Potential implications of future climate and land-cover changes for the fate and distribution of persistent organic pollutants in Europe

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Aim Climate change is having far-reaching effects on the global environment. Here, the ALARM (Assessing Large-scale Risks for Biodiversity with Tested Methods, European Union 6th Framework Programme) climate change scenarios were used to assess changes to the fate of selected persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Scenarios detailing climate and land-cover changes, such as precipitation, temperature and vegetation cover, were used as input in a European multi-media chemical fate model to help understand their impact on the environmental fate and behaviour of POPs over the period 19902100 in Europe.


  • Alexander G. Paul
  • Volker C. Hammen
  • Thomas Hickler
  • Ulrich G. Karlson
  • Kevin C. Jones
  • Andrew J. Sweetman
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Physical Geography


  • ALARM project, climate change, environmental fate, Europe, European, distribution model, fugacity, POPs
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-74
JournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch