Edited By: R Ferris-Kaan
320 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs
Concentrates on the many ecological factors which influence the development of new woodland. Issues include: the ethics of woodland creation, the types of woodland, species considerations, the influence of new woodlands on the diversity and distribution of plant and animal species, and how ecological principles can be integrated with the planning process.
To What Extent Can We Recreate Woodland? (J. Spencer). Planning and Designing New Woodlands for People (M. Sangster). New Woodlands in the Landscape (S. Bell). Biogeography and Woodland Design (I. Spellerberg). Vegetation Classification Systems as an Aid to Woodland Creation (J. Rodwell G. Patterson). Soils and Restoration Ecology (A. Moffat G. Buckley). Soil Biotic Communities and New Woodland (J. Harris T. Hill). Creating Woodlands: To Plant Trees or Not? (R. Harmer G. Kerr). Introduction of Plants and Manipulation of Field Layer Vegetation (J. Packham, et al.). Invertebrate Conservation and New Woodland in Britain (R. Key). Bird Populations in New Lowland Woods: Landscape, Design and Management Perspectives (R. Fuller, et al.). Population Dynamics of Small Mammals in New Woodlands (J. Flowerdew R. Trout). Do Woodland Mammals Threaten the Development of New Woods? (R. Gill, et al.). Ecological Planning in New Woodlands (R. Ferris-Kaan). Indexes.
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