Climate change impacts on pest animals and weedsCommunicating Climate Change - Module 13
Land & Water Australia. 2009. Climate change impacts on pest animals and weeds. [Online] (Updated February 6th, 2009)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/2821 [Accessed Tuesday 12th of March 2013 02:36:40 PM ].
Predicted changes in climate will affect the spread and competitiveness of pest animals and weeds in Australia. For example, in southern Australia, we can expect to see:
- more very hot days (in excess of 35°C)
- less incidence of frost
- less winter rainfall across all southern regions; spring rainfall is expected to be
- lower in south-eastern Australia, and autumn rainfall is more likely to be lower in the south-west of Western Australia
- more frequent droughts, particularly for the south-west of Western Australia
- increased seasonal variability, delivering above average rainfall
- higher risk of fire, with the warmer and drier conditions
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