Biodiversity and climate change online tools

Climate change poses a major threat to the biodiversity of New South Wales. The exact nature of how climate change impacts will continue to affect individual species and ecological communities, however, is uncertain.

These online tools provide users with access to information on local impacts of climate change on biodiversity to assist decision-makers with adaptation planning, including spatial information on suitable future habitat, key threats to biodiversity, niche range metrics for plants, as well as step-by-step guidelines on how to incorporate climate change into revegetation planning.

  • Orange belly parrot

    Climate refugia

    Locate areas of refuge for species under multiple future climate scenarios.

  • Banksia

    Niche finder

    Explore baseline maps of ecological ranges and access climate niche metrics of NSW plants.

  • weed futures

    Weed futures

    Access maps on weed threats under climate change for over 700 invasive NSW plant species.

  • threatened species

    Threatened species

    Search metrics on the vulnerability of NSW threatened species in response to climate change.

Photographic images courtesy of JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], Andy Burton, Nick Cubbin/OEH and Dave Hunter/OEH

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