Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean

Volume 2: Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services and People

  • Antonio Navarra
  • Laurence Tubiana

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Monia Santini, Riccardo Valentini
      Pages 3-7
    3. Dorothea Frank, Markus Reichstein, Franco Miglietta, Joao S. Pereira
      Pages 31-47
    4. Roberto Ferrise, Marco Moriondo, Giacomo Trombi, Franco Miglietta, Marco Bindi
      Pages 49-70
    5. Giorgio Matteucci, Mario Cammarano, Silvia Dezi, Marco Mancini, Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza, Federico Magnani
      Pages 71-100
    6. Beatriz Duguy, Susana Paula, Juli G. Pausas, Josè Antonio Alloza, Teresa Gimeno, Ramon V. Vallejo
      Pages 101-134
    7. Nicola Lacetera, Maria Segnalini, Umberto Bernabucci, Bruno Ronchi, Andrea Vitali, Annelise Tran et al.
      Pages 135-156
    8. Monia Santini, Riccardo Valentini
      Pages 157-160
  3. People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Ana Iglesias
      Pages 163-164
    3. Francesco Bosello, Mordechai Shechter
      Pages 165-200
    4. Ana Iglesias, Luis Garrote, Agustin Diz, Jeremy Schlickenrieder, Marta Moneo
      Pages 201-233
    5. Raphaël Billé, Tom Downing, Benjamin Garnaud, Alexandre Magnan, Ben Smith, Richard Taylor
      Pages 235-262
    6. Tanja Wolf, Klea Katsouyanni, Antonis Analitis, Afif Ben Salah, Elsa Casimiro, Sadok Chlif et al.
      Pages 263-298
    7. Leonidas Paroussos, Pantelis Capros, Panagiotis Karkatsoulis, Nikoalos Kouvaritakis, Zoi Vrontisi
      Pages 299-335
    8. Alexandre Magnan, Jacqueline Hamilton, Jaume Rosselló, Raphaël Billé, Angel Bujosa
      Pages 337-365
    9. Carlo Jaeger
      Pages 387-395

About this book


This is volume 2 of a three-volume final report which thoroughly describes, synthesizes and analyzes the results of the four-year Integrated Research Project CIRCE – Climate Change and Impact Research: Mediterranean Environment, funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme. Conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, CIRCE was designed to predict and to quantify the physical impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean, and to assess the most influential consequences for the region’s population. This volume incorporates Parts 3 and 4 of the report, reviewing current knowledge of observed climate variability and trends in the Mediterranean, and including descriptions of available temperature and precipitation station and gridded data sets.

Part 3 is devoted to ecosystem services, and discusses projected climate changes and impacts in the Mediterranean, including an analysis of land use changes and a vulnerability assessment of possible changes under greenhouse concentration scenarios, estimating uncertainties, detecting and attributing past and present changes, understanding mechanisms and evaluating their relevance in the problem of climate change. Part 4 offers an overview of water resources, and reviews the impacts of climate change on the hydrological cycle of the region, by means of analyses of socio-economic impacts of climate change in the region.

Volume 1, subtitled Air, Sea and Precipitation, comprises Parts 1 and 2 of the report, which reviews current knowledge of observed climate variability and trends in the Mediterranean, and includes descriptions of available temperature and precipitation station

Volume 3 presents case studies performed in CIRCE, representing urban, rural and coastal environments and drawn from the north and the south of the Mediterranean shore.

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean represents a research initiative of unprecedented size and scope. Each volume is carefully constructed to stand alone, offering a wealth of information and insight. Beyond its own significant value, the report is expected to contribute to a rapidly expanding body of research and analysis on the topic.


Adaptation policy Carbon fluxes Coastal zones Mediterranean basin Water policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Navarra
    • 1
  • Laurence Tubiana
    • 2
  1. 1.Climate Change (CMCC)Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)LecceItaly
  2. 2.IDDRI SciencesPoParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5771-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5772-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
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