Helping nature adapt to climate change
ECOS, Other, 17/09/2021, Mary-Lou Considine
How is the science of ecology helping our ecosystems adapt to climate change and other human pressures? ECOS put the question to Dr Suzanne Prober, leader of CSIRO’s Adaptive Ecosystem Management team.
In a recent landmark study published in Global Change Biology, scientists concluded that 19 Australian ecosystems – from the Great Barrier Reef and tropical savannahs in the north, to Antarctica and Macquarie Island in the south – are at risk of irreversible ecological collapse as a result of climate change and other human pressures.