Managing contemporary environmental needs whilst ensuring Natural Resource Management (NRM) investment is future-proofed to withstand climate change is a key challenge for environmental managers in the 21st century.
To address this challenge, the Department of the Environment and CSIRO are collaborating to identify and develop a new generation of climate-smart ‘ecological engineering’ approaches.
The project defines ecological engineering as ‘the design, manipulation or construction of self-sustaining ecosystems for the mutual benefit of humans and nature’. This term is being used in place of ‘ecological restoration’ because restoring characteristics from pre-existing communities may not be viable with impacts from climate change.
The project will:
More detail is available in the project flier.