An Assessment of the vulnerability of Australian forests to the impacts of climate change - two-page Summary of Key Findings

Media type: 
Case Studies
Reports
Institution/s: 
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Year: 
2011

Australia’s forests cover a large area of the nation (approximately 20%, depending on definitions), support a high and unique biodiversity and form the basis for several important industries. Climate change has the potential to impact upon forests by causing:

  • Changes in species distributions;
  • Changes in community composition;
  • Changes in forest structure;
  • Disruption of biotic processes that provide ecosystem services.

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