UNDERSTANDING THE PAST TO PREDICT AND MANAGE THE CLIMATE OF THE FUTURE
Grant number: FL160100028 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021
Using key analogues from the geological record, this project aims to understand seasonal and spatial changes in Australia’s rainfall under a warming climate, and to chart the nature of the ecological responses. Shifts in rainfall patterns will have a greater societal impact for Australia than changes in temperature, but are difficult to predict with existing numerical models. The research is expected to forge important international links between researchers studying past and future climates, anticipate and manage change, and demonstrate the critical scientific value of Australia’s geological heritage.