1st Edition

Land Use Intensification
Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Ecological Processes

ISBN 9781466517141
Published July 26, 2012 by CRC Press
166 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

By 2050, the global population of humans is predicted to increase by 35%. Approximately 70% more food may be required, and this will take place against a backdrop of 15-40% land degradation. This book examines land use intensification and biodiversity conservation and its impacts. It also discusses whether suites of species, and/or functional groups of taxa will either benefit or suffer from land use intensification and whether it is possible to make robust predictions of biotic responses across landscapes, regions, and continents.

Table of Contents

Land Use Intensification - A Challenge for Humanity
General Themes and Principles
Combining Biodiversity Conservation with Agricultural Intensification
Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: Perspectives From a Research-Policy Interface
Intensive Farming and its Role in Wildlife Conservation: Routes to Squaring the Circle?

Specific Case Studies
Land-Use Changes Imperil Southeast Asian Biodiversity
How Agricultural Intensification Threatens Temperate Grassy Woodlands
Mitigating Land Use Intensification in the Endemic-Rich Hotspots of Southern Africa and Western Indian Ocean
Land Use Intensification, Small Landholder, and Biodiversity Conservation: Perspectives from the Eastern Himalayas
Riches to Rags: The Ecological Consequences of Land-Use Intensification in New Zealand
Land Use Intensification and the Status of Focal Species in Managed Forest Landscapes of New Brunswick, Canada
Land Use Intensification Impacts on Biodiversity in the Mallee/Wheat Landscape of Central·NSW
Ecological Responses of Australian Grassy Woodland and Shrubland Ecosystems to Agricultural Intensification: Lessons From Long-Term, Multispecies, Multi-Biome Studies
Land Use Intensification in Natural Forest Settings. Intensification of Coffee Production and its Biodiversity Consequences

General Discussion
Perspectives on Land Use Intensification and Biodiversity Conservation

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