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

PhD Thesis


Collard, Stuart J.. 2007. Agricultural intensification and ecosystem function in a brigalow (Acacia harpophylla)landscape: implications for ecosystem services . PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.
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Agricultural intensification and ecosystem function in a brigalow (Acacia harpophylla)landscape: implications for ecosystem services

TypePhD Thesis
Authors
AuthorCollard, Stuart J.
SupervisorLe Brocque, Andrew
Zammit, Charlie
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages230
Year2007
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.

Keywordsagricultural intensification; ecosystem function; brigalow; Acacia Harpophylla
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020310308. Terrestrial ecology
410401. Conservation and biodiversity
410406. Natural resource management
Byline AffiliationsOffice of Research
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