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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

Paperback
October 2014
9780643108028
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    1st October 2014
  • ISBN 9780643108028
  • Language English
  • Pages 280 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"
  • Images 4-color line art, maps
$69.95

This is the first climate change adaptation plan produced for a national faunal group anywhere in the world. It outlines the nature of threats related to climate change for the Australian bird taxa most likely to be affected by climate change, and provides recommendations on what might be done to assist them and an approximate cost of doing so. It also features an analysis of how climate change will affect all Australian birds, explains why some species are likely to be more exposed or sensitive to it than others, and explores the theory and practice of conservation management under the realities of a changing climate.

Species profiles include maps showing current core habitat and modelled climatic suitability based on historical records, as well as maps showing projected climatic suitability in 2085 in relation to current core habitat.

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds is an important reference for policy makers, conservation scientists, land managers, climate change adaptation biologists, as well as bird watchers and advocacy groups.


KEY FEATURES:
-The first climate change adaptation plan produced for a national faunal group anywhere in the world
- A list of climate change sensitive taxa justified by transparent metrics
- Outlines the nature of threats related to climate change for the Australian bird taxa most likely to be affected by climate change
- Maps showing current core habitat and modeled climatic suitability based on historical records, as well as maps showing projected climatic suitability in 2085 in relation to current core habitat

Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of contributors

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The exposure of Australian birds to climate change
Chapter 3: The sensitivity of Australian birds to climate change
Chapter 4: The vulnerability of Australian birds to climate change
Chapter 5: Conserving Australian bird populations in the face of climate change
Chapter 6: Adaptation outlines for species that are both highly sensitive and highly exposed

Appendix 1. Australian bird taxa that are considered highly or very highly exposed or sensitive to climate change, or both
Index

Stephen T. Garnett

Stephen T. Garnett (Charles Darwin University) is an authority on the conservation of threatened birds.

Donald C. Franklin

Donald C. Franklin is an ornithologist, plant ecologist and biogeographer who has conducted research in both northern and southern Australia. He has worked with threatened birds and studied the relationship between climate, plants and vegetation. He works from his north Queensland home part time for Charles Darwin University and part time privately.