Land Use Intensification: Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Ecological Processes

1st Edition

David Lindenmayer, Saul Cunningham, Andrew Young

CRC Press
Published July 26, 2012
Reference - 166 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466517141 - CAT# K15093
Series: Advances in Agroecology

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Summary

By 2050, the global population of humans is predicted to increase by 35 percent. Approximately 70 percent more food may be required, and this will take place against a backdrop of 15-40 percent land degradation. This book examines land use intensification and biodiversity conservation and its impacts. It also discusses whether suites of species, and/or functional groups of taxa will either benefit or suffer from land use intensification and whether it is possible to make robust predictions of biotic responses across landscapes, regions, and continents.

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