  • Understanding how changes in climatic conditions affect organisms and the ecosystem processes and services that depend on them, such as food and biomass production, is key to understanding, forecasting and mitigating climate change impacts on both ecosystems and societies.