Climate change adaptation strategies to support Australia's estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems

Sheaves, Marcus, Dichmont, Cathy, Bustamante, Rodrigo, Dale, Patricia, Sporne, Ilva, Deng, Roy, Dutra, Leo, Van Putten, Ingrid, Savina-Rolland, Marie, Brians, Martha, and McLean, Nina (2014) Climate change adaptation strategies to support Australia's estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems. Report. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Deakin, Canberra, ACT.

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Abstract

Scientists from James Cook University, CSIRO and Griffith University collaborated to develop a process for planning Climate Change Adaptation actions to support the resilience and productivity of Australia's estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems into the future. This 3 year project involved extensive review of Climate Change Adaptation strategies from across the world and evaluated their usefulness under Australian conditions through reviewing case studies, through interviews with workers from all levels of science and management from across Australia, and by reviewing modelling tools and using advanced qualitative modelling. The project was developed in response to the threats to the fisheries values, biodiversity and ecosystem functions posed by Climate Change on Australia’s estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems that are already heavily impacted by changes in land and water use. This was undertaken in the recognition that large-scale strategy thinking was necessary for a country with a great diversity of estuary and coastal marine ecosystems, plant and animal assemblages, climates, and region-specific threats and matters of contention. The project developed a set of general principles to help direct estuarine and coastal adaptation strategies whatever the particular situation – to help guide, but not constrain, the development of informed adaptation policies, plans and actions.

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ISBN: 978-0-9925222-0-9
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 22:06
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 100%
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