In November 2011 the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) convened an expert workshop to explore how general adaptation principles could be translated into specific guidelines for different regions and ecosystems in Tasmania. This was intended to build on the evidence base provided by the recently published report Vulnerability Assessment of Tasmania's Natural Environment to Climate Change (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment 2010).
The workshop in 2011 also built on earlier workshops in Hobart on the impact of climate change on natural values. These included:
- Tasmanian Terrestrial Biodiversity and Climate Change road show in Tasmania on 7th June, 2011, hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility's Terrestrial Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network
- Workshop on Prioritising monitoring programs in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area on October 8th 2009
- A one-day conference in October 2008 on Managing Natural Values in a Changing Climate.
This event was run by DPIPWE in partnership with the Tasmanian Climate Change Office; around 160 people attended.
Written by Louise Gilfedder, Nicholas Macgregor, Kerry Bridle, Oberon Carter and Daniel Sprod.
Published by Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
(Published in 2012)
Copyright Government of Tasmania 2012 This publication is available online:
Implementing Adaptation to Climate Change in Terrestrial and Freshwater Natural Environments in Tasmania (2Mb)