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The second industrial transformation of Australian landscapes


Bryan, BA and Meyer, WS and Campbell, CA and Harris, GP and Lefroy, T and Lyle, G and Martin, P and McLean, J and Montagu, K and Rickards, LA and Summers, DM and Thackway, R and Wells, S and Young, M, The second industrial transformation of Australian landscapes, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5, (3-4) pp. 278-287. ISSN 1877-3435 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2013.05.011


European colonization precipitated the first industrial transformation of Australian landscapes. We review the evolution of the environmental and societal setting of Australian landscapes since this first industrial transformation, the emergence of drivers precipitating a second industrial transformation, and what it will take to adapt. In concert with climate change and growing societal expectations of environmental stewardship, we identify six emerging economies for ecosystem services carbon, water, food, energy, amenity and mining which will exert transformational pressure on land use and management. The requirements for transformational adaptation to thrive within environmental limits include: fostering new partnerships between government, science, the private sector, and local communities to support local adaptation; identifying critical environmental limits and rationalizing environmental laws; establishing innovative social processes and adaptive governance; and developing innovative, well-supported market-based and community-based incentives.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ecosystem services, emerging economies, carbon, water, food, energy, amenity, mining
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Harris, GP (Professor Graham Harris)
UTAS Author:Lefroy, T (Professor Ted Lefroy)
ID Code:85671
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Centre for Environment
Deposited On:2013-07-29
Last Modified:2015-02-04

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