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Publications by author Mauri:A.

Mediterranean habitat loss under RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 climate change projections - Assessing impacts on the Natura 2000 protected area network

Vol. 28547 EN (2017),


[Executive summary] This report describes the main findings of Task 10, Mediterranean habitat loss, of the Peseta III project (Climate Impacts and Adaptation in Europe, focusing on Extremes, Adaptation and the 2030s). Using an approach that integrates results from 11 sectors, the main objective of the Peseta III project is to make a consistent multi-sectorial assessment of the projected impacts of climate change in Europe. [\n] The Mediterranean region is one of the 36 global hotspots of biological diversity [1] and the most ...


EU-Forest, a high-resolution tree occurrence dataset for Europe

Scientific Data, Vol. 4 (05 January 2017), 160123,


We present EU-Forest, a dataset that integrates and extends by almost one order of magnitude the publicly available information on European tree species distribution. The core of our dataset (~96% of the occurrence records) came from an unpublished, large database harmonising forest plot surveys from National Forest Inventories on an INSPIRE-compliant 1 km×1 km grid. These new data can potentially benefit several disciplines, including forestry, biodiversity conservation, palaeoecology, plant ecology, the bioeconomy, and pest management. ...


  1. Ozanne, C. M. P., et al., 2003. Biodiversity meets the atmosphere: a global view of forest canopies. Science 301, 183-186.
  2. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2008. The Convention on Biological Diversity
  3. Bengtsson, J., Nilsson, S. G., Franc, A., Menozzi, P., 2000. Biodiversity, disturbances, ecosystem function and management of European forests. Forest Ecology and Management 132 (1), 39-50. , INRMM-MiD:12124487 .
  4. Kerley, G. I. H., Kowalczyk,

European atlas of forest tree species

Keywords: bioeconomy   chorology   classification   climate   constrained-spatial-multi-frequency-analysis   data-heterogeneity   data-integration   data-uncertainty   disasters   disturbances   ecological-zones   ecology   ecosystem-services   europe   floods   forest-fires   forest-pests   forest-resources   free-software   geospatial   geospatial-semantic-array-programming   gis   gnu-bash   gnu-linux   gnu-octave   habitat-suitability   integrated-modelling   integrated-natural-resources-modelling-and-management   integration-techniques   knowledge-integration   landslides   mastrave-modelling-library   modelling-uncertainty   open-data   paleoecology   relative-distance-similarity   reproducible-research   review   science-policy-interface   science-society-interface   semantic-array-programming   semantic-constraints   semantics   semap   software-uncertainty   soil-erosion   soil-resources   species-distribution   tree-species   uncertainty   water-resources   windstorm  


[Excerpt] The European Atlas of Forest Tree Species is the first comprehensive publication of such a unique and essential environmental resource, that is, our trees. Leading scientists and forestry professionals have contributed in the many stages of the production of this atlas, through the collection of ground data on the location of tree species, elaboration of the distribution and suitability maps, production of the photographic material and compilation of the different chapters. The European Atlas of Forest Tree Species is both ...


Reconstructing Holocene European land cover using data-model integration

Quaternary International, Vol. 279-280 (November 2012), 314,


The transition from hunter-gathers to agro-pastoralists led to profound changes in terrestrial ecosystem through deforestation, cultivation, grazing, irrigation and fire, which in turn may have affected regional and global climate over the Holocene. To address these issues, quantitative land cover reconstructions are needed. Previous attempts have been limited by: availability of primary data, availability of methods for interpolating palaeoecological records in space and time, and lack of coordinated efforts between paleoecologists and modelers. Within the ARVE group we have developed a ...


The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Vol. 22, No. 6. (2013), pp. 521-530,
Keywords: data   europe   paleo-climate   paleoecology   pollen   vegetation  


Modern pollen samples provide an invaluable research tool for helping to interpret the quaternary fossil pollen record, allowing investigation of the relationship between pollen as the proxy and the environmental parameters such as vegetation, land-use, and climate that the pollen proxy represents. The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) is a new initiative within the European Pollen Database (EPD) to establish a publicly accessible repository of modern (surface sample) pollen data. This new database will complement the EPD, which at present holds ...


The climate of Europe during the Holocene: a gridded pollen-based reconstruction and its multi-proxy evaluation

Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 112 (March 2015), pp. 109-127,


[Highlights] [::] We reconstruct the climate of Europe during the Holocene from pollen data. [::] The data is presented as gridded maps at 1000 year time intervals. [::] The reconstruction is evaluated against those from other proxies/studies. [::] Generally good agreement is shown apart from with Chironomids. [::] Results indicate greater warming in winter than in summer over Northern Europe. [Abstract] We present a new gridded climate reconstruction for Europe for the last 12,000 years based on pollen data. The reconstruction is an update of Davis et ...


The influence of atmospheric circulation on the mid-Holocene climate of Europe: a data–model comparison

Climate of the Past, Vol. 10, No. 5. (29 October 2014), pp. 1925-1938,


The atmospheric circulation is a key area of uncertainty in climate model simulations of future climate change, especially in mid-latitude regions such as Europe where atmospheric dynamics have a significant role in climate variability. It has been proposed that the mid-Holocene was characterized in Europe by a stronger westerly circulation in winter comparable with a more positive AO/NAO, and a weaker westerly circulation in summer caused by anti-cyclonic blocking near Scandinavia. Model simulations indicate at best only a weakly positive AO/NAO, ...

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