Australian National Adaptation Research Plan for Terrestrial Biodiversity feedback session

Prof Stephen Williams

The primary aim of the National Adaptation Research Plan for Terrestrial Biodiversity (NARP-TB) is to identify the research required to assist managers and policy makers of Australia’s terrestrial biodiversity systems to prepare for, and adapt to, climate change. The plan identifies knowledge gaps with respect to helping terrestrial systems adapt to climate change, and develops priority research questions (PRQ’s) to enable researchers to focus their efforts on filling these gaps. These priority research questions are aimed at providing the knowledge to inform decisions on climate change adaptation management in terrestrial systems. This short discussion session will focus on the presentation of the PRQ’s and invite comment and feedback on the draft priority research questions.

Species on the Move

An International Conference Series

The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.


Species responses to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel streams, and across temporal and spatial scales.

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