Conservation of large, relatively intact landscapes in the face of widespread development such as r,esource extraction, is a challenge of global conservation significance. In particular, 'enigmatic' ecological impacts that commonly evade consideration in conservation strategies invariably pervade such landscapes. I investigated the significance and ecological implications of linear infrastructure (e.g. roads, tracks and railways) largely associated with mining activity in the largest and most intact remaining temperate woodland on earth. I discovered significant effects on attributes of key ecosystem processes, including predator activity and water movement and recommend ways in which these impacts could be ameliorated.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||25 Aug 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|