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A selection of our journal papers, reports and other communication materials.

Journal Papers


Abel, N., Wise, R.M., Colloff, M.J., Walker, B.H., Butler, J.R.A., Ryan, P., Norman, C., Langston, A., Anderies, J.M., Gorddard, R., Dunlop, M. and O’Connell, D. (2016) Building a resilient pathway towards transformation when “no-one is in charge”: insights from Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin. Ecology and Society 21(2), 23. [online]

Alderman, R. and A. J. Hobday (2016). Developing a climate adaptation strategy for vulnerable seabirds based on prioritisation of intervention options. Deep Sea Research II: doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.07.003.

Colloff, M.J., Doherty, M.D, Lavorel, S., Dunlop, M., Wise, R.M. & Prober, S.M. (2016, published online) Adaptation services and pathways for the management of temperate montane forests under transformational climate change. Climatic Change

Colloff, M. J., Lavorel, S., Wise, R., Dunlop, M., Overton, I. C., & Williams, K. (2015). Adaptation services of floodplains and wetlands under transformational climate change. Ecological Applications 26, 1003-1017.

Gorddard, R., Colloff, M. J., Wise, R. M., Ware, D., & Dunlop, M. (2016). Values, rules and knowledge: Adaptation as change in the decision context. Environmental Science & Policy, 57, 60-69. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2015.12.004

Wyborn, C., Kerkhoff, L., Dunlop, M., Dudley, N., & Guevara, O. (2016). Future oriented conservation: knowledge governance, uncertainty and learning. Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1130-x



Butler, J. R. A., Bohensky, E. L., Suadnya, W., Yanuartati, Y., Handayani, T., Habibi, P., … & Park, S. E. (2015). Scenario planning to leap-frog the Sustainable Development Goals: An adaptation pathways approach. Climate Risk Management.

Chambers, L. E., T. A. Patterson, A. J. Hobday, J. P. Y. Arnould, G. N. Tuck, C. Wilcox and P. Dann (2015). Determining trends and environmental drivers from long-term marine mammal and bird data: Examples from Southern Australia. Regional Environmental Change 15(1): 197-209 DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0634-8.

Fazey, I., Wise, R. M., Lyon, C., Câmpeanu, C., Moug, P., & Davies, T. E. (2015). Past and future adaptation pathways. Climate and Development, 1-19.

Hill, R., Miller, C., Newell., B., Dunlop, M. and Gordon, I. (2015) Why biodiversity declines as protected areas increase: the effect of the power of governance regimes on sustainable landscapes. Sustainability Science 10, 357-369.

Hobday, A. J., L. E. Chambers and J. P. Y. Arnould (2015). Prioritizing climate change adaptation options for iconic marine species. Biodiversity and Conservation 24(14): 3449-3468 DOI 10.1007/s10531-015-1007-4.

Lavorel, S., Colloff, M. J., Mcintyre, S., Doherty, M. D., Murphy, H. T., Metcalfe, D. J., … & Williams, K. J. (2015). Ecological mechanisms underpinning climate adaptation services. Global change biology, 21(1), 12-31.

Lynch, T. P., R. Alderman and A. J. Hobday (2015). A high-resolution panorama camera system for monitoring colony-wide seabird nesting behaviour. Methods in Ecology and Evolution: doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12339.

Sanderson, T., Hertzler, G., Capon, T. and Hayman, P. (2015, published online) A real options analysis of Australian wheat production under climate change. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 59, 1-18.

Thomson, R. B., R. L. Alderman, G. N. Tuck and A. J. Hobday (2015). Effects of climate change and fisheries bycatch on shy albatross (Thalassarche cauta) in southern Australia. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127006. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127006.

Thresher, R. E., J. M. Guinotte, R. J. Matear and A. J. Hobday (2015). Options for managing impacts of climate change on a deep-sea community. Nature Climate Change: DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2611.


Hobday, A. J. and G. T. Pecl (2014). Identification of global marine hotspots: sentinels for change and vanguards for adaptation action. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24: 415-425. DOI 10.1007/s11160-013-9326-6.

Maru, Y. and Stafford Smith, M. (2014) GEC special edition – Reframing adaptation pathways. Global Environmental Change 28, 322-324.

Maru, Y., Stafford Smith, M., Sparrow, A., Pinho, P. and Dube, O.P. (2014) A linked vulnerability and resilience framework for adaptation pathways in remote disadvantaged communities. Global Environmental Change 28, 337-350.

Wise, R. M., Fazey, I., Smith, M. S., Park, S. E., Eakin, H. C., Van Garderen, E. A., & Campbell, B. (2014). Reconceptualising adaptation to climate change as part of pathways of change and response. Global Environmental Change, 28, 325-336.


Dunlop M. (2013) Strategy conservation. Nature Climate Change 3, 1019-1020.



Hobday, A. J., L. E. Chambers and J. P. Y. Arnould (2015). Methods to prioritise adaptation options for iconic seabirds and marine mammals impacted by climate change. Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation. J. P. Palutikof, S. L. Boulter, J. Barnett and D. Rissik, Wiley: 77-94.


Colloff, Matthew J. Flooded Forest and Desert Creek; ecology and history of the River Red Gum. CSIRO Publishing.



Dunlop, M., Gorddard, R., Ryan, P., MacKenzie, J., Waudby, H., Skinner, A., & Bond, T. (2016) Exploring Adaptation Pathways in the Murray Basin. CSIRO

Dunlop, M., & Ryan, P. (2016) Climate-ready biodiversity management: a tool to help design biodiversity projects in the face of climate change. CSIRO.


Grigg, N., Abel, N., O’Connell, D. & Walker, B. (2015) Resilience Assessment Desktop Case Studies in Thailand and Niger. CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra.

O’Connell, D., Walker, B., Abel, N. and Grigg, N. (2015) The Resilience-Adaptation-Transformation Framework: From Theory to Application. CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra.


Hertzler, G., Sanderson, T., Capon, T., Hayman, P., Kingwell, R., McClintock, A., Crean, J., Randall, A. (2013). Will primary producers continue to adjust practices and technologies, change production systems or transform their industry? An application of real options. Final Report. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast.