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Bushfire behaviour research papers: a sample from CSIRO scientists

This grouping of research papers relating to CSIRO bushfire research are available from several journals including the International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Dr Aysha Fleming: understanding community responses to climate change

Dr Aysha Fleming is a social scientist working in the Science into Society group, based in Hobart, Tasmania. Dr Fleming brings an academic background in adult education, social research in agriculture, communication of climate change and rural sociology.

Exploring a sustainable future in the Bass Coast Shire

CSIRO scientists, Regional Development Victoria, local government and local residents exploring future rural land use options in two communities in Victoria's Bass Coast Shire.

Ms Anne-Maree Dowd: understanding public perceptions to assist in climate mitigation

Ms Anne-Maree Dowd is an applied research expert in climate change mitigation, adaptation, behaviour change, public perception, community engagement, organisational behaviour and communication.

Exploring a sustainable future for Apollo Bay

CSIRO scientists, Regional Development Victoria, local government and local residents have explored together what it means for Apollo Bay to be a sustainable community.

Understanding motives to adapt - or not

CSIRO researchers are studying the behaviour of people and investigating how to foster appropriate adaptation behaviours.

Climate Adaptation Flagship working paper submissions

Submission requirements for publishing high quality research-in-progress as part of the Climate Adaptation Flagship working paper series.

The Indian Ocean Climate Initiative

The Indian Ocean Climate Initiative (IOCI) is improving climate projections for policy decisions in Western Australia.

Making climate science more accessible for decision makers

CSIRO scientists are trialling different ways of presenting climate information so it is more accessible for people planning adaptation responses.

Exploring how to adapt dairy enterprises to climate change

CSIRO researchers are working with Australian dairy farmers in northern Victoria, to explore how they can adapt their enterprises to climate change.

Extreme weather events - what can we expect?

CSIRO scientists are using a number of different methods to predict the risk of occurrence of severe weather events.

Fire regimes and climate adaptation

The interactions between climate change, fire regimes and other landscape disturbances are yielding options for adaptive management.

What are the key climate adaptation challenges for Australia?

Participants at the Adaptation Challenges Workshop - a side-event to the 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference – identified some of the key challenges facing Australia in moving beyond a sectoral approach to adaptation, and developing a national integrated response.

Adapting energy in urban areas

Managing energy systems in a rapidly growing region like South East Queensland requires understanding the patterns of electricity demand.

Mapping the capacity of rural Australia to adapt to climate change

The Adaptive Capacity Spatial Assessment Tool enables community groups, industries and governments to explore the factors contributing to or limiting the capacity to adapt to climate change across Australia.

2009 Priestly Lecture: simulating changes in climate, sea ice and oceans

On 13 October, Professor Lawrence Mysak presented the 2009 Priestley Lecture at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research in Aspendale, Victoria. Watch his presentation in the video (62:48) or download the PowerPoint slides (49 pages).

+4ºC scenarios for Australia's future climate

The impacts on Australia of a 4ºC increase in average annual temperatures – including major reductions in annual rainfall in southern Australia, marked increases in evaporation nationwide and reduced snow cover in alpine regions – were presented today by CSIRO's Dr Penny Whetton at the Four Degrees climate change conference in Melbourne.

Ocean warming detrimental to inshore fish species

Australian scientists have reported the first known detrimental impact of southern hemisphere ocean warming on a fish species.

Safeguarding future health in Australian cities

Protecting urban Australians from a range of health risks associated with global warming is the focus of a new research cluster launched today in Cairns at the 2011 National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) Conference.

We need concrete answers to climate change effects

Understanding how climate change could impact on the deterioration of the basic building block of much of Australia's infrastructure – concrete – is crucial to ensuring major assets such as roads, ports and buildings continue to perform up to expectations, according to a CSIRO report.

When times are tight, focus on adaptation

Biologists have been advised not to over-commit time and effort establishing broader climate change links to local ecological impacts.

Trialling ocean temperature forecasts for fish farms

Marine scientists are trialling the first near-shore water temperature forecasts to assist Australia’s aquaculture farm managers contending with rising ocean temperatures.

SEQ drought likely caused by ‘climate variability’

The recent South-East Queensland (SEQ) drought was likely caused by shifts associated with climate variability over decades rather than climate change, according to the findings of a team of CSIRO researchers led by Dr Wenju Cai.

Climate change hits SE Australia fish species

Scientists are reporting significant changes in the distribution of coastal fish species in south-east Australia which they say are partly due to climate change.

Conserving nature and dollars: delivering cost-effective biodiversity protection

A more flexible approach to the expansion of protected area systems could ultimately protect much more biodiversity for the same budget according to a new paper in the scientific journal Nature.

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