Special Issue "Climate and Climate Niche Models"

A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assist. Prof. Tongli Wang

Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, Department of Forest Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada
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Phone: 604–822–1845
Interests: climate change, climate models, conservation, ecosystems, forest biology, genetics, genomics, modelling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate niche models, alternatively known as bioclimate envelope models or species distribution models, have been widely used to assess the impact of climate change and to develop adaptive strategies. However, the credibility of a climate niche model depends on the accuracy of climate data, the quality of species occurrence data, modeling methodology and the interpretation of the model predictions. For climate data in particular, using different sources of climate data to build climate niche models may considerably affect model accuracy. Manuscripts that address these issues in the application of niche models and the improvement of climate data/models are welcome. Studies that compare climate niche models with process-based models will also be considered.

Dr. Tongli Wang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • climate change
  • climate data
  • climate niche
  • bioclimate envelope
  • adaptation
  • species distribution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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