Ecosystem services: adaptation pathways and opportunities

Alamgir, Mohammed, Salas, Edison M., Turton, Stephen M., and Pert, Petina L. (2014) Ecosystem services: adaptation pathways and opportunities. In: Moran, Catherine, Turton, Stephen M., and Hill, Rosemary, (eds.) Adaptation Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster Region: volume 1: introduction, biodiversity and ecosystem services. James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia, pp. 75-101.

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[Extract] In this chapter, we compile climate change adaptation options for ecosystem services for the Wet Tropics Cluster (WTC) region, derived from the Australian literature and elsewhere. We focus particularly on water regulation, climate regulation, carbon sequestration, agricultural production, timber production, habitat provision, erosion control, and traditional values. We also discuss emerging opportunities that may become available in WTC region in the future, bring together the limitations and constraints of current payments for carbon abatement and discuss possible ways to establish payments for ecosystem services through examination of examples from across the world that may be applied to the WTC region. Finally, we discuss the barriers to climate adaptation in regard to ecosystem services.

Item ID: 38715
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9941500-2-8
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© Copyright in this report is owned by James Cook University. This report has been generated jointly by James Cook University and the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation for the purposes of reporting to the Commonwealth of Australia as part of the NRM Fund program.

Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 06:50
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) @ 25%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 25%
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