Land Use Intensification

Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Ecological Processes

Edited by David Lindenmayer, Saul Cunningham, Andrew Young

© 2012 – CRC Press

168 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781466517141
pub: 2012-07-26
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About the Book

By 2050, the global population of humans is predicted to increase by 35 percent. Approximately 70 percent more food may be required, and this will take place against a backdrop of 15-40 percent 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

About the Series

Advances in Agroecology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry