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COST Action FP1304. Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change (PROFOUND)

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TitleCOST Action FP1304. Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change (PROFOUND)
CreatorPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
DescriptionMechanistic forest models that can be extrapolated to new environmental conditions are still associated with considerable predictive uncertainty. The reasons are the lack of harmonized datasets at larger scales and the difficulty to obtain robust methods for parameterisation, evaluation and model comparison that make optimal use of the range of available data types and sources. PROFOUND will address these problems by: (1) suggesting ways to harmonize and integrate European forest data for model projections; (2) comparing forest modelling approaches in terms of scale, processes captured, data requirements and predictive uncertainty; (3) developing standards for (Bayesian) model parameterisation, calibration, evaluation and comparison; and (4) facilitating probabilistic multi-model projections under climatic change. The Action is organized into four working groups: Data integration and assimilation; Uncertainty of process and scaling issues; Model comparisons and multi-model assessments; Climate change impact modelling and implications for management.
URLhttp://cost-profound.eu/site/
LanguageEnglish
CountryEUROPE, EUROPEAN UNION
Keywordsclimate change; simulation; models; research; networks
TypeNetworks, EC-EU resources, Research institutions and departments
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: November 18 2015