Enhancement techniques

Enhancement techniques - additional practices Many...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Enhancement techniques Many different methods designed to enhance or manage resources (plus others that may lead to enhancement as byproduct) For example, methods documented by Peacock & Turner (2000) that were used among Interior Salish tribes include: replanting pruning & coppicing partial removal (e.g., tree bark) pest removal rotating of harvesting areas (multi-annual cycle) This list is quite surprising, since it applies to a non-agricultural (hunting-gathering) society (native to southern interior of what is now British Columbia, Canada), and focuses almost completely on plants; agricultural and pastoral societies have
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: additional practices Many enhancement methods = disturbance regimes of moderate intensity & frequency Ecologists have documented that such "intermediate disturbance regimes" result in high levels of biodiversity, both at the species level within patches (by keeping succession going) and at the landscape level (by creating a patch mosaic of different successional stages) As Peacock & Turner (2000:164-5) note: The key to use of disturbance regimes in promoting biodiversity is regulating the intensity and frequency of the disturbance events. Traditional landscape managementresulted in intermediate levels of disturbance....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online