Heat-Ready: Heatwave awareness, preparedness and adaptive capacity in aged care facilities in three Australian states

Heat-Ready: Heatwave awareness, preparedness and adaptive capacity in aged care facilities in three Australian states: New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia Authors: Deborah Black, Craig Veitch, Leigh Wilson and Alana HansenYear: 2013 Planning for the health effects of extreme heat in elderly residents is critical to ensure wellness in this population group is maintained.… Read More

Impact of climate change on disadvantaged groups: Issues and interventions

Impact of climate change on disadvantaged groups: Issues and interventions Authors: Arusyak Sevoyan, Graeme Hugo, Helen Feist, George Tan, Kelly McDougall, Yan Tan and John SpoehrYear: 2013 This study determined that key climate-related issues faced by disadvantaged communities were heat, water shortages, and increasing utility prices (power and water). As socially excluded individuals have less… Read More

Adaptation to climate in widespread eucalypt species

Adaptation to climate in widespread eucalypt species Authors: Margaret Byrne, Suzanne Prober, Liz McLean, Dorothy Steane, William Stock, Brad Potts and Rene VaillancourtYear: 2013 This project examined genetic divergence and phenotypic plasticity in two widespread Eucalyptus species (E. tricarpa in South-Eastern Australia, E. salubris in South-Western Australia), to determine the nature of adaptation to climate… Read More

Climate-adapted settlement in 2030? A case study of Inverloch and Sandy Point

What would a climate-adapted settlement look like in 2030? A case study of Inverloch and Sandy Point Authors: Janet Stanley, Robert Birrell, Peter Brain, Marion Carey, Michelle Duffy, Scott Ferraro, Steb Fisher, David Griggs, Ashley Hall, Tahl Kestin, Carole Macmillan, Ian Manning, Helen Martin, Virginia Rapson, Michael Spencer, Chris Stanley, Will Steffen, Mark Symmons and… Read More

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia. Supporting Document 2: Riparian replanting for temperature control in streams

Many stream species in southern Australia are intolerant of elevated water temperatures, meaning that the maintenance of cool water refuges is critical to their sustainability and ecosystem health. In-situ restoration of rivers and streams is a practical response to climate change, and restoration efforts are prioritising riparian revegetation particularly in areas of current or predicted… Read More

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia. Supporting Document 1: Evaluating the utility of cold-water releases (“shandying”) for enhancing the resilience of riverine species

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia. Supporting Document 1: Evaluating the utility of cold-water releases (“shandying”) for enhancing the resilience of riverine species Authors: Courtney R. Cummings, Ty G. Matthews and Rebecca E. LesterYear: 2013 This report presents a literature review examining the current and future utility of coldwater… Read More

Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities

Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities Authors: Alana Hansen, Peng Bi, Arthur Saniotis, Monika Nitschke, Jill Benson, Yan Tan, Val Smyth, Leigh Wilson and Gil-Soo HanYear: 2013 Certain cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic factors can affect the vulnerability of particular individuals to climate change. This project studied culturally and… Read More

Policy Guidance Brief: Adapting agriculture to climate change

Policy Guidance Brief: Adapting agriculture to climate change Author: NCCARFYear: 2013 Agriculture, in its business-as-usual mode, is by its nature very adaptive. Therefore, climate change presents both challenges (biosecurity threats, reduced productivity) and opportunities (business diversity, new crop types and varieties) for the industry. This factsheet deals with adapting Australias agriculture to climate change, especially… Read More

Public understanding of climate change and adaptation in South Australia

Public understanding of climate change and adaptation in South Australia Authors: Scott Hanson-Easey, Peng Bi, Alana Hansen, Sue Williams, Monika Nitschke, Arthur Saniotis, Ying Zhang and Katherine HodgettsYear: 2013 This report contains a number of findings on how South Australians construe and rationalise climate change risk and adaptation responses. The project was comprised of two… Read More

Will primary producers continue to adjust practices and technologies, change production systems or transform their industry – An application of real options

Will primary producers continue to adjust practices and technologies, change production systems or transform their industry – An application of real options Authors: Greg Hertzler, Todd Sanderson, Tim Capon, Peter Hayman, Ross Kingwell, Anthea McClintock, Jason Crean and Alan RandallYear: 2013 This project assessed whether farmers in wheat dominant agriculture in SA, WA and NSW… Read More