Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
European aerial surveying industry gathered at the 2022 EAASI Summit
More than 70 members of the aerial mapping industry...
China releases report on remote sensing monitoring for global ecology
BEIJING - China's Ministry of Science and Technology issued...
Singapore launches Environmental Services Industry Transformation Map, to create more than 1,600 PMET jobs by 2025
With a total of 23 Industry Transformation Maps to be...
China builds new dam in Tibet near Indian border
In a development that is a matter of concern...
Abu Dhabi’s Bayanat more than doubles 2022 net profit on revenue boost
Bayanat, a geospatial data products and services provider which listed...
Esri India Inks MoU with TEXMiN – IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Esri India, the country’s leading Geographic Information System (GIS)...
China forms all-weather remote sensing monitoring system for all waters, islands: top aerospace authorities
China’s space technology was deeply applied in the country’s...
EU and Japan to improve Earth observation data through Copernicus
As part of a recent agreement, Japan will provide...
Indonesia deploys first student satellite through KiboCUBE programme
VIENNA - Indonesia has successfully deployed its first student...
Joshimath Crisis: ISRO Satellite Images, Reports Show How the Entire Town is at the Brink of Collapse
An eerie silence prevails over the small town of...

September 19th, 2012
CSIRO Releases a Major Study on the Implications of Climate Change on Australia’s Biodiversity

The four priority biomes are:

  • Northern savanna grasslands: wet and dry tropics, including grassy savanna woodlands (Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia)
  • South-East Australian sclerophyll forests: wet and dry sclerophyll forests (NSW, Victoria, ACT, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia)
  • Hummock grasslands of Central Australia: Spinifex grasslands, and acacia and eucalypt woodlands with spinifex understory (Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Qld and NSW)
  • Temperate lowland grassy ecosystems: tussock grasslands, grassy woodlands (Eastern Australia ie. NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland). This project focuses on understanding the environmental changes that will drive biodiversity change in four priority biomes.This project focuses on understanding the environmental changes that will drive biodiversity change in these biomes and what regionally specific management responses might be required.

The research included synthesising published information, expert and stakeholder knowledge, and new information from ecosystem modelling analyses.

The main areas of activity involved:

  • producing four biome-specific reviews of baseline information and the potential impacts of climate change on ecosystems within each biome
  • expert and stakeholder workshops on the implications of climate change for conservation and the reserve system in each biome
  • modelling potential impacts at biome-scale, using three complementary quantitative techniques 
    synthesising results for each biome
  • analysing and synthesising results across the four biomes, including qualitative analyses of the implications of climate change for conservation in the biome and the National Reserve System, highlighting common lessons, regionally specific lessons, and assessing the potential usefulness and limitations of different types of information for regional assessments across all biomes in Australia.
Reports describing the work are available for download on the CSIRO webpage. The research is jointly funded by CSIRO, and Australian and State Governments through the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities [external link] and theDepartment of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency[external link].

Find out more about the Climate Adaptation Flagship.