Our research interests focus on the application of resilience principles to NRM; transformation and transition; and climate change adaptation planning.  We have several research projects underway or just completed including:

CSIRO: Managing coastal ecological communities in the face of climate change in the Sydney Coastal Councils group region

Paul is working with CSIRO to develop a tool to identify climate ready intervention options for Sydney Coastal Councils to explore the ecological consequences of climate change in the Sydney region.

RMIT: Adaptation pathways planning for coastal biodiversity

Paul has facilitated a series of workshops on the RMIT-led research project exploring the use of adaptation pathways planning for coastal biodiversity. The project involved Port Phillip Westernport CMA, City West Water, the SE Councils Climate Change Alliance and some of their stakeholders.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority: Adaptation Pathways

Paul worked with the GBCMA on a process to trial the integration of resilience concepts into planning and climate adaptation thinking to inform sub-regional social-ecological plans.

CSIRO: Murray Basin Cluster Project; Climate Adaptation Planning.

Paul Ryan is currently working with CSIRO as sub-program leader of the 4-year Murray Basin Cluster Project. 

The project works with regional NRM organisations in the Murray Basin cluster to understand planning approaches already in use and refine the integration of climate change information and planning processes.

The project team is working with NRM planners to develop a framework for adaptive decision-making processes.

CSIRO: Climate ready conservation objectives; CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship Project.

Paul has recently finished working on a CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship project funded by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

This project developed a ‘climate ready’ approach to managing biodiversity to accommodate many ecological changes, remain relevant over time and conserve multiple dimensions that are valued by society.

Sydney traffic Gates in front of a lucerne field.