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Woodland Conservation and Management - George F. Peterken

Woodland Conservation and Management

Paperback Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780412557309
Number Of Pages: 374

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This comprehensive text on woodland and forest conservation has been revised to cover developments in management and policy implementation over the last ten years. The new edition retains the four part structure of its predecessor and deals with new perspectives on the historical and ecological development of woodlands, classification, recording and assessment, policy development and management strategies. Progress in landscape ecology, vegetation classification and management views have led to a new understanding and approach to managing woodlands and information has been updated throughout with new references and bibliographies. There is also a major new chapter focussing on changes in management and the effects and implications of future plans, and the whole work is discussed within a European context, particularly in regard to classification of vegetation and woodland types. This book should be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, is an MSc course text for woodland management and conservation management.

Part One: Origins, management and ecological charatceristics of British woodlands. Original natural woodland. Ancient woodland and traditional management. Ecological characteristics of ancient woods. High forest management. Recent secondary woodland. Long-term changes in the woodland flora. Part Two: Types of semi-natural woodland in Britain. Woodland classification. Types of ancient semi-natural woodland. Management variants of stand types. Succession and stand types. British woodland types in a European context. Part Three: Woodland nature conservation. Objectives and priorities of nature conservation in British woodlands. Observation and recording in woodlands. Assessment of woodlands for nature conservation. Part Four: Management for nature conservation. Planning for nature conservation within forestry. Pattern and redistribution of woodland. Nature conservation aspects of woodland management. Management of semi-natural woodland. Integration of nature conservation with other objectives of woodland management. British woodland management in a European context. Chapter 21. References. Indexes.

ISBN: 9780412557309
ISBN-10: 0412557304
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.65  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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