Development and implementation of a vulnerability assessment tool to inform decision-making in socio-ecological systems

Johnson, Johanna (2018) Development and implementation of a vulnerability assessment tool to inform decision-making in socio-ecological systems. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Johanna Johnson developed a semi-quantitative vulnerability assessment tool that can be used to inform adaptation to climate change. She used an IPCC conceptual framework and developed a novel 10-step method with indicators and criteria to assess vulnerability. The method was applied to different contexts and results used to target adaptation actions.

Item ID: 65153
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: vulnerability, adaptation, climate change, marine ecosystems, marine fisheries, assessment framework, climate adaptation, socio-ecological systems, decision support, Great Barrier Reef
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 Johanna Johnson.
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This is a thesis by publication. Published versions of articles included as chapters 2, 4 and 5 have been redacted from the thesis due to copyright restrictions.

Six publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Johnson, Johanna, Maynard, Jeffrey, Devlin, Michelle, Wilkinson, Scott, Anthony, Ken, Yorkston, Hugh, Heron, Scott, Puotinen, Marji, and Van Hooidonk, Ruben (2013) 2013 scientific consensus statement: resilience of Great Barrier Reef marine ecosystems and drivers of change. Report. CSIRO Publishing, Queensland, Australia.

Chapter 2: Johnson, Johanna E., Bell, Johann D., Allain, Valerie, Hanich, Quentin, Lehodey, Patrick, Moore, Brad R., Nicol, Simon, Pickering, Tim, and Senina, Inna (2018) The Pacific Island region: fisheries, aquaculture and climate change. In: Phillips, Bruce F., and Pérez-Ramírez, Mónica, (eds.) Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture: a global analysis. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 333-379.

Chapter 3: Johnson, Johanna, and Holbrook, Neil (2014) Adaptation of Australia's marine ecosystems to climate change: using science to inform conservation management. International Journal of Ecology, 2014. 140354.

Chapter 4: Johnson, Johanna E., and Welch, David J. (2010) Marine fisheries management in a changing climate: a review of vulnerability and future options. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 18 (1). pp. 106-124.

Chapter 5: Johnson, Johanna E., and Welch, David J. (2016) Climate change implications for Torres Strait fisheries: assessing vulnerability to inform adaptation. Climatic Change, 135 (3). pp. 611-624.

Chapter 6: Johnson, Johanna E., Welch, David J., Maynard, Jeffrey A., Bell, Johann D., Pecl, Gretta, Robins, Julie, and Saunders, Thor (2016) Assessing and reducing vulnerability to climate change: moving from theory to practical decision-support. Marine Policy, 74. pp. 220-229.

Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 01:57
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 100%
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