Summary of Biophysical Data for Climate Change Adaptation for the East Coast Cluster


Numerous types of data are required to inform climate change adaptation for natural resource management. The baseline datasets required detail the existing distribution of species and ecosystems and these will respond differently (i.e. vary in their sensitivity) to the changes in climate.

Information on sensitivity can be combined with information on the exposure of natural resources to changes in climate to highlight the potential impact of climate change on the distribution and function of natural resources. The capacity of these ecosystems to adapt will be based on, for example, their ecological characteristics or land use. By understanding the potential impact of climate change on natural resources and their capacity to adapt to these impacts, we can plan for climate change adaptation. Here, we summarise the tools and data currently available to assist NRM regional bodies in climate adaptation planning.


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Dataset
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Northern Rivers, Sydney Metro, South East Queensland, Fitzroy, Hunter-Central Rivers, Burnett Mary
Central Mackay Coast, South Eastern Highlands, South Eastern Queensland, Brigalow Belt North, Brigalow Belt South, NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin
Start 2013/09/01 Start text End 2014/07/01 End text
Attributions and Constraints
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The University of Queensland
Christine Hosking (Adams-Hosking), Morena Mills, Cath Lovelock
Christine Hosking, Morena Mills and Cath Lovelock (2014). Summary of Biophysical Data for Climate Change Adaptation for the East Coast Cluster. Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland.
Dr Christine Hosking
2014/12/01