Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14024
Title: Nature and Farming: Sustaining Native Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes
Contributor(s): Norton, David (author); Reid, Nick  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14024
Abstract: This book is about sustaining native biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. We define native biodiversity as those plants and animals that occur naturally in a region. We distinguish native biodiversity from the plants and animals that people have introduced from elsewhere, such as pasture plants, or have arrived unintentionally, such as rats, from other regions or countries (i.e. exotic or introduced species). ... We have written this book for people who manage or work in agricultural landscapes, including farmers, consultants and agribusiness staff, as well as policy makers, planners, educators, students and scientists. These people may be farm managers, contractors, workers or employees of government agencies, agribusinesses, educational institutions or non-governmental organisations. We have also written this book for interested laypeople who are passionate about their rural countryside, who are part of local landcare or similar groups, or who simply enjoy rural environments. We have focused on biodiversity conservation in Australian and New Zealand farmland because we are most familiar with these environments. But we believe that the issues we discuss and our approach to securing and enhancing biodiversity in these farmscapes are applicable to other developed countries, especially in North America and Europe, as there are many similarities with the agriculture practices, market economies and environmental problems of these countries. However, we have not addressed farming and conservation in the developing world as many of the biodiversity conservation issues there, and the solutions to deal with them, are likely to be different to those in the developed world.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Collingwood, Australia
ISBN: 9780643103252
9780643106604
9780643106598
Field of Research (FOR): 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/187638685
Extent of Pages: 294
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