Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlv
  2. Markus Quante, Franciscus Colijn, Jan P. Bakker, Werner Härdtle, Hartmut Heinrich, Christiana Lefebvre et al.
    Pages 1-52 Open Access
  3. Recent Climate Change (Past 200 Years)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Martin Stendel, Else van den Besselaar, Abdel Hannachi, Elizabeth C. Kent, Christiana Lefebvre, Frederik Schenk et al.
      Pages 55-84 Open Access
    3. John Huthnance, Ralf Weisse, Thomas Wahl, Helmuth Thomas, Julie Pietrzak, Alejandro Jose Souza et al.
      Pages 85-136 Open Access
    4. Jaap Kwadijk, Nigel W. Arnell, Christoph Mudersbach, Mark de Weerd, Aart Kroon, Markus Quante
      Pages 137-146 Open Access
  4. Future Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Wilhelm May, Anette Ganske, Gregor C. Leckebusch, Burkhardt Rockel, Birger Tinz, Uwe Ulbrich
      Pages 149-173 Open Access
    3. Corinna Schrum, Jason Lowe, H. E. Markus Meier, Iris Grabemann, Jason Holt, Moritz Mathis et al.
      Pages 175-217 Open Access
    4. Patrick Willems, Benjamin Lloyd-Hughes
      Pages 219-237 Open Access
  5. Impacts of Recent and Future Climate Change on Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Keith M. Brander, Geir Ottersen, Jan P. Bakker, Gregory Beaugrand, Helena Herr, Stefan Garthe et al.
      Pages 241-274 Open Access
    3. Jan P. Bakker, Andreas C.W. Baas, Jesper Bartholdy, Laurence Jones, Gerben Ruessink, Stijn Temmerman et al.
      Pages 275-314 Open Access
    4. Rita Adrian, Dag Olav Hessen, Thorsten Blenckner, Helmut Hillebrand, Sabine Hilt, Erik Jeppesen et al.
      Pages 315-340 Open Access
    5. Norbert Hölzel, Thomas Hickler, Lars Kutzbach, Hans Joosten, Jakobus van Huissteden, Roland Hiederer
      Pages 341-372 Open Access
  6. Climate Change Impacts on Socio-economic Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. John K. Pinnegar, Georg H. Engelhard, Miranda C. Jones, William W.L. Cheung, Myron A. Peck, Adriaan D. Rijnsdorp et al.
      Pages 375-395 Open Access
    3. Jørgen Eivind Olesen
      Pages 397-407 Open Access
    4. Kirsten Halsnæs, Martin Drews, Niels-Erik Clausen
      Pages 409-415 Open Access
    5. K. Heinke Schlünzen, Sylvia I. Bohnenstengel
      Pages 417-429 Open Access

About this book


This book offers an up-to-date review of our current understanding of climate change in the North Sea and adjacent areas, as well as its impact on ecosystems and socio-economic sectors. It provides a detailed assessment of climate change based on published scientific work compiled by independent international experts from climate-related disciplines such as oceanography, atmospheric sciences, marine and terrestrial ecology, using a regional evaluation and review process similar to that of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of our changing climate, discussing a wide range of topics including past, current and future climate change, and climate-related changes in marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. It also explores the impact of climate change on socio-economic sectors such as fisheries, agriculture, coastal zone management, coastal protection, urban climate, recreation/tourism, offshore activities/energy, and air pollution.


Climate Change Impact Ecosystems Regional Climate Change Socio-economic Sectors The North Sea Region Marine Ecosystems Coastal Ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Quante
    • 1
  • Franciscus Colijn
    • 2
  1. 1.Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtInstitute of Coastal ResearchGeesthachtGermany
  2. 2.Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtInstitute of Coastal ResearchGeesthachtGermany

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