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Australia's Biodiversity and Climate Change by Will Steffen (Lead Author)

By Will Steffen (Lead Author)

Australia's particular biodiversity is below danger from a quickly altering weather. the consequences of weather switch are already discernible in any respect degrees of biodiversity – genes, species, groups and ecosystems. a lot of Australia's such a lot valued and iconic ordinary parts – the good Barrier Reef, south-western Australia, the Kakadu wetlands and the Australian Alps – are one of the such a lot susceptible. yet even more is at stake than saving iconic species or ecosystems. Australia's biodiversity is key to the country's nationwide identification, financial system and caliber of life.
In the face of uncertainty approximately particular weather eventualities, ecological and administration ideas supply a valid foundation for maximising possibilities for species to evolve, groups to reorganise and ecosystems to rework whereas retaining uncomplicated features serious to human society. This cutting edge method of biodiversity conservation lower than a altering weather ends up in new demanding situations for administration, coverage improvement and institutional layout. This ebook explores those demanding situations, construction on a close research of the interactions among a altering weather and Australia's wealthy yet threatened biodiversity.
Australia's Biodiversity and weather switch is a vital reference for coverage makers, researchers, educators, scholars, reporters, environmental and conservation NGOs, NRM managers, and personal landholders with an curiosity in biodiversity conservation in a swiftly altering world.

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