Date recorded 14 November 2012
The growing human population with increasing resource use per capita is causing an alarming loss and degradation of ecosystems. In order to balance the increasing human needs for food and resources with the healthy functioning of ecosystems, decision makers require robust and transparent global forecasts of the response of ecosystems to future changes in human activities.
The Madingley Model is a global biosphere model that captures the ecological processes shaping biological communities. The model is a collaboration between the Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge and the United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
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