Spatial prioritization in the context of climate change and unforeseen opportunities: maximizing conservation outcomes in Gondwana Link (2009–2012)

Abstract:
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. Its impact will be magnified through interactions with existing land cover changes and other threats. We will assess the impact of these interactions, identify strategies to minimise their impact, and develop an approach to prioritise investments in these strategies to maximise biodiversity conservation. We will also develop an approach for evaluating the consequences of responding to unforeseen opportunities in the context of longer-term goals. The theory and tools developed will have national and international significance and be applied in the Gondwana Link project in Western Australia a global biodiversity hotspot. '',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • V-C Senior Research Fellow
    School of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Director of CEED and Professor
    School of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
    Honorary Professor
    School of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council