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Upland Habitats

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Routledge Habitat Guides

By: Alan H Fielding and Paul F Haworth

141 pages, 8 col and 14 b/w photos, 27 illus, 7 figs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #90816 | ISBN: 0415180864
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #90815 | ISBN: 0415180856
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About this book

Comprehensive, illustrated guide to the habitat types, flora, fauna and conservation and management issues of Britain's upland habitats, including blanket bogs, heather moors, sheep walks and deer forests, and montane and sub-montane forests.


1. Introduction, 2. Ecology of Upland Habitats, Where ar e the Uplands? The importance of geology, The Importance of climate, A short history of the uplands, Land use in the uplands, Major upland habitats and species, Upland fauna, Summary 4. Management and Conservation Protection nad subsidies, Grazing, Grouse Moor, Forestry, Atmospheric Pollution, Recreation, access and skiing. 4. Case Studies Red deer, The Cairngorms, The golden eagle, A History of the vegetation and land use in the South Pennines 5. Practical Work Experimental design, Health and safety, Heath rush seed heads, Growth and grazing experiments on purple moor grass, Footpath erosion, Sheep behaviour, Comparative studies on bracken, Recording vegetation change using aerial photographs References, Glossary, Species List, Further Reading

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