Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds
Outlines the nature of climate change related threats for the top 25% of Australia's bird taxa.
This is the first climate change adaptation plan produced for a national faunal group anywhere in the world. It outlines the nature of threats related to climate change for the Australian bird taxa most likely to be affected by climate change, and provides recommendations on what might be done to assist them and approximate costs of doing so. It also features an analysis of how climate change will affect all Australian birds, explains why some species are likely to be more exposed or sensitive to it than others, and explores the theory and practice of conservation management under the realities of a changing climate. + Full description
Species profiles include maps showing current core habitat and modelled climatic suitability based on historical records, as well as maps showing projected climatic suitability in 2085 in relation to current core habitat.
Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds is an important reference for policy makers, conservation scientists, land managers, climate change adaptation biologists, as well as bird watchers and advocacy groups.
2014 Whitley Award Commendation for Zoological Management and Conservation Resource.- Short description
"This book may well be a landmark on the international stage, and will be much cited as the world grapples with how to help species survive a warming planet."
Michael A. Westons, Victorian Naturalist 132(2), 2015
"a comprehensive and valuable resource for anyone involved in avian ecology, biodiversity conservation, climate change impact assessment or land management in Australia... I recommend the book to anyone interested in these issues from an academic or more practical perspective, and would strongly encourage others to apply Garnett and Franklin's approach to other taxonomic groups."
James Brazill-Boast, Corella 39(3), 2015, pp. 78-79
"The book is a valuable and significant contribution to our understanding of the potential impacts to Australia’s avifauna over the next 70 years... Conservationists, managers and everyone interested or involved in conservation efforts to protect Australia’s birds will find this book of value in their efforts."
Eric Woehler, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, pp. 262-264
"As someone with a keen interest in climate change and its likely impact on humans and on marine systems, I was pleased to read this book and realise the extent of data available for bird abundance and biology and for climate... the authors have made a useful contribution to alerting us to the likely scenarios for Australian bird populations once climate change really starts to bite."
Tony Ayling, Marine Ornithology 43, 2015, pp. 261-262
"of great value to anyone with an interest in Australian bird conservation"
Steve Holliday, Canberra Bird Notes 39(3), December 2014, pp. 215-217
"Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds makes a valuable contribution to the literature and achieves its aim of increasing our understanding of how climate change affects Australian birds"
Mark C. Mainwaring, Biological Conservation 179, 2014, pp. 23-24
"this is not only a very useful resource for anyone involved in Australian avifauna, it is also a model of how to undertake a research-informed yet practice-focused study"
Anne Goodenough, BES Bulletin, March 2015
"comprehensively referenced and beautifully laid out."
Dr Joanne Banks, Australian Marine Sciences Association, September 2014, pp. 39-40
DetailsPaperback | May 2014 | $ 69.95
ISBN: 9780643108028 | 272 pages | 297 x 210 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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ePDF | May 2014
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- The first climate change adaptation plan produced for a national faunal group anywhere in the world
- A list of climate change sensitive taxa justified by transparent metrics
- Outlines the nature of threats related to climate change for the Australian bird taxa most likely to be affected by climate change
- Maps showing current core habitat and modelled climatic suitability based on historical records, as well as maps showing projected climatic suitability in 2085 in relation to current core habitat
List of contributors
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The exposure of Australian birds to climate change
Chapter 3: The sensitivity of Australian birds to climate change
Chapter 4: The vulnerability of Australian birds to climate change
Chapter 5: Conserving Australian bird populations in the face of climate change
Chapter 6: Adaptation outlines for species that are both highly sensitive and highly exposed
Appendix 1. Australian bird taxa that are considered highly or very highly exposed or sensitive to climate change, or both
View the full table of contents.