Predictive modeling of riparian woodland response to altered and novel disturbances in multi-use production landscapes

Reardon-Smith, K. M. and Le Brocque, A. F. (2012) Predictive modeling of riparian woodland response to altered and novel disturbances in multi-use production landscapes. In: 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change National Conference (PRCC 2012): Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges , 1-3 May 2012, Canberra, Austalia.

Abstract

Balancing competing demands of water supply, flood mitigation and environmental health in complex socio-ecological systems such as multi-use floodplain landscapes is a major policy and management challenge; this is particularly the case in regions where land and water resources are highly contested and likely to become more so under an uncertain climate future. Native ecosystem responses to altered disturbance regimes driven by development and over-arching climate change can signal critical shifts in the resilience of such landscapes and their capacity to continue to provide important ecosystem services. As such they provide a robust test of current policy and management approaches.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Dr Kathryn Reardon-Smith
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - No Department
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 06:35
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 05:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; floodplains; Australia; water resources; ecosystems
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
06 Biological Sciences > 0602 Ecology > 060202 Community Ecology(excl. Invasive Species Ecology)
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22158

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