Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society

Impacts of Climate Change on Biological Dynamics


Publishing date
13 May 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Dec 2015

Lead Editor

1Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China

2Anyang Institute of Technology, Anyang, China

3University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

4University of California, Riverside, USA

5Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Zaragoza, Spain


Impacts of Climate Change on Biological Dynamics

Description

Climate change is one of the most important global issues, which is threatening the security and stability of ecosystems. It may induce collapse of ecosystems, biological invasion, and loss of biodiversity. Therefore, systematic research on the characteristic of climate change and its impacts on biological dynamics is of great practical significance, which will provide new insights on protection, control, and development of the populations of ecosystems.

This special issue is focused on not only the theoretical findings in the influences of climate change on biological dynamics but also the analysis of real data of climate change or other related issues. Our interest extends beyond diagnosis, evaluation, and challenges to existing areas of effects of climate change on ecosystem dynamics. Such papers not only will reflect the current state of the field but will also have the potential to stimulate and guide future research efforts.

We encourage submissions that offer lighting and insight into fundamental concepts (such as weather patterns, climate change, climate zones, climate factors, global behaviors and bifurcation analysis of biological systems, bifurcation analysis of ecosystems, response of ecosystems to climate change and adaptation strategy, etc.), significant destruction phenomena of ecosystems (such as coastal, maritime, desserts, forests, etc.) caused by global change, or theoretical framework and modelling (such as impact mechanism, adaptation strategies, and dynamical modeling).

We also expect papers that go beyond unifying previous theoretical and empirical work and explore emerging phenomena and novel research areas that merit development. Such papers would not only explain clearly the importance of the phenomena or research area for the ecosystem dynamics field but also describe critical prospect. Such papers may also support some ways to extend researches on adaptation strategy of ecosystem to climate change. All in all, we envisage a special issue that can not only review the prior studies but also redirect research within impacts of climate change on biological dynamics.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Global behaviors of biological systems under climate change
  • Bifurcation analysis of biological systems with climate change
  • Data analysis of real biological systems with climate changing
  • Statistical methods or models in biological systems with climate changing
  • Response of ecosystems to climate change and adaptation strategy

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9046107
  • - Editorial

Impacts of Climate Change on Biological Dynamics

Gui-Quan Sun | Xue-Zhi Li | ... | Yong-Ping Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7871251
  • - Research Article

Stability and Persistence of an Avian Influenza Epidemic Model with Impacts of Climate Change

Xiao-Yan Zhao | Shu-Min Guo | ... | Xue-Zhi Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2689429
  • - Research Article

The Application of Recurrence Quantification Analysis in Detection of Abrupt Climate Change

Wen Zhang | Guoling Feng | Qunqun Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5898697
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Performance of Different Methods in Detecting Abrupt Climate Changes

Chunyu Zhao | Yan Cui | ... | Ying Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4893451
  • - Research Article

Nonlinear Dynamics of a Toxin-Phytoplankton-Zooplankton System with Self- and Cross-Diffusion

Pengfei Wang | Min Zhao | ... | Beibei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2890852
  • - Research Article

Cumulative Effect of Precipitation Deficit Preceding Severe Droughts in Southwestern and Southern China

Su-ping Wang | Jin-song Wang | ... | Jing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7929647
  • - Research Article

The Variation Characteristics of Asian Surface Temperature and Precipitation in the Early 21st Century

Kuo Wang | Guolin Feng | ... | Peipei Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4269431
  • - Research Article

Nonlinearity and Fractal Properties of Climate Change during the Past 500 Years in Northwestern China

Shiquan Wan | Qunqun Liu | ... | Wenping He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7879517
  • - Research Article

Rogue Waves of Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation with Time-Dependent Linear Potential Function

Ni Song | Yakui Xue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3536183
  • - Review Article

A Review of the Detection Methods for Climate Regime Shifts

Qunqun Liu | Shiquan Wan | Bin Gu
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
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