Natural Woodland: Ecology and Conservation in Northern Temperate Regions

Natural Woodland: Ecology and Conservation in Northern Temperate Regions

by George F. Peterken, G. F. Peterken
     
 

Appreciation of the natural processes of woodlands is essential for the development of nature conservation and management practices. This account of how woodlands grow, die, and regenerate includes examples of virgin as well as old-growth forests in Europe and North America. See more details below

Overview

Appreciation of the natural processes of woodlands is essential for the development of nature conservation and management practices. This account of how woodlands grow, die, and regenerate includes examples of virgin as well as old-growth forests in Europe and North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521367929
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Woodland, nature and history: a personal introduction3
2Definitions, values and philosophies10
3Natural woodland in Europe and North America33
4Selected virgin forests57
5Disturbance in natural woodland86
6Succession after catastrophic disturbances117
7Structures and dynamics of old-growth forests140
8Components of the forest187
9Wildlife of natural forests208
10Human impacts on natural forests in North America229
11Wildlife responses to the modification of natural forests260
12Protecting virgin forest remnants279
13Woodland nature conservation: development, rationale and practice299
14British natural woodland325
15Reconstructing British natural woodland352
16Management of broadleaved woodland383
17Design and management of upland conifer plantations425
18Priorities in woodland nature conservation464
Appendix: Scientific names of North American and European trees and shrubs487
Bibliography491
Index to trees and shrubs512
Site index515
Subject index518

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