Ecology, History, Restoration and Management

Author: Ian D. Rotherham,Janice Bradley,Wildlife Trusts (Nottinghamshire, England)

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 190409810X

Category: Heather

Page: 143

View: 5872

Read More

Author: Elizabeth Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134661266

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 1713

Grasslands are everywhere: agricultural land, playing fields and road verges; but while species-poor, intensively managed grasslands are widespread, colourful semi-natural grasslands and heathlands, buzzing with life, are scarce. These semi-natural habitats are ancient, cultural landscapes, which are of considerable, if not international importance for biodiversity. However, despite targets for the conservation and restoration of these valuable grasslands and heathlands, these habitats continue to decline before our eyes. Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats contrasts the uniformity of intensively managed grassland with the diversity of traditionally managed grasslands and heathlands. It examines topics of concern to the ecologist or habitat manager such as causes of the loss and deterioration of these habitats, including inappropriate management, eutrophication and climate change. It then evaluates opportunities for positive change, such as conservation, restoration and creation. A series of case-studies illustrates the pressures on some lowland grassland and heathland habitat types and looks at ways to enhance them for biodiversity. This habitat guide features illustrated species boxes of typical plants and animals, as well as a full species list, a series of projects on the ecology of grassland and heathland species, a colour plate section, up-to-date references and information, and a full glossary. It will provide students and environmentalists with a deeper understanding of the nature and importance of lowland grasslands and heathlands.
Read More

Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring

Author: David Hill,Matthew Fasham,Graham Tucker,Michael Shewry,Philip Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445580

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 9319

Biodiversity is recognised to be of global importance, yet species and habitats continue to be under increasing pressure from human-induced influences. Environmental concerns are high on the political agenda, driving increased legislation to protect the natural environment. The starting point for much of this legislation is the requirement for a comprehensive biodiversity audit. For those needing to undertake such audits, this Handbook, first published in 2005, provides standard procedures which will enable practitioners to better monitor the condition of the biodiversity resource, resulting in improved data upon which to base future policy decisions and actions. Organised in three parts, the Handbook first addresses planning, covering method selection, experimental design, sampling strategy, and data analysis and evaluation. The second part describes survey, evaluation and monitoring methods for a broad range of habitats. Part three considers species and provides information on general methods before addressing specific methods of survey and monitoring for the major taxonomic groups.
Read More

Author: Nigel Symes,John Day

Publisher: RSPB Management Guides

ISBN: 9781901930382

Category: Ecology

Page: 307

View: 2615

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.
Read More

Author: William J. Sutherland,David A. Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521447768

Category: Nature

Page: 399

View: 8419

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

Received by the British Library Lending Division, Including Material from the Republic of Ireland

Author: British Library. Lending Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 713

Issue for Mar. 1981 contains index for Jan.-Mar. 1981 in microfiche form.
Read More

Proceedings of the ... World Scientific Congress of Golf

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Golf

Page: N.A

View: 6159

Read More

Author: David Blakesley,Peter Buckley

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784270717

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 9617

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.
Read More

Author: Robert Gerald Henry Bunce,Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Publisher: HMSO Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 39

View: 2063

Read More

A Practical Handbook

Author: Peter Kirby

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781907807510

Category: Nature

Page: 150

View: 7148

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."
Read More

history, heritage and environment

Author: John Feehan,University College, Dublin. Faculty of General Agriculture

Publisher: University College Dublin Faculty of Agriculture

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 606

View: 4025

Read More