Terrestrial Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network

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Network Priorities and Goals

Global climate change, and its interaction with other anthropogenic impacts, is now accepted as the most significant current threat to global biodiversity; we now face the inevitability of impacts on Australia’s terrestrial biodiversity with serious long-term consequences for the sustainable management of Australia’s natural ecosystems.

There is a pressing need to develop explicit and practical strategies that increase the resilience of terrestrial ecosystems and maximise their adaptive potential under climate change.

We have established an inclusive, multi-disciplinary and powerful adaptation research network for Terrestrial Biodiversity to collate knowledge, co-ordinate expertise and synthesise these inputs into recommendations and frameworks that will guide the way forward for Australia to adapt to global climate change.

  • Over 1000 researchers and stakeholders from 110+ institutions across Australia, and internationally represent all major ecosystems, taxonomic groups and fields of expertise necessary to analyse data on biodiversity vulnerability and adaptation strategies. Image by Steve Williams
  • Representatives from local, state and federal government biodiversity and climate change units and major NGOs will be provided with informed biodiversity management strategies that prioritise species, habitats and ecosystem processes threatened under climate change.

The Terrestrial Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network will work closely with NCCARF to implement the National Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Terrestrial Biodiversity which is currently under development. This integrates research into dynamic conservation planning models that recognise both temporal and spatial changes in the environment. For further information, and progress updates for the development of this Plan, please follow this link National Adaptation Research Plan - Terrestrial Biodiversity