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
- 2311: Farmland biodiversity - where next for market-based mechanisms?
- Tree Species Selection
- Creating Green Roofs for Invertebrates: A Best Practice Guide
- 1702: Farming on the urban fringe
- 1159: Impacts of change in upland support
- Ancient Tree Guide no.4: What are ancient, veteran and other trees of special interest?
- 1512: Economics of benefits for the environment – food
- 561: Why Farming matters - to Britain's rural life and culture
- 1298: Participatory research and agricultural biodiversity
- Ancient Tree Guides No.2: Trees in Historic Parks and Landscape Gardens
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.