National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity & Resources - First edition

Media type: 
National Adaptation Research Plans (NARP)
Author/s: 
Bruce Mapstone (Chair)
Peter Appleford
Kathleen Broderick
Rod Connolly
John Higgins
Alistair Hobday
Terry Hughes
Paul Marshall
Jan McDonald
Marie Waschka
Frank Stadler (NCCARF Secretariat)
Institution/s: 
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Department of Sustainability and Environment
NRM South
Australian Rivers Institute
DCCEE
CSIRO
James Cook University
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Griffith University
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
State: 
Queensland
Year: 
2010

NCCARF developed a National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Marine Biodiversity and Resources in 2010 to identify research required to provide decision makers within government, industry and communities with the information they need to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on marine biodiveristy and resources.

This NARP was updated in 2012 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.

Climate change affects marine systems physically, chemically, and biologically. Climate and atmospheric change can affect marine biodiversity and resources directly, as through changes to water temperatures or altered pH. Indirect impacts also occur, such changed water flows from land to estuaries or inshore marine waters caused by changed rainfall pattern over land. These changed biophysical conditions can result in changes to the composition of marine ecosystems, the incursion of weed or invasive species, or the regional loss or reduction of ecologically or economically important species, with far reaching consequences for marine biodiversity, resource management, and the users of the resource.

Please cite this publication as:
Mapstone, B, Appleford, P, Broderick, K, Connolly, R, Higgins, J, Hobday, A, Hughes, T, Marshall, P, McDonald, J & Waschka, M 2010, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity and Resources, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 68pp. 

Related publications

Update Report 2012: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity and Resources

Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Marine Biodiversity and Resources 2012

Australia’s Marine Biodiversity and Resources in a Changing Climate: A Review of Impacts and Adaptation 2009-2012

Summary: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity and Resouces - First edition

View the full suite of Marine Biodiversity & Resources NARP projects here.

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