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Trees, Forested Landscapes and Grazing Animals A European Perspective on Woodlands and Grazed Treescapes

Edited By Ian D. Rotherham Copyright 2013
    ISBN 9781138304482
    432 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    Published June 16, 2017 by Routledge

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    In this comprehensive book, the critical components of the European landscape – forest, parkland, and other grazed landscapes with trees are addressed. The book considers the history of grazed treed landscapes, of large grazing herbivores in Europe, and the implications of the past in shaping our environment today and in the future. Debates on the types of anciently grazed landscapes in Europe, and what they tell us about past and present ecology, have been especially topical and controversial recently. This treatment brings the current discussions and the latest research to a much wider audience. 

    The book breaks new ground in broadening the scope of wood-pasture and woodland research to address sites and ecologies that have previously been overlooked but which hold potential keys to understanding landscape dynamics. Eminent contributors, including Oliver Rackham and Frans Vera, present a text which addresses the importance of history in understanding the past landscape, and the relevance of historical ecology and landscape studies in providing a future vision.

    Part 1: Grazed Treed Landscapes 

    1. Overview and Introduction 

    Ian D. Rotherham  

    2. Woodland and Wood-Pasture 

    Oliver Rackham 

    Part 2: The Lessons of History 

    3. Woods, Trees and Animals: a Perspective from South Yorkshire, England 

    Melvyn Jones 

    4. Re-wilding the Landscape: Some Observations on Landscape History 

    Della Hooke 

    5. Re-thinking Pannage and Historical Interactions 

    Peter Szabo  

    6. The Post-glacial History of Grazing Animals in Europe 

    Derek Yalden 

    Part 3: Landscape Dynamics 

    7. Re-interpreting Wooded Landscapes, Shadow Woods and the Impacts of Grazing 

    Ian D. Rotherham 

    8. The Dynamics of Pre-Neolithic European Landscapes and their Relevance to Modern Conservation 

    Keith Kirby 

    9. Can’t See the Trees for the Forest 

    Frans Vera 

    10. Ancient Trees and Grazing Landscapes 

    Ted Green 

    11. Grazed Wood Pasture versus Browsed High Forests – Impact of Ungulates on Forest Landscapes from the Perspective of the Białowieża Primeval Forest 

    Tomasz Samojlik & Dries Kuijper 

    12. The Influence of Grazing Animals on Tree Regeneration and Woodland Dynamics in the New Forest, England 

     Adrian C. Newton, Elena Cantarello, Alexander Lovegrove, Dina Appiah, Lorretta Perrella 

    13. Forest and Land Management Options to Prevent Unwanted Forest Fires 

    Caroline Boström, Ana Sebastián, Carmen Hernando Lara, Rosa Planelles, Armando Buffoni, Rosario Alves, Marielle Jappiot and Jesús San Miguel Ayanz 

    Part 4: Case Studies 

    14. Grazing Refuge Habitats and their Importance for Woody Plants in the West of Scotland 

    Richard Gulliver 

    15. Legacies of Livestock Grazing in the Forest Structure of Valonia Oak Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean 

    Tobias Plieninger 

    16. Palaeoecological Records of Woodland History During Recent Centuries of Grazing and Management Examples from Glen Affric, Scotland and Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire 

    Helen Shaw and Ian Whyte 

    17. The Chillingham Park Cattle, Northumberland 

    Stephen J.G. Hall & Bob Bunce 

    Part 5: Conservation, Management and Wildscapes 

    18. The Impacts of the Reintroduction of Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean, Great Britain 

    Martin Goulding 

    19. Wild Cattle and the ‘Wilder Valley’ Experiences – the Introduction of Extensive Grazing with Galloway Cattle in the Ennerdale Valley, England 

    Gareth Browning & John Gorst 

    20. Treescapes: Trees, Animals, Landscape, People and ‘Treetime’ 

    Luke Steer  

    21. Creation of Open Woodlands through Pasture: Genesis, Relevance as Biotopes, Value in the Landscape and in Nature Conservation in Southwest-Germany 

    Mattias Rupp 

    22.  Woodland Grazing with Cattle – Results from 25 years of Grazing in Acidophilus Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) Woodland 

    Rita Buttenschøn & J. Buttenschøn 

    23. Ancient Trees, Grazing Landscapes and the Conservation of Dead Wood and Wood Decay Invertebrates 

    Keith Alexander 

    24. The Future Potential of Wood Pastures 

    Iris Glimmerveen 

    25. A Strategic View of the Issues for Wood Pasture and Parkland Conservation in England  

    Suzanne Perry 

    Part 6: Summary & Conclusions 

    26. Re-wilding Trees for Ancients of the Future 

    Jill Butler & Keith Alexander 

    27. Summary & Conclusions 

    Ian D. Rotherham


    Ian D. Rotherham is Professor of Environmental Geography, Reader in Tourism & Environmental Change, and International Research Co-ordinator Professor in the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

    "This volume makes clear that focusing on ecological processes rather than thinking about baseline cultural landscapes is necessary but needs more research, particularly if it is to inform land use and conservation policies that account for species movement between wooded and nonwooded landscapes."Environmental History, Matthew Kelly, University of Southampton, UK

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