CHANGING COASTLINES

Overview

The concentration of human, animal and plant life along the Australian coastline makes it central to debates about climate change. This symposium will address issues related to the shifting baselines of the multiple bio-cultural and ecological communities of the coast. Shifting baselines refers to the way that each generation blindly considers their own ecological circumstances as a foundation for decision-making in science, policy and popular beliefs, ignoring prior conditions. Understanding the impacts of anthropogenic change requires historical and contemporary perspectives that will feed into the challenges of the climate changing coastlines of the future. We will address the past and futures of Australian marine ecosystems, fisheries and food security and coastal cultures to build new cross-disciplinary research networks in this area.

Research group leader

Jodi Frawley
Jodi Frawley

Research group members

Alison Bashford
Alison Bashford
Maria Byrne
Maria Byrne
Michael Davis
Michael Davis
Caitlin De Berignay Wall
Caitlin De Berignay Wall
Will Figueira
Will Figueira
Rosemary Lyster
Rosemary Lyster
Iain McCalman
Iain McCalman
Elspeth Probyn
Elspeth Probyn