Woodland habitats explores the history and ecology of British woodland and explains why they a re such a valuable resource. It examines the wide range of different types of woodland habitats and the typical species that live within them. It offers a practical guide to all the key woodland issues including: *conservation and management * coppicing * grazing in woodlands * fire breaks * recreation * management for game * pasture woodland and commercial forestry Woodland Habitats also includes a guide to notable sites with location maps and illustrations, suggested practical projects and a full glossary of terms.
Helen Read is the site ecologist at Burnham Beeches NNR Buckinghamshire, UK. She is co-author of The Biology of Millipedes (OUP, 1992) and Animals Under Logs and Stones, (Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd, 1996). Mark Frater has a background of forestry before being appointed Site Manager for Burhman Beeches in 1987. He is now a consultant and advisor specialising in woodland management.
'Woodland Habitats is a clearly written and readable introductory text on woodlands. intelligible to the interested layman, and also students up to and including undergraduate level. It is modestly priced and well illustrated, and should have wide general appeal. - Geography