Landscape Ecology, Function and Management: Principles from Australia's Rangelands
Author: John A. Ludwig, David J. Tongway, K. Hodgkinson, D. Freudenberger, J. Noble
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Release Date: November 01, 1996
This book encapsulates the extensive knowledge developed by CSIRO's National Rangelands Program on how rangeland landscapes function and the implications for management. It looks at the ecology of rangeland landscape processes and deals with what happens when things go wrong, when a landscape loses its ability to efficiently capture and store water and nutrients - a state the authors call dysfunctional.Ways of managing rangelands in response to understanding landscape function are also considered. The concluding Section looks to the future providing some scenarios for the way rangeland landscapes may be used in 2020.