More bang for your carbon buck: carbon, biodiversity and water balance consequences of whole-catchment carbon farming

  • Thompson, Ross (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Baker, Patrick (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Beringer, Jason (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cavagnaro, Timothy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Giling, Darren (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hoogmoed, Marianne (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mac Nally, Ralph (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Eigenraam, Mark (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Metzeling, Leon (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Carbon sequestration using tree farming is likely to produce dramatic changes to Australia's rural landscapes. Under a drying climate in southern Australia, there is potential for a collision between carbon farming, stream water yields and effects on terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. The project is the first to bring together specialist investigators from appropriate disciplines, allied with partner investigators with complementary skill sets (e.g. ecological economics). The project will create important new knowledge about how these three factors will interact under several scenarios of uptake of carbon farming over the next century taking into account time-trajectories of climate change and vegetation maturation.
Effective start/end date1/07/091/06/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$351,955.00
  • Monash University
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$199,205.00
  • Kilter Pty Ltd: A$30,000.00
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) (Victoria): A$79,587.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$156,840.00
  • Landcare CarbonSMART
  • Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) (Victoria): A$100,000.00
  • Kilter Pty Ltd: A$110,000.00
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) (Victoria): A$100,413.00
  • Environment Protection Authority (trading as EPA Victoria) : A$100,000.00
  • North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA) (Victoria): A$15,000.00
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) (Victoria): A$50,000.00