Woodlands: Ecology, Management and Threats

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Ian D. Rotherham – Professor, Ecologist, Mayfield, Norton, Sheffield, UK

Series: Wildlife Protection, Destruction and Extinction; Life Sciences Research and Development
BISAC: NAT011000; NAT014000; NAT010000

Book Review

“…buy the volume, read it, use it as a reference, and crucially implement the vast range of ideas within it…publication of this volume is a great step in seeing both the trees for the forest and the forest for the trees, while making us think about the crucial role of treescapes in landscape mosaics, from the past to the present.” To read the full review as published in the journal, Ecosystems and People, Volume 20, click here>>>. – Peter Bridgewater, The Australian National University, Canberra Australia


Woodlands: Ecology, Management and Threats brings together key authors and researchers to address issues around the understanding of treescapes, woodlands, and forests, and both recognition and protection. Critical issues are raised in terms of the lack of guidance on matters such as irreplaceable woodland heritage and associated biodiversity. The identification and ageing of hitherto unrecognized ancient trees are discussed in detail.

Table of Contents

Preamble and Introduction
Chapter 1. Issues and Problems for the Conservation of Heritage and Archaeology in Ancient Woods
Ian D. Rotherham
Mayfield, Norton, Sheffield, UK
Chapter 2. Ancient Woodland in England: Historical Perspectives on a ‘Natural’ Habitat
Tom Williamson
University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Chapter 3. Threatened Woodlands and Wood-Pasture Habitats
Della Hooke
Selly Park, Birmingham, UK
Chapter 4. Silvicultural Restoration after Forest Fires in Western and Southern Mediterranean Regions of Turkey
Süleyman Çoban1, Alper H. Çolak2 and Ian D. Rotherham3
1Department of Silviculture of Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Avcılar, İstanbul, Turkey
2Istanbul Universitesi, Orman Fakultesi, Silvikultur Anabilim Dali, Bahcekoy, Turkey
3Mayfield, Norton, Sheffield, UK
Chapter 5. A Historical-Geographic Approach to a Disappearing Alpine Landscape: Larch Wood-Pastures and Meadows in Trentino (Italy) Between the Eighteenth and the Twentieth Centuries
Nicola Gabellieri
Department of Humanities, University of Trento, Italy
Chapter 6. Hedgerows and Historical Landscape Ecology
Barry Wright
Tockwith, York, UK
Chapter 7. Evidencing Change and Continuity in Woodland Landscapes
Ian D. Rotherham
Mayfield, Norton, Sheffield, UK
Chapter 8. Understanding Tree Ecology as a More Reliable Basis for Promoting the Conservation of Endangered Saproxylic Invertebrates – The Significance of Open-Grown Conditions
Keith N. A. Alexander
Truro, Cornwall, UK
Chapter 9. The Wood Anatomy of Silver Fir: Providing Information on Past Forest Management
Michael Grabner1, Elisabeth Wächter1, Kerstin Kowarik2 and Hans Reschreiter2
1University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
2Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Chapter 10. Historical Woodland Ecology: Through the Lens of Ancient Trees and Botanical Indicators
Ian D. Rotherham
Norton, Sheffield, UK
Chapter 11. An Assessment of the Form and Shape of Ancient Coppice Stools
Petr Maděra and Tomáš Slach
Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Chapter 12. Ancient Coppice Woodlands in the Czech Republic’s Landscape: A Case-Study
Tomáš Slach and Petr Maděra
Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Chapter 13. The Value of Different Tree and Shrub Species to Wildlife
Keith Alexander1, Jill Butler2 and Ted Green3
1Truro, Cornwall, UK
2Colyton, UK
3Holyport, Maidenhead, UK
Chapter 14. Oaks, Acorns, and Jays: Three Reasons for Replacing Europe’s Conventional Oak Silviculture with Woodmanship and Corvid-Generated Groves
Andrzej Bobiec1 and Ian D. Rotherham2
1University of Rzeszów, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Land Management and Environmental Protection, Rzeszów, Poland
2Mayfield, Norton, Sheffield, UK
Chapter 15. Reconstructing Evidence for Relict Ancient Woodlands from Ecological Indicators and Archival Sources: A Case Study Approach  
Ian D. Rotherham
Mayfield, Norton, Sheffield, UK
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