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Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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.
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction. Coppices in the lowland landscape - G F Peterken; Coppice forestry - an overview - J Evans; Part II: The physical environment. Growth stages and microclimate in coppice and high forest - P L Mitchell; Soil water relations in an ancient coppiced woodland - I Cummings and H Cook; Part III: Contrasting processes in coppice and forest ecosystems. Coppicing and natural disturbance in temperate woodlands - a review - M N Evans and J P Barkham; Accumulation of dead wood - a missing ingredient in coppicing? - K J Kirby; Part IV: Effects of coppicing on the ground flora. The effects of coppicing and neglect on the performance of the perennial ground flora - J P Barkham; The effects of changing management on seed banks in ancient coppices - A H F Brown and S J Warr; Part V: Effects of coppicing on birds. Effects of coppice management on woodland breeding birds - R J Fuller; Coppice management for pheasants - C E Bealey and P A Robertson; Part VI: Effects of coppicing on mammal populations. The effects of coppice management on small mammal populations - J Gurnell, M Hicks and S Whitbread; The interaction of deer and vegetation in coppice woods - P R Ratcliffe; Part VII: effects of coppicing on invertebrate populations. Butterfly responses to coppicing - M S Warren and J A Thomas; The quality of coppice woods as habitats for invertebrates - J N Greatorex-Davies and R H Marrs; Part VIII: Implications of coppicing for conservation management. Coppicing for nature conservation: the practical reality - J Booker and R Tittensor; Coppicing: a conservation panacea? - F B Goldsmith; Glossary. Index.