The following links provide additonal information on climate change, particularly in relation to its impacts on natural systems.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change website. Assessment reports available for download (Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis; Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability; Climate Change 2001: Mitigation; Climate Change 2001: Synthesis Report). http://www.ipcc.ch/.
The Australian Greenhouse Office website. Plenty of good information on a wide range of topics. http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's climate page provides information on Australia's climate and on climate change. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/
PDF version of the book Climate change - An Australian guide to the science and potential impacts (ed. B. Pittock, 2003) http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/science/guide/index.html
The UK Phenology Network - Nature's Calendar. A great website showing how natural systems and climate are linked. Includes live maps of what natural events are occurring in the UK and maps tracking changes seasonal changes in species activity. The Interactive garden is a great illustration of how climate change can be observed in your garden. http://www.phenology.org.uk/
The European Phenology Network. Aims to increase efficiency, add value and use of phenological monitoring and research in Europe in the context of global climate change. Their metadata page contains information on phenological monitoring programs both in Europe and other regions of the globe. http://www.dow.wau.nl/msa/epn/index.asp
The National Phenological Network - USA. Contains information on the USA phenological network, as well as Japan Lilac data. http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Geography/npn/data/index.html
Biowatch. An Australian website for capturing real-time observations of timing of natural events, such as flowering, migration and breeding. This project is run out of Macquarie University. http://www.bio.mq.edu.au/ecology/biowatch/
Timelines Australia Project. Aims to document and analyse natural event data for patterns of environmental changes.
The following are links to external Australian sites which collect together information on various components of the natural environment on a national scale.
Australian Natural Resources Atlas. The Australian Natural Resources Atlas provides ready access to information to support natural resource management.
National Vegetation Information System. The National Vegetation Information System is a comprehensive data system that provides information on the extent and distribution of Australian vegetation types.
Australian Spatial Data Directory. The Australian Spatial Data Directory provides search interfaces to discover geospatial dataset descriptions (metadata) throughout Australia.
The National Land and Water Resources Audit provides data, information, and nationwide assessments of Australia's land, water, and biological resources to support sustainable development.
Impacts of Climate Change on Australian Marine Life.