Explore the links below for a range of information on our climate adaptation research.

Final Reports

Using plant traits to assess adaptive capacity of plants to climate change

Threatened species climate change vulnerability

Using range metrics to assess plants at risk

Developing a spectral library for weeds in alpine vegetation communities

Wildlife disease surveillance

Dispersal capacity of freshwater biodiversity under climate change

Metabolism and microbial diversity in floodplain wetlands

Assisted colonisation as a climate change adaptation tool

Assisted Colonisation. Appendix 1: Established flora translocations in Australia

Assisted Colonisation. Appendix 2: Global experimental assisted colonisations

Assisted Colonisation. Appendix 3: Review of flora translocations

Assisted Colonisation. Appendix 4: Review of fauna translocations

Monitoring and prioritisation of flora translocations: A survey of opinions from practitioners and researchers

Guides & education resources

Bandjalang seasonal calendar

Bandjalang cultural calendar - Education booklet

Climate change and culturally significant species in Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area

Climate-ready revegetation guide for natural resource managers

Reveg guide

Information Sheets

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Blackman C J, Creek D, Maier C, Aspinwall M J, Drake J E, Pfautsch S, O’Grady A, Delzon S, Medlyn B E, Tissue D T, Choat B (2019) Drought response strategies and hydraulic traits contribute to mechanistic understanding of plant dry-down to hydraulic failure Tree Physiology

Dudley A, Butt N, Auld T D, & Gallagher R (2019) Using traits to assess threatened plant species response to climate change Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 1905–1919

Fahey M, Rossetto M, Wilson PD, Ho S W Y (2019) Habitat preference differentiates the Holocene range dynamics but not barrier effects on two sympatric, congeneric trees (Tristaniopsis, Myrtaceae) Heredity

Graham V, Beaumont L, Baumgartner J, Esperón-Rodríguez M, Robinson M, Hughes L and Grech A (2019) Prioritising the protection of climate refugia: designing a climate-ready protected area network Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Le Breton T D, Zimmer H C, Gallagher R V, Cox M, Allen S, & Auld T D (2019) Using IUCN criteria to perform rapid assessments of at-risk taxa Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 863–883

Li X, Blackman C J, Choat B, Rymer P D, Medlyn B E, Tissue D T (2019) Drought tolerance traits do not vary across sites differing in water availability in Banksia serrata (Proteaceae) Functional Plant Biology 46: 624-633

Li X, Blackman C J, Peters J M R, Choat B, Rymer P D, Medlyn B E, Tissue D T (2019) More than iso/anisohydry: hydroscapes integrate plant water-use and drought tolerance traits in ten eucalypt species from contrasting climates. Functional Ecology 33: 1035– 1049

Blackman C J, Li X, Choat B, Rymer P, De Kauwe MG, Duursma RA, Tissue DT, Medlyn BE (2019) Desiccation time during drought is highly predictable across species of Eucalyptus from contrasting climates New Phytologist


Baumgartner J B, Esperon-Rodriguez M, Beaumont L J (2018) Identifying in situ climate refugia for plant species Ecography 41: 1850-1863

Butt N, & Gallagher R (2018) Using species traits to guide conservation actions under climate change Climatic Change 151: 317-332

Choat B, Brodribb T J, Brodersen C R, Duursma R A, Lopez R, Medlyn B E (2018) Triggers of tree mortality under drought Nature 558: 531–539

Duursma R A, Blackman C, López R, Martin-St Paul N, Cochard H, Medlyn B E (2018) On the minimum leaf conductance: its role in models of plant water use, and ecological and environmental controls New Phytologist 221: 693-705

Li X, Blackman C J, Choat B, Duursma R A, Rymer P D, Medlyn B E, Tissue D T (2018) Tree hydraulic traits are co-ordinated and strongly linked to climate-of-origin across a rainfall gradient Plant, Cell and Environment 41: 646– 660

Li X, Blackman C J, Rymer P D, Quintans D, Duursma R A, Choat B, Medlyn B E, Tissue DT (2018) Xylem embolism measured retrospectively is linked to canopy dieback in natural populations of Eucalyptus piperita following drought Tree Physiology 38: 1193–1199


Bishop M J Mayer-Pinto M, Airoldi L, Firth, L B, Morris, R L, Loke L H L, Hawkins, S J, Naylor L A, Coleman R A, Chee S Y, Dafforn K A (2017) Effects of ocean sprawl on ecological connectivity: impacts and solutions Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 492: 7-30

Bush A & Hoskins A J (2017) Does dispersal capacity matter for freshwater biodiversity under climate change? Freshwater Biology 62 382-396

De Kauwe, M. G., Medlyn, B. E., Knauer, J. and Williams, C. A. (2017) Ideas and perspectives: How coupled is the vegetation to the boundary layer? Biogeosciences 14: 4435-4453

Heery E C, Bishop M, Critchley L, Bugnot A B, Airoldi L, Mayer-Pinto M, Sheehan E V, Coleman R A, Loke L H L, Johnston E L, Komyakova V, Morris, R L, Strain E M A, Naylor L A & Dafforn K A (2017) Identifying the consequences of ocean sprawl for sedimentary habitats Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 492: 31-48

Ukkola A, Haughton N, De Kauwe M G, Abramowitz G and Pitman A (2017) FluxnetLSM R package (v1.0): A community tool for processing FLUXNET data for use in land surface modelling Geoscientific Model Development 10: 3379-3390


Drake J E, Tjoelker M G, Aspinwall M J, Reich P B, Barton C V M, Medlyn B E & Duursma R A (2016) Does physiological acclimation to climate warming stabilize the ratio of canopy respiration to photosynthesis? New Phytologist 211: 850–863

Ukkola A M, Pitman A J, Decker M, Abramowitz G, De Kauwe M G, Kala J and Wang Y-P (2016) Modelling evapotranspiration during precipitation deficits: identifying critical processes in a land surface model Hydrological and Earth System Sciences 20: 2403-2419

Ukkola A M, De Kauwe M G, Pitman A J, Best M J, Haverd V, Decker M, Abramowitz G and Haughton N (2016) Land surface models systematically overestimate the intensity, duration and magnitude of seasonal-scale evaporative droughts Environmental Research Letters 11: 104012


Gallagher R V, Makinson R O, Hogbin P T & Hancock N (2015) Assisted colonization as a climate change adaptation tool Austral Ecology 40: 12-20

Hancock N & Gallagher R V (2015) How ready are we to move species threatened from climate change? Insights into the assisted colonization debate from Australia Austral Ecology 39: 830-838

Roger E, Duursma D E, Downey P O, Gallagher R V, Hughes L, Steel J, Johnson S B, Leishman M R (2015) A tool to assess potential for alien plant establishment and expansion under climate change Journal of Environmental Management 159 121-127


Duursma D E, Gallagher R V, Roger E, Hughes L, Downey P O & Leishman M R (2013) Next-generation invaders? Hotspots for naturalised sleeper weeds in Australia under future climates PLoS One 8 e84222

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