No place on earth is unaffected by people and our culture. People are part of biodiversity, but people exert forces on biodiversity, which affect the natural landscape. People have altered landscape to such an extent that there are few, if any, places on earth which remain pristine.
The natural landscape is susceptible to cultural disruptions such as fences, roads, trails, species under human management, invasive species introduced by people, extraction or removal of species and objects, vegetation alteration, alterations of animal populations, natural landscaping, buildings, agricultural practices, pollution, and paved areas. Some areas which might be confused with natural landscape are parks for people, agricultural areas, orchards, maintained views, artificial lakes, managed forests, golf courses, nature centre trails, back yards, and even flower beds.
The Openfields library holds materials relating to rural activities, agricultural practices and their impact on the natural landscape.
A sample of Items held in the Landscape category
- Basic Tree Planting
- 1799: Farmers need to see the value in going green
- 1702: Farming on the urban fringe
- Implications of a Nutrition Driven Food Policy for the Countryside
- Farm Hedges
- Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria)
- Space for People: Targeting action for woodland access
- 2165: Effective research for biodiversity action
- 1208: Food, land and greenhouse gases
- Tree planting and woodland creation for farms
There are currently no subcategories in the Landscape section.
Where Am I?
The OpenFields Library is a free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.