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Perception of native grasslands in south-eastern Australia: some implications for landscape aesthetics and other landscape values

Cary, John and Williams, Kathryn (2001) Perception of native grasslands in south-eastern Australia: some implications for landscape aesthetics and other landscape values. Ecological Management and Restoration, 2 (2). pp. 139-144. ISSN 14427001

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Abstract

Grasslands are considered to be Australia’s most threatened ecosystems, yet relatively little is known about human preferences and attitudes which contribute to continued degradation of these landscapes. In a study conducted in south-eastern Australia, landholders were asked to assess the agricultural, ecological and aesthetic value of native grassland and other rural landscapes. The results confirm suggestions of low regard for treeless landscapes. Landholders’ preferences for native grass on their own property appear most closely related to the perceived aesthetic value of the landscape. This paper discusses the implication of these findings for programs seeking to protect native grasslands on private properties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: grasslands, rural landscapes, native grasslands, south-eastern Australia
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 290000 Engineering and Technology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Depositing User: Ms Marcia Millard
Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 15:06
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:41
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2044
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