Forest Quality

Assessing Forests at a Landscape Scale

Author: Bill Jackson,Nigel Dudley,William Jackson,Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud,Sue Stolton,Rodolphe Schlaepfer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136565477

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 3264

Deforestation is frequently a topic of discussion in the environmental arena, but it is not just the number of trees that matters; the quality of the forest is also important. Even where the forest area is stable or increasing, there are often rapid changes in its character. Natural forests are being replaced by plantations or by intensively managed forests. Around the world, forests are becoming younger and less diverse, in both species and structure; this has important impacts for biodiversity and also affects many human values. In this groundbreaking text, forest quality is discussed as a useful new concept in forest conservation and management. Three main assessment criteria are used: authenticity; environmental benefits; and social and economic benefits. The book describes a methodology and protocol for collecting and analysing data, and outlines in detail the approach required with each indicator. The authors advocate a landscape approach to assessment and demonstrate how assessment works through a series of case studies that show how this approach can be used in many ways to help forest conservation management. This hands-on manual is for professionals involved in forestry, conservation and resource management worldwide, and contains case study material from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America that demonstrates practical uses of the new 'landscape' approach to forest conservation. Published with IUCN and WWF
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Woodland Conservation and Management

Author: G.F. Peterken

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412557309

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 9207

New edition of book which is a course text in woodland conservation and management. The text has been updated throughout and has a major new chapter dealing with developments in conservation and management policies over the last ten years in a European context, including developments in vegetation classification systems and outcomes of management policies.
Posted in Nature

A Woodland Survey Handbook

Author: K. J. Kirby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861394623

Category: Forest conservation

Page: 164

View: 9453

Provides a useful introduction to the survey of woodlands for nature conservation. This book summarises the experience gained from surveys carried out by the Nature Conservancy Council and Nature Conservation Trusts. It emphasises on field surveys using vascular plant records to give a preliminary assessment of a wood's nature conservation value.
Posted in Forest conservation

European Wood-pastures in Transition

A Social-ecological Approach

Author: Tibor Hartel,Tobias Plieninger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135139032

Category: Nature

Page: 322

View: 6652

Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions. This book examines the diverse expressions of wood-pastures across Europe. It provides a new perspective, using a social-ecological framework to explore social and ecological values, governing institutions, threats and conservation approaches. It explores the major drivers of decline, which are shown to be related to accelerated cultural, institutional and developmental changes occurring across Europe over the past century. Case studies are included from North-Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe. Written by renowned scholars and conservationists, the book contributes to developing better, locally adapted conservation policies and management approaches for wood-pastures.
Posted in Nature

Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats:

A Practical Guide and Case Studies

Author: Clive Hurford,Michael Schneider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402065651

Category: Nature

Page: 394

View: 4174

This is the first book to present monitoring as an integral component of responsible conservation management and as a catalyst for decision making. The early sections of this illustrated book cover key areas in the development of a monitoring project. The later sections of the book comprise a series of case studies covering a wide range of habitats and species. These case studies focus mostly, though not exclusively, on sites that form part of the Natura 2000 series in Europe.
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The Arboricultural Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arboriculture

Page: N.A

View: 5850

Posted in Arboriculture

British Reports, Translations and Theses

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: 5151

Issue for Mar. 1981 contains index for Jan.-Mar. 1981 in microfiche form.
Posted in Great Britain

A History of Cornell

Author: Morris Bishop

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455375

Category: Education

Page: 680

View: 4812

Cornell University is fortunate to have as its historian a man of Morris Bishop's talents and devotion. As an accurate record and a work of art possessing form and personality, his book at once conveys the unique character of the early university—reflected in its vigorous founder, its first scholarly president, a brilliant and eccentric faculty, the hardy student body, and, sometimes unfortunately, its early architecture—and establishes Cornell's wider significance as a case history in the development of higher education. Cornell began in rebellion against the obscurantism of college education a century ago. Its record, claims the author, makes a social and cultural history of modern America. This story will undoubtedly entrance Cornellians; it will also charm a wider public. Dr. Allan Nevins, historian, wrote: "I anticipated that this book would meet the sternest tests of scholarship, insight, and literary finish. I find that it not only does this, but that it has other high merits. It shows grasp of ideas and forces. It is graphic in its presentation of character and idiosyncrasy. It lights up its story by a delightful play of humor, felicitously expressed. Its emphasis on fundamentals, without pomposity or platitude, is refreshing. Perhaps most important of all, it achieves one goal that in the history of a living university is both extremely difficult and extremely valuable: it recreates the changing atmosphere of time and place. It is written, very plainly, by a man who has known and loved Cornell and Ithaca for a long time, who has steeped himself in the traditions and spirit of the institution, and who possesses the enthusiasm and skill to convey his understanding of these intangibles to the reader." The distinct personalities of Ezra Cornell and first president Andrew Dickson White dominate the early chapters. For a vignette of the founder, see Bishop's description of "his" first buildings (Cascadilla, Morrill, McGraw, White, Sibley): "At best," he writes, "they embody the character of Ezra Cornell, grim, gray, sturdy, and economical." To the English historian, James Anthony Froude, Mr. Cornell was "the most surprising and venerable object I have seen in America." The first faculty, chosen by President White, reflected his character: "his idealism, his faith in social emancipation by education, his dislike of dogmatism, confinement, and inherited orthodoxy"; while the "romantic upstate gothic" architecture of such buildings as the President's house (now Andrew D. White Center for the Humanities), Sage Chapel, and Franklin Hall may be said to "portray the taste and Soul of Andrew Dickson White." Other memorable characters are Louis Fuertes, the beloved naturalist; his student, Hugh Troy, who once borrowed Fuertes' rhinoceros-foot wastebasket for illicit if hilarious purposes; the more noteworthy and the more eccentric among the faculty of succeeding presidential eras; and of course Napoleon, the campus dog, whose talent for hailing streetcars brought him home safely—and alone—from the Penn game. The humor in A History of Cornell is at times kindly, at times caustic, and always illuminating.
Posted in Education

British Wildlife

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: N.A

View: 3430

Posted in Botany

Series

AAAS to Intro Handbks

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221061

Category:

Page: 1444

View: 9028

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Pacific Conservation Biology

A Journal Devoted to Conservation and Land Management in the Pacific Region

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: N.A

View: 9779

Posted in Biodiversity conservation

Books in Series, 1876-1949: Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835215381

Category: Booksellers' catalogs

Page: 2562

View: 5981

Posted in Booksellers' catalogs

A Woodland Archaeology

Neolithic Sites at Haddenham

Author: Christopher Evans,Ian Hodder

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: 9781902937311

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 4861

Set in the context of this project's innovative landscape surveys, four extraordinary sites excavated at Haddenham, north of Cambridge chart the transformation of Neolithic woodland to Romano-British marshland, providing unrivalled insights into death and ritual in a changing prehistoric environment. The highlight of Volume I is the internationally renowned Foulmire Fen long barrow, with its preserved timber burial chamber and façade. The massive individual timbers allow detailed study of Neolithic wood technology and the direct examination of a structure that usually survives only as a pattern of post holes.
Posted in Social Science

Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society

Author: Iowa Archeological Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

View: 3866

Posted in Indians of North America