Moorland Management

Author: John Phillips
Publisher: Quiller Press
ISBN: 9781846891229
Category: Moors (Wetlands)
Page: 320
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Moorland makes up the largest single vegetation type in the United Kingdom. This text draws together proven expertise and management tactics for the benefit of those responsible for this land-type to carry forward into the future.

Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands

Author: Aletta Bonn,Tim Allott,Klaus Hubacek,Jon Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134061641
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 544
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The uplands are a crucial source of ecosystem services, such as water provision, carbon retention, maintenance of biodiversity, provision of recreation value and cultural heritage. This puts them in the focus of both environmental and social scientists as well as practitioners and land managers.. This volume brings together a wealth of knowledge of the British uplands from diverse but interrelated fields of study, clearly demonstrating their importance in 21st Century Britain, and indicating how we may through interdisciplinary approaches meet the challenges provided by past and future drivers of environmental change. The upland environments are subject to change. They face imminent threats as well as opportunities from pressures such as climate change, changes in land management and related changes in fire risk, increases in erosion and water colour, degradation of habitats, altered wildlife and recreational value, as well as significant changes in the economy of these marginal areas. This book presents up-to-date scientific background information, addresses policy related issues and lays out pressing land management questions. A number of world-class experts provide a review of cutting-edge natural and social science and an assessment of past, current and potential future management strategies, policies and other drivers of change. After appraisal of key concepts and principles, chapters provide specific examples and applications by focussing on UK upland areas and specifically the Peak District National Park as a key example for other highly valuable upland regions.

Agriculture and EU enlargement

seventeenth report of Session 2003-2004 : report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence
Author: Jack Michael
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215019769
Page: 174
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Agriculture plays a larger role in the economies of the new Member states of the EU than it does in EU-15. There have thus been fears of the market being flooded by cheap agricultural exports and controversy about the extension of CAP payments. This report, therefore, looks at the impact of enlargement on agriculture both in the new Member states and in the UK. It concludes that structural fragmentation and the lack of capital investment mean that the new Member states are not in a position to undermine EU agricultural markets. However there are concerns about the quality of inspection and food quality. For the UK the Committee think that enlargement is more of a challenge than a threat, especially if the government does more to help promote UK food exports and investments.

Social Networks and Natural Resource Management

Uncovering the Social Fabric of Environmental Governance
Author: Örjan Bodin,Christina Prell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496573
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Social Network Analysis (SNA), a quantitative approach to the study of social relations, has recently emerged as a key tool for understanding the governance of natural resources. Bringing together contributions from a range of researchers in the field, this is the first book to fully explore the potential applications of SNA in the context of natural resource management. Topics covered include the role of SNA in stakeholder selection; improving fisheries management and conservation; the effect of social network ties on public satisfaction and agrarian communication networks. Numerous case studies link SNA concepts to the theories underlying natural resource governance, such as social learning, adaptive co-management and social movements theory. Reflecting on the challenges and opportunities associated with this evolving field, this is an ideal resource for students and researchers involved in many areas of natural resource management, environmental biology, sustainability science and sociology.

The Ecology of Loch Lomond

Author: Kevin J. Murphy,M.C.M Beveridge,R. Tippett
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401107580
Category: Science
Page: 170
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Loch Lomond has long held a special place in the hearts of all the people of Scotland not only for its historic significance but also for the beauty of its countryside. Less widely known is the ecological importance of the area. It is the largest stretch of freshwater in Britain and the only loch to be crossed by the Highland Boundary Fault, one of the country's most important geological features. The University of Glasgow has recognized the importance of this loch situated so near the main campus and has operated a field station on its shores since 1948. In the mid-1960s the field station was re-established at Rowardennan as an all-year-round facility with laboratory and living accommodation for resident research workers and visiting field courses. In 1992 a symposium was held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the new station and this volume presents the proceedings of that symposium and gives the state of the present knowledge of Loch Lomond. After an introduction to Loch Lomond, the papers are divided into three sections. Section I: The physical and chemical environment of Loch Lomond and its catchment. Section II: The biology and ecology of Loch Lomond and its catchment, and Section III: Issues affecting Loch Lomond and its catchment.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature conservation
Page: N.A
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Moorland management

a study of Exmoor : a report commissioned by the Countryside Commission
Author: G. R. Miller,John Miles,O. W. Heal,Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 118
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Managing Scotland's Environment

Author: Charles Warren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780748624904
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 490
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Scotland's natural environment is its most treasured asset and the subject of its most vociferous debates. Charles Warren tackles land reform, the future of farming, public access, conservation of moorland and birds of prey, the place of forestry, and the control of alien species and red deer, taking up the integration of conservation with social and economic objectives.

The UK

Author: Peter Webber
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748729159
Category: Geography
Page: 96
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Resulting from research into the needs of teachers arising from the revised syllabuses for GCSE Geography, and focusing on topical issues throughout the UK, this is one of a three-book series of supplementary topic books providing a range of detailed case studies, enquiries and decision-making exercises. The other two pupils' books cover Europe and the world, respectively, and there are teacher resource packs which correspond to all three.

Common Land, Open Country

Defining a Future for the Countryside of England and Wales
Author: Steve Byrne
Publisher: Jon Carpenter Publishing
ISBN: 9781897766811
Category: Land use, Rural
Page: 173
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Review Of...

Author: Game Conservancy (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Game bird management
Page: N.A
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Heather in England and Wales

Author: Robert Gerald Henry Bunce,Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Publisher: HMSO Books
Category: Gardening
Page: 39
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Sessional Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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