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1

What is the grain in a scale?

The size of individual units of observation

We can not detect patterns below the grain

2

What is the issue with scale in conservation?

Research gained at small spatial scales are often not representative of larger areas and vice versa

3

What is used to simulate the response of global climate system to rising greenhouse gas concentrations?

General circulation models

4

What effect might climate change have on protected areas?

It might mean they are in the wrong place because of a shift in vegetation

5

What percentage of terrestrial carbon do forests store?

45%

6

What is expected to happen to crops in the future due to climate change?

Yields will increase in Northern Europe, but decrease across Africa and South America

7

What did Tillman 2001 forecast the human population to be in 2020 and 2050?

2020: increase to 7.5 billion

2050: 9 billion

8

What is the trend in forest change for rich and poor countries?

Wealthy nations with little forest grew more forest

Low income nations with little forest cut it down faster