Adaptation strategies to manage risk in Australia’s plantations Webinar

FWPA Webinar

Tuesday 5th August 11:30-1:30

Presented by Libby Pinkard, Jody Bruce, David Drew and Stuart Matthews

Recent decades have seen an increase in the incidence and severity of droughts, catastrophic fires, heatwaves and intense storms, as well as a trend towards warmer mean temperatures and reduced precipitation over much of the temperate plantation estate. Such changes in climate also affect pest distribution and abundance, and fire hazard.

The objective of this project was to provide plantation managers with tools for assessing the risks and impacts of climate variability, on productivity and wood properties, and for making decisions about cost-effective management options to moderate the effects of climatic variability and change.  

The key elements to the project will be presented via a series of half –hour presentations with opportunities for discussion provided.

11.30 Introduction to the project (Libby Pinkard)

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11.45 Climate change impacts on stand production and survival, and adaptation strategies to build resilience (Jody Bruce)

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(Joint presentation with intro)

12.15 Climate change impacts on wood properties (David Drew)

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12.35 Fire hazard and climate change adaptation strategies (Stuart Matthews)

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12.55 Pest hazard and climate change and adaptation strategies (Libby Pinkard)

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13.15 Discussion