Journal article

The clock is ticking - Revegetation and habitat for birds and arboreal mammals in rural landscapes of southern Australia

PA Vesk, R Mac Nally

AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT | ELSEVIER | Published : 2006

Abstract

European land-use has profoundly affected the extent, distribution and structure of Australian native vegetation and these changes have much affected biodiversity and ecosystem processes in agricultural landscapes. We consider the prospects for vegetation and biodiversity under a 'business-as-usual' scenario in which management practices continue as they have been conducted for more than a century. This scenario provides a bleak outlook for ecological health of rural landscapes in southern Australia. The nation is poised at the threshold of a phase of rebuilding rural landscapes, a complex process of managing land-use change for multiple benefits. Assessment of the ecological or biodiversity..

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University of Melbourne Researchers