Land of Sweeping Plains

Land of Sweeping Plains

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Native temperate grasslands are Australiaa€™s most threatened ecosystems. Grasslands have been eliminated from across much of their former extent and continue to be threatened by urban expansion, agricultural intensification, weed invasion and the uncertain impacts of climate change. Research, however, is showing us new ways to manage grasslands, and techniques for restoration are advancing. The importance of ongoing stewardship also means it is vital to develop new strategies to encourage a broader cross-section of society to understand and appreciate native grasslands and their ecology. Land of Sweeping Plains synthesises the scientific literature in a readily accessible manner and includes a wealth of practical experience held by policy makers, farmers, community activists and on-ground grassland managers. It aims to provide all involved in grassland management and restoration with the technical information necessary to conserve and enhance native grasslands. For readers without the responsibility of management, such as students and those interested in biodiversity conservation, it provides a detailed understanding of native grassland ecology, management challenges and solutions and, importantly, inspiration to engage with this critically endangered ecosystem. Practical, easy to read and richly illustrated, this book brings together the grassland knowledge of experts in ethnobotany, ecology, monitoring, planning, environmental psychology, community engagement, flora and fauna management, environmental restoration, agronomy, landscape architecture and urban design.Managing and Restoring the Native Grasslands of South-eastern Australia Adrian Marshall, Nicholas Williams, John Morgan ... We would in particular like to thank David Shelmerdine and Will Shelmerdine for their leadership and vision, and Elena ... A number of organisations partnered with the University of Melbourne in our original grant application and have ... of beautiful photographs of grassland species; Briony Norton for sharing both an office an academic skills; Neville Oddie foranbsp;...

Title:Land of Sweeping Plains
Author:Adrian Marshall, Nicholas Williams, John Morgan
Publisher:CSIRO PUBLISHING - 2015-04-22


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