Australia"s biodiversity and climate change

by W. L. Steffen

Publisher: CSIRO Pub., Publisher: Australian Government in Collingwood, Vic

Written in English
Cover of: Australia
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-224) and index.

StatementWill Steffen ... [et al.].
ContributionsCSIRO (Australia)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC992.A1 A93 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 236 p. :
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24426698M
ISBN 100643096051
ISBN 109780643096059
LC Control Number2010362642

Climate change in Australia is a highly contentious political issue. Temperatures in the country rose by approximately °C between and , following an increasing trend of global warming. Overnight minimum temperatures have warmed more rapidly than daytime maximum temperatures in recent years.   Australia is pleased to support this Initiative which will bring together key partners to help countries respond to biodiversity and climate change challenges. It will add to Australia’s diverse portfolio of climate change and resilience support to the Pacific, which was worth around $ million over the last two years.   3 Dirzo, R. et al., ‘ Defaunation in the Anthropocene ’ () () Science, pp. – , at –5; Ceballos et al., n. 2 above, pp. 3–4; Steffen, W. et al., Australia’s Biodiversity and Climate Change: A Strategic Assessment of the Vulnerability of Australia’s Biodiversity to Climate Change (Australian Government,   “It’s an unusual book in that it manages to pack in a large amount of our scientific knowledge on past and future Australian climate change, but at the same time it’s written in such a way as to be understandable to all audiences with an interest in the subject but without a scientific background,” says Andrew.

The environment is important globally, in our everyday lives and also to the economic system. With society constantly using the environments resources, as a supplier of natural resources, a stock of raw materials and a supplier of environmental or amenity goods, a main concern for policy makers is how to make sure we maintain sustainable development in pursuit of economic growth (Collier, ). In this all‑new sequel to the volume Climate Change and Biodiversity, leading experts in the field summarize observed changes, assess what the future holds, and offer suggested responses. From extinction risk to ocean acidification, from the future of the Amazon to changes in ecosystem services, and from geoengineering to the power of. A new handbook titled Engagement on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation was launched recently in Madang Province. November 2, According to the New Guinea Binatang Research Centre deputy director Francesca Dem, the handbook is a major output of the project. Climate change as a whole and global warming in particular are known to have a negative impact on biodiversity in three main ways. Firstly, increase This book comprehensively describes essential research and projects on climate change and biodiversity.

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Australia's biodiversity and climate change - A strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia's biodiversity to climate change (PDF - MB) Summary for policy makers (PDF - MB) Technical synthesis (PDF - MB) Fact sheet: The vulnerability of Australia's biodiversity to climate change - Overview (PDF - KB).

The book then focuses strongly on how to reduce the vulnerability of Australia’s biodiversity to climate change, beginning with a description of current management principles, and an analysis of the current set of conservation strategies and tools and the current policy and institutional landscape for biodiversity conservation.

Building on a Cited by:   This book explores these challenges, building on a detailed analysis of the interactions between a changing climate and Australia's rich but threatened biodiversity. Australia's Biodiversity and Climate Change is an important reference for policy makers, researchers, educators, students, journalists, environmental and conservation NGOs, NRM.

Australia's unique biodiversity is under threat from a rapidly changing climate. The effects of climate change are already discernible at all levels of biodiversity – genes, species, communities and ecosystems. Many of Australia's most valued and iconic natural areas – the Great Barrier Reef, south-western Australia, the Kakadu wetlands and the Australias biodiversity and climate change book Alps – are among the most Cited by: About this book.

The Strategic Assessment of the vulnerability of Australia's Biodiversity to Climate Change aims to profile the vulnerability of Australia's biodiversity to climate change and to identify national research and management priorities to mitigate the impacts of climate change on terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Australia's unique biodiversity is under threat from a rapidly changing climate. The effects of climate change are already discernible at all levels of biodiversity – genes, species, communities and ecosystems.

Many of Australia's most valued and iconic natural areas – the Great Barrier Reef, south-western Australia, the Kakadu wetlands and the Australian Alps – are among the.

This is the first such national assessment of the vulnerability of Australia’s biodiversity to climate assessment’s main focus is on terrestrial biodiversity. This is partly because there has been a recentanalysis of the impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity generally1 (and the Great Barrier Reefin particular2); and.

Megadiversity describes countries with very high levels of biodiversity. Twelve of the megadiverse countries, including Australia, contain about 75% of Earth's total biodiversity. As a 'developed' nation, Australia has a special responsibility for biodiversity conservation and management.

The implications of climate change for Australia’s biodiversity conservation and protected areas CSIRO research has found climate change is likely to lead to significant impacts on biodiversity byand widespread and in many cases extreme impacts by   Australia’s biodiversity is in trouble.

The UN global assessment report painted a stark picture: the decline of our natural support systems means that human society is in. Get this from a library. Australia's biodiversity and climate change. [W L Steffen; CSIRO (Australia);] -- Provides a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia's biodiversity to climate chage, and suggestions on the ways that policy and management can deal with these.

Steffen, Australian. Werner P () Australia’s biodiversity and climate change: a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia’s biodiversity to climate change. A report to the natural resource management ministerial council commissioned by the Australian government.

csiro Publishing. Threats to biodiversity. There are numerous threats to Australia's biodiversity including invasive species, poor fire management, habitat destruction and degradation, and climate change.

Our research is helping to understand the impact of these threats so they can be better managed. Just as Al Gore’s climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth made its mark, Assoc. Prof. Ritchie believes that science communication could rally the troops and help make a difference to Australia’s biodiversity issues.

Young people especially have heard the call to make a change, and are committed to learning from society’s previous. The Australian Museum (AM) has been involved in raising awareness and researching impacts of climate change for over a decade.

In its climate change statement, the Australian Museum stated that it ‘recognises that climate change poses a serious environmental, economic and social threat to our current way of life and to the security of future generations across the globe.’.

The value of Australia’s biodiversity is difficult to measure, but biodiversity is a key part of Australia’s national identity, and is integral to subsistence and cultural activity for Indigenous Australians.

It is also fundamentally important to environmental services that support human health and wellbeing, and economically important to a wide range of industries (e.g.

tourism. A search of the literature using the terms “Australia”, “biodiversity”, and “climate change” shows that only about five papers a year were published in this area in the five years before the preparation of the National Biodiversity and Climate Change Action Plan – [NRMMC, ].

This is in comparison to more than 65 papers. Climate Change Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Lisa V. Alexander, Markus G. Donat, Sarah E. Perkins-Kirkpatrick & Alex Sen Gupta. In Flammable Australia: Fire Regimes, Biodiversity and Ecosystems in a Changing World, leading researchers in fire ecology and management discuss how fire regimes have shaped and will continue to shape the distribution and abundance of Australia’s highly diverse plants and animals.

Central to this is the exploration of the concept of the fire regime – the cumulative pattern of fires and. On 5 JuneCommonwealth academies of science released the following consensus statement on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy: Commonwealth academies statement on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy (PDF 40kb).

Biodiversity. CSIRO's Biodiversity Book; Threats to biodiversity; There are numerous threats to Australia's biodiversity including invasive species, poor fire management, habitat destruction and degradation, and climate change.

Our research is helping to understand the impact of these threats so they can be better managed. Despite threats to human existence from climate change, biodiversity loss and a pandemic that’s devastating economies and paralysing societies, countries still.

The book also presents a variety of case studies such as the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, the effects of climate change on the biodiversity of Aleppo pine forest in Senalba (Algeria), climate change and biodiversity response in the Niger Delta region, and the effects of forest fires on the biodiversity and the soil.

The bushfire season isn’t over in Australia, but as heavy rain has finally dampened many of the blazes, we’ve entered a time for both sombre reflection and calls for action.

Amidst increased. Cover; Preface; 1 The climate change challenge; 2 The nature of Australia's biodiversity; 3 Australia's biodiversity today; 4 The rate and magnitude of climate change; 5 Responses of Australia's biodiversity to climate change; 6 Current biodiversity management under a changing climate; 7 Securing Australia's biotic heritage; 8 Responding to the.

By identifying the roots of global ills such as climate change and biodiversity, there's an opportunity for coordinated action as countries lay new pathways for a post-COVID world.

All animals plays a role in nature, and in times of biodiversity loss and climate change, hunting "common" species such as foxes and badgers is irresponsible. Australia experienced a horrific start to its fire season, which scientists say began earlier and is more extreme due to a prolonged drought and the effects of climate change.

In this all-new sequel to the volume Climate Change and Biodiversity, leading experts in the field summarize observed changes, assess what the future holds, and offer suggested responses. From extinction risk to ocean acidification, from the future of the Amazon to changes in ecosystem services, and from geoengineering to the power of.

DAVID FREUDENBERGER'S PRESENTATION AND A SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION AT THIS EVENT ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD BELOW: Freudenberger Climate Café Presentation (PDF, MB) Clime Café Report (PDF, MB) Over the last ten years, there have been various Australian Government programs to support "carbon farming" of trees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change is a driving force of changes to biodiversity worldwide and presents considerable management challenges for the resource-constrained environmental management sector. Effective management of biodiversity requires information about what species are present, how species respond to environmental conditions and which species are.

When Jennifer Mills began writing her Miles Franklin longlisted book Dyschronia inthere weren't a great deal of Australian novels grappling with a post climate change world.The world's tropical regions are home to the widest range of plants and animals, but research from The University of Queensland reveals that climate change is pushing species away, and fast.

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