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Temperate Woodland Conservation and Management

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Temperate Woodland Conservation and Management

Edited by:
David Lindenmayer   The Australian National University
Andrew Bennett   Deakin University
Richard Hobbs   University of Western Australia

400 pages, 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

    Paperback - 2010
ISBN: 9780643100374 - AU $ 89.95

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This book summarises the main discoveries, management insights and policy initiatives in the science, management and policy arenas associated with temperate woodlands in Australia. More than 60 of Australia’s leading researchers, policy makers and natural resource managers have contributed to the volume.

It features new perspectives on the integration of woodland management and agricultural production, including the latest thinking about whole of paddock restoration and carbon farming, as well as financial and social incentive schemes to promote woodland conservation and management.

Temperate Woodland Conservation and Management will be a key supporting aid for farmers, natural resource managers, policy makers, and people involved in NGO landscape restoration and management.


  • The latest thinking in woodland conservation, management and policy making
  • New perspectives on the integration of woodland management and agricultural production, including the latest thinking about whole of paddock restoration and carbon farming
  • High quality chapters from the nation’s leading researchers, managers and policy makers in temperate woodlands
  • New perspectives on financial and social incentive schemes to promote woodland conservation and management
  • Easy to follow format that distils key new insights and lessons for future conservation and management initiatives

 A decade of research and management insights in Australia’s temperate woodlands
PART A Research: national
PART B Research: by state
PART C Policy: national
PART D Policy: by state
Conclusion How far have we come? Perspectives on ecology, management and conservation of Australia’s temperate woodlands

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 Natural resource management community including:
  • Catchment Management Authorities
  • Landcare
  • Greening Australia
  • State Government Agencies.

    The Australian scientific and social science research communities
    Private Landholders and farmers
    People involved in NGO landscape restoration and management


     "This book will be useful, not only for Australian readers but also for people across the world who are interested in the application of practices of woodland conservation and management."
    Juan Agustin Alvarez, Biological Conservation, Vol. 144 (2011), p.1776

    "Temperate Woodland Conservation and Management is an excellent book, primarily because it offers the unique insights of a large number of patently committed and passionate ecologists, restorationists, conservationists, natural resource managers and policy makers.

    I would recommend this book highly. It is bound to be of great value to a large and diverse group of people interested in the plight of this landscape. It offers both theoretical and practical insights, but perhaps most admirably, draws a metaphorical ‘line in the sand’ and points the way to a much brighter future."
    Paul Gibson-Roy, Australasian Plant Conservation, Vol 19, No. 3, December 2010 - February 2011


     David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked for more than 15 years in Australia’s temperate woodlands and runs several major woodland research and conservation projects. He has published more than 25 books and 580 scientific papers on an array of aspects of biodiversity conservation, forest and woodland management. He is a member of the Australian Academy of Science, and has received numerous awards.

    Andrew Bennett commenced his career with the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria, and later joined Deakin University where he now holds a Personal Chair in Landscape Ecology. A particular interest has been wildlife conservation in agricultural environments and the effects of land-use and landscape change. Much of this work has been done in woodland ecosystems.

    Richard Hobbs is Professor of Restoration Ecology at the University of Western Australia, where he holds an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship, and leads the Ecosystem Restoration Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. His current research focuses on 'Intervention ecology: managing ecosystems in the 21st century'.


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