East Coast Cluster Research Projects

This report is a collection of brief descriptions of the research projects to be undertaken for the East Coast Cluster. The aim of the document is to provide more information on each of the research elements and to facilitate input from the regional body planners and other researchers to each of the research projects. More detailed descriptions of the expected project outputs will also facilitate use of the research by the regional NRM bodies.

The projects include:

  • Needs analysis (GU)
  • Downscaled climate projections and impacts research (OEH)
  • Coastal vulnerability assessment (first pass assessment for the cluster, detailed assessments for specific areas) (UoW)
  • Stocktake of available biophysical data and models, and agricultural species distribution models under possible climate futures (UQ)
  • Socio-economic vulnerability assessments (USC)
  • Carbon farming opportunities (Herbarium)
  • Integrated assessments for resource sectors (CSIRO)
  • Institutional adaptive capacity (UQ)
  • Planning packages and research translation (GU)
  • Policy appraisal through scenario planning workshops (GU)



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Detailed Descriptions
Fact sheet
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Hawkesbury-Nepean, Sydney Metro, Hunter-Central Rivers, Fitzroy, Hunter, Burnett Mary, Greater Sydney, Northern Rivers, South East Queensland, Northern Coast
South Eastern Queensland, Sydney Basin, Central Mackay Coast, South Eastern Highlands, Brigalow Belt South, Brigalow Belt North, NSW North Coast
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Attributions and Constraints
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)
Griffith University
Kerrylee Rogers Scott Lieske Ben Harman Erin Smith Morena Mills Darryl Low Choy Don Butler Silvia Serrao-Neumann Cath Lovelock Tim Smith Nadine Marshall Melanie Cox (ed.) Chris Hosking Bruce Taylor Christopher Lee
Cox, M. (ed.), Butler, D., Harman, B., Hosking, C., Lee, C., Lieske, S., Lovelock, C., Low Choy, D., Marshall, N., Mills, M., Mitchell, P., Rogers, K., Serrao-Neumann, S., Smith, E., Smith, T. and Taylor, B. (2014) East Coast Cluster Research Projects, Report for the Climate Change Adaptation for Natural Resource Management in East Coast Australia Project, Griffith University
Darryl Low Choy, d.lowchoy@griffith.edu.au