Fact sheet

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NESP Marine and Coastal Hub (2021). National assessment of climate-driven species redistribution using citizen science data. Project 1.30 Information sheet. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, Queensland.



This project will develop a report card assessing Australian marine species to determine species that have undergone recent changes in distribution, either shifting into each State, or into new areas within States. This report card will draw upon citizen science databases and use a robust decision tree analysis to outline which species are shifting, and with what degree of certainty. This project will: 1) draw upon citizen scientists to identify climate-driven changes within the Australian marine estate; and 2) communicate to and engage with the public on issues of climate change and biodiversity using their own citizen science information.