Study of climate change and field research in zoology: Are they compatible with research student training programs?

Shelley Burgin, Pauline Ross

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Abstract

Biological diversity in Australia has been dwindling, even without the full onslaught of climate change with the anticipated decrease in numbers of species, communities and effects on associated ecosystems. This makes the impacts of climate change attractive for students undertaking research training in field biology in undergraduate and graduate zoology programs. The projects undertaken by such students are, of necessity, short-term and typically vary between several months and two years of field work. In this paper we consider if such projects are compatible with studying the effects of climate change on Australian native fauna. We conclude that there are limited opportunities for explicit outcomes; however, the research is valuable in a broader context of underpinning longer term research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWildlife & climate change
Subtitle of host publicationTowards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna
Place of PublicationNew South Wales
PublisherRoyal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Pages169-174
Number of pages6
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978098032750
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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    Burgin, S., & Ross, P. (2012). Study of climate change and field research in zoology: Are they compatible with research student training programs? In Wildlife & climate change: Towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna (1 ed., pp. 169-174). New South Wales: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. https://doi.org/10.7882/FS.2012.023