Summary: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Terrestrial Biodiversity - First edition

Media type: 
National Adaptation Research Plans (NARP)
Author/s: 
Lesley Hughes
Richard Hobbs
Angas Hopkins
Jan McDonald
Mark Stafford Smith
Will Steffen
Stephen Williams
Frank Stadler (Secretariat)
Institution/s: 
Macquarie University
University of Western Australia
DCCEE
Griffith University
CSIRO
Australian National University
James Cook University
State: 
Queensland
Year: 
2011

A National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan has been developed to identify the information that decision makers within government, industry and communities may need in order to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on Australia’s terrestrial biodiversity. This NARP was updated in 2013 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has highlighted the fact that in general around the world, biodiversity is likely to be the sector most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This vulnerability is a consequence of the rate of change being too rapid for most species to adapt to by genetic change, and the interaction of climate change with many other existing pressures on natural systems.

While there has been some research aimed at understanding the broad impacts of climate change on the terrestrial environment, research into adaptation strategies and options is less well developed.

Please cite this publication as:
Hughes, L, Hobbs, R, Hopkins, A, McDonald, J, Stafford, SM, Steffen, W & Williams, S 2010, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Terrestrial Biodiversity - Summary, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 4pp.

Related publications

Update Report 2013: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Terrestrial Biodiversity

Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Terrestrial Biodiversity 2012 

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Terrestrial Biodiversity - First edition

View the full suite of Terrestrial NARP publications here.

 

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