Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

  • Kristie L. Ebi
  • Ian Burton
  • Glenn R. McGregor

Part of the Biometeorology book series (BIOMET, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Research Frontiers

    1. Ian Burton, Kristie L. Ebi, Glenn McGregor
      Pages 1-5
    2. Gerd Jendritzky, Richard de Dear
      Pages 9-32
    3. Laurence S. Kalkstein, Scott C. Sheridan, Adam J. Kalkstein
      Pages 33-48
    4. Kristie L. Ebi
      Pages 49-74
    5. Mikhail Sofiev, Jean Bousquet, Tapio Linkosalo, Hanna Ranta, Auli Rantio-Lehtimaki, Pilvi Siljamo et al.
      Pages 75-106
    6. Simone Orlandini, Marco Bindi, Mark Howden
      Pages 107-129
    7. John Gaughan, Nicola Lacetera, Silvia E. Valtorta, Hesham Hussein Khalifa, LeRoy Hahn, Terry Mader
      Pages 131-170
    8. Daniel Scott, Chris de Freitas, Andreas Matzarakis
      Pages 171-194
    9. Chris R. de Freitas
      Pages 195-210
  3. Perspectives

    1. Kristie L. Ebi, Glenn McGregor, Ian Burton
      Pages 269-278
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 279-281

About this book


Biometeorology has long been concerned with describing and understanding the impacts of weather and climate on humans and their activities and the natural (biosphere) system. Applied biometeorologists have focused on how best to prepare for and cope with weather and climate abnormalities. However they have tended to pursue their research in relative isolation from each other. There is now a need to better understand the commonalities as well as the differences within the broad field of applied biometeorology. The driving force is that biometeorologists are faced with a common problem – how best to provide advice on how to adapt to or cope with climate change. Adaptation is a cross cutting theme. It is an issue which biometeorologists are increasingly engaging with and learning about from each other. Biometeorology because of its focus on the sensitivity of human and biophysical systems to atmospheric variations and change clearly has something to contribute to the wider agenda of managing the impacts of climate change. The purpose of this collection of papers on biometeorology and adaptation is therefore to:

  • Communicate some of the basic ideas and concepts of the sub-fields of biometeorology as they relate to climate change.
  • Explore ideas, concepts, and practice within the field of biometeorology that may be developed in common.
  • Provide a basis for a new vision for biometeorology that will help to communicate its understanding and expertise, as well as enhance its utility.



Allergie biogeochemistry biometeorology climate change climatology ecology geography meteorology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristie L. Ebi
    • 1
  • Ian Burton
    • 2
  • Glenn R. McGregor
    • 3
  1. 1.ESS, LCC VirginiaUSA
  2. 2.Independent Scholar and ConsultantOntarioCanada
  3. 3.Department Geography, Geology and Environment ScienceUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand

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