A Climate Change Atlas for Africa to Guide Tree Planting in the Continent
Recently CIFOR-ICRAF produced a Climate Change Atlas for African trees. The atlas shows the contemporary and future habitat distribution for 127 tree species selected for tree-based forest landscape restoration in Ethiopia, where many of the selected species are important agroforestry species across the African continent.
Future distributions were predicted for the middle of the 21st century for two different scenarios, a low emissions scenario (Shared Socioeconomic Pathway SSP 1-2.6) and a high emissions scenario (SSP 3-7.0), and for nine Global Climate Models. The seminar will explain some of the methods and data preparation steps that were used to create the atlas.
Although focusing on the climate atlas, Roeland will also briefly discuss standardized precipitation and precipitation-evapotranspiration indices, used to investigate historical and future drought frequencies.