Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats

Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats

fauna: of lowland grasslands and heathlands 56–85; of grasslands 56–74; of
heathlands 75–85 fen meadow ... 22 floodplain 23; meadows and pastures 28
folding pastoralism 35, 96 forestry 97 fragmentation of habitat 97–8, 100–8, 159,
183; ...

Author: Elizabeth Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134661268

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Grasslands are everywhere: agricultural land, playing fields and road verges; but while species-poor, intensively managed grasslands are widespread, colourful semi-natural grasslands and heathlands, buzzing with life, are scarce. These semi-natural habitats are ancient, cultural landscapes, which are of considerable, if not international importance for biodiversity. However, despite targets for the conservation and restoration of these valuable grasslands and heathlands, these habitats continue to decline before our eyes. Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats contrasts the uniformity of intensively managed grassland with the diversity of traditionally managed grasslands and heathlands. It examines topics of concern to the ecologist or habitat manager such as causes of the loss and deterioration of these habitats, including inappropriate management, eutrophication and climate change. It then evaluates opportunities for positive change, such as conservation, restoration and creation. A series of case-studies illustrates the pressures on some lowland grassland and heathland habitat types and looks at ways to enhance them for biodiversity. This habitat guide features illustrated species boxes of typical plants and animals, as well as a full species list, a series of projects on the ecology of grassland and heathland species, a colour plate section, up-to-date references and information, and a full glossary. It will provide students and environmentalists with a deeper understanding of the nature and importance of lowland grasslands and heathlands.
Categories: Science

Habitat Management for Invertebrates

Habitat Management for Invertebrates

Flower - rich habitats , such as road verges bordering heathland , may provide a
vital nectar source for some flying insects which breed on the heath . Heathland
is typically poor in nectar - bearing flowers , particularly in spring and early ...

Author:

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press

ISBN: 1901930300

Category: Habitat (Ecology).

Page: 150

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This practical manual covers habitat management for invertebrates, drawing on the experience of years of work by many specialists. Invertebrates are much more sensitive than plants or vertebrates are to habitat changes, and their needs are not always being met, even on nature reserves. This book provides guidelines on how to take account of the vulnerable and important habitat features, without necessarily knowing what species are present.
Categories: Habitat (Ecology).

Heathland

Heathland

However , relatively few species are specifically dependent on lowland heath . All
the types of wildlife found on heaths are there because the heathland habitat
offers the appropriate physical conditions for feeding , breeding and achievement
 ...

Author: James Parry

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111917337

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 658

Categories: Gardening

Heathlands and Related Shrublands

Heathlands and Related Shrublands

( 4 ) Species having a close association with coastal heathland in parts of their
range , where this association arises because either these habitats contain
wetlands ( e.g. Melomy's littoralis ) or provide an abundance of nectar and pollen
( e.g. ...

Author: Raymond Louis Specht

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004630078

Category: Heathland ecology

Page: 882

View: 218

Categories: Heathland ecology

Tiptree Heath

Tiptree Heath

Nature conservation management involves interference in a cycle of natural
succession and with a habitat as transitional as heathland it is vital . There are
quite a lot of remnant heaths in Essex , and also commons with heathland
features but ...

Author: Laurie Forsyth

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924063126118

Category: Essex (England)

Page: 19

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Categories: Essex (England)

Biodiversity in the New Forest

Biodiversity in the New Forest

Objectives of the Plan relating to heathland are as follows : 1. To maintain and
restore heathland habitats in order to support and enhance the important nature
conservation interest and landscape character of the Open Forest . 2. To support
 ...

Author: Adrian C. Newton

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215528576

Category: Forest biodiversity

Page: 237

View: 417

Categories: Forest biodiversity

Country Life

Country Life

EATHLAND is one of the most practice , and it is also an expensive and The
RSPB's ultimate aim is to create fragile and vulnerable of habitats lengthy job .
The Suffolk Wildlife Trust , the ideal heathland habitat for nightjars , Britain . The
great ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013984219

Category: Country life

Page:

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Categories: Country life

The Ecology of Butterflies in Britain

The Ecology of Butterflies in Britain

Table 6.2 The distances moved by adult Plebejus argus in long - lived limestone
habitats and one temporary heathland habitat during 1983 Number of individuals
and distances ( metres ) moved between captures Data for limestone grassland ...

Author: Derek A. Whiteley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: MINN:31951D00913212S

Category: Butterflies

Page: 354

View: 849

This new book offers a full-scale treatment of British butterfly ecology. We have not had a comparable source-book for many years, and now it comes at a time when many butterfly populations worldwide, including about half the British species, are in decline. The authors bring together newideas, facts, and figures from recent studies to discuss individual butterfly behaviour and adaptations; population dynamics, community structure, distributions, and habitats; and the underlying genetics and evolutionary pathways. The last chapter focuses on conservation. Information is presentedin considerable detail, and the volume includes an extensive glossary, full bibliography, many tables, appendices on hostplants and habitats, and more than ninety figures. Students of butterflies, ecology, and natural history will find it an invaluable reference tool as well as a benchmark inecological studies.The authors are well known for their work in research, conservation, and education. They are: Roger Dennis, Tim Shreeve, Keith Shreeve, Keith Porter, Martin Warren, Paul Brakefield, Jeremy Thomas, and Caroline Steel. Derek Whiteley prepared the figures.
Categories: Butterflies

Towards a Methodology for Costing Biodiversity Conservation in the UK

Towards a Methodology for Costing Biodiversity Conservation in the UK

LOWLAND HEATHLAND HABITAT COSTS 1 . 1 : Introduction The term
heathland is used to describe a variety of characteristic landscapes and habitats .
Broadly speaking , lowland heathland includes open landscapes below 250
metres ...

Author: Kenneth George Willis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0117532576

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 197

View: 541

This publication aims to provide practical advice on how to cost the conservation of biodiversity in the UK through the maintenance, restoration and re-creation of key habitats. The work was commissioned by the Department of the Environment.
Categories: Biodiversity conservation

Change in the British Flora 1987 2004

Change in the British Flora 1987 2004

Coastal heaths are included here , but heaths on exposed mountain ridges and
summits are classified as Montane habitats ( BH15 ) . • agricultural improvement ,
with the conversion of heathland to pasture , either directly ( through ploughing ...

Author: Michael E. Braithwaite

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122056497

Category: Biological invasions

Page: 382

View: 188

Categories: Biological invasions

The Ecology and Conservation of Amphibian and Reptile Species Endangered in Britain

The Ecology and Conservation of Amphibian and Reptile Species Endangered in Britain

This is clearly illustrated by van Nuland & Strijbosch ' s ( 1981 ) Dutch heathland
studies . ( See Table IV ) . Although ... Heathland habitat In southern England the
sand lizard is chiefly restricted to two regions of lowland heath . Corbett ( 1978 ) ...

Author: Nature Conservancy Council (Great Britain). Wildlife Advisory Branch

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012610062

Category: Amphibians

Page: 93

View: 509

Categories: Amphibians

Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats

Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats

This habitat guide features illustrated species boxes of typical plants and animals, as well as a full species list, a series of projects on the ecology of grassland and heathland species, a colour plate section, up-to-date references and ...

Author: Elizabeth Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134661251

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 290

Grasslands are everywhere: agricultural land, playing fields and road verges; but while species-poor, intensively managed grasslands are widespread, colourful semi-natural grasslands and heathlands, buzzing with life, are scarce. These semi-natural habitats are ancient, cultural landscapes, which are of considerable, if not international importance for biodiversity. However, despite targets for the conservation and restoration of these valuable grasslands and heathlands, these habitats continue to decline before our eyes. Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats contrasts the uniformity of intensively managed grassland with the diversity of traditionally managed grasslands and heathlands. It examines topics of concern to the ecologist or habitat manager such as causes of the loss and deterioration of these habitats, including inappropriate management, eutrophication and climate change. It then evaluates opportunities for positive change, such as conservation, restoration and creation. A series of case-studies illustrates the pressures on some lowland grassland and heathland habitat types and looks at ways to enhance them for biodiversity. This habitat guide features illustrated species boxes of typical plants and animals, as well as a full species list, a series of projects on the ecology of grassland and heathland species, a colour plate section, up-to-date references and information, and a full glossary. It will provide students and environmentalists with a deeper understanding of the nature and importance of lowland grasslands and heathlands.
Categories: Science

Habitat Conservation for Insects

Habitat Conservation for Insects

Variations in soil and drainage may occur locally within a heathland , particularly
a large one , giving rise to adjacent areas of dry , wet and boggy heath which are
all valuable habitats . Lowland heath merges into moorland in upland areas , as ...

Author: Reg Fry

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022254679

Category: Habitat conservation

Page: 262

View: 476

Categories: Habitat conservation

Ecology Abstracts

Ecology Abstracts

According to these results and statements in the literature, the loss of heathland
areas and habitat quality are both responsible for the decline of the species.
Suitable measures for preserving the species are (1) restoration of building
phases of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050440075

Category: Ecology

Page:

View: 614

Coverage: 1982- current; updated: monthly. This database covers current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Major ares of subject coverage include: Algae/lichens, Animals, Annelids, Aquatic ecosystems, Arachnids, Arid zones, Birds, Brackish water, Bryophytes/pteridophytes, Coastal ecosystems, Conifers, Conservation, Control, Crustaceans, Ecosyst em studies, Fungi, Grasses, Grasslands, High altitude environments, Human ecology, Insects, Legumes, Mammals, Management, Microorganisms, Molluscs, Nematodes, Paleo-ecology, Plants, Pollution studies, Reptiles, River basins, Soil, TAiga/tundra, Terrestrial ecosystems, Vertebrates, Wetlands, Woodlands.
Categories: Ecology

International Turfgrass Bulletin

International Turfgrass Bulletin

Individual trees Heathland can act as superb backdrops to greens , feature trees
along fairways Heathland is found in ... grassland / heath habitat to tree lined is
not a " climatic community " , i.e. heathland is a created habitat and parkland .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000059789994

Category: Golf courses

Page:

View: 440

Categories: Golf courses

Site Management for Aculeate Populations

Site Management for Aculeate Populations

improve the age-structure is now being carried out on some heathlands through
forage harvesting or simple swiping. Although ... Such areas pass into heather
heathland through seedling invasion, producing a very different micro-habitat
from ...

Author: Mike Edwards (B.Sc.)

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924086739020

Category: Habitat conservation

Page: 8

View: 370

Categories: Habitat conservation

Quarterly Journal of Forestry

Quarterly Journal of Forestry

We were heathland by 2010 . ... the farmed areas of Calluna heath to regenerate
within 18 months to the estate as well as removing scrub undergrowth 2 years of
clearfell creating a heathland habitat to prevent woodland regeneration and that
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059096993

Category: Forests and forestry

Page:

View: 259

Vol. 1 includes the Transactions of the Irish Forestry Society.
Categories: Forests and forestry

Wildlife Management in Forests

Wildlife Management in Forests

habitat was 2 . 9 ha and the mean home range size for smooth snakes in open
heathland was found to be 0 . 7 ha . Population density is not easy to calculate
because of the difficulties of measuring the total area used by the population .

Author: D. C. Jardine

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89037870276

Category: Afforestation

Page: 123

View: 235

Categories: Afforestation

Australian Mammalogy

Australian Mammalogy

This study was undertaken in three habitats ( woodland , heathland , forest )
located at three separate localities . The woodland habitat was located in the
Forest Road Flora Reserve , approximately 5 km north of Anglesea township ( Fig
. 1 ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924094694837

Category: Mammals

Page:

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Categories: Mammals