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Europe's changing woods and forests: from wildwood to managed landscapes.

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This book brings together information about Europe's forests and how they have developed since the last Ice Age. The first part (Chapters 1-4) gives an overview of Europe's woods and forests in space and over time; the second part (Chapters 5-9) looks at how they have been managed; the third part (Chapters 10-15) deals with how plants and animals have responded to alteration of the forest cover; the fourth part (Chapters 16-20) illustrates a range of different histories for locations from Italy to Sweden, from Poland to the UK; while the final part (Chapters 21-24) explores some of the issues around woodland conservation, now and in the future.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Overview of Europe's woods and forests. Author(s): Kirby, K. J. Watkins, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Methods and approaches in the study of woodland history. Author(s): Watkins, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) The forest landscape before farming. Author(s): Kirby, K. J. Watkins, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Evolution of modern landscapes. Author(s): Kirby, K. J. Watkins, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 61) Wood-pastures in Europe. Author(s): Hartel, T. Plieninger, T. Varga, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 77) Coppice silviculture: from the mesolithic to the 21st century. Author(s): Buckley, P. Mills, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 93) High forest management and the rise of even-aged stands. Author(s): Savill, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 107) Close-to-nature forestry. Author(s): Bürgi, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 116) The impact of hunting on European woodland from medieval to modern times. Author(s): Fletcher, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 129) The flora and fauna of coppice woods: winners and losers of active management or neglect? Author(s): Buckley, P. Mills, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 140) The importance of veteran trees for saproxylic insects. Author(s): Siitonen, J. Ranius, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 154) The changing fortunes of woodland birds in temperate Europe. Author(s): Hinsley, S. A. Fuller, R. J. Ferns, P. N.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 174) Evolution and changes in the understorey of deciduous forests: lagging behind drivers of change. Author(s): Hermy, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 193) Gains and losses in the European mammal fauna. Author(s): Hearn, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 207) The curious case of the even-aged plantation: wretched, funereal or misunderstood? Author(s): Quine, C. P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 227) Historical ecology in modern conservation in Italy. Author(s): Cevasco, R. Moreno, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 243) Białowieża Primeval Forest: a 2000-year interplay of environmental and cultural forces in Europe's best preserved temperate woodland. Author(s): Latałowa, M. Zimny, M. Jędrzejewska, B. Samojlik, T.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 265) Woodland history in the British Isles - an interaction of environmental and cultural forces. Author(s): Peterken, G. F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 279) Forest management and species composition: a historical approach in Lorraine, France. Author(s): Rochel, X.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 290) Barriers and bridges for sustainable forest management: the role of landscape history in Swedish Bergslagen. Author(s): Angelstam, P. Andersson, K. Axelsson, R. Degerman, E. Elbakidze, M. Sjölander, P. Törnblom, J.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 309) The development of forest conservation in Europe. Author(s): Latham, J.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 326) The UK's Ancient Woodland Inventory and its use. Author(s): Goldberg, E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 337) Tree and forest pests and diseases: learning from the past to prepare for the future. Author(s): Potter, C.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 347) Reflections. Author(s): Watkins, C. Kirby, K. J.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643373
  • Record Number
  • 20153218016