Woodland Habitats

Author: Mark Frater,Helen J. Read

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134677707

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Woodland habitats explores the history and ecology of British woodland and explains why they a re such a valuable resource. It examines the wide range of different types of woodland habitats and the typical species that live within them. It offers a practical guide to all the key woodland issues including: *conservation and management * coppicing * grazing in woodlands * fire breaks * recreation * management for game * pasture woodland and commercial forestry Woodland Habitats also includes a guide to notable sites with location maps and illustrations, suggested practical projects and a full glossary of terms.
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Bird Habitats in Britain

Author: R. J. Fuller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813702X

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Rob Fuller's book would not have been possible but for the nationwide cooperative endeavour by amateur and professional ornithologists, naturalists and conservationists which led to the British Trust for Ornithology's Register of Ornithological Sites, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy Council. Hitherto, few books have dealt primarily with bird habitats but the subject is of urgent importance now that exploitation of the environment has left few corners of Britain untouched or unthreatened. Even so, the book is much more than timely, it also extends the reader's interest to an area of bird study that has, perhaps, been too little considered. The book describes all the main habitat types, the structure and composition of bird communities, and reviews bird sites and their distribution throughout Britain. For the birdwatcher and all involved with conservation, this is stimulating reading and an essential reference. The text is supported by more than 100 diagrams and maps, and over 50 photographs; in addition there are 53 superbly evocative drawings by Donald Watson. Jacket illustrations by Donald Watson
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Mosses and Liverworts of Woodland

A Guide to Some of the Commonest Species

Author: A. Roy Perry

Publisher: National Museum Wales

ISBN: 9780720003628

Category: Forest plants

Page: 40

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A photographic guide to some of the more common mosses and liverworts found in British woodlands.
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Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

Author: G.P. Buckley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401123624

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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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.
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Bird Life of Woodland and Forest

Author: Robert J. Fuller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521543477

Category: Nature

Page: 260

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Describes the factors affecting the bird life of woodland and the effects of habitat management.
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Silent Summer

The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland

Author: Norman Maclean

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139788698

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Over the past 20 years dramatic declines have taken place in UK insect populations. Eventually, such declines must have knock-on effects for other animals, especially high profile groups such as birds and mammals. This authoritative, yet accessible account details the current state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland and offers an insight into the outlook for the future. Written by a team of the country's leading experts, it appraises the changes that have occurred in a wide range of wildlife species and their habitats and outlines urgent priorities for conservation. It includes chapters on each of the vertebrate and major invertebrate groups, with the insects covered in particular depth. Also considered are the factors that drive environmental change and the contribution at local and government level to national and international wildlife conservation. Essential reading for anyone who is interested in, and concerned about, UK wildlife.
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