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What Makes a Good Farm for Wildlife?

Out of Print
By: David Lindenmayer
176 pages, col. Illustrations, map
Publisher: CSIRO
What Makes a Good Farm for Wildlife?
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  • What Makes a Good Farm for Wildlife? ISBN: 9780643100312 Paperback Feb 2011 Out of Print #190345
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About this book

This book is the first to bring together extensive scientific learning on what makes a good farm for biodiversity. Based on thirteen years of intensive research, it breaks the discussion into chapters on key environmental and vegetation assets and then discusses how to make these assets better for biodiversity.

The work encompasses information on vertebrates and invertebrates on farms and their relationships with significant vegetation and environmental assets: woodland remnants, plantings, paddocks, rocky outcrops and waterways.

"What Makes a Good Farm for Wildlife?" is written in an engaging style and includes colour photographs and information boxes. It will be an important reference for landholders, hobby farmers, vineyard owners, naturalists interested in birds and other native animals, people from Catchment Management Authorities, natural resource managers and policy makers.


Chapter 1 Introduction and background
Chapter 2 What makes a good remnant?
Chapter 3 What makes a good planting?
Chapter 4 What makes a paddock good for biodiversity?
Chapter 5 What makes a good rocky outcrop?
Chapter 6 What makes a good waterway?
Chapter 7 What makes a good farm for biodiversity?


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David B Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked in woodland environments since 1997 and has led a research team of many outstanding students and other researchers for much of that time. He has published 26 other books as well as over 565 scientific publications. He has worked on Australian biodiversity and forest and woodland environments for more than 25 years.
Out of Print
By: David Lindenmayer
176 pages, col. Illustrations, map
Publisher: CSIRO
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...a book that will inspire as well as educate land owners.
- Grassroots, April/May 2011

"The book provides sensible, practical ideas for managing and building up remnant woodlands, replanting native vegetation, improving habitat in established paddocks, making the most of rocky outcrops, and integrating vegetation along creeks and around dams, all of it based on sound scientific evidence."
- Rebecca Lines-Kelly, The Land, 5 May 2011
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