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Historical climate-human-ecosystem interaction in East Africa: a review

Vanessa Gelorini UGent and Dirk Verschuren UGent (2013) AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 51(3). p.409-421
abstract
The palaeoecological visibility of historical human impact on natural ecosystems in tropical East Africa is strongly impeded by an overriding dominant signature of climate change at decadal-to-millennial time scales. Better knowledge of the relative magnitude and timing of present and past human impact and climate variability is, however, instrumental to properly assess the resilience, and recovery potential, of East Africa's natural ecosystems. Here, we briefly review comprehensive previous attempts to assess past ecosystem responses to climate change and human impact. We further discuss some key issues of climate-human-ecosystem relationships in a multidisciplinary framework and address some future challenges and outcomes, which may pave the way to a better understanding of past climate-human-ecosystem interaction-in tropical Africa.
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subject
keyword
East Africa, climate variability, ecosystem response, human impact, past and present, HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS, NINO-SOUTHERN-OSCILLATION, GLOBAL LAND-COVER, LATE-HOLOCENE, WESTERN UGANDA, HUMAN IMPACT, VEGETATION DYNAMICS, SOUTHWEST UGANDA, LAKE TANGANYIKA, ICE-AGE
journal title
AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY
Afr. J. Ecol.
volume
51
issue
3
pages
409 - 421
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000321759300004
JCR category
ECOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1 (2013)
JCR rank
112/141 (2013)
JCR quartile
4 (2013)
ISSN
0141-6707
DOI
10.1111/aje.12045
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3047220
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3047220
date created
2012-11-05 13:17:08
date last changed
2015-04-03 15:56:45
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  abstract     = {The palaeoecological visibility of historical human impact on natural ecosystems in tropical East Africa is strongly impeded by an overriding dominant signature of climate change at decadal-to-millennial time scales. Better knowledge of the relative magnitude and timing of present and past human impact and climate variability is, however, instrumental to properly assess the resilience, and recovery potential, of East Africa's natural ecosystems. Here, we briefly review comprehensive previous attempts to assess past ecosystem responses to climate change and human impact. We further discuss some key issues of climate-human-ecosystem relationships in a multidisciplinary framework and address some future challenges and outcomes, which may pave the way to a better understanding of past climate-human-ecosystem interaction-in tropical Africa.},
  author       = {Gelorini, Vanessa and Verschuren, Dirk},
  issn         = {0141-6707},
  journal      = {AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY},
  keyword      = {East Africa,climate variability,ecosystem response,human impact,past and present,HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS,NINO-SOUTHERN-OSCILLATION,GLOBAL LAND-COVER,LATE-HOLOCENE,WESTERN UGANDA,HUMAN IMPACT,VEGETATION DYNAMICS,SOUTHWEST UGANDA,LAKE TANGANYIKA,ICE-AGE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {409--421},
  title        = {Historical climate-human-ecosystem interaction in East Africa: a review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12045},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Gelorini, Vanessa, and Dirk Verschuren. 2013. “Historical Climate-human-ecosystem Interaction in East Africa: a Review.” African Journal of Ecology 51 (3): 409–421.
APA
Gelorini, V., & Verschuren, D. (2013). Historical climate-human-ecosystem interaction in East Africa: a review. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 51(3), 409–421.
Vancouver
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Gelorini V, Verschuren D. Historical climate-human-ecosystem interaction in East Africa: a review. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 2013;51(3):409–21.
MLA
Gelorini, Vanessa, and Dirk Verschuren. “Historical Climate-human-ecosystem Interaction in East Africa: a Review.” AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 51.3 (2013): 409–421. Print.