Adaptation science for agriculture and natural resource management - urgency and theoretical basis

Meinke, Holger, Howden, S. Mark, Struik, Paul C., Nelson, Rohan, Rodriguez, Daniel and Chapman, Scott C. (2009) Adaptation science for agriculture and natural resource management - urgency and theoretical basis. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 1 1: 69-76. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2009.07.007


Author Meinke, Holger
Howden, S. Mark
Struik, Paul C.
Nelson, Rohan
Rodriguez, Daniel
Chapman, Scott C.
Title Adaptation science for agriculture and natural resource management - urgency and theoretical basis
Journal name Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1877-3435
Publication date 2009-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2009.07.007
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 69
End page 76
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract The urgency for adaptation actions in response to climate risks is rapidly growing and climate change mitigation efforts alone are insufficient to avoid further, and often negative, impacts. Although most agricultural producers respond rapidly to changes in their external environment, science needs to play an important, partial role in instigating adaptation actions that go beyond the ongoing, experience-based response process. This requires well-structured, conceptual frameworks that connect science with action. These frameworks must also ensure that the scientific input into the adaptation process remains salient, credible and legitimate. For the field of agriculture and environmental sciences we review the urgency and the theoretical basis for such engagement processes. On the basis of this we propose an adaptation cycle that first, provides a reflective analysis-action continuum; second, ensures broad-based scientific input and feedback; and third, helps to increase the adaptive capacity of everyone involved (including farmers, policy-makers and scientists).
Keyword Australian Drought Policy
Incomes-transforming Advice
Climate-change
Farm Incomes
Knowledge
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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