The Conservation of Lower Plants in Woodland

Author: N. G. Hodgetts

Publisher: Jncc


Category: Bryophytes

Page: 32

View: 1772

Written for the practical conservationist, this booklet deals with the ecological importance of lower plants in British woodlands, the factors affecting diversity, and the types of woodlands most important to lower plants. It also discusses the woodland management and its benefits/impacts.

The Nature of the Cairngorms

Diversity in a Changing Environment

Author: Philip Shaw,Des B.A. Thompson

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0114973261

Category: Science

Page: 444

View: 9104

The Cairngorms area is arguably the most significant for nature conservation in the British Isles and contains its largest National Park. In this book, 35 authors, drawing on published and unpublished sources, present an up-to-date review of the area's natural features, including plants, animals, habitats, geology and landforms. The review falls into three parts. The first and largest part describes the area's rich diversity of nature, with each chapter summarising recent research findings, trends and conservation issues for a different landform, habitat or species group. The second part considers deer management, recreation and projected climate change impacts. Part three focuses on rare and threatened species, and identifies areas and habitats rich in species for which the Cairngorms are nationally and internationally important.

Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation

Author: Bernd Redecker,Werner Härdtle,Peter Finck,Uwe Riecken,Eckhard Schröder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642559530

Category: Science

Page: 435

View: 3257

One of the main problems and aims of nature conservation in Europe is to protect semi-open landscapes. The development during the past decades is characterized by an ongoing intensivation of land use on the one hand, and an increasing number of former meadows and pastures lying fallow caused by changing economic conditions on the other hand. In several countries the estabishment of larger "pasture landscapes" with a mixed character of open grassland combined with shrubs and forests has been recognized as one solution to this problem. The book gives an overview of the European projects concerning to this topic - nature conservation policy and strategies, scientific results and practical experiences creating large scale grazing systems.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bryology

Page: N.A

View: 5591

Soil survey

Author: United States. Bureau of Soils,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,United States. Soil Conservation Service,United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: Soil surveys

Page: N.A

View: 6239

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

Author: Stephen Burchett,Sarah Burchett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119957591

Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 4846

This book provides an invaluable, comprehensive and practical introduction to conservation issues associated with current farming practice. Representing both industry and conservation as an integrated and holistic system, it explores conservation issues within every farming discipline; from arable and horticulture to grasslands, woodlands, aquatic and coastal farming and will include an assessment of the impact of global warming. The book includes relevant case studies and international, real-world examples, focusing on applied management and not just ecological facts, theories and principles. The carefully structured book begins by introducing the overall subject including some statistics on current farming activities, giving a brief outlook for the future of farming systems in relation to conservation. Each subsequent chapter will have its own introduction setting the commercial context and conservation value of an example farm, and will progress with a series of case studies that will include the following elements: site assessment; species list; soils management options; and a habitat management plan. A summary section will draw together the common themes of the chapter and develop a lead-in to subsequent chapters. It will provide students with an informed appreciation of current practice whilst raising questions about the development of conservation in farming in the future.

Woodland Conservation and Management

Author: G.F. Peterken

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412557309

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 9122

New edition of book which is a course text in woodland conservation and management. The text has been updated throughout and has a major new chapter dealing with developments in conservation and management policies over the last ten years in a European context, including developments in vegetation classification systems and outcomes of management policies.

Plants in north-east Highlands

Author: Adam Watson

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782221883

Category: Nature

Page: 70

View: 3980

Timing of blaeberry growth, tree regeneration, land use, plant orientation The author noted when blaeberry buds on Scottish alpine land began growth in spring and compared this with climatic data. He mapped natural tree regeneration on Deeside and Donside. The author criticises invalid claims about land use in Scotland and Norway, and about the alleged effects of sporting estates in reducing land fertility. Signs of orientation by plants and animals are described.

Conservation of Tropical Plant Species

Author: M.N. Normah,H.F. Chin,Barbara M. Reed

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461437768

Category: Nature

Page: 538

View: 5611

The book is designed to provide a review on the methods and current status of conservation of the tropical plant species. It will also provide the information on the richness of the tropical plant diversity, the need to conserve, and the potential utilization of the genetic resources. Future perspectives of conservation of tropical species will be discussed. Besides being useful to researchers and graduate students in the field, we hope to create a reference for a much wider audience who are interested in conservation of tropical plant diversity.

Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

Author: G.P. Buckley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401123624

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 3805

Contributed to by leading experts, this book looks at the history of coppice woodlands, their physical environment, 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 in many of the chapters.

Soil survey of ...

Author: United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,United States. Soil Conservation Service,United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: Soil surveys

Page: N.A

View: 7044