The Ecology of Woodland Creation / Edition 1

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Opportunities exist for tree planting on better quality land, often arable land taken out of agricultural production, and areas on the urban fringe in many industrialised countries, where the proportion of wooded land is small and of a fragmented nature. With concerns about worldwide loss of biodiversity, planners and practitioners are increasingly required to design, establish and manage more diverse woodlands for multiple objectives. Although much has been written about techniques for successful tree establishment, little attention has been paid to the many ecological factors which influence the development of new woodland. The Ecology of Woodland Creation is a comprehensive book which tackles important ecological issues including the ethics of woodland creation, the types of woodland, species considerations, the influence of new woodlands on the diversity and distribution of plant and animal species, and how ecological principles can be integrated with the planning process. Following on from a highly successful Symposium of the British Ecological Society s Forest Ecology Group, this book is an invaluable source of practical information for professionals and students of ecology, conservation, land-use planning and forestry.

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A text addressing the many ecological factors which influence the development of new woodland, including the ethics of woodland creation, types of woodland, species considerations, the influence of new woodlands on the diversity and distribution of plant and animal species, and how ecological principles can be integrated with the planning process. Indexed by species as well as subject. Some b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471954842
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Ferris-Kaan
Wildlife & Conservation Research Branch, The Forestry Authority, UK

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Table of Contents

To What Extent Can We Recreate Woodland?
(J. Spencer).
Planning and Designing New Woodlands for People (M. Sangster).
New Woodlands in the Landscape (S. Bell).
Biogeography and Woodland Design (I. Spellerberg).
Vegetation Classification Systems as an Aid to Woodland Creation (J. Rodwell G. Patterson).
Soils and Restoration Ecology (A. Moffat G. Buckley).
Soil Biotic Communities and New Woodland (J. Harris T. Hill).
Creating Woodlands: To Plant Trees or Not?
(R. Harmer G. Kerr).
Introduction of Plants and Manipulation of Field Layer Vegetation (J. Packham, et al.).
Invertebrate Conservation and New Woodland in Britain (R. Key).
Bird Populations in New Lowland Woods: Landscape, Design and Management Perspectives (R. Fuller, et al.).
Population Dynamics of Small Mammals in New Woodlands (J. Flowerdew R. Trout).
Do Woodland Mammals Threaten the Development of New Woods?
(R. Gill, et al.).
Ecological Planning in New Woodlands (R. Ferris-Kaan).

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