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Landscape Legacy and the Making of Rural-Amenity Ecologies

  • Benjamin CookeEmail author
  • Ruth Lane
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Abstract

In this chapter we focus on the temporality of emerging ecologies and conservation practices in rural-amenity landscapes. We explore how rural-amenity ecologies are being produced over time through interactions between people and plants. This focus includes some in-depth narratives of landholder conservation practice. We build on the insights from the previous chapter on how landholders learn about conservation practice to consider how human-environment interactions become embodied in the landscape. Our aim is to demonstrate the temporal trajectory and structuring influence of landscapes when it comes to current and future conservation practice. The way in which past human-environment interactions translate into the present and future will need to be carefully considered if we are to navigate a more reflexive approach to conservation practice.

Keywords

Legacy Ecologies Landscape change Conservation Private land 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Global, Urban and Social StudiesRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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