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dc.titleCreating sustainable future landscapes: A role for landscape ecology in the rangelands of Northern Australia
dc.contributor.authorPearson, D
dc.contributor.authorNawaz, M
dc.contributor.authorWasson, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-31T08:39:59Z
dc.date.available2020-08-31T08:39:59Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-01
dc.identifier.citationPearson, D, Nawaz, M, Wasson, R (2019-01-01). Creating sustainable future landscapes: A role for landscape ecology in the rangelands of Northern Australia. Rangeland Journal 41 (1) : 13-21. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1071/RJ18040
dc.identifier.issn10369872
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/173686
dc.description.abstract© 2019 Australian Rangeland Society. The principles and theory of landscape ecology can be used with careful spatial planning to maintain ecosystem function and services in the face of urbanisation and agricultural intensification of the rangelands. In the largely undisturbed catchment of Darwin harbour in Northern Australia, an area of cattle grazing, some agriculture and small urban areas, seasonally waterlogged grassy valley floors known as dambos are demonstrated to be of vital importance for the minimisation of fine sediment transport to the harbour. If the dambos are disturbed fine sediment from them will have potentially detrimental effects on the biodiversity of the upper harbour and may also add pollutants contained in the fine sediment. The incorporation of such important landscape features into landscape planning in rangelands worldwide is critical to the creation of sustainable future landscapes. Techniques that monitor condition and function of the landscape coupled with spatially informed design are able to assist in preserving the important ecosystem services that natural features can provide and thus have a significant contribution to make in landscape sustainability.
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.sourceElements
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2020-07-29T06:29:34Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF GEOGRAPHY
dc.description.doi10.1071/RJ18040
dc.description.sourcetitleRangeland Journal
dc.description.volume41
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page13-21
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