Ecological change in Arctic regions - a GLOBIO3 pilot study of impacts on biodiversity

date: 2017-01-21


Chapter in a report of Statistics Norway, with inputs based on GLOBIO3 and PBL reports


Biodiversity is a precondition for human life, and in the Arctic biodiversity is generous but vulnerable. The aim of the pilot study described in this chapter is to relate ecological change more directly to human impacts, in order to enhance the knowledge basis for policies. One way to link ecological change and human activities is to use models of individual and integrated effects on biodiversity. This chapter presents results from a pilot study on assessment of anthropogenic influence on Arctic biodiversity with the GLOBIO3 model.