Impact of reforestation on the mitigation of climate extremes in eastern Australia resulting from global warming (2010–2013)
The study will, for the first time, simulate the contribution of reforestation to mitigate climate change, especially extremes, at a regional scale. It proposes that reforestation could be a viable option in mitigating the regional impact of climate extremes resulting from increased concentration of greenhouse gases. This has not been done at this scale in Australia or internationally. It will use a very-high resolution climate model to explore different options for targeted reforestation in eastern Australia. The results will be used to assess the feasibility of implementing reforestation as an option to mitigate the regional impacts of global warming.