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Weather drivers in Victoria

Communicating Climate Change - Module 1

The driving force behind our weather is the general circulation of the atmosphere, caused by unequal heating of the Earth’s surface. Energy from the sun causes evaporation from the tropical oceans and uneven heating of land and sea surfaces near the equator. An extensive area of high pressure, known as the sub-tropical ridge, is a major feature of the general circulation of our atmosphere. It is a major influence on the climate of southern Australia. Its position (more)...

Weather drivers in Western Australia

Communicating Climate Change - Module 1

The driving force behind our weather is the general circulation of the atmosphere, caused by unequal heating of the Earth’s surface. Energy from the sun causes uneven heating of land and sea surfaces near the equator and evaporation from tropical oceans. An extensive area of high pressure, known as the sub-tropical ridge, is a major feature of the general circulation of our atmosphere. This belt of high pressure encircles the globe at the middle latitudes. The position (more)...

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Weed management on floodplains

Landscapes and ecosystems are composed of complex networks of interactions; consequently the effects of management actions can be unpredictable.

This publication is one of a suite of 13 produced as part of a folder showcasing research from the Defeating the Weed Menace Research and Development program.

Weeds: One of Australia’s major environmental problems

As the Australian Weeds Strategy recognises “Weeds have major economic, environmental and social impacts in Australia, causing damage to natural landscapes, agricultural lands, waterways and coastal areas”. To a significant extent the Australian Government’s focus on weed management, whether at the research, policy or implementation level, has been on weeds and their impacts on rural production. This is scarcely surprising, given estimates that the agricultural impacts of (more)...

Wet tropics - regional report card (Apr 2007)

This regional report card provides a two page summary for each of the Wet Tropics assets. The first page is devoted to a description outlining the goals for, and the status and trends in, the condition of the asset. These sections have been developed by the FNQ NRM Ltd theme leaders, and show the steps and actions that FNQ NRM Ltd are taking that will lead to the assessment of asset condition. The key (more)...

Wetlands: status of information for reporting against indicators

This booklet is part of a series that describes the status of data and information relevant to national indicators agreed under the National Natural Resource Management Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. It specifically reports on the status of information relating to indicators of community and social processes relevant to or affected by NRM programs as well as measures of the adoption of sustainable development and production techniques. These indicators are (more)...

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What do native vegetation, quality wool and health profits have in common

New South Wales

Factsheet providing general information about the advancements in knolwedge of native vegetation in NSW, and how the LWW project has contributed to this. Provides benefits native biodiversity and the proposed key outcomes for woolgrowers.

What is a Regional Knowledge Strategy?

There has never been greater public investment in natural resource management (NRM)in Australia or in research that provides the information and knowledge to improve it. The Program aims to facilitate better links between the 56 regional NRM bodies and knowledge providers and to assist regional bodies to better manage their information and knowledge.

What is the Regional Knowledge Resource Kit?

The regional knowledge resource kit (RKRK) is an interactive online resource for learning and developing skills in managing information and knowledge for regional natural resource management.

What to plant where: Effectively positioning plants in saline/waterlogged landscapes

SGSL Pasture Theme Final Report

This review considers the issue of targeting plants to saline landscapes. A range of recent research has shown that saltland varies in its ability to support plant growth: economic gain is achieved by focusing revegetation into areas of highest capability. The review focuses on two factors that affect capability – salinity and water-logging. Both salinity and water-logging are highly temporally and spatially variable. Plant ecological zonation on saltland is a reflection of the ability of plants (more)...

Wheat and sheep production in a changing climate: South Australia

Communicating Climate Change - Module 4

Australia’s wheat - sheep production zone covers 35 million hectares in southern and eastern Australia. Its 15,700 wool-producing farms contain 55% of the nation’s sheep. Annual rainfall in the zone is 300-600 mm. Climate change threatens the productivity of Australia’s wheat and sheep industries. It reduces the value of historical climate knowledge and increases uncertainty about the bounds of future climates, making farm decisions more complex. While (more)...

Wheat and sheep production in a changing climate: Western Australia

Communicating Climate Change - Module 4

Australia’s wheat - sheep production zone covers 35 million hectares in southern and eastern Australia. Its 15 700 wool-producing farms contain 55% of the nation’s sheep. Annual rainfall in the zone is 300–600 mm. Climate change threatens the productivity of Australia’s wheat and sheep industries. It reduces the value of historical climate knowledge and increases uncertainty about the bounds of future climates, making farm decisions more complex. While (more)...

Wheat and sheep production in a changing climate: western Victoria

Communicating Climate Change - Module 4

Australia’s wheat-sheep production zone covers 35 million hectares in southern and eastern Australia. Its 15 700 wool-producing farms contain 55% of the nation’s sheep. Annual rainfall in the zone is 300–600 mm. Climate change threatens the productivity of Australia’s wheat and sheep industries. It reduces the value of historical climate knowledge and increases uncertainty about the bounds of future climates, making farming decisions more complex. While (more)...

Where's Wally? - Integration of social science in NRM organisations 1978-2002

Fact Sheet: Research project ING1 of Social and Institutional Research Program