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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Sarasie Tennakoon Tennakoon Mudiyansel

Mapping and Assessment of Floral Resources for Honey Production and the Potential Impacts of Climate Change
26 OCT 2021
12.00 PM - 1.30 PM
The honeybee industry plays a significant role in the Australian economy with a Gross Value of Production of $129 million. Native flora accounts for approximately 70% of floral resources for honey production in Australia. Yet, such flora are under threat mainly due to climate change. Thus, understanding the availability of these resources under changing climates is essential to safeguard the honeybee industry. This research will produce models 1) to assess the suitability of sites for beekeeping with respect to the temporal and spatial variations in flora, 2) to estimate honey production, and 3) to predict the potential impacts of climate change on the availability of floral resources and honey production.