Adaptation strategies to manage risk in Australia’s plantations

Adaptation strategies to manage risk in Australia’s plantations

30th July 2014

Predicted changes to Australia’s climate over the next one to three decades will affect management strategies for Australia’s Eucalyptus globulus and Pinus radiata plantations. 

This research project examined plantation productivity for 2030 and 2050 under a range of likely climate scenarios in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The research looked at the effects of climatic variability on stand productivity; how wood properties might change; to the likelihood and impacts of increased drought, pests and fire. It also looked at whether current growing and management practices can adapt to cope or whether new production systems (e.g. new species, new products) may be required. 

Five climate scenarios that spanned the worst, most likely and best case climate outcomes were incorporated into a support decision tool to assist industry mitigate potential hazards that might exist in 2030. 

Reference Number
PNC228-1011

Findings Report:
FWPA_FINAL_REPORT_030914.pdf

Additional Resources:
Regional_report_Green_Triangle_eucalypts_.pdf
Regional_report_Green_Triangle_Radiata_pine.pdf
Regional_report_VicNSW_eucalypts.pdf
Regional_report_VicNSW_Radiata_pine.pdf
Regional_report__SWWA_eucalypts.pdf
Regional_report__SWWA_Radiata_pine.pdf
Regional_report__Tasmania_eucalypts.pdf
Regional_report__Tasmania_Radiata_pine.pdf

View Online Presetations about this report here

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