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The rapid expansion of modern forestry and the simultaneous decline of traditional woodland management have brought great changes in the composition, distribution and appearance of woodlands. There has been a dramatic decrease ine the area under semi-natural woodland, while at the same time many beautiful landscapes have been embellished with conifer plantations. With forestry concentrating on timber production, woddland conservation in the interests of nature and landscape has tended to develop as a seperate skill, based on radically differing objectives and priorities. This is George Peterken's main subject. Believing that exisitng woods are only properly understood by a knowledge of their antecedents, he first summarizes their historical development and its ecological consequences. Semi-natural woods are described in terms of a new classification of stand types. The objectives and priorities of nature conservation are then discussed. Finally he considers how woods should be managed in order to retain their conservation value and yet satisfy material needs. This book will be of interest to all those concerned with the preservation of our natural heritage as well as the management of a valuable natural ressource.
There has been an increasing interest in bryophyte ecology over the past 100 or so years, initially of a phytosociological nature but, additionally, in recent years, of an experimental nature as well. Early studies of bryophyte communities have led to detailed investigations into the relationships between the plants and their environment.
Bryophyte Ecology and Climate Change is the first book to bring together a diverse array of research in bryophyte ecology, including physiology, desiccation tolerance, photosynthesis, temperature and UV responses, under the umbrella of climate change. It covers a great variety of ecosystems in which bryophytes are important, including aquatic, desert, tropical, boreal, alpine, Antarctic, and ...