Australian National Adaptation Research Plan for Terrestrial Biodiversity feedback session

Prof Stephen Williams

The primary aim of the National Adaptation Research Plan for Terrestrial Biodiversity (NARP-TB) is to identify the research required to assist managers and policy makers of Australia’s terrestrial biodiversity systems to prepare for, and adapt to, climate change. The plan identifies knowledge gaps with respect to helping terrestrial systems adapt to climate change, and develops priority research questions (PRQ’s) to enable researchers to focus their efforts on filling these gaps. These priority research questions are aimed at providing the knowledge to inform decisions on climate change adaptation management in terrestrial systems. This short discussion session will focus on the presentation of the PRQ’s and invite comment and feedback on the draft priority research questions.