Journal article

Moving beyond the conceptual: specificity in regional climate change adaptation actions for biodiversity in South East Queensland, Australia

Luke P Shoo, Julian O'Mara, Karin Perhans, Jonathan R Rhodes, Rebecca K Runting, Susanne Schmidt, Lochran W Traill, Lui C Weber, Kerrie A Wilson, Catherine E Lovelock

REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2014

Abstract

While many scientific assessments have been recommending general strategies for biodiversity conservation under climate change, translation of these recommendations into specific actions and practice has been limited. Focusing on two biomes, rainforest and wetlands in biodiverse South East Queensland, Australia, we demonstrate how general principles can be translated into specific actions for stakeholders and responsible agencies. We synthesize research that is contextualizing protection of refugia and habitat connectivity, establishing baseline data sets to detect change and developing strategic conservation planning scenarios to adjust reserve boundaries or situate new reserves. This has b..

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