Moorland Management

Author: John Phillips

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846891229

Category: Moors (Wetlands)

Page: 320

View: 3954

Moorland makes up the largest single vegetation type in the United Kingdom. This text draws together proven expertise and management tactics for the benefit of those responsible for this land-type to carry forward into the future.

Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands

Author: Aletta Bonn,Tim Allott,Klaus Hubacek,Jon Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134061633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 9411

The uplands are a crucial source of ecosystem services, such as water provision, carbon retention, maintenance of biodiversity, provision of recreation value and cultural heritage. This puts them in the focus of both environmental and social scientists as well as practitioners and land managers.. This volume brings together a wealth of knowledge of the British uplands from diverse but interrelated fields of study, clearly demonstrating their importance in 21st Century Britain, and indicating how we may through interdisciplinary approaches meet the challenges provided by past and future drivers of environmental change. The upland environments are subject to change. They face imminent threats as well as opportunities from pressures such as climate change, changes in land management and related changes in fire risk, increases in erosion and water colour, degradation of habitats, altered wildlife and recreational value, as well as significant changes in the economy of these marginal areas. This book presents up-to-date scientific background information, addresses policy related issues and lays out pressing land management questions. A number of world-class experts provide a review of cutting-edge natural and social science and an assessment of past, current and potential future management strategies, policies and other drivers of change. After appraisal of key concepts and principles, chapters provide specific examples and applications by focussing on UK upland areas and specifically the Peak District National Park as a key example for other highly valuable upland regions.

Nature Policy Between Trends and Traditions

Dynamics in Nature Policy Arrangements in the Yorkshire Dales, Doñana, and the Veluwe

Author: Mariëlle van der Zouwen

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9059720970

Category: Landscape protection

Page: 251

View: 4539



Scottish Perspectives on Upland Management

Author: Jayne (University of the Highlands and Islands) Glass

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074868588X

Category: Nature

Page: 257

View: 5123

A wide-ranging study of how different landownership models deliver sustainability in Scotland's upland areas Scotland is at the heart of modern, sustainable upland management. Large estates cover vast areas of the uplands, with a long, complex and emotive history of ownership and use. In recent decades, the Scottish uplands have increasingly been the arena for passionate debates over large-scale land management issues. Crucially, what kinds of ownership and management will best deliver sustainable futures for upland environments and communities? Although the globally unique dominance of private ownership remains a distinctive characteristic of Scotland's uplands, increasing numbers of estates are now owned by environmental NGOs and local communities, especially since the Land Reform (Scotland) Act of 2003. A decade after the passage of this landmark Act, this book synthesises research carried out on a diverse range of upland estates by the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands. The findings from privately-owned estates as well as those owned by communities, charities and conservation groups will prove enlightening and relevant to upland managers, policy makers, and researchers across Britain and Europe. With the Scottish Government promoting a vision of environmental sustainability, and with the new diversity of ownerships and management now appearing, this timely and topical book investigates the implications of these different types of land ownership for sustainable upland management. Key Features: Presents major new thinking on upland estate management First dedicated textbook on upland estate management Respected and experienced academic editorial team An academic synthesis of theory and practical case-studies

The Ecology of Loch Lomond

Author: Kevin J. Murphy,M.C.M Beveridge,R. Tippett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401107580

Category: Science

Page: 170

View: 8322

Loch Lomond has long held a special place in the hearts of all the people of Scotland not only for its historic significance but also for the beauty of its countryside. Less widely known is the ecological importance of the area. It is the largest stretch of freshwater in Britain and the only loch to be crossed by the Highland Boundary Fault, one of the country's most important geological features. The University of Glasgow has recognized the importance of this loch situated so near the main campus and has operated a field station on its shores since 1948. In the mid-1960s the field station was re-established at Rowardennan as an all-year-round facility with laboratory and living accommodation for resident research workers and visiting field courses. In 1992 a symposium was held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the new station and this volume presents the proceedings of that symposium and gives the state of the present knowledge of Loch Lomond. After an introduction to Loch Lomond, the papers are divided into three sections. Section I: The physical and chemical environment of Loch Lomond and its catchment. Section II: The biology and ecology of Loch Lomond and its catchment, and Section III: Issues affecting Loch Lomond and its catchment.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature conservation

Page: N.A

View: 9653


Moorland management

a study of Exmoor : a report commissioned by the Countryside Commission

Author: G. R. Miller,John Miles,O. W. Heal,Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 118

View: 2659


Agriculture, conservation and land use

law and policy issues for rural areas

Author: William Howarth,Christopher P. Rodgers

Publisher: Univ of Wales Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 1667


The UK

Author: Peter Webber

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748729159

Category: Geography

Page: 96

View: 3400

Resulting from research into the needs of teachers arising from the revised syllabuses for GCSE Geography, and focusing on topical issues throughout the UK, this is one of a three-book series of supplementary topic books providing a range of detailed case studies, enquiries and decision-making exercises. The other two pupils' books cover Europe and the world, respectively, and there are teacher resource packs which correspond to all three.

Common Land, Open Country

Defining a Future for the Countryside of England and Wales

Author: Steve Byrne

Publisher: Jon Carpenter Publishing

ISBN: 9781897766811

Category: Land use, Rural

Page: 173

View: 3600


Managing Scotland's environment

Author: Charles R. Warren

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 7095

Scotland's natural environment is its most treasured asset and the subject of its most vociferous debates. Why have the farms, forests, lochs and hills generated such passionate disagreement? Is it so difficult to reconcile the competing demands of society and nature? Can there really be no acceptable way of integrating the various land uses? These are the questions explored in this book. Written in the light of international thinking in environmental management and of the author's practical experience in the Scottish highlands, it tackles the hottest current debates--land reform, the future of farming, public access, conservation of moorland and birds of prey, the place of forestry, and the control of alien species and red deer--and takes up the challenge of integrating conservation with social and economic objectives. The author also discusses the ethical and philosophical considerations that underlie the practical options. The book is illustrated with photographs and specially prepared maps and diagrams. It is designed for those studying Scotland's environment at undergraduate and graduate level and for those already engaged in farming, forestry, conservation, game sports and rural employment. Equally, the author addresses the wide range of people interested in these fascinating and important issues. They will be as entertained as they are enlightened by the book's congenial tone and consistently clear writing.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biology

Page: N.A

View: 2349


Geological and landscape conservation

proceedings of the Malvern International Conference 1993

Author: Des O'Halloran,Geological Society of London

Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House


Category: Science

Page: 530

View: 9765


The Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

House of Lords official report

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 7829


Heather in England and Wales

Author: Robert Gerald Henry Bunce,Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Publisher: HMSO Books


Category: Gardening

Page: 39

View: 1610