Forests, drought and climate change adaptation symposium

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Murdoch University; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)
Date:
18 Mar 2013
Location:
Australia (Perth)
Venue:
Economics, Commerce & Law Lecture Theatre 3 (ECL3), Murdoch University, Perth
Language:
English

Overview:

There have been widespread climate-induced impacts in natural and plantation forests both within Australia and overseas, and modelling suggests a markedly different future climate. In many regions foresters have always dealt with climate-induced uncertainty and these past experiences may help to deal with future conditions. In addition, new thinking and approaches to forest management may be required.

This symposium will examine how forests respond to climate, past climate mortality in forests and the management responses to those events, and then explore how this aids the development of future climate change adaptation strategies. Invited speakers will make presentations followed by a facilitated panel discussion.

Program:

Presentations will include overviews of climate predictions, mechanisms of forest responses to climate, case studies of forest drought and management responses from different regions, current adaptation approaches and a discussion of future approaches. Keynote speakers will come from China, USA and Australia.


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Event fee

Free

How to register

Please register online.

Deadline for the registration is 15 March 2013

 


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change
Hazards:
Drought
Countries:
Australia
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