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Woodland Habitats

By: Helen J Read and Mark Frater
177 pages, 8 col plates, 25 b/w photos, 34 illus, 36 tabs
Publisher: Routledge
Woodland Habitats
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Explores the history and ecology of British woodlands, and explains why they are such a valuable resource. Offers a practical guide to issues of ecology of woodland habitats and organisms, conservation and management, coppicing, pasture woodland and commercial forestry, woodland grazing, ride management and recreation in woodlands. Case studies include: Burnham Beeches; Bradfield Woods; Kielder; National Forest.


1. Introduction, General, The history of woodland in Britain, Woodlands in Britain today, 2. The Ecology of woodland habitats, The structure and functioning of trees, Evergreen adn deciduous habitats, Reproduction and survival of trees, Mycorrhizae, Allelopathy, Nitrogen fixation, The structure of woodland, The physical structure, Adaptions to woodland life, Nutrient flow and decomposition, The species composition and classification of woodland, Native and introduced trees, Woodland types and classification, Changes in woodland, Natural chages, Human induced changes, The future 3. Management and Conservation, Why manage woods? Woodland managagement techniques: Coppice, Pasture woodland, pollards and dead wood, Management of high forest, To manage or not to manage? Minimum intervention, Rides, glades, fire breaks and edges, Grazing in woodland, New woodland, Recreation in woods, Management for game, Principles of woodland management, The future 4. Case studies: Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire Bradfield Woods, Suffolk Kielder, Northumberland Inschriach, Cairngorms Coed y Rhygen, Gwynedd The National Forest, The Midlands 5. Practical Work: Introduction to woodland projects, Experimental design, Health and safety, Standing volume of timber in commercial forests, The decomposition rate of leaves in woodland, Visitors experiences and perceptions of woodlands, Assessing the abundance and distribution of small mammals in woodland, The distribution of galls on oak trees, References, Glossary, Species list, Further reading: Practical techniques, Data analysis, Identification, Practical conservation, New initiatives, Journals

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By: Helen J Read and Mark Frater
177 pages, 8 col plates, 25 b/w photos, 34 illus, 36 tabs
Publisher: Routledge
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