National Expert Elicitation Workshop


The RCAAE recently hosted a National Expert Elicitation Workshop at La Trobe University (19-21 June 2017) examining the adaptive capacity and functional importance of alpine flora in the face of climate change.

Lead by an expert elicitation facilitator (Anca Hanea, University of Melbourne), workshop participants scored a range of alpine species for their present (2017) and future (2050) vegetative cover, a surrogate for functional importance and adaptive capacity. Participants also began the process of assembling a long-term alpine plot database that could be used to track change in species distribution and cover.