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Innovative approaches to identifying regional responses of biodiversity to climate change [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP100200080]

Researchers Ramp Dr Daniel; Dr David I Warton; Dr Kim M Jenkins; Dr Michael B Ashcroft; Dr John R Gollan; Dr Patrick Driver

Brief description Australia is facing a biodiversity extinction crisis that is likely to be exacerbated by climate change. Existing models of climate at regional scales require significant advancement, not only to better understand impacts on biodiversity, but also to assist with decision making and adaptation strategies. The project will produce innovative and robust climate maps that are at a scale that is relevant for regional management, enabling predictions of how management actions interact with climate change to affect climate and biodiversity. The project will innovatively identify climate refugia and quantify the effectiveness of existing processes of conservation decision making, whilst engaging the community in climate science and providing considerable scientific training.

Funding Amount $320,000

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