The Resilient Landscapes Hub is delivering the science that will improve the management of Australia’s terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and make them more resilient to extreme events – including bushfires, droughts and floods – and pervasive pressures, such as invasive species.
The Resilient Landscapes Hub’s research supports the resilience of our natural landscapes and biodiversity. Resilience refers to the rate at which landscapes recover from environmental stressors and disturbances. Resilient landscapes support Australia’s rich biodiversity and agricultural and tourism economies, and shape the Australian identity. Indigenous peoples’ cultural practices have sustainably managed these landscapes for millennia. However, our landscapes face increasingly complex environmental challenges that threaten to undermine their condition and capacity to recover from extreme events.
Maintaining resilience will not be enough to meet new challenges or adapt to a changing climate. To protect Australia’s landscapes and biodiversity – and the services they provide – we must find new ways to restore and enhance resilience. The Resilient Landscapes Hub is working collaboratively with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) and a range of other research users to co-design and undertake research that provides practical solutions to critical problems.
September 2022 | Open Access
Characterising the woody vegetation in contrasting habitat types in the lower Fitzroy River, Western Australia (scientific paper)
August 2022 | Open Access
ENSO-driven extreme oscillations in mean sea level destabilise critical shoreline mangroves—An emerging threat (scientific paper)
July 2022 | Open Access
Influence of life history variation and habitat on mercury bioaccumulation in a high-order predatory fish in tropical Australia (scientific paper)
July 2022 | Open Access
A global review of the critical link between river flows and productivity in marine fisheries (scientific paper)
Flow regimes among rivers influences benthic biota biodiversity, but not abundance or biomass, in intertidal mudflats and sandflats in wet-dry tropical estuaries (scientific paper)
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