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Australia’s Biodiversity and Climate Change
This book provides a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia’s biodiversity (primarily terrestrial) to climate change, and suggestions on the ways that policy and management can deal with these. It begins with a long-time perspective on the evolution of Australia’s biota – why Australia is so species-rich, why our biodiversity is unique, and why the conservation of our biodiversity is so important. It goes on to describe the two centuries of acute change since European settlement – the ultimate drivers of current change in Australia’s biodiversity and the observed changes in diversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels.