Strengthening resilience to threatening processes and extreme events

Project start date: 01/07/2021
Project end date: 31/12/2022
NESP funding: $200,000 (GST-exclusive)

Australian ecosystems and species face many threatening processes that contribute to biodiversity decline. These include:

  • altered hydrology such as water extraction
  • altered fire regimes
  • extreme floods, droughts and bushfires
  • diseases
  • invasive plants and animals.

The Australian Government aims to reduce the impacts of these threatening processes. This requires good policies, integrated planning and on-ground management, based on the best available evidence.

This project establishes the foundation for the hub’s research on building resilience to threatening processes, and considers landscape-scale interactions among these processes.

Key research areas include:

  • environmental weeds and diseases
  • invasive animals
  • bushfire management
  • wetlands and water management.
  • Rangers and scientists collaborate to assess the condition of savanna landscapes. Photo: NESP Northern Hub.
  • This project will establish the foundation for the Hub’s research on building resilience to threatening processes and extreme events. Photo: NESP Northern Hub.
  • This project will set the basis for further research into wetland management. Photo: NERP Northern Hub.

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