Human-mediated vegetation switches as processes in landscape ecology

  title={Human-mediated vegetation switches as processes in landscape ecology},
  author={J. Bastow Wilson and Warren McG. King},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
Switches are processes in which there is positive feedback between vegetation and environment. Landscape features can be created and modified by switches. The concept has previously been used with physical factors and non-human animals as the switch mediator, i.e. the factor which the vegetation modifies and which in turn affects the vegetation. Here, the switch concept is extended to include some types of human behaviour as possible switch mediators. With this extension, the switch concept can… 
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