Justin Welbergen (JCU); Climate change, extreme events and biodiversity in the Wet Tropics; Tuesday 7th May 2013.


Justin Welbergen (JCU); Climate change, extreme events and biodiversity in the Wet Tropics; Thursday 6th November.


Carmody, J., Murphy, H., Hill, R., Catterall, C., Goosem, S., Dale, A., Westcott, D., Welbergen, J., Shoo, L., Stoeckl, N., Esparon, M. (2015) The Importance of Protecting and Conserving the Wet Tropics: A synthesis of NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub Tropical Rainforest Outputs 2011-2014.


An update brochure of what's going on with the NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub Rainforest projects.


A snapshot of the research progress within the Rainforest node for January to June 2013.


A snapshot of the research progress within the Tropical Rainforest node for July to December 2013.


The project will investigate the exposure and sensitivity of Wet Tropics plants and animals to extreme climatic events, such as heat waves, fires, flooding rain and cyclones.
This information will be used to assess and map the vulnerability of species in the Wet Tropics Bioregion and the impact of current and future climatic events on biodiversity in the region. The information gathered in the Wet Tropics can potentially be applied to other regions in Australia and elsewhere to predict and mitigate the impacts of extreme climatic events on biodiversity.

Welbergen J. A., Meade, J., Storlie, C., VanDerWal, J., Dalziell, A. H., Hodgson, L., Larson, J., Krockenberger, A., Williams, S. E. (2015) Climate change and the impacts of extreme events on Australia’s Wet Tropics biodiversity.



Storlie C, Merino-Viteri A, Phillips B, VanDerWal J, Williams SE, Welbergen JA, (in review). Biological confirmation of improved spatial weather layers for species vulnerability analysis. Biology Letters.

Austral Ecology


Reside, A.E.Welbergen, J.A., Phillips, B.L., Wardell-Johnson, G.W., Keppel, G., Ferrier, S., Williams, S.E., VanDerWal, J. (2014) Characteristics of climate change refugia for Australian biodiversity. Austral Ecology[doi: 10.1111/aec.12146].



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