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Towards a Sustainable, Diversified Land Sector Economy for North Australia

Russel-Smith, Jeremy; Sangha, Kamaljit K; Costanza, Robert; Kubiszewski, Ida; Edwards, Andrew


This chapter explores sustainable, economically viable opportunities for land sector development across North Australia. Currently, the cattle industry is the dominant land use sector, nominally operating over as much as 90% of the region. For context we first describe the concept of ecosystem services, and how services derived from healthy and functioning ecosystems contribute to human society and well-being. A recent national study shows that ecological services will continue to deteriorate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities
DOI: 10.1201/9780429471056-5


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