Summary: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity and Resouces - First edition
This is a summary of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Marine Biodiversity and Resources developed 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 - Summary, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 4pp.
View the full suite of Marine Biodiversity & Resources NARP projects here.
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