[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100232]
Researchers A/Prof Belinda Medlyn; Dr Linda Beaumont; Prof David Tissue; Dr Tony Auld; Dr Bradley Evans; Dr Remko Duursma; Dr Paul Rymer; Prof Mark Tjoelker
Brief description Trees define our landscapes and are crucial for ecosystem services including biodiversity, carbon sequestration and prevention of soil erosion. Drought is a major threat to tree survival across Australia and is being exacerbated by rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns due to climate change. This project will calculate the risk of drought mortality for key tree species across NSW in current and future climates. It will integrate four independent, complementary research streams to develop robust probabilistic risk profiles that account for variation in drought intensity and species resilience over landscapes. These risk profiles will be fundamental to conservation planning and land management across NSW.
Funding Amount 331000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects