Movie: Climate change and Montane biotas

Global warming associated with climate change is predicted to drive many montane habitats/ biotas to progressively higher elevations as they track similar climatic zones.

Dr Dan Bickel has been participating on an IBISCA- sponsored survey of Mt Wilhelm in Papua New Guinea, with intensive sampling at eight sites at 500 m intervals, from 200 m - 3700 m. The study will help provide a baseline to study how montane biodiversity will be affected by climate change. There is an argument for establishing a similar but on-going baseline survey in New South Wales, and the Museum collections provide a vital component of such work.

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Maxine Kauter
Maxine Kauter
Dan Bickel
Maxine Kauter

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