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.

Nature Policy Between Trends and Traditions

Dynamics in Nature Policy Arrangements in the Yorkshire Dales, Doñana, and the Veluwe
Author: Mariëlle van der Zouwen
Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
ISBN: 9059720970
Category: Landscape protection
Page: 251
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Scottish Perspectives on Upland Management
Author: Jayne (University of the Highlands and Islands) Glass
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868588X
Category: Nature
Page: 257
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A wide-ranging study of how different landownership models deliver sustainability in Scotland's upland areas Scotland is at the heart of modern, sustainable upland management. Large estates cover vast areas of the uplands, with a long, complex and emotive history of ownership and use. In recent decades, the Scottish uplands have increasingly been the arena for passionate debates over large-scale land management issues. Crucially, what kinds of ownership and management will best deliver sustainable futures for upland environments and communities? Although the globally unique dominance of private ownership remains a distinctive characteristic of Scotland's uplands, increasing numbers of estates are now owned by environmental NGOs and local communities, especially since the Land Reform (Scotland) Act of 2003. A decade after the passage of this landmark Act, this book synthesises research carried out on a diverse range of upland estates by the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands. The findings from privately-owned estates as well as those owned by communities, charities and conservation groups will prove enlightening and relevant to upland managers, policy makers, and researchers across Britain and Europe. With the Scottish Government promoting a vision of environmental sustainability, and with the new diversity of ownerships and management now appearing, this timely and topical book investigates the implications of these different types of land ownership for sustainable upland management. Key Features: Presents major new thinking on upland estate management First dedicated textbook on upland estate management Respected and experienced academic editorial team An academic synthesis of theory and practical case-studies

Ancient Agriculture

Roots and Application of Sustainable Farming
Author: Gabriel Alonso de Herrera,Juan Estevan Arellano,Bryan Romero
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423601203
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 168
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The Ecology of Loch Lomond

Author: Kevin 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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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.

Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds

Author: Grzegorz Mikusiński,Jean-Michel Roberge,Robert J. Fuller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108574637
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds is a unique review of current understanding of the relationships between forest birds and their changing environments. Large ecological changes are being driven by forest management, climate change, introduced pests and pathogens, abiotic disturbances, and overbrowsing. Many forest bird species have suffered population declines, with the situation being particularly severe for birds dependent on attributes such as dead wood, old trees and structurally complex forests. With a focus on the non-tropical parts of the Northern Hemisphere, the text addresses the fundamental evolutionary and ecological aspects of forest birds using original data analyses and synthesising reviews. The characteristics of bird assemblages and their habitats in different European forest types are explored, together with the macroecological patterns of bird diversity and conservation issues. The book provides a valuable reference for ecologists, ornithologists, conservation professionals, forest industry employees, and those interested in birds and nature.

A Sporting Century

The History of the British Association for Shooting & Conservation
Author: Graham Downing
Publisher: Quiller Press
ISBN: 9781846890260
Page: 192
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When the Wildfowlers Association of Great Britain and Ireland was formed in 1908 by Stanley Duncan, none of those present could have imagined that their small organisation would go onto become an internationally recognised organisation with 120,000 members. This book presents the story of how it did so.

Geological and landscape conservation

proceedings of the Malvern International Conference 1993
Author: Des O'Halloran,Geological Society of London
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House
Category: Science
Page: 530
View: 1291

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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
View: 4718

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