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Applying Landscape Science to Natural Resource Management

Guy M Robinson , Centre for Regional Engagement, University of South Australia
Doris A Carson, Centre for Regional Engagement, University of South Australia

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05639-180132

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Abstract

This is the introduction to the Ecology and Society special feature on “Applying Landscape Science to Natural Resource Management”. Primarily drawing upon examples from Australia, the nine papers in the feature illustrate how landscape science seeks to integrate information from diverse sources to generate management solutions for implementation by individual land managers, communities, and governments at different levels. This introduction refers to the genesis of the feature, briefly outlines the nature and content of landscape science, and then summarizes key features of the nine papers. These are organized into two sections: one deals with inputs from human agents in the landscape, and one with the development of models enabling different management scenarios and environmental changes to be envisaged, understood, and applied to policy development.

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Australia; landscape science; modeling; natural resource management (NRM); stakeholder integration
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