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Climate impacts guide for Australian marine ecosystems

A team of more than 70 Australian and international scientists has produced the first-ever benchmark of climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and options for adapting.

Learning to adapt to future climates

Climate change is already underway, and will bring many changes to our weather, lifestyles and economy. Here are some ideas behind climate adaptation and what it may mean for you.

Lockerbie: a Greenfield project setting a new standard for sustainable urban development

The collective expertise of the Sustainable Communities Initiative will guide planning of ‘Lockerbie’, a Greenfield residential project north of Melbourne, Victoria, promising a quantum leap in sustainable living.

Dr Lan Ding: promoting sustainable consumption

Dr Lan Ding's research into virtual environments, artificial intelligence and architectural software is helping create more adaptable cities.

Dr Kathleen McInnes: analysing the coastal impacts of climate change

Dr Kathleen McInnes undertakes coastal impacts research through the analysis of future climate conditions from computer simulations and the modelling of extreme coastal sea levels.

Dr Jorgen Frederiksen: researching atmospheric dynamics, predictability and climate

Dr Jorgen Frederiksen is a dynamic meteorologist who works on critical problems that are barriers to improvement in weather and climate prediction and climate change prognosis.

Dr John Gardner: public and business responses to climate change

Dr John Gardner is a social psychologist, working in the areas of energy technology, climate change mitigation and climate adaptation.

Dr Jack Katzfey: researching regional climate modelling and high-resolution forecasting

Dr Jack Katzfey is leader of the Mesoscale Modelling Applications Team at CSIRO/CAWCR (Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research), responsible for producing innovative high-resolution forecasts and regional climate change simulations.

Integrated assessment of urban sustainability at East Lake

CSIRO researchers are developing a software platform to integrate sustainability assessment across urban domains including health, water, transport and energy.

Understanding building infrastructure performance in bushfires

From the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires to the present, all bushfires involving significant house loss have been surveyed by CSIRO bushfire researchers.

Mr Guy Barnett: urban ecology for city planning and design

Mr Guy Barnett's research is helping urban planning and design professionals integrate ecological knowledge into everyday practice.

Dr Guobin Fu: researching impacts of climate variability and change on hydrological regimes

Dr Guobin Fu specialises in the impacts of climate variability and change on hydrology.

CSIRO's contribution to Garnaut Climate Change Review

CSIRO experts are available for media interviews to provide information about the science in the Garnaut Climate Change Review Draft Report.

CSIRO and food production: securing our food future

CSIRO is delivering science to improve food production systems and food quality in Australia and internationally.

CSIRO's online Flood Damage Advisor service

CSIRO's Flood Damage Advisor is an online web based tool that provides the user information of a number of common building fabric and material problems that occur after a flood.

Farming systems

Finding better ways to manage agricultural systems and lands so that food and fibre production can be sustained in balance with environmental and socioeconomic outcomes.

Dr Eve McDonald-Madden: applied theoretical ecologist

By applying theoretical ecology concepts into a decision theory approach, Dr Eve McDonald-Madden is working to improve wildlife management and conservation planning.

Science for our environment

CSIRO and its partners seek to develop solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges. CSIRO is committed to the challenge of using science, combined with community and industry knowledge, to make sure that our ecosystems are sustainable for the long term prosperity of Australia.

Dr Elvira Poloczanska: assessing the vulnerability of marine animals and habitats to climate change

Dr Elvira Poloczanska is working to further our understanding of the climate change threats and benefits for our coastal and marine systems and identify potential pathways for adaptation.

Planning for sustainable urban renewal of East Lake

The East Lake precinct in Canberra is the focus of a new partnership project between CSIRO and the ACT Government to showcase innovative approaches to sustainable urban renewal.

Planning for sea level rise

Government, industry and the community need to work together to consider how best to plan for rising sea levels that will affect coastal communities, industries and ecosystems.

Examining the gap between science and policy

This 47-minute video captures a presentation by CSIRO's Dr Rohan Nelson to the Western Australian Department of Food and Agriculture exploring the way science informs policy for adapting to climate change.

Regional impacts of climate change

CSIRO has developed region-by-region climate change projections for Australia. CSIRO’s Climate Impacts Group has developed region-by-region climate change projections for Australia.

Climate change in Australia: technical report 2007

This report, Climate Change in Australia, was developed by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology through the Australian Climate Change Science Program, and provides the most up to date assessment of Australia's changing climate. (148 pages). 

Fisheries in a future ocean: impacts of climate change

As the oceans change in response to our changing climate, ocean plant and animal life will also be affected. This will have an impact on fisheries.

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