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Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands - G.P. Buckley

Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

By: G.P. Buckley (Editor)

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Published: 30th April 1992
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Despite the fact that there have been a large number of scientific studies on coppice woodlands, this is the first book devoted to the modern ecology of coppice. In the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, the management of woodlands by coppicing and pollarding in Britain was widespread and remained so until the late 19th century when pressure on land led to their decline. This way of managing woodlands and the implications of its decline is of great interest to foresters, conservationists and ecologists in a wide range of temperate areas of the world. Contributed to by leading experts, this book looks at the history of coppice their physical enviroment the different management techniques used and their effects on the flora and fauna. The implications of this for conservation is controversial and this is debated in a lively way by many of the chapters.

...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

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introductionp. 1
Coppices in the lowland landscapep. 3
Coppice forestry--an overviewp. 18
The Physical Environmentp. 29
Growth stages and microclimate in coppice and high forestp. 31
Soil-water relations in an ancient coppice woodlandp. 52
Contrasting Processes in Coppice and Forest Ecosystemsp. 77
Coppicing and natural disturbance in temperate woodlands--a reviewp. 79
Accumulation of dead wood--a missing ingredient in coppicing?p. 99
Effects of Coppicing on the Ground Florap. 113
The effects of coppicing and neglect on the performance of the perennial ground florap. 115
The effects of changing management on seed banks in ancient coppicesp. 147
Effects of Coppicing on Birdsp. 167
Effects of coppice management on woodland breeding birdsp. 169
Coppice management for pheasantsp. 193
Effects of Coppicing on Mammal Populationsp. 211
The effects of coppice management on small mammal populationsp. 213
The interaction of deer and vegetation in coppice woodsp. 233
Effects of Coppicing on Invertebrate Populationsp. 247
Butterfly responses to coppicingp. 249
The quality of coppice woods as habitats for invertebratesp. 271
Implications of Coppicing for Conservation Managementp. 297
Coppicing for nature conservation--the practical realityp. 299
Coppicing--a conservation panacea?p. 306
Glossaryp. 313
Bibliographyp. 316
Species indexp. 317
Subject indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780412431104
ISBN-10: 0412431106
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 30th April 1992
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.67