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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Chen, Abraham A.; Taylor, Michael A.; Farrell, David; Centella, Abel; Walling, Leslie
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Title, Analytic
Caribbean climate scenarios for the Caribbean: Limitations and needs for biodiversity studies.
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Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Americas.
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Ontario, Canada.
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Environment Canada.
Date of Publication
2008
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209-230
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http:; projects.upei.ca/climate/files/2012/10/Book-7_Paper-12.pdf
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Abstract
The extent of climate baseline data, climate information and climate scenarios which arereadily available for related biodiversity studies and the capacity for undertaking these studies in theCaribbean was investigated. A list of the databases available is given. Although adequate capacity and some information exist, there are gaps to be filled. Information is inadequate because of the limited baseline data, the course resolution of the global and even the regional models. Steps to fill the gaps are discussed. Information for biodiversity studies includes knowledge of climate threshold values, geographical distribution. Some of this information can be provided by statistical downscaling but the process requires daily data of good quality and long duration. These however infrequently exist. The material for this paper comes from the Implementation of the Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Insular Caribbean (CCBIC) Project which is being conducted by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).....
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