Terrestrial Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network

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South Australia Roadshow

Terrestrial Biodiversity and climate change adaptation in South Australia - Management and Policy

Tuesday, 8th February 2011, Rydges, South Park on South Terrace


Who should come: management agencies, policy makers, NGO’s, state/local government and any interested parties

Time Program Speaker Presentations
9:00 Welcome and what we hope to achieve today.    
Morning session: Presentations - from the researchers and the stakeholders
9:20 National overview on Climate Change adaptation and terrestrial biodiversity and the National Adaptation Research Plan Prof. Lesley Hughes
  Terrestrial Biodiversity network –what you can get out of it. Dr. Yvette Williams
  What are the key issues for SA for climate change adaptation and decision tools for adaptation Prof. Andrew Lowe
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 The science of biodiversity adaptation
Presentations by the researchers:
  * Examples of biodiversity adaptation in SA

A/Prof. Barry Brook

Dr Mark Lethbridge

11:30 How are managers and policy-makers dealing with climate change adaptation for biodiversity and what are the greatest challenges.
Presentations by the stakeholders:
  * Department of the Premier and Cabinet Rohan Hamden
  * State Government Stephanie Williams
  * Local Government Ben Calder
  * AW NRM Neil Collins
  * Local conservation group Dr Naomi Rea  
13:00 Lunch
Afternoon session: Workshops
14:00 Identify key themes for adaptation challenges    
  * Group discussion on defining broad adaptation challenges for Terrestrial Biodiversity in South Australia.    
14:30 Working groups draw up adaptation research priorities and how they could be addressed  
15:30 Afternoon tea
* Report back and close, facilitator to draw together learning, threads and extract future options