Woodland Conservation and Management

Woodland Conservation and Management

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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.13.1 Objectives Woodland recording for nature conservation is essentially straightforward in intention. ... The intention here is to discuss only those observations and records which can usefully be made for nature conservation purposes, i.e. site assessment and management. ... which was inside the ditch surrounding the wood; and a 1279 record of an 8 acre (3.2 ha) wood, the property of Ramsey Abbey.

Title:Woodland Conservation and Management
Author:G.F. Peterken
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1993-09-30


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