Topical information on ecology, conservation and management for Scottish native woodlands
This authoritative textbook provides a convenient single source of up-to-date information about the fascinating native woodland habitats of Scotland, putting these into their wider British, European and global contexts.
It draws upon professional experience of scientific research, survey and management, where the author has studied many important native woodlands in Scotland and beyond. It helps readers understand and value these irreplaceable habitats, at a time when they are required to produce a growing range of services to Scotland's people, while facing threats from climate change, pests and diseases.
Following a contextual introduction and history four chapters deal with individual Scottish native woodland types - pinewoods, oak/ birch woodlands, ash woodlands and wet woodlands, along with minor types such as juniper, hazel, aspen and elm. Three chapters deal with actions for native woodland - conservation management, woodland creation and inter-linkages with plantations. A shorter chapter looks to the future, followed by a comprehensive gazetteer of native woodland sites to visit.
Whether a student, a private woodland owner, a professional forester or interested in woodlands as a rambler or amateur naturalist, this attractive book provides the information you need in one convenient volume.
Covers all major aspects of relevance to Scottish native woodland ecology, conservation and management within a single convenient volume
Pitched at a technical level to attract those relatively new to the subject
Contains illustrated examples of the author's extensive record of woodland study within Scotland and beyond
Timely publication when interest in native woodlands has never been stronger
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Scott Wilson is a Consultant Forester and Forest Ecologist based in Aberdeen. He has practised as a self-employed forestry and ecological consultant since 1998, holding the professional status of Chartered Forester since 2001. He is a regular contributor to forestry journals and publications.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations;
Abbreviations and acronyms;
Chapter 1. International context;
Chapter 2. Ecological context;
Chapter 3. Historical development;
Chapter 4. Pinewoods and montane scrub;
Chapter 5. Oak and birch woodlands;
Chapter 6. Ash, elm and hazel Woodlands; Colour plates and illustrations;
Chapter 7. Wet woodlands;
Chapter 8. Conservation of native woodlands;
Chapter 9. Expansion of native woodlands;
Chapter 10. Relationship with plantations;
Chapter 11. The future of native woodlands;
Chapter 12. Visiting native woodlands;