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Document title

Developing a predictive modelling capacity for a climate change vulnerable blanket bog habitat : assessing 1961–1990 baseline relationships

published at : Climate change : positioning Ireland, positioning geography

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

COLL J. (1) ; BOURKE D. (2) ; SHEEHY SKEFFINGTON M. (3) ; SWEENEY J. (1) ; GORMALLY M. (2) ;
(1) Department of Geography, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, IRLANDE
(2) Applied Ecology Unit, Centre for Environmental Science, NUI Galway, Galway, IRLANDE
(3) Department of Botany, NUI Galway, Galway, Galway, IRLANDE

Abstract

The aim of this study is to model and elucidate the contributions of climate and topography to the distribution of a priority blanket bog habitat in Ireland, and to examine howt his might inform the development of a climate change predictive capacity for peat-lands in Ireland. The results confirm that this habitat distribution in general can be modelled well using the non-collinear climatic and terrain variables tested at the grid resolution used. Mapping the GLM-predicted distribution to the observed distribution produced useful results in replicating the projected occurrence of the habitat distribution over an extensive area. The methods developed will usefully inform future climate change predictive modelling for Ireland.

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 1939-4055

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1944)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 44, no 1 [pp. 1-36]

Bibliographic references : 8 p.

Language

Anglais

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Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/00750778.2011.615165

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