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Dr Brenda Lin

Research Scientist
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO


Natural systems are increasingly lost or being pushed to the outskirts of the landscape, creating a larger gap between ecosystems and the communities that could potentially benefit from their services. Dr Lin's research examines how natural systems or components of natural systems can be maintained or integrated into an increasingly developed landscape to provide ecosystem services that optimise both environmental and human well-being. One specific focus has been the development of integrated agricultural landscapes that provide ecosystem services that mitigate climate change impacts (increasingly temperature variability, decreasing precipitation, extreme storm events) on agricultural food production. More recently, this research has moved into the built environment context in order to understand how ecosystem services may be helpful in protecting urban environments from projected climate change impacts. After completing her doctoral research, Dr Lin joined the Earth Institute at Columbia University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on interdisciplinary issues of sustainable development and food security in agricultural systems under climate change. Prior to joining CSIRO, Dr Lin was a Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC, USA. During this time she worked for the United Stated Environmental Protection Agency within the Global Change Research Program in the Office of

Academic Publications: 50

Adaptation pathways in coastal case studies: lessons learned and future directions

A decision analysis approach to climate adaptation: a structured method to consider multiple decisions

Vulnerability and adaptation in coastal systems: Sea level rise and the complexities of land use in a diminishing landscape

Opportunity or Orientation? Who uses urban parks and why

Understanding the potential loss and inequities of green space distribution with urban densification

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