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Iglesias et al. 1996

Iglesias, A., L. Erda, and C. Rosenzweig, 1996: Climate change in Asia: A review of the vulnerability and adaptation of crop production. Water Air Soil Pollut., 92, 13-27, doi:10.1007/BF00175549.

A number of studies have provided quantitative assessments of the potential climate change impacts on crop production in Asia. Estimates take into account (a) uncertainty in the level of climate change expected, using a range of climate change scenarios; (b) physiological effects of carbon dioxide on the crops, and (c) different adaptive responses. In all cases, the efefcts of climate change induced by increased atmospheric carbon dioxide depended on the counteracting effects among higher daily evapotranspiration rates, shortening of crop growth duration, and changes in precipitation patterns, as well as the effects of carbon dioxide on crop growth and water-use efficiency. Although results varied depending on the geographical locations of the regions tested, the production of rice (the main food crop in the region) generally did not benefit from climate change. In South and Southeast Asia, there is concern about how climate change may affect El Niño/Souther Oscillation events, since these play a key role in determining agricultural production. Furthermore, problems arising from variability of water availability and soil degradation are currently major challenges to agriculture in the region. These problems may be exacerbated in the future if global climate change projections are realized. Many studies have considered strategies for improving agricultural management, based on the optimization of crop management decisions. Climate change analyses could be further strengthened by economic studies that integrate the potential use of natural resouces across sectors.

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  author={Iglesias, A. and Erda, L. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  title={Climate change in Asia: A review of the vulnerability and adaptation of crop production},
  journal={Water Air Soil Pollut.},

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ID  - ig02000x
AU  - Iglesias, A.
AU  - Erda, L.
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
PY  - 1996
TI  - Climate change in Asia: A review of the vulnerability and adaptation of crop production
JA  - Water Air Soil Pollut.
VL  - 92
SP  - 13
EP  - 27
DO  - 10.1007/BF00175549
ER  -

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