Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats

Author: Elizabeth Anne Clewett Price
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 041518763X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

Changes in agricultural land use have led to a drastic decrease in grassland and heathland habitat in Britain. This book presents an illustrated and practical guide to Britain's range of natural and semi-natural grasslands and heaths.

A Practical Guide to the Restoration and Management of Lowland Heathland

Author: Nigel Symes
Publisher: RSPB Management Guides
ISBN: 1901930386
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Ecology

Offers a source of detailed information on techniques for restoring, maintaining and monitoring lowland heathland habitats, a landscape that has been in decline for decades, with many vulnerable species. This guide covers a range of management issues affecting dry heath, wet heath, mire and associated grassland and open water habitats in Britain.

Managing Habitats for Conservation

Author: William J. Sutherland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521447763
Release Date: 1995-05-26
Genre: Nature

The essential habitat by habitat guide to conservation management for practitioners of ecology and land management.

Britain s Habitats

Author: Sophie Lake
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400873197
Release Date: 2015-04-30
Genre: Nature

A photographic guide to habitats, this lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history and conservation landscape of Britain and Ireland. In essence a field guide, the book leads the reader through all the main habitat types, with information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation. It aims to help visitors to the countryside recognize the habitats around them, understand how they have evolved and what makes them special, and imagine how they might change in the future. This book is the perfect companion for anyone travelling in Britain and Ireland, and essential reading for all wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists and landscape architects. Individual sections on all the main habitat types found in Britain and Ireland More than 680 evocative colour photographs, including images from around Britain and Ireland in all seasons Details and photographs of key species and features associated with the different habitats Up-to-date information—including maps—on the distribution, extent and importance of all habitat types Information on key nature conservation designations and different systems of habitat classification

Grasses and Grassland Ecology

Author: David J. Gibson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198529187
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Science

Grasses and Grassland Ecology provides an ecologically orientated introduction to this influential group of plants, summarizing the most recent scientific research in ecology and agriculture in the context of the older, classic literature. Ten chapters cover the morphology, anatomy, physiology and systematics of grasses, their population, community and ecosystem ecology, their global distribution, and the effects of disturbanceand grassland management.

Lowland Heaths

Author: Ian D. Rotherham
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781904098102
Release Date: 2009*
Genre: Heather


Habitat Management for Invertebrates

Author: Peter Kirby
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907807519
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Nature

This book is a practical manualcovering management for invertebrates: it provides guidelines toenable reserve managers to take account of the vulnerable habitatfeatures so important to invertebrates."

Grassland Restoration and Management

Author: David Blakesley
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784270711
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Nature

Following the destruction of 95% of meadows during the twentieth century, there is an urgent need to understand what little unspoiled habitat remains in order to plan the management and restoration of existing sites, as well as re-creating future grassland habitats. This book is a much-needed guide to grassland restoration and management.Providing a thorough overview of recent research on grassland restoration and its implications for practical grassland restoration and management, it introduces grassland communities and the wildlife they support, including examples of species of conservation concern, and considers the management of semi-natural grassland habitats with particular emphasis on drier grassland habitats.Chapters cover: - Grassland character and communities - Introduction to grassland wildlife - Managing semi-natural grassland - Grassland restoration – threats and challenges - Opportunities in grassland restoration - Plant material for grassland restoration - Defining success in grassland restoration.A variety of management techniques are examined, including soil amendment, cultivation, harvesting and maintenance in creating suitable conditions for the successful restoration of species-rich grasslands.It is essential reading for conservationists, site owners or managers, practitioners, conservation organizations and students of ecological restoration with an interest in the creation of new grassland habitats, the restoration of semi-natural grassland, as well as the continuing management of semi-natural (unimproved) grassland communities.

Britain s Habitats

Author: Sophie Lake
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400873197
Release Date: 2015-04-30
Genre: Nature

A photographic guide to habitats, this lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history and conservation landscape of Britain and Ireland. In essence a field guide, the book leads the reader through all the main habitat types, with information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation. It aims to help visitors to the countryside recognize the habitats around them, understand how they have evolved and what makes them special, and imagine how they might change in the future. This book is the perfect companion for anyone travelling in Britain and Ireland, and essential reading for all wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists and landscape architects. Individual sections on all the main habitat types found in Britain and Ireland More than 680 evocative colour photographs, including images from around Britain and Ireland in all seasons Details and photographs of key species and features associated with the different habitats Up-to-date information—including maps—on the distribution, extent and importance of all habitat types Information on key nature conservation designations and different systems of habitat classification

National Vegetation Classification

Author: J. E. Hall
Publisher:
ISBN: 1861075545
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Forest plants

Provides support for users of the National Vegetation Classification. Offering practical advice, this comprehensive handbook is useful for fieldworkers and conservationists in general.

British Butterflies and Moths Collins Complete Guides

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008106126
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Genre: Nature

A comprehensive and fully illustrated guide, this book is the definitive photographic reference guide for anyone interested in butterflies and moths found in Britain and Ireland.

Plants and Habitats

Author: Ben Averis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0957608101
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Plants

Combines the species and habitat approaches to plants and vegetation. This book features 700 plant species that are selected as those which are common, conspicuous or useful ecological indicators; species which collectively make up most of the vegetation in Britain and Ireland.

Birds Scythes and Combines

Author: Michael Shrubb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521814634
Release Date: 2003-07-24
Genre: Nature

First published in 2003, Birds, Scythes and Combines provides an historical perspective to changes in farmland bird populations in Britain over the past 250 years. Despite the scale of change in habitats and agricultural methods in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, early avifaunas show that farmland birds were little affected. Specialised species of fen and marsh were lost, often as much to persecution as habitat destruction, but farmland birds benefited from the appearance of extensive new resources which aided their adaptation to the altered habitats created by the new farming methods. In addition, many old permanent grass habitats were little altered, leaving a major reservoir of important habitats unchanged. By contrast, more modern farming methods, with changes in grassland management, in herbicide use and in harvesting methods particularly, have led to a collapse in the diversity of farmland and a consequent steep decline in the population size of a high proportion of farmland birds.