Tag Archive: land

El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) risks for Western Australian graziers

November 27, 2018 10:32 am Published by Comments Off on El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) risks for Western Australian graziers

Bella Blanche writes about spending time on the vast Macfarlane Station in Tambo, Queensland and introduces a methodology to assess risks posed by climate change, and the vulnerability of the native rangeland resources located west of the Great Dividing Range.

CLEX Directors report – August 2018

August 7, 2018 10:06 am Published by Comments Off on CLEX Directors report – August 2018

The past four months since out last newsletter has been tightly packed with the official launch of CLEX, the legacy event for ARCCSS and an acceleration in important research across all of our programs.

Drought RP report – August 2018

August 4, 2018 7:20 am Published by Comments Off on Drought RP report – August 2018

Research has now begun in earnest in the Drought Research Program with all key staff finally in place. This has proved timely. At the time of writing (August 2018) most of NSW has been drought declared and forecasters suggesting little sign of drought-breaking rains over coming months.

Research brief: New insight into plant growth under climate change

July 6, 2018 3:43 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: New insight into plant growth under climate change

The application of a simple carbon balance model, combined with a data assimilation approach, has the potential to improve the process understanding embedded in models, which is used to predict responses of the carbon cycle to climate change.

PhD Opportunity: Latent heat balance dynamics and heatwaves in cities

June 12, 2018 3:13 am Published by Comments Off on PhD Opportunity: Latent heat balance dynamics and heatwaves in cities

This project will connect plant water use and stomatal conductance models differentiated by vegetation-soil systems with land surface models to provide new insight into the impacts of the built environment on moisture fluxes that influence heatwave intensity. Then it will investigate the climate impacts of the dynamic response of greenery in extreme heat conditions.

Regional adaptions can cool heat extremes by up to 2-3°C

April 1, 2018 12:07 am Published by Comments Off on Regional adaptions can cool heat extremes by up to 2-3°C

New research published in Nature Geoscience has found that climate engineering that modifies the properties of the land surface in highly populated areas and agricultural areas over North America, Europe and Asia could reduce extreme temperatures there by up to 2-3°C.

Research brief: Understanding water-use efficiency in plants

February 23, 2018 4:21 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Understanding water-use efficiency in plants

This study explored the key sources of uncertainty when scaling leaf-level understanding of water-use efficiency to ecosystem scales. The results provide key insights into interpreting (ecosystem-scale) eddy-covariance derived water-use efficiency in an ecophysiological context.