Agricultural intensification and ecosystem function in a brigalow (Acacia harpophylla)landscape: implications for ecosystem services

Collard, Stuart J. (2007) Agricultural intensification and ecosystem function in a brigalow (Acacia harpophylla)landscape: implications for ecosystem services. [Thesis (PhD/Research)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

[Abstract]: Agricultural intensification, involving habitat fragmentation and modification, typically leads to a decline in biodiversity and ecosystem function. While most studies concentrate on remnant patches, the less intensively managed components of agricultural landscapes may also provide biodiversity values and ecosystem services. This study examines the contribution of different categories of land management to biodiversity and ecosystem function along a gradient of agricultural intensification. Differences within these land management categories are also examined. Research results are interpreted in the broad context of ecosystem services and their resilience in agro-ecosystems.


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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2007 05:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: agricultural intensification; ecosystem function; brigalow; Acacia Harpophylla
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3557

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