Trees, Forested Landscapes and Grazing Animals: A European Perspective on Woodlands and Grazed Treescapes, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Trees, Forested Landscapes and Grazing Animals

A European Perspective on Woodlands and Grazed Treescapes, 1st Edition

Edited by Ian D. Rotherham


432 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Historical Geography
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Forests & Rainforests
NATURE / Plants / Trees
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals