Chapter 22. The Impact of Climate Change on the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions of the Wet Tropics

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member2 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor3
  1. Stephen E. Williams,
  2. Joanne L. Isaac and
  3. Luke P. Shoo

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch22

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Williams, S. E., Isaac, J. L. and Shoo, L. P. (2008) The Impact of Climate Change on the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions of the Wet Tropics, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • climate change and biodiversity and ecosystem functions;
  • climate change impacts in the Wet Tropics;
  • historical climate fluctuations and present biodiversity;
  • contemporary climate change and future biodiversity;
  • relative species vulnerability and extinction risk;
  • climate fluctuations during the Quaternary and localized extinction of endemic rainforest vertebrates;
  • development of strategic approach to climate change in Wet Tropics bioregion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Research on climate change impacts in the Wet Tropics

  • Directions for future research

  • Summary

  • References