Ecological function losses caused by monotonous land use induce crop raiding by wildlife on the island of Yakushima, southern Japan

@article{Agetsuma2007EcologicalFL,
  title={Ecological function losses caused by monotonous land use induce crop raiding by wildlife on the island of Yakushima, southern Japan},
  author={Naoki Agetsuma},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={390-402}
}
Mass production is a logical outcome of price competition in a capitalist economy. It has resulted in the need for large-scale logging and planting of commercial crops. However, such monotonous land use, or monoculture, has damaged various ecological functions of forests and eroded the beneficial public service provided by forests. In Japan, the most widespread monotonous land use is associated with coniferous plantations, the expansion of which was encouraged by Forest Agency policies from… CONTINUE READING