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dc.contributor.authorSwaffield, Simon R.en
dc.contributor.authorHughey, Kenneth F. D.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-09T05:44:44Z
dc.date.issued2001-11en
dc.identifier.citationSwaffield, S., & Hughey, K. (2001). The South Island high country of New Zealand: Landscape challenges and future management. Mountain Research and Development, 21(4), 320–326.en
dc.identifier.issn0276-4741en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/522
dc.description.abstract"In this scarred country, this cold threshold land, The mountains crouch like tigers. By the sea Folk talk of them hid vaguely out of sight. But here they stand in massed solidity To seize upon the day and night horizon." ('The Mountains,' James K. Baxter). These lines by J. K. Baxter capture something of the ambivalent role played by the South Island High Country in the collective psyche, science, and public policy of New Zealand. As Kevin O'Connor, Professor of Range Management, put it in 1991: "Most people in New Zealand would be disconcerted if their mountain skylines to familiar landscapes were removed. Nevertheless, the influence of New Zealand mountains on its national consciousness does not appear to have great significance in policy...". Nowhere is this more apparent than in regard to landscape issues. This article focuses on the landscape of the South Island High Country. We first define the High Country, describe its distinctive landscapes, and provide an overview of its landscape history. We then identify and review trends and issues in landscape change.en
dc.format.extent320-326en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Mountain Society and United Nations Universityen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - International Mountain Society and United Nations University - http://www.mrd-journal.org/issue.asp?Issue_ID=28en
dc.subjectprivatisationen
dc.subjecthigh countryen
dc.subjectSouth Islanden
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectlandscape perceptionen
dc.subjectlandscape changeen
dc.subjectNgai Tahu settlementen
dc.subjectpastoralismen
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjectpest controlen
dc.subjecttussock grasslandsen
dc.subjectintroduced speciesen
dc.subjectnational parksen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleThe South Island high country of New Zealand : landscape challenges and future managementen
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Scienceen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architectureen
dc.relation.isPartOfMountain Research and Developmenten
pubs.issue4en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/SOLA
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.mrd-journal.org/issue.asp?Issue_ID=28en
pubs.volume21en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1659-5331


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