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Landscape Fluidity - a unifying perspective for understanding and adapting to global change

Manning, Adrian; Fischer, Joern; Felton, Adam; Newell, Edward (Barry); Steffen, Will; Lindenmayer, David B

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Rapid, human-induced global change presents major challenges to researchers, policy-makers and land managers. Addressing these challenges requires an appreciation of the dynamics of ecological systems. Here, we propose 'landscape fluidity' as a perspective and research agenda from which to consider landscapes in the process of changing rapidly through both time and space. We define landscape fluidity as the ebb and flow of different organisms within a landscape through time. A range of existing...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorManning, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Joern
dc.contributor.authorFelton, Adam
dc.contributor.authorNewell, Edward (Barry)
dc.contributor.authorSteffen, Will
dc.contributor.authorLindenmayer, David B
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:35:37Z
dc.identifier.issn0305-0270
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/56333
dc.description.abstractRapid, human-induced global change presents major challenges to researchers, policy-makers and land managers. Addressing these challenges requires an appreciation of the dynamics of ecological systems. Here, we propose 'landscape fluidity' as a perspective and research agenda from which to consider landscapes in the process of changing rapidly through both time and space. We define landscape fluidity as the ebb and flow of different organisms within a landscape through time. A range of existing ideas, themes and practical approaches are relevant to landscape fluidity, and we use a case study of scattered tree landscapes in south-eastern Australia to illustrate the benefits of a landscape fluidity perspective. We suggest that a focus on landscape fluidity can bring a renewed emphasis on change in landscapes and so help unify a range of currently separate research themes in biogeography, ecology, palaeoecology and conservation biology.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceJournal of Biogeography
dc.subjectKeywords: adaptation; biogeography; climate change; conservation; global change; paleoecology; Australasia; Australia Adaptive capacity; Australia; Biological legacies; Climate change; Conservation science; Landscape dynamics; Novel ecosystems; Palaeoecology; Range shifts; Resilience
dc.titleLandscape Fluidity - a unifying perspective for understanding and adapting to global change
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume36
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor050101 - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
local.identifier.ariespublicationU4279067xPUB359
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationManning, Adrian, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationFischer, Joern, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationFelton, Adam, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationNewell, Edward (Barry), College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSteffen, Will, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLindenmayer, David, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage193
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage199
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.02026.x
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:50:27Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-58449105374
local.identifier.thomsonID000262511400001
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