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Monitoring for the effects of climate change on the flora values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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Styger, JK, Monitoring for the effects of climate change on the flora values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 114 pp. 21-28. ISSN 0080-4703 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright Government of Tasmania 2010

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Abstract

Climate change is predicted to have significant impacts on Australia's biodiversity including the Rota values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). The current nature and direction of climate change impacts on biodiversity are uncertain. It is therefore prudent to establish a flora monitoring framework that captures a range of aspects of the vegetation values within the TWWHA. Monitoring will assist researchers and land managers in identifying values at high risk from climate change and allow for mitigating measures to be implemented. We outline criteria for a monitoring framework and recommend 14 sites be adopted as key flora monitoring locations within western and southwestern Tasmania. The sites that have been chosen - many of which have been the focus of previous research - provide a broad coverage of TWWHA environments allowing the opportunity for existing data to be used as a baseline to measure change.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate change, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, flora, monitoring
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Monitoring
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
UTAS Author:Styger, JK (Ms Jennifer Styger)
ID Code:126138
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2018-05-24
Last Modified:2018-08-29
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