Professor Ian D. Rotherham and colleagues organised a major event on the theme of ‘Animals, Man and Treescapes’ which looked at the interactions between grazing animals, humans and wooded landscapes. It linked community projects and educational outputs throughout the UK, across Europe and beyond. The event promoted landscape ecology conservation through local, national and international initiatives in partnership with the Ancient Tree Forum, IUFRO, BES, the Society for Landscape Studies and the Landscape Conservation Forum. Speakers included Oliver Rackham, Keith Kirby, Frans Vera, Della Hooke, Ted Green, Jill Butler, Adrian Newton, Hans Baete, Naomi Sykes, Richard Gulliver, Tobias Pleininger, Melvyn Jones and Ian Rotherham.
Major themes at the event included:
- the impacts of grazing animals on both upland and lowland wooded landscapes;
- managing sites with grazing animals;
- problems and issues of inappropriate grazing;
- issues around re-wilding landscapes;
- historic perspectives through landscape history; and
- issues around current and future management of these historic landscapes.
This book contains the proceedings of this conference.