NSW Adaptation Research Hub

NSW Adaptation Research Hub

It contains information on three key research areas:

  • Biodiversity – This research area is led by Climate Futures at Macquarie University, with support from CSIRO. It will focus on increasing knowledge of the capacity of species, ecosystems and landscapes to adapt to current and future climate variability, identify refuges where species can survive extreme events, and explore ways to make integrated decisions for local land use plans that optimise biodiversity outcomes.
  • Adaptive communities – This research area is led by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, with support from CSIRO. It will increase knowledge of ways in which urban and rural communities adapt and respond to current and future extreme events and climate variability, and explore ways in which the government can support communities in building their resilience and adaptive capacity.
  • Coastal processes and responses – This research area is led by the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) with support from the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI). It will focus on providing local communities and councils in coastal zones with information on coastal and estuary impact assessment, risk management and adaptation responses.

The Hub draws on priorities developed through OEH knowledge strategies and a need to develop research that is operationally relevant.

The Biodiversity Node

Our vision for the Biodiversity Node of the NSW Adaptation Research Hub is a dynamic, collaborative partnership of researchers with OEH scientists, managers and policy makers, incorporating a broad spectrum of partners from universities, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship (CAF), the NSW Department of Primary Industries, local governments, community groups and business.

The Node will be a facilitative body catalysing and supporting the research efforts of the wider adaptation community by providing leadership and coordination with an emphasis on linking researchers to end–users.

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