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Title: Sustainable multifunctional landscapes: a review to implementation
Authors: O’Farrell, PJ
Anderson, PML
Keywords: Sustainable landscapes
Land use
Altered landscapes
Multifunctional landscapes
Environmental sustainability
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: O’Farrell, PJ and Anderson, PML. 2010. Sustainable multifunctional landscapes: a review to implementation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 2(1-2), pp 59-65
Series/Report no.: Journal Article
Abstract: Historic land use practices have dramatically altered landscapes across all scales, homogenising them and restricting opportunities for humans and wildlife. The need for multifunctional landscapes which simultaneously provide food security, livelihood opportunities, maintenance of species and ecological functions, and fulfil cultural, aesthetic recreational needs is now recognised. Numerous theoretical and technical tools have been developed to understand different landscape elements, in particular the emerging research area of ecosystem services. A brief review of these tools not only shows considerable growth and opportunity, but also serves to highlight a lack of research integration and a lag in implementation. The effective implementation of sustainable multifunctional landscapes requires true transdisciplinary engagement. We suggest the use of learning organisations to bring together the multiple stakeholders necessary for multifunctional landscapes to take purchase.
Description: Copyright: Elsevier 2010. This is the post print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 2(1-2), pp 59-65
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