Recovery from disaster: Resilience, adaptability and climate change perceptions

Recovery from disaster: Resilience, adaptability and perceptions of climate change Authors: Helen Boon, Joanne Millar, David Lake, Alison Cottrell and David KingYear: 2012 The results of the study show that resilience is both an individual trait and a process, and that the strongest direct predictor of resilience was adaptability and a sense of place. The… Read More

Legal, institutional and cultural barriers to adaptation to sea-level rise in Australia

Barriers to adaptation to sea level rise: The legal, institutional and cultural barriers to adaptation to sea-level rise in Australia Authors: Jon Barnett, Elissa Waters, Sam Pendergast and Aedan PulestonYear: 2013 This report identified five key kinds of barriers to adaptation: governance, policy, uncertainty, resources, and psychosocial factors. It emphasizes that adaptation to sea-level rise… Read More

Identifying low risk climate change adaptation in catchment management while avoiding unintended consequences

Identifying low risk climate change adaptation in catchment management while avoiding unintended consequences Authors: Anna Lukasiewicz, C. Max Finlayson and Jamie PittockYear: 2013 The ‘Climate Change Adaptation Catchment Assessment Framework’ tool – an ecosystems-based approach to climate change adaptation – was developed for use by regional management bodies to assess natural resource management (NRM) actions… Read More

Impact of the 2010-11 floods and the factors that inhibit and enable household adaptation strategies

Impact of the 2010-11 floods and the factors that inhibit and enable household adaptation strategies Deanne Bird, David King, Katharine Haynes, Pamela Box, Tetsuya Okada and Kate NairnYear: 2013 Looking at three flood affected communities (Brisbane and Emerald, Queensland; and Donald, Victoria) a greater number of factors inhibit adaptation to flooding that enable adaptive behaviour.… Read More

Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change

Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change Author: Paul Burton, Kristen Lyons, Carol Richards, Marco Amati, Nicholas Rose, Lotus Des Fours, Victor Pires and Rochelle BarclayYear: 2013 Extreme weather events are the main source of major disruptions to urban food supplies. Viability and productivity of existing food production systems is also likely to be… Read More

South East Coastal Adaptation (SECA): Coastal urban climate futures in SE Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance

South East Coastal Adaptation (SECA): Coastal urban climate futures in SE Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance Authors: Barbara Norman, Will Steffen, Bob Webb, Tony Capon, Bill Maher, Colin Woodroffe, Kerrylee Rogers, Rob Tanton, Yogi Vidyattama, Jacqui Lavis, Hamish Sinclair and Brian WeirYear: 2013 This study focussed on coastal adaptation to climate change in terms… 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

Exploring the adaptive capacity of emergency management using agent based modelling

Exploring the adaptive capacity of emergency management using agent based modelling Authors: Lin Padgham, Shae Hunter and Dhirendra SinghYear: 2013 Using Agent Based Modelling and Simulation (ABSM) proved useful in assessing and developing the capacity of the emergency response sector, as it adapts to climate change. A specific simulation tool was developed to explore response… Read More

Leading gifted horses to water: The economics of climate adaptation in government-sponsored irrigation in Victoria

Leading gifted horses to water: The economics of climate adaptation in government-sponsored irrigation in Victoria Authors: Bethany Cooper and Lin CraseYear: 2013 The gifting of irrigation assets to irrigation districts means the value of this irrigation infrastructure need not be included in the regulatory asset base (which is used to calculate water prices paid by… Read More

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia Authors: Belinda J. Robson, Edwin T. Chester, Mark Allen, Stephen Beatty, Jane M. Chambers, Paul Close, Barbara Cook, Courtney R. Cummings, Peter M. Davies, Rebecca E. Lester, Alan Lymbery, Ty G. Matthews, David Morgan and Melanie StockYear: 2013 As climate change progresses, how… Read More