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Principles for operationalizing climate change adaptation strategies to support the resilience of estuarine and coastal ecosystems: an Australian perspective

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Sheaves, M and Sporne, I and Dichmont, CM and Bustamante, R and Dale, P and Deng, R and Dutra, LXC and van Putten, I and Savina-Rollan, M and Swinbourne, A, Principles for operationalizing climate change adaptation strategies to support the resilience of estuarine and coastal ecosystems: an Australian perspective, Marine Policy, 68 pp. 229-240. ISSN 0308-597X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2016.03.014

Abstract

Effective publicly developed adaptation strategies are crucial in managing the impacts of Climate Change. Adaptation strategy development is particularly complex in estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems because of their diverse environmental values, extensive human utilisation and the complex socio-ecological systems they support. Although many generic adaptation frameworks are available they cannot provide specific guidance for locally relevant strategy development. In contrast, situation-specific tools work well for their intended purpose but are usually unsuitable for a different situation. The gap between generic frameworks and situation-specific tools is addressed in this study by developing a set of general principles to provide guidance for the efficient and robust development of adaptation strategies. The nine principles comprise a conceptualisation of the various factors that are likely to have an effect on the success or otherwise of an adaptation strategy and they apply in any situation. An example 'adaptation checklist' that serves as a guide to practitioners in the field, will help ensure that all critical components are covered during the development of an adaptation strategy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate adaptation, operational strategies, estuaries, coastal, resilience
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Author:van Putten, I (Dr Ingrid Van Putten)
ID Code:114494
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-02-16
Last Modified:2017-03-23
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