Journal article

Assessing biophysical and socio-economic impacts of climate change on regional avian biodiversity

Simon Kapitza, Pham Van Ha, Tom Kompas, Nick Golding, Natasha CR Cadenhead, Payal Bal, Brendan A Wintle



Climate change threatens biodiversity directly by influencing biophysical variables that drive species' geographic distributions and indirectly through socio-economic changes that influence land use patterns, driven by global consumption, production and climate. To date, no detailed analyses have been produced that assess the relative importance of, or interaction between, these direct and indirect climate change impacts on biodiversity at large scales. Here, we apply a new integrated modelling framework to quantify the relative influence of biophysical and socio-economically mediated impacts on avian species in Vietnam and Australia and we find that socio-economically mediated impacts on su..

View full abstract


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work received funding under the Australian Research Council Discovery grant DP170104795. The authors are grateful for contributions made throughout the research phase by B. Bryan, P. Lentini, H. Kujala and J. Elith.