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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

Edited by:
Stephen Garnett   Charles Darwin University
Donald Franklin   Charles Darwin University

Line Art, Maps
272 pages, 297 x 210 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing


    Paperback - May 2014
ISBN: 9780643108028 - AU $ 69.95

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2014 Whitley Award Commendation for of Zoological Management and Conservation Resource

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.

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.

 
 

 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.

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.

 

 
  • 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
 

 Foreword
Acknowledgements
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
Index

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  • Policy makers, conservation scientists, climate change adaptation biologists

  • Bird watchers and advocacy groups
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     "comprehensively referenced and beautifully laid out."
    Dr Joanne Banks, Australian Marine Sciences Association, September 2014, pp. 39-40
     

     Stephen Garnett has been studying Australian birds since 1974. During the 1980s he worked on the Handbook of Australian, Antarctic and New Zealand Birds and since 1990 he has co-written three Action Plans for Australia‚Äôs threatened birds including the latest, The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. He has studied and written about many threatened Australian bird species, most notably the Golden-shouldered Parrot and the Kangaroo Island Glossy Black-Cockatoo, and helped bring the idea of Important Bird Areas to Australia. He also works on natural resource based livelihoods in northern Australia and South-East Asia. He is a research professor at Charles Darwin University in Darwin.

    Donald Franklin is an ornithologist, plant ecologist and biogeographer who has conducted research in both northern and southern Australia. He has worked with threatened birds and studied the relationship between climate, plants and vegetation. He works for Charles Darwin University and also part time on other projects.

     

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