Marine Biodiversity and Resources
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan
NCCARF developed a National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Marine Biodiversity and Resources in 2010 to identify research required to provide decision makers within government, industry and communities with the information they need to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on marine biodiveristy and resources.
This NARP was updated in 2012 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.
Climate change affects marine systems physically, chemically, and biologically. Climate and atmospheric change can affect marine biodiversity and resources directly, as through changes to water temperatures or altered pH. Indirect impacts also occur, such changed water flows from land to estuaries or inshore marine waters caused by changed rainfall pattern over land. These changed biophysical conditions can result in changes to the composition of marine ecosystems, the incursion of weed or invasive species, or the regional loss or reduction of ecologically or economically important species, with far reaching consequences for marine biodiversity, resource management, and the users of the resource.
Update Report 2012: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity and Resources
Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Marine Biodiversity and Resources 2012
Australia’s Marine Biodiversity and Resources in a Changing Climate: A Review of Impacts and Adaptation 2009-2012
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity and Resources - First edition
Summary: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity and Resouces - First edition
The development of the Plan was led by the following writing team:
- Prof Bruce Mapstone (ACE CRC) (Chair)
- Dr Peter Appleford (Victorian Fisheries)
- Dr Kathleen Broderick (GBRMPA)
- A/Prof Rod Connolly (Griffith University)
- Dr John Higgins (DCCEE)
- Dr Alistair Hobday (CSIRO)
- Prof Terry Hughes (James Cook University)
- Dr Paul Marshall (GBRMPA)
- Prof Jan McDonald (NCCARF)
- Marie Waschka (NCCARF) Each