Advances In Global Change Research



Martin Beniston, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Editorial Advisory Board

B. Allen-Diaz, Department ESPM-Ecosystem Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

R.S. Bradley, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.

W. Cramer, Earth System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany.

H.F. Diaz, Climate Diagnostics Center, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, Boulder, CO, USA.

S. Erkman, Institute for communication and Analysis of Science and Technology-ICAST, Geneva, Switzerland.

R. Garcia Herrera, Faculated de Fisicas, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

M. Lal, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.

U. Luterbacher, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

I. Noble, CRC for Greenhouse Accounting and Research School of Biological Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

L. Tessier, Institut Mediterranéen d'Ecologie et Paléoécologie, Marseille, France.

F. Toth, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.

M.M. Verstraete, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ec Joint Research Centre, Ispra (VA), Italy.

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DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-3153-2

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