An international research team, including scientists from the University of Wollongong (UOW), has predicted that by 2050, mangroves will not be able to survive rising sea-levels if global carbon emissions are not reduced.
Researchers compared two major climate modelling methods, transient climate where the global temperatures are consistently rising over the next 80 years and equilibrium climate where the temperatures rise and reach a steady equilibrium over the course of centuries.
Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from rivers and streams have increased since the 1900s, largely thanks to the use of nitrogen fertilisers in agriculture, according to Australian and international research.
New research from The Australian National University (ANU) and Geoscience Australia could provide a much clearer picture of the Australian landscape, and how to better manage it under a changing climate.
Professor Janet Bornman (pictured), a Murdoch University researcher, has won a prestigious international award for her research into the ways solar radiation affects life on Earth, including global food security, sustainable development and climate change.