Project: Recent Human Impact on Australian Ecosystem (OZPACS)
CI(s)/Institution: Peter Gell, University of Adelaide,
Geographical & Environmental Studies (Funded 2005: first cycle funding
The OZPACS project has the following aims:
To assemble the known fine-resolution palaeoecological
data and to establish an accessible data base.
To apply the data-base to document ecosystem change
over centuries to aid managers identify targets for restoration
and assess heritage significance.
To assess the range of technologies available to
reconstruct fire regimes and to generate a spatial data-base of
fire regime change over the last 500 years.
To share experiences of techniques used in short
term studies and to assemble an exotic pollen data-base to calibrate
the arrival of types (e.g. Pinus).
To map the location of short-term studies and establish
a priority system to assist future researchers to contribute a comprehensive
assessment of recent human impact across a wide range of Australian
Workshop 1: Canberra 17-19 April 06 meeting. Participants
Pia Atahan#, Tim Barrows, Cameron Barr#, Sophie Bickford#,
Allan Chivas, Tim Denham, Dan Faith, Michael Fletcher#, Stephen Gale,
Adriana Garcia, Simon Haberle, Gary Hancock, Quan Hua, Christine Kenyon#,
Tara Lewis#, Angus MacGregor#, Scott Mooney, Ralph Ogden, Nick Porch#,
Matiu Prebble#, Mike Reid, Kathryn Taffs, Ian Thomas, Chris White#,