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Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

Edited By: GP Buckley

336 pages, 21 b/w photos, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #16979 | ISBN: 0412431106
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NHBS Price: £224.00 $286/€265 approx

About this book

Coppicing arouses fierce debate between foresters, ecologists and conservationists. This book brings together contributors from each of these groups to put forward current thinking on the role of coppicing in woodlands.

...The papers are clearly presented, and some are excellent scientific writing...I congratulate Dr Buckley and the contributors on having produced one of the best ecological symposium volumes of the last twenty years - Trends in Ecology and Evolution; ..this is a very important and impressive book: it provides a whole spread of detailed scientific information about coppice woodlands. It is well written and carefully edited. This will undoubtedly be a very useful book for arboriculturalists, ecologists, conservationists, landscape managers - Landscape Design; ...a valuable resource... - Forestry; This volume is an avenue that will lead students of forests in North America and elsewhere to this intriguing and relevant British literature - The Quarterly Review of Biology


Contents

Part 1 Introduction: coppices in the lowland landscape, G.F. Peterken; coppice forestry - an overview, Julian Evans. Part 2 The physical environment: growth stages and microclimate in coppice and high forest, P.L. Mitchell; soil water relations in an ancient coppiced woodland, Ian Cummings and Hadrian Cook. Part 3 Contrasting processes in coppice and forest egosystems: coppicing and natural disturbance in temperate woodlands - a review, Mart N. Evans and John P. Barkham; accumulation of dead wood - a missing ingredient in coppicing?, K.J. Kirby. Part 4 Effects of coppicing on the ground flora: the effects of coppicing and neglect on the performance of the perennial ground flora, J.P. Barkham; the effects of changing management on seed banks in ancient coppices, A.H.F. Brown and Susan J. Warr. Part 5 Effects of coppicing on birds: effects of coppice management on woodland breeding birds, R.J. Fuller; coppice management for pheasants, C.E. Bealey and P.A. Robertson. Part 6 Effects of coppicing on mammal populations: the effects of coppice management on small mammal populations, John Gurnell, et al; the interaction of deer and vegetation in coppice woods, Philip R. Ratcliffe. Part 7 Effects of coppicing on invertebrate populations: butterfly responses to coppicing, M.S. Warren and J.A. Thomas; the quality of coppice woods as habitats for invertebrates, J.N. Greatorex-Davies and R.H. Marrs. Part 8 Implications of coppicing for conservation management: coppicing for nature conservation - the practical reality, John Booker and Ruth Tittensor; coppicing - a conservation panacea?, F.B. Goldsmith.

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