Woodlands

A Disappearing Landscape

Author: David Lindenmayer,Mason Crane,Damian Michael,Esther Beaton

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643099875

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Australia's little known woodlands once covered huge areas of the eastern side of our continent. Woodlands are distinguished from forests by the fact that their canopies do not touch, tree heights are usually lower and they usually have a grassy understorey. They support a fascinating and diverse array of birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs, invertebrates and plants, and have been under massive pressure from grazing and agriculture over the past 200 years. In many cases only small remnant patches of some types of woodland survive. Understanding and appreciating woodlands is an important way forward for promoting their sustainable management and conservation. Woodlands: A Disappearing Landscape explains with lucid text and spectacular photographs the role that woodlands play in supporting a range of native plants and animals that has existed there for millions of years. The book is set out as a series of logically linked chapters working from the woodland canopy (the tree crowns), through the understorey, the ground layers, and to the lowest lying parts of landscape – wetlands, creeks and dams. Each chapter illustrates many key topics in woodland biology with text and images, explaining important aspects of woodland ecology as well as woodland management and conservation.
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Woodlands

Author: Oliver Rackham

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007493843

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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‘Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife. Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities ...’
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The Woodlands ...

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Trees

Page: 250

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Woodlands

Book 7 in the Glenbrooke Series

Author: Robin Jones Gunn

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307824683

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The charming town of Glenbrooke, Oregon, welcomes readers once more to delight in a contemporary love story. In this all-new offering in the heartwarming Glenbrooke series, bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn's characters get two lessons on love: it's not based on performance and its motives must be pure. When Leah Hudson, the "ugly duckling" among beautiful sisters, meets mysterious newcomer Seth Edwards, she thinks someone could love her after all. Their friendship grows, but Seth has things he must work through before he can open himself to anyone. An unexpected inheritance serves to complicate matters that strike to the core of Seth's and Leah's hearts and faith. Leah Hudson loves to give. But when others want to give back? Well, that’s another story entirely! After years of pouring herself out for others, Leah, an average twenty-seven-year-old woman, finally finds herself receiving. She has her own cottage in Glenbrooke, wonderful friends, a great job at the hospital, and the attention of Seth Edwards, the new guy in town. She even wins a cruise to Alaska when she accidentally dials the number of a radio station! So why can’t Leah relax and enjoy this new season of her life? When an inheritance of fifty acres of prime Oregon woodlands is left to her—with a certain condition attached—Glenbrooke’s town lawyer, Collin Radcliffe, prompts Leah to question Seth’s motives for his interest in her. Only by turning her affections in a new direction will Leah be able to hear the true song of this springtime of her life.
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Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

Author: J.R. Packham,D.J. Harding,G.M. Hilton,R.A. Stuttard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412439506

Category: Nature

Page: 407

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Functional Ecology of Woodlands is firmly based on the factors which govern the composition of woodland communities, but goes on to explore the dynamics of interactions between various ecosystem components. This is an authoritative text on the functioning of forest ecosystems, which will also assist readers to reach informed decisions about issues such as the greenhouse effect, acid precipitation, the greening of cities and agroforestry.
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Woodlands

A Nature Guide

Author: John Leonard Cloudsley-Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest ainimals

Page: 128

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Woodlands

Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

Author: N.A

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546653533

Category:

Page: 182

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Ever need a fact or quotation on woodlands? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term woodlands, including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. The entries cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This data dump results in many unexpected examples for woodlands, since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under fair use conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
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The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa

Managing for Products and Services

Author: Emmanuel N. Chidumayo,Davison J. Gumbo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136531378

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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The dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are major ecosystems, with a broad range of strong economic and cultural incentives for keeping them intact. However, few people are aware of their importance, compared to tropical rainforests, despite them being home to more than half of the continent's population. This unique book brings together scientific knowledge on this topic from East, West, and Southern Africa and describes the relationships between forests, woodlands, people and their livelihoods. Dry forest is defined as vegetation dominated by woody plants, primarily trees, the canopy of which covers more than 10 per cent of the ground surface, occurring in climates with a dry season of three months or more. This broad definition - wider than those used by many authors - incorporates vegetation types commonly termed woodland, shrubland, thicket, savanna, wooded grassland, as well as dry forest in its strict sense. The book provides a comparative analysis of management experiences from the different geographic regions, emphasizing the need to balance the utilization of dry forests and woodland products between current and future human needs. Further, the book explores the techniques and strategies that can be deployed to improve the management of African dry forests and woodlands for the benefit of all, but more importantly, the communities that live off these vegetation formations. Thus, the book lays a foundation for improving the management of dry forests and woodlands for the wide range of products and services they provide.
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California Forests and Woodlands

A Natural History

Author: Verna R. Johnston

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202481

Category: Nature

Page: 234

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From majestic Redwoods to ancient Western Bristlecone Pines, California's trees have long inspired artists, poets, naturalists—and real estate developers. Verna Johnston's splendid book, illustrated with her superb color photographs and Carla Simmons's detailed black-and-white drawings, now offers an unparalleled view of the Golden State's world-renowned forests and woodlands. In clear, vivid prose, Johnston introduces each of the state's dominant forest types. She describes the unique characteristics of the trees and the interrelationships of the plants and animals living among them, and she analyzes how fire, flood, fungi, weather, soil, and humans have affected the forest ecology. The world of forest and woodland animals comes alive in these pages—the mating games, predation patterns, communal life, and the microscopic environment of invertebrates and fungi are all here. Johnston also presents a sobering view of the environmental hazards that threaten the state's trees: acid snow, ozone, blister rust, over-logging. Noting the interconnectedness of the diverse life forms within tree regions, she suggests possible answers to the problems currently plaguing these areas. Enriched by the observations of early naturalists and Johnston's many years of fieldwork, this is a book that will be welcomed by all who care about California's treasured forests and woodlands.
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Profitable Farms and Woodlands

A Practical Guide in Agroforestry for Landowners, Farmers, and Ranchers

Author: Joshua Idassi

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160907760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 93

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The handbook depicts step-by-step methods and principles on developing agroforestry practices for farmers and woodland owners for the purpose of enhancing the economic and environmental benefits of their farms and woodlands. The handbook is presented in five chapters, one for each agroforestry practice. Chapter topics are: • Introduction • The Basics • Economic Considerations • Further Assistance and information • Success Stories The authors sincerely hope that readers will find this guide to be a useful resource to establish and manage integrated, profitable, healthy and sustainable family farms and woodlands.
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Wild Urban Woodlands

New Perspectives for Urban Forestry

Author: Ingo Kowarik,Stefan Körner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540239123

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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"Urban landscapes formerly shaped by heavy industry are evolving all over the world. The associated processes enhance the evolution of a new kind of wilderness. In regions such as the German Ruhrgebiet, vast post-industrial areas have already been recolonised naturally by forests. These new types of urban woodlands are often overlooked by ecologists, foresters and planners. The book provides a first concise overview of ecological features and potential social functions of this new kind of urban wilderness. The general chapters provide introductions and conceptual approaches from the perspectives of ecology, environmental sociology, forestry, nature conservation and landscape architecture. They are illustrated by a broad array of case studies from England, Germany and Japan."--BOOK JACKET.
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Woodlands

Author: Lynn M. Stone

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780865934221

Category: Science

Page: 24

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Briefly describes the different kinds of woodlands in North America and some of the plants and animals found there.
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Natural Woodland

Ecology and Conservation in Northern Temperate Regions

Author: George F. Peterken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521367929

Category: Nature

Page: 522

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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.
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TREES AND WOODLANDS OF SOUTH INDIA

ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES

Author: Eleni Asouti,Dorian Q Fuller

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598742310

Category: Nature

Page: 343

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This volume introduces the ecological history of woodland vegetation in South India. It incorporates a critical overview of the theories of ecological on the subcontinent while detailing the history of long-term changes in the tree and shrub vegetation of the Indian peninsula that have resulted from climate change and the impact of human activities on the landscape. The volume also demonstrates the potential of microscopic analysis of archaeological wood charcoal remains for the purpose of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Included in the volume is a practical guide for the microscopic identification of the principal timber species of South India, accompanied by detailed information on the synecology and autecology of native trees and shrubs, and ethnographic evidence on their diverse uses and properties. An accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete identification guide and many full color illustrations of South Asian trees and shrubs to facilitate analysis.
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Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

Description, Dynamics and Diversity

Author: Peter Thomas,John Packham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052183452X

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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A concise, non-technical account of the structure and evolution of woodlands and forests, first published in 2007.
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A Planner's Guide for Oak Woodlands

Author: Gregory A. Giusti,Douglas D. McCreary,Richard B. Standiford

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 9781879906754

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 116

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Voices from the woodlands

descriptive of forest trees, ferns, mosses, and lichens

Author: Mary Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 368

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Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands

Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

Author: Anthony B. Cunningham,Xuefei Yang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113653816X

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests range from temperate woodlands and small forests to high altitude forests in the Himalaya and tropical miombo woodlands in south-central Africa. In south-west China, over 200 species of wild fungi in 64 genera are commercially traded while in Europe and North America, woodlands and small forests are the source of many highly-prized mushrooms and an essential resource for many small enterprises and collectors. Yet the increased demand for timber has resulted in the rapid expansion of forestry, which in turn has destroyed the natural habitat of many fungi, unbalancing both forest economics and ecology. Despite the economic, social and cultural values of fungi, there is a general lack of understanding of their importance to local livelihoods and forest ecology. This book aims to fill this gap and extends the People and Plants Conservation Series beyond the plant kingdom into the related world of fungi and mushrooms. It demonstrates the crucial roles that fungi play in maintaining forest ecosystems and the livelihoods of rural people throughout the world while providing good practice guidelines for the sustainable management of this resource and an assessment of economic value. It brings together the perspectives of biologists, anthropologists and forest and woodland managers to provide a unique inter-disciplinary and international overview of the key issues.
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Woodlands

For Profit and Pleasure

Author: Reginald Dunderdale Forbes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Woodlots

Page: 253

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