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Planning for a transformed future: Modelling synergistic climate change and land use impacts on biodiversity [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0989420]

Researchers Prof BW Brook; A/Prof MB Araujo; Dr DA Fordham; Dr JN Foulkes

Brief description Climate change poses a dire threat to Australia's biodiversity and natural resources due to its all-encompassing reach and the speed at which human-driven changes are taking place in already heavily modified systems. The proposed research, on modelling the synergistic impacts of anthropogenic threats, will provide new knowledge and innovative solutions for protecting unique ecosystems facing severe environmental challenges this century. The validation of these new methods, which aim to capture ecological responses to global change, will represent a major and timely addition to the national research capability on climate change adaptation, and add to Australia's reputation as a global leader in the field of ecology.

Funding Amount $521,000

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