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Reintegrating Fragmented Landscapes: Towards Sustainable Production and Nature Conservation

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The study of landscape ecology is growing rapidly in importance. This book examines the serious problem of landscape deterioration due to extensive agricultural development, focussing on a detailed study made of the wheat belt of Western Australia. The degradation of the landscape is considered with respect to loss of animal diversity, vegetation, and soil cover. The authors consider integrated land use planning in terms of agricultural production, water use, and nature ...
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Overview

The study of landscape ecology is growing rapidly in importance. This book examines the serious problem of landscape deterioration due to extensive agricultural development, focussing on a detailed study made of the wheat belt of Western Australia. The degradation of the landscape is considered with respect to loss of animal diversity, vegetation, and soil cover. The authors consider integrated land use planning in terms of agricultural production, water use, and nature conservation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461392163
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Background.- 1 Introduction.- 2 History of Landscape Development.- 3 Social History and Impact on Landscape (with Trayning: Case History of a Shire by D. Couper).- II: Landscape Disintegration.- 4 Changes in Biota.- 5 Changes in Soil Properties.- 6 Changes in Hydrologic Balance.- III: Landscape Reintegration.- 7 Landscape Reintegration: Problem Definition.- 8 Integrating Ecological and Economic Considerations: A Theoretical Framework.- 9 Determining the Long-Term Costs and Benefits of Alternative Farm Plans.- 10 Conservation Management in Fragmented Systems.- IV: Conclusions.- 11 Conclusions. Can We Reintegrate Fragmented Landscapes?.
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