Australian rangelands and climate change – aquatic refugia: Register of aquatic refugia

Australian rangelands and climate change – aquatic refugia: Register of aquatic refugia Report

Climate Change in Australia – Impacts & Adaptation Information for Australia’s NMR Regions

  • Author(s): Davis, J.
  • Published: 2014
  • Publisher: Rangelands NMR Cluster, Ninti One Limited and CSIRO

Abstract: The NRM Rangelands Cluster region is highly water-limited, and all water (surface and groundwater) in the region is environmentally, culturally and economically important. Given that water scarcity is likely to continue under all climate change scenarios, the identification, management and restoration of aquatic refugia is a critical adaptation strategy for rangelands ecosystems and the biota they support. Tools for NRM adaptation planning provided in this report include a list of priority aquatic refugia (sites likely to act as future refugia) and a decision support tree. The latter will aid the identification of major types of waterbodies and the refugia they provide, vulnerability assessments and development of management responses to address direct and indirect climate impacts and other stressors. A site register of important rangelands aquatic refugia is provided at Appendix A. This is regarded as a ‘living’ register that should be updated as more information becomes available.

Notes: The URL below will downloadthe Registry as a zip file of resources that support the associated reference: Davis 2014 'Australian rangelands and climate change – aquatic refugia'

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Davis, J., 2014, Australian rangelands and climate change – aquatic refugia: Register of aquatic refugia, Report, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=2824.

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