Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

Author: G.P. Buckley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401123624
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Contributed to by leading experts, this book looks at the history of coppice woodlands, their physical environment, the different management techniques used and their effects on the flora and fauna. The implications of this for conservation is controversial and this is debated in a lively way in many of the chapters.

Managing Habitats for Conservation

Author: William J. Sutherland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521447768
Format: PDF, ePub
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The essential habitat by habitat guide to conservation management for practitioners of ecology and land management.

Woodland Conservation and Management

Author: G.F. Peterken
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412557309
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New edition of book which is a course text in woodland conservation and management. The text has been updated throughout and has a major new chapter dealing with developments in conservation and management policies over the last ten years in a European context, including developments in vegetation classification systems and outcomes of management policies.

Forests in Revolutionary France

Author: Kieko Matteson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107043344
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book investigates the bitterly contested development of environmental conservation in France from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, suggesting that conflicts over forests between the state, landowning elites, and the peasantry not only reflected escalating demand for this most vital of natural resources but also shaped the country's revolutionary struggles.

Land Mosaics

Author: Richard T. T. Forman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521479806
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An analysis and synthesis of the ecology of heterogeneous land areas.

Forest Quality

Author: Bill Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136565477
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Deforestation is frequently a topic of discussion in the environmental arena, but it is not just the number of trees that matters; the quality of the forest is also important. Even where the forest area is stable or increasing, there are often rapid changes in its character. Natural forests are being replaced by plantations or by intensively managed forests. Around the world, forests are becoming younger and less diverse, in both species and structure; this has important impacts for biodiversity and also affects many human values. In this groundbreaking text, forest quality is discussed as a useful new concept in forest conservation and management. Three main assessment criteria are used: authenticity; environmental benefits; and social and economic benefits. The book describes a methodology and protocol for collecting and analysing data, and outlines in detail the approach required with each indicator. The authors advocate a landscape approach to assessment and demonstrate how assessment works through a series of case studies that show how this approach can be used in many ways to help forest conservation management. This hands-on manual is for professionals involved in forestry, conservation and resource management worldwide, and contains case study material from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America that demonstrates practical uses of the new 'landscape' approach to forest conservation. Published with IUCN and WWF

Natural Woodland

Author: George F. Peterken
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An appreciation of the natural processes of woodlands is essential for the development of a rationale and practices for woodland nature conservation and management. In this book, Dr. Peterken describes how woodlands grow, die, and regenerate in the absence of human influence, and the structures and range of habitats found in natural woods. He describes examples of virgin and old-growth forests in Europe and North America, and outlines the dynamics and structure of natural temperate woodlands. This knowledge is then applied to nature conservation issues in British woods and forests, particularly the maintenance of "untouched" reserves, the management of native broadleaved woods, and the design of coniferous plantations. Natural Woodlands is a fascinating account of woodland natural history for all those concerned with the management and ecology of natural or commercial woodlands.