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Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Lindsey Gillson


Faced with urgent issues of climate change, habitat loss, extinctions, pollution, and socioecological transformation, there is a need for a long-term perspective that guides ecosystem management, restoration, and sustainable natural resource use. Ecosystems in the Anthropocene are dynamic and complex, and new approaches to ecosystem management aim to conserve ecological function and process, therefore requiring long-term information on ecosystem variability and resilience. While there is a wealth of such information in palaeoecology, archaeology, and historical ecology, it is often inaccessibl ... More

Keywords: biodiversity, conservation, palaeoecology, resilience, climate change, fire, re-wilding, ecosystem services, cultural landscapes, anthropocene, ecosystem management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713036
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsey Gillson, author
Associate Professor, Plant Conservation Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town