Chapter 2. Land-Use Intensification: The Cost to the Environment

  1. Colin Hindmarch1 and
  2. Mike Pienkowski2

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694978.ch2

Land Management: The Hidden Costs

Land Management: The Hidden Costs

How to Cite

Hindmarch, C. and Pienkowski, M. (2008) Land-Use Intensification: The Cost to the Environment, in Land Management: The Hidden Costs, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694978.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    EFNCP, Hampshire (UK)

  2. 2

    EFNCP, Peterborough (UK)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 JUL 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632056521

Online ISBN: 9780470694978

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Keywords:

  • land-use intensification;
  • intensive firming;
  • traditional land-use systems;
  • the drive for productivity;
  • the post-war drive

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Issues

  • The drive for productivity

  • What is meant by efficiency?

  • Habitats and wildlife

  • Overuse and neglect

  • Pollution

  • Soil erosion

  • Loss of h biodiversity

  • Impact of land-use intensification on forest biodiversity

  • Landscape effects of intensive forestry and farming

  • Cultural effects

  • Concluding thoughts

  • Summary