Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands / Edition 1

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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.

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...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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412431104
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/19/2004
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
1 Coppices in the lowland landscape 3
2 Coppice forestry--an overview 18
2 The Physical Environment 29
3 Growth stages and microclimate in coppice and high forest 31
4 Soil-water relations in an ancient coppice woodland 52
3 Contrasting Processes in Coppice and Forest Ecosystems 77
5 Coppicing and natural disturbance in temperate woodlands--a review 79
6 Accumulation of dead wood--a missing ingredient in coppicing? 99
4 Effects of Coppicing on the Ground Flora 113
7 The effects of coppicing and neglect on the performance of the perennial ground flora 115
8 The effects of changing management on seed banks in ancient coppices 147
5 Effects of Coppicing on Birds 167
9 Effects of coppice management on woodland breeding birds 169
10 Coppice management for pheasants 193
6 Effects of Coppicing on Mammal Populations 211
11 The effects of coppice management on small mammal populations 213
12 The interaction of deer and vegetation in coppice woods 233
7 Effects of Coppicing on Invertebrate Populations 247
13 Butterfly responses to coppicing 249
14 The quality of coppice woods as habitats for invertebrates 271
8 Implications of Coppicing for Conservation Management 297
15 Coppicing for nature conservation--the practical reality 299
16 Coppicing--a conservation panacea? 306
Glossary 313
Bibliography 316
Species index 317
Subject index 323
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