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Implications for Biodiversity

Evidence over the last decade has shown that ecological change in response to climate change is unavoidable, widespread and substantial. Our ability to manage biodiversity through these changes depends on understanding what the nature of the change might be and where the potential for future persistence of biodiversity may be greatest.

To support the development of this understanding, we suggest a new way to view the magnitude, extent and type of changes in biodiversity. We also provide examples of how this information can be used to support specific tasks in planning. We hope this will encourage planners to develop their own approaches to biodiversity planning through these practical suggestions.

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Image by Rob Burnett Images, NRM North

What to expect

This Module of the National NRM Impacts and Adaptation project delivers a series of projections…

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Black headed python. Source: Steven Mallett

How we estimate change in biodiversity

Our modelling approach provides spatial information on the potential effects of climate change on key…

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Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby. Photographer: Steven Mallett

Measures of ecological change

Using ecological similarity, we generated a series of data layers with different calculations and modes…

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Planning examples

Viewing biodiversity planning through an adaptation lens suggests that adaptation planning may look very different…

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Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk. Source: Steven Mallett

Implications for Biodiversity Campus

In this section we provide a summary of the resources used in the Implications for…

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