Spatially explicit scenarios for conservation planning in the Great Barrier Reef coastal zone, Australia

Augé, Amélie A., Maughan, Mirjam, Pressey, Robert L., Brodie, Jon, Dale, Allan, and Yorkston, Hugh (2013) Spatially explicit scenarios for conservation planning in the Great Barrier Reef coastal zone, Australia. In: Proceedings of the CoastGIS Conference 2013: monitoring and adapting to change on the coast. pp. 179-182. From: CoastGIS 2013: 11th International Symposium for GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management, 18-21 June 2013, Victoria, BC, Canada.

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The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) borders the east coast of Northern Australia for almost 2000 km. Parts of this coast have been extensively developed with planned and potential further coastal developments, including for mining, ports, agriculture, urban, industrial and tourism. These developments may threaten the health of the GBRWHA through sediment, nutrient and pollutant run-off and habitat loss. In the context of conservation planning, the future must be taken into consideration to understand which ecosystems, species or ecological processes may be at risk and where. However, future coastal development is difficult to predict as it depends on volatile socio-economic factors. With this in mind, we develop a research project that uses spatially explicit scenario planning to identify plausible futures to 2035 for the GBRWHA coastal zone. Land use change modelling to produce eight scenarios is being done with GIS. The resulting maps of scenarios allow for comprehensive conservation planning.

Item ID: 32257
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Funders: NERP Tropical Hub
Projects and Grants: NERP TE 9.4
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 05:10
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
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