Species on the Move: How is Nature Responding to Climate Change?

Plants and animals all over the world are responding to warming temperatures, many by shifting where they live. Join this team of international experts to learn about the surprising ways climate change is affecting the planets natural ecosystems – from the Arctic to the tropics, on land and in the ocean. Hear first-hand how a changing climate is impacting Indigenous communities in the Arctic. This special event will feature a series of short talks followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

MC: Dr Alistair Hobday
Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere


  • Professor Will Steffen
    Research with Australian National University and Councillor with The Climate Council
  • Professor Camille Parmesan
    Marine biologist, University of Texas at Austin and Plymouth University
  • Associate Professor Gretta Pecl
    Chair of Redmap and ARC Future Fellow at Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Professor Stephen Williams
    Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change, James Cook University and
    Director of the National NCCARF Adaptation Network for Natural Ecosystems
  • Dr Tero Mustonen
    Traditional knowledge and Arctic biodiversity advocate with Snowchange Cooperative

Date: Tuesday 9 February 2016

Time: 08:00pm – 09:45pm

Cost: Free to Attend

Grand Ballroom
Hobart Grand Chancellor
1 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000

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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