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A method to identify drivers of societal change likely to affect natural assets in the future, illustrated with Australia's native biodiversity

Pepper, David; Lada, Hania; Thomson, James R.; Bakar, Khandoker (Shuvo); Lake, P.S.(Sam); Mac Nally, Ralph Charles


Human society has a profound adverse effect on natural assets as human populations increase and as global climate changes. We need to envisage different futures that encompass plausible human responses to threats and change, and become more mindful of their likely impacts on natural assets. We describe a method for developing a set of future scenarios for a natural asset at national scale under ongoing human population growth and climate change. The method involves expansive consideration of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Science of the Total Environment
DOI: 10.1016/jscitotenv.2016.10.112


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