This book provides a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australias biodiversity (primarily terrestrial) to climate change, and suggestions on the ways that policy and management can deal with these. It begins with a long-time perspective on the evolution of Australias biota why Australia is so species-rich, why our biodiversity is unique, and why the conservation of our biodiversity is so important. It goes on to describe the two centuries of acute change since European settlement the ultimate drivers of current change in Australias biodiversity and the observed changes in diversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels.
|Place of Publication||Collingwood, Vic.|
|Number of pages||236|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- Biodiversity--Climatic factors--Australia
- Biodiversity conservation--Australia
- Climatic changes--Environmental aspects--Australia