TITLE

Supporting rainforest biodiversity in a changing climate

AUTHOR(S)
Isaac, Jo
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Ecos;Apr/May2010, Issue 154, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the ways to support rainforest biodiversity in Australia in the midst of climate change. It notes that climate change threatens the biodiversity of the country's Wet Tropics rainforests. However, scientists are conducting their investigation with regards to the practical ways to help biodiversity as well as increase their resilience in the future with the use of climate figura.
ACCESSION #
51840218

 

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