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Climate change, scenarios and marine biodiversity conservation


Haward, M and Davidson, J and Lockwood, M and Hockings, M and Kriwoken, L and Allchin, R, Climate change, scenarios and marine biodiversity conservation, Marine Policy, 38 pp. 438-446. ISSN 0308-597X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2012.07.004


This paper explores the utility of qualitative scenario approaches to examine the potential impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity conservation on the east coast of Australia. This region is large and diverse, with considerable variation in marine biodiversity and, concomitantly, considerable diversity in the likely impacts from climate change. The results reinforce a number of key points. Engaging with stakeholders in scenario planning provides not only a focus to discuss the future in a disciplined way, but also provides ongoing reference points for contemporary decision making and planning. The paper illustrates how qualitative scenario planning provides opportunities to address the challenges of marine biodiversity conservation in a changing environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:scenarios, marine biodiversity, climate change
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
UTAS Author:Davidson, J (Dr Julie Davidson)
UTAS Author:Lockwood, M (Associate Professor Michael Lockwood)
UTAS Author:Kriwoken, L (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
UTAS Author:Allchin, R (Miss Robyn Allchin)
ID Code:79543
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2012-09-19
Last Modified:2018-01-25

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