Lessons from the past: forests and biodiversity

  title={Lessons from the past: forests and biodiversity},
  author={Jeffrey A. Mcneely},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  • J. Mcneely
  • Published 1 February 1994
  • Geography
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
The biodiversity of forested regions today is the result of complex historical interactions among physical, biological, and social forces over time, often heavily influenced by cycles of various sorts. Fire, agriculture technology, and trade have been particularly powerful human influences on forests. Virtually all of our planet's forests have been affected by the cultural patterns of human use, and the resulting landscape is an ever-changing mosaic of unmanaged and managed patches of habitat… Expand
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