Moorland Management

Author: John Phillips

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846891229

Category: Moors (Wetlands)

Page: 320

View: 7931

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

View: 6606

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.


Scottish Perspectives on Upland Management

Author: Jayne (University of the Highlands and Islands) Glass

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074868588X

Category: Nature

Page: 257

View: 9930

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

View: 3899


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

View: 7744

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

View: 418


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

View: 4266


The UK

Author: Peter Webber

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748729159

Category: Geography

Page: 96

View: 5332

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

View: 6617

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

View: 6587

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: 3405


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: 8423