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Chapter 1 Introduction and background -- Chapter 2 What makes a good remnant? -- Chapter 3 What makes a good planting? -- Chapter 4 What makes a paddock good for biodiversity? -- Chapter 5 What makes a good rocky outcrop? -- Chapter 6 What makes a good waterway? -- Chapter 7 What makes a good farm for biodiversity? -- Conclusion -- Index.
David B Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked in woodland environments since 1997 and has led a research team of many outstanding students and other researchers for much of that time. He has published 26 other books as well as over 565 scientific publications. He has worked on Australian biodiversity and forest and woodland environments for more than 25 years.
"Lead author Lindenmayer and 13 fellow environmental researchers from the Australian National U. present findings from research conducted by the team over the past decade, investigating ways to improve the ecological sustainability of farming enterprises. Coverage includes an introduction and background; characteristics of good vegetation and environmental assets, including temperate woodland remnants, plantings, paddocks, rocky outcrops, and waterways; how each of the broad kinds of environmental assets on a farm contribute collectively to overall farm-level biodiversity; and ways to maintain or improve farms for better integration of conservation and agricultural production. Readership includes farmers, private landholders, winegrowers, natural resource managers, state and federal policy makers, wildlife conservation and management activists, and general readers. The book is illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, charts and diagrams."-- (06/01/2012)