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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorSunnucks, Paul
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Ross
dc.contributor.authorSim, Lien
dc.contributor.authorPavlova, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorMorán-Ordóñez, Alejandra
dc.contributor.authorBox, Jayne Brim
dc.contributor.authorMcBurnie, Glenis
dc.contributor.authorPinder, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorChoy, Satish
dc.contributor.authorMcNeil, Dale
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Jane
dc.contributor.authorSheldon, Fran
dc.contributor.authorTimms, Brian
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-25T00:54:32Z
dc.date.available2019-02-25T00:54:32Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-06-18T05:55:51Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/60236
dc.description.abstractNational climate change adaptation guidelines for arid zone aquatic ecosystems and freshwater biodiversity are proposed which emphasise the protection of habitats and processes that support the persistence of freshwater biota under a changing climate. These guidelines are intended to provide guidance for policy dev elopment, planning and on-ground actions. The major goal of these guidelines is to reduce the risk of the loss of aquatic habitats, deteriorating water quality and the extinction of aquatic and water-dependent species. A portfolio of adaptation approaches to maintaining aquatic habitats, the water resources that support them, and the species that depend upon them, is proposed within a framework of strategic adaptive management. This approach best addresses the uncertainty that exists as to how climatic changes will play out across the arid zone with respect to water availability and ecological processes. Recommended climate adaptation actions include: implementing a national mapping program that identifies the major types of arid zone aquatic ecosystems and the surface water and groundwater resources that sustain them; recognising the importance of evolutionary refugia and ecological refuges as priority sites for arid zone climate adaptation planning and pol icy; protecting a dynamic (spatial and temporal) mosaic o f perennial, temporary and ephemeral waterbodies to provide the range of conditions needed support aquatic and water-dependent species with varying life history traits and dispersal abilities; maintaining the integrity of the dry sediments of temporary and ephemeral waters to ensure the persistence of viable seed and egg banks; recognising the importance of key hydrological and ecological processes, particularly connectivity and dispersal; undertaking vulnerability as sessments that determine the climate sensitivity and likely per sistence of key habitats; reducing the existing stressors on aquatic ecosystems and aquatic biota; identifying new and novel waterbodies created by arid zone industries (e.g. mining, pastoralism) that could provide valuable offsets for aquatic systems lost through climatic drying; implementing climate adaptation actions within a strategic adaptive management framework accompanied by a dedicated program for indigenous and local community engagement and education.
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNCCARF
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.nccarf.edu.au/publications/adaptation-guidelines-arid-zone-aquatic-ecosystems
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto60
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFreshwater Ecology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060204
dc.titleClimate change adaptation guidelines for arid zone aquatic ecosystems and freshwater biodiversity
dc.typeReport
dc.type.descriptionU2 - Reviews/Reports
dc.type.codeD - Reviews/Reports
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gro.date.issued2013
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gro.griffith.authorHughes, Jane M.
gro.griffith.authorSheldon, Fran


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