Chambers, LE and Dann, P and Deveney, C and Dunlop, N and Woehler, E, Marine Climate Change in Australia Impacts and Adaptation Responses 2012 REPORT CARD: Seabirds, Marine Climate Change in Australia Impacts and Adaptation Responses 2012 REPORT CARD, 2012 pp. 401-428. (2012) [Other Review]
What is happeningTropical and subtropical species breeding at Houtman Albrolhos, WA, are now experiencing poor breeding success outside of El Niņo years linked to warming. Large range extension is reported for Brindled Tern in south-west Australia in response to ocean warming.
What is expectedWarming will impact the timing and breeding success of temperate seabird species. Little penguin breeding is expected to become earlier and more successful to 2030s, but later decline as temperatures warm further. Increases in extreme fire days in southern and eastern Australia will lead to higher risk of injury and death for colonial nesting species, such as penguins.
What we are doing about itImplementation of fast-response fire action plans to reduce risk of fire in seabird colonies close to human settlements or infrastructure, investigating human adaptation options to increase resilience of conservation dependent seabirds and marine mammals impacted by climate change.
|Item Type:||Other Review|
|Research Division:||Biological Sciences|
|Research Group:||Evolutionary biology|
|Research Field:||Evolutionary impacts of climate change|
|Objective Division:||Environmental Management|
|Objective Group:||Terrestrial systems and management|
|Objective Field:||Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems|
|UTAS Author:||Woehler, E (Dr Eric Woehler)|
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