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ItemThe effects of coupe level timber harvesting on the home range dynamics of the swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) in the Pyrenees State Forest, VictoriaGreenfield, Andrew ( 2005)The effects of coupe-level timber harvesting on the swamp wallaby was investigated using home range dynamics and habitat selection as an indicator of the extent of the impact. An MBACI design incorporating five control sites and one impact site was used as control for background variation. The results indicate that there were significant changes in the home range size, home range overlap and the geographic centre of location. However, there was no significant change in the centre of activity. Harvesting only appeared to affect animals that had their home range directly on the coupe. The affected animals showed two responses to harvesting. They either increased their home range size or moved away from the coupe altogether. Those animals that did not use the coupe showed little change in home range dynamics. In selecting habitats, the wallabies showed a preference for old burnt forest and forest habitat rather than the harvested area and new burnt forest created by the timber harvesting.
ItemChallenging values to effect change for sustainable futureGreenfield, Andrew ( 2005)The current paradigm in which we live is both environmentally destructive and socially unjust (Furman and Gruenewald 2004). The fundamental values of the paradigm can be traced back to changes in thinking around the time of the scientific revolution; with these values maintained through participation in the constructed dualisms and hierarchies of the capitalist and global market economies (Gruenewald 2003). Environmental education as a school subject does seem to have made much impact on dealing with the environmental crisis as a result of becoming a disciplinary subject. Place based education could challenge the current paradigm through giving place its full cultural identity.