Policy Information Brief 3: Climate adapted northern development

Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 Policy Information Brief 3: Climate adapted northern development NCCARFs evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australias variable and changing climate. They provide high-level policy advice designed for use by policy-makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief addresses the option of realising northern development through climate adaptation.… Read More

Learning from Regional Climate Analogues: Summary

Learning from Regional Climate Analogues: Summary Authors: Jon Kellett and David NessYear: 2011 This factsheet summarizes the findings of a project carried out in order to test if: (i) there are regions of Australia, defined by their location, that currently experience climatic conditions which are indicative of future climates elsewhere, and (ii) if these conditions… Read More

Key Findings: Drought and Water Security: Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill

Key Findings: Drought and Water Security: Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill Authors: Glenn Albrecht and Helen AllisonYear: 2010 This factsheet presents the key findings of a project conducted to understand adaptation lessons from the experience of managing limited water resources in Kalgoorlie (WA) and Broken Hill (NSW). For both towns, the reaction to extreme dry periods… Read More

Learning from regional climate analogues

Learning from regional climate analogues Authors: John Kellett, David Ness, Cathryn Hamilton, Stephen Pullen and Anna LeditschkeYear: 2011 This project explores the potential of learning from experience for selected target cities by the study of analogue settlements which are currently experiencing climate conditions similar to those predicted for the target cities. This project studied the… Read More

Resilience and water security in two outback cities

Resilience and water security in two outback cities Author: Glenn Albrecht, Helen Allison, Neville Ellis and Megan JaceglavYear: 2010 Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and Broken Hill in New South Wales are towns located in semi-arid environments with limited local water supplies.Throughout the history of each town, the reaction to extreme dry periods and economic booms… Read More

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia. Supporting Document 4

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia. Supporting Document 4: Evaluating small barrier removal to improve refuge connectivity – A global review of barrier decommissioning and a process for southern Australia in a drying climate Authors: Stephen Beatty, Mark Allen, Alan Lymbery, Tim Storer, Gillian White, David Morgan and Tom… Read More

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting document 3

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting document 3: Identifying thresholds for responses of amphibians to groundwater and rainfall decline Authors: Nicola Mitchell, Bea Sommer and Peter SpeldewindeYear: 2013 This project developed a methodology for predicting how nine amphibian species with… Read More

Future change in ancient worlds: Indigenous adaptation in north Australia

Future change in ancient worlds: Indigenous adaptation in northern Australia Authors: Deanne Bird, Jeanie Govan, Helen Murphy, Sharon Harwood, Katharine Haynes, Dean Carson, Stephen Russell, David King, Ed Wensing, Nicole Tsakissiris and Steven LarkinYear: 2013 This report examines the underlying vulnerabilities, adaptive capacities and population movements of Indigenous people in four communities in northern Australia… Read More

Managing coextinction of insects in a changing climate: Developing management strategies to combat increased coextinction rates of plant-dwelling insects through global climate change

Managing coextinction of insects in a changing climate: Developing management strategies to combat increased coextinction rates of plant-dwelling insects through global climate change Authors: Melinda Moir and Mei Chen LengYear: 2013 Plant-dwelling insects should generally be able to ‘keep up’ with migration to different altitudes by the host plant, provided the habitat is not overly… Read More

Adaptation to climate in widespread eucalypt species

Adaptation to climate in widespread eucalypt species Authors: Margaret Byrne, Suzanne Prober, Liz McLean, Dorothy Steane, William Stock, Brad Potts and Rene VaillancourtYear: 2013 This project examined genetic divergence and phenotypic plasticity in two widespread Eucalyptus species (E. tricarpa in South-Eastern Australia, E. salubris in South-Western Australia), to determine the nature of adaptation to climate… Read More