As an outcome of our virtual BLIZ Conference “How to predict future land use and biodiversity change under climatic change at the regional level” in October 2020, the network’s joint work got published now: The road to integrate climate change projections with regional land-use–biodiversity models

The perspective paper reviewes empirical studies and modeling studies of climate-induced land use change and land use-induced biodiversity change to determine whether land use and biodiversity models can be integrated. Integration occurs at a variety of levels, from overlapping predictions to bidirectional feedbacks, but integration occurs primarily in models focused on biodiversity and less so in models focused on land use. We argue for standardization of outputs/inputs across disciplines, experiments that separate direct and indirect climate change impacts, linking models for bidirectional feedbacks, and finally coupling socio-ecological systems with climate models