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How many trees make a forest ? Cultural debates about vegetation change in Australia

Griffiths, Thomas


Environmental history, as it has emerged in recent years, is most distinctive in the way it illustrates a serious engagement between the disciplines of ecology and history. This article begins with an exploration of the lineage and promise of environmental history, particularly in the Australian setting. It then analyses a number of the cultural debates about vegetation change in Australia - about clearing, open landscapes, scrub encroachment and burning practices - and draws attention to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT01046


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