Modelling the potential of large-scale revegetation to reduce the impacts of climate change in semi-arid Australia (2011–2014)
This project will develop integrated strategies for large-scale revegetation to moderate the adverse consequences of climate change. It addresses a major shortcoming of Australia's climate change policies, that is the lack of consideration of the impact of land clearing on regional climate and our capacity to reverse these impacts through large-scale revegetation. It will integrate outputs of high-resolution climate models, ecological data for semi-arid eastern Australia to identify the most-effective revegetation scenarios. The results will be used to assess the feasibility of implementing revegetation as an option to help reduce the regional impacts of global warming.