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Tao S.,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences | Tao S.,Key Open Laboratory of Agro Environment and Climate Change | Xu Y.,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences | Xu Y.,Key Open Laboratory of Agro Environment and Climate Change | And 6 more authors.
Advances in Climate Change Research | Year: 2011

With the deepening of climate change research, more attention has been paid to vulnerability to climate change. Compared with water resources, forests and other natural ecosystems, agriculture is more vulnerable to climate change, thereby scientifically assessing agricultural vulnerability to climate change is of great significance to the formulation of rational and effective adaptation strategies. In this paper, the authors give a comprehensive review of the research from the perspective of the definition of climate change vulnerability and agricultural vulnerability to climate change, research topics, and evaluation methodologies. Existing problems in current research, including scenario application, methods, and uncertainties, are analyzed, and meanwhile, a vision of the direction for future research in assessment of agricultural vulnerability is also presented.

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