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Ability of global climate models at a regional scale over Australia

  • Author(s): Perkins, S.E., Pitman, A.J., Holbrook, N.J., McAneney, J.
  • Published: 2007
  • Publisher: DKCRC

We evaluate the coupled climate models used in the fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Our evaluation is focused on twelve regions of Australia for…

Climate change and bet-hedging: interactions between increased soil temperatures and seed bank persistence

  • Author(s): Ooi, M. K. J., Auld, T. D., Denham, A. J.
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: DKCRC

In order to predict the long-term consequences of climate change, it is necessary to link future environmental changes to mechanisms that control plant population processes. This information can then be…

Where Inquiry Ends: The Peer Review Process and Indigenous Standpoints

  • Author(s): Abu-Saad, Ismael
  • Published: 2008
  • Publisher: DKCRC

One of the ongoing struggles of indigenous people against colonization is to be able to exercise the fundamental right to represent themselves and to speak to the dominant society with…

Back to the Future: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011

  • Author(s): Peters-Stanley, M., Hamilton, K., Sjardin, M.
  • Published: 2011
  • Publisher: Report by Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance

For five years, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance have published the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Reports to shed light on trading volumes, credit prices,…

Community Participation Agreements: A model for welfare reform from community-based research

  • Author(s): Smith, D.E
  • Published: 2001
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University

In its June 2001 budget, the Federal Government announced a new framework for welfare reform, Australians Working Together. One component of the framework is the proposed development of Community Participation…

Do weak AR4 models bias projections of future climate changes over Australia?

  • Author(s): Perkins, S. E., Pitman, A. J.
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: DKCRC

Regional climate projections using climate models commonly use an “all-model” ensemble based on data sets such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 4th Assessment (AR4). Some regional assessments…

Marketing fine art on the Internet: Issue and ideas

  • Author(s): Clarke, Irvine, Flaherty, Therese B
  • Published: 2002
  • Publisher: DKCRC

The fine art market has grown into a $17bn industry. Yet only recently have art dealers and art buyers discovered the Internet as a viable marketing tool. As art galleries…

Good Learning = A Good Life: Mathematics Transformation in Remote Indigenous Communities

  • Author(s): Jorgensen, Robyn, Grootenboer, Peter, Sullivan, Peter
  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: ABC Radio National

The performance of Australian Indigenous learners is a national concern. The federal government has recognised that health and education are keys to closing the gap between the achievement of Indigenous…

Climate change-induced economic impacts on tourism destinations: the case of Australia

  • Author(s): Pham, Tien Duc, Simmons, David Gerard, Spurr, Ray
  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: Routledge

Although the economic impacts of climate change have been analysed in Australia at the national level, impacts of climate change via tourism activities have been overlooked. It is likely that…

What does it mean when climate models agree? A case for assessing independence among general circulation models

  • Author(s): Pirtle, Zachary, Meyer, Ryan, Hamilton, Andrew
  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: DKCRC

Climate modelers often use agreement among multiple general circulation models (GCMs) as a source of confidence in the accuracy of model projections. However, the significance of model agreement depends on…