Robust prediction and decision strategies for managing extinction risks under climate change [ 2009 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Dr BA Wintle; Dr DA Keith; Dr MR Kearney; Dr MA McCarthy; Prof MA Burgman; Dr RJ Elith; Dr TD Auld; Prof MF Hutchinson; Prof LA Hughes

Brief description Climate change is a principal threat to biodiversity and ecosystem health. The loss of ecosystem services from loss of species and ecosystem change may have serious social and economic repercussions. Unreliable predictions of climate change impacts and inefficient adaptation decisions result in wasted public resources and unnecessary loss of natural assets. In addition to direct benefits of efficient adaptation strategies for case-study ecosystems, techniques arising from this research will improve the way we respond to uncertain, but potentially catastrophic consequences of climate change. Bringing state-of-the-art modelling and formal decision methods to climate change adaptation is a central aim of this research.

Funding Amount $621,000

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