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Agrarian Landscapes in Transition Comparisons of Long-term Ecological and Cultural Change

By: Charles Redman and David R Foster
296 pages, 54 b/w photos, 6 b/w line drawings
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With hundreds of acres of agricultural land going out of production every day, the introduction, spread, and abandonment of agriculture represents the most pervasive alteration of the Earth's environment for several thousand years. What happens when humans impose their spatial and temporal signatures on ecological regimes, and how does this manipulation affect the earth and nature's desire for equilibrium?

Studies were conducted at six Long Term Ecological Research sites within the US, including New England, the Appalachian Mountains, Colorado, Michigan, Kansas, and Arizona. While each site has its own unique agricultural history, patterns emerge that help make sense of how our actions have affected the earth, and how the earth pushes back.

The book addresses how human activities influence the spatial and temporal structures of agrarian landscapes, and how this varies over time and across biogeographic regions.It also looks at the ecological and environmental consequences of the resulting structural changes, the human responses to these changes, and how these responses drive further changes in agrarian landscapes. The time frames studied include the ecology of the earth before human interaction, pre-European human interaction during the rise and fall of agricultural land use, and finally the biological and cultural response to the abandonment of farming, due to complete abandonment or a land-use change such as urbanization.

Contents

Authors Biographical Notes
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Chapter 1: Changing Agrarian Landscapes across America: A Comparative Perspective
Chapter 2: New Englands Forest Landscape: Ecological Legacies and Conservation Patterns Shaped by Agrarian History
Chapter 3: Agrarian Transformation of Southern Appalachia
Chapter 4: Dustbowl Legacies: Long-Term Change and Resilience in the Shortgrass Steppe
Chapter 5: The Political Ecology of SW Michigan Agriculture, 1837-2000
Chapter 6: Agrarian Landscape Transition in the Flint Hills of Kansas: Legacies and Resilience
Chapter 7: Water Can Flow Uphill: A Narrative of Central Arizona
Conclusion

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By: Charles Redman and David R Foster
296 pages, 54 b/w photos, 6 b/w line drawings
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