Welcome to the Recent Ecological Change in Australia Survey
You are invited to take part in a research study about recent ecological change in Australia and how climate (and other factors) may have contributed to those ecological changes. You will be asked to choose an area you have known well for greater than 10 years, and to describe the types and potential causes of ecological changes you have seen there. For example, you may have observed trees dying during a prolonged drought.
The study is being carried out by Dr. Suzanne Prober and others from CSIRO Land and Water and the Department of Environment and Energy.
What does participation involve?
Participation will involve doing a survey that will take about 30 minutes. The survey is in two main parts that cover the following topics:
1. Your views about recent change (or the lack of it) in an area you know well. We will ask you to add information to an on-line map to describe the location of your area. Then we will ask about the kinds of changes you have observed (if any).
2. Your detailed observations of a particular event or ‘anecdote’, including the species or bushland types involved, the time frames over which you observed particular events and whether you would like to upload some photos.
Finally, to help us understand how well the participants in this survey represent the general population, we will ask you a few (optional) questions about yourself (e.g. gender, occupation).
NOTE: This survey can be completed in a single session or you can return to the survey by the end of December 2017 to complete or add information. Incomplete surveys will be saved after 3 months of inactivity, or at the end of December 2017.