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Tentsmuir Ten Thousand Years of Environmental History

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By: Robert MM Crawford(Author)
198 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Publisher: BAR Publishing
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Tentsmuir in Fife, Scotland, has been a scene of human activity for over 10,000 years. It witnessed one of the earliest known occurrences in Scotland of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers and has supported human activities throughout the Neolithic and Iron Age. In medieval times it was a home for the Norman nobility, and then a royal hunting forest with highly-valued fishing rights for Scottish Kings.

Tentsmuir is prone to flooding in winter due to the front line of dunes blocking drainage to the sea. It provides a natural refuge for a wide range of plants, as well as resident and migrating birds, and other animals, including outstanding populations of butterflies and moths. Consequently, this led to the creation in 1954 of a National Nature Reserve at the north-eastern end of the Tentsmuir Peninsula. Initially, an active period of coastal accretion more than trebled the size of the reserve. Now, however, Tentsmuir is eroding in places. The probability of rising sea levels and increasing exposure to storms may cause a level of destruction such that the physical existence and biological future of Tentsmuir cannot be guaranteed.

Tentsmuir: Ten Thousand Years of Environmental History is an attempt to record how even within a limited geographical area, such as this peninsula on the east coast of Scotland, plant and animal communities are constantly reacting to environmental change. Frequently, it is difficult to decide whether or not these changes should be resisted, encouraged, or ignored. Examples are provided of instances where human intervention to counteract change has resulted in negative as well as positive consequences for biodiversity.

Contents

Preface; Chapter One. Tentsmuir in prehistory; Chapter Two. Tentsmuir in history; Chapter Three. Sand and water; Chapter Four. Tentsmuir's dunes -a changing landscape; Chapter Five. Tentsmuir's wetlands; Chapter Six. Land, people and resources; Chapter Seven. Tentsmuir's thriving birds; Chapter Eight. Tentsmuir's declining birds; Chapter Nine. Tentsmuir's mammals butterflies and moths; Chapter Ten. Saving the Wilderness; References

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Biography

Robert M. M. Crawford is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Liege. Postdoctoral years were spent at the Bakh Institute of Biochemistry in Moscow and at the biochemistry and botany departments of the Universities of Freiburg, Munich, and Oxford. From 1962-1999 he taught and researched at the University of St Andrews, pursuing in particular the study of the physiological ecology of plants in a wide range of habitats in Scotland, Scandinavia, North and South America, and the Arctic. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Linnean Society of London, and an associate member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences.

New
By: Robert MM Crawford(Author)
198 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Publisher: BAR Publishing
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