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Risks to Australia's urban forest from climate change and urban heat


Kendal, D and Farrar, A and Plant, L and Threlfall, CG and Bush, J and Baumann, J, Risks to Australia's urban forest from climate change and urban heat, Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, November (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Australian cities contain millions of trees that provide amenity, important ecosystem services such as cooling and slowing stormwater, and provide habitat for birds and animals. There is growing recognition that increasing temperatures due to urban heat and climate change are a threat to some tree species in our cities. This study analyses the risk of temperature increases to 1.9 million trees in 29 LGAs across Australia, from Launceston to Darwin, and Brisbane to Perth. Every tree was analysed to see how close it was to known temperature limits in current climates, an emissions limited climate change scenario in 2040 assuming emissions stabilisation, and a business as usual emissions scenario in 2070.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:urban forest, climate change
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Land use and environmental planning
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Kendal, D (Dr Dave Kendal)
ID Code:136113
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2019-12-02
Last Modified:2020-08-25
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