• Ecology

A Practical Guide to the Restoration and Management of Lowland Heathland

Author: Nigel Symes,John Day
Publisher: RSPB Management Guides
ISBN: 9781901930382
Category: Ecology
Page: 307
View: 5788
Offers a source of detailed information on techniques for restoring, maintaining and monitoring lowland heathland habitats, a landscape that has been in decline for decades, with many vulnerable species. This guide covers a range of management issues affecting dry heath, wet heath, mire and associated grassland and open water habitats in Britain.

    • Science

Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats

Author: Elizabeth Anne Clewett Price
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415187633
Category: Science
Page: 246
View: 4796
Changes in agricultural land use have led to a drastic decrease in grassland and heathland habitat in Britain. This book presents an illustrated and practical guide to Britain's range of natural and semi-natural grasslands and heaths.

    • Nature

Woodland management for birds

a guide to managing for declining woodland birds in England
Author: Nigel Symes,Fred Currie
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 89
View: 8844

    • Nature

Habitat Management for Invertebrates

A Practical Handbook
Author: Peter Kirby
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781907807510
Category: Nature
Page: 150
View: 3670
This book is a practical manualcovering management for invertebrates: it provides guidelines toenable reserve managers to take account of the vulnerable habitatfeatures so important to invertebrates."

    • Nature conservation


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature conservation
Page: N.A
View: 735

    • Fens

The Fen Management Handbook

Author: Andrew McBride
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781853976322
Category: Fens
Page: 332
View: 1970

    • Agricultural ecology

Farming & Wildlife

A Practical Handbook for the Management, Restoration, and Creation of Wildlife Habitats on Farmland
Author: John Andrews,Michael Rebane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780903138673
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: 358
View: 6541
This practical guide is aimed at encouraging environmentally sensitive farming throughout the various types of farmland in the UK. Farmers and landowners, students, lecturers, advisers and policy-makers should all find the information useful. Many aspects of farming are covered, from crop and livestock management to game management.

    • Forests and forestry

Annual Report and Accounts

Great Britain and England
Author: Great Britain. Forestry Commission
Publisher: N.A
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: N.A
View: 2883

    • Nature

The wet grassland guide

managing floodplain and coastal wet grasslands for wildlife
Author: Jo Treweek,Royal Society for the Protection of Birds,Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780903138864
Category: Nature
Page: 254
View: 4464

    • Natural history


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: N.A
View: 3512

    • Business & Economics

Climate Change Adaptation Manual

Lessons learned from European and other industrialised countries
Author: Andrea Prutsch,Torsten Grothmann,Sabine McCallum,Inke Schauser,Rob Swart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134612435
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 7693
Due to the lack of success in climate change mitigation efforts, the importance of adaptation is becoming more and more apparent and is now one of the main imperatives of international research and action. However, research on adaptation is mostly not directly applicable to adaptation policy or practice, leaving a gap between scientific results and practical advice for decision makers and planners. This book seeks to address this problem and bridge the gap and should provide readers with practical and applicable information on climate change adaptation. Following an introduction, the book is organised into four main sections, each reflecting an essential component in the adaptation process. Climate change adaptation is an emerging subject area and has gained increased political and academic attention within the last decade. Whereas most books in the field focus on adaptation in developing countries, this volume provides an examination of predominantly European policy and offers inter-disciplinary insight into cutting edge knowledge and lessons learnt in a relatively new field of implementation.

    • Birds


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: N.A
View: 4252

    • Agricultural conservation

The Farm Wildlife Handbook

Author: Richard John Winspear
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781905601110
Category: Agricultural conservation
Page: 116
View: 9775
Brings together conservation management advice for a wide range of farmland wildlife to enable the integration of the needs of wider biodiversity into a conservation plan. This book explains the management that benefits individual groups of conservation concern or agricultural importance.

    • Nature

Restoring Tropical Forests

A Practical Guide
Author: Stephen Elliott,David Blakesley,Kate Hardwick
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
ISBN: 9781842464427
Category: Nature
Page: 344
View: 3165
Restoring Tropical Forests is a user-friendly guide to restoring forests throughout the tropics. Based on the concepts, knowledge and innovative techniques developed at Chiang Mai University’s Forest Restoration Research Unit, this book will enable improvements in existing forest restoration projects and provide a key resource for new ones. The book presents three aspects of the restoration of tropical forest ecosystems: the concepts of tropical forest dynamics and regeneration that are relevant to tropical forest restoration, proven restoration techniques and case studies of their successful application, and research methods to refine such techniques and adapt them to local ecological and socio-economic conditions.

    • Animals

Global Re-introduction Perspectives

Additional Case Studies from Around the Globe
Author: Pritpal S. Soorae
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 283171320X
Category: Animals
Page: 352
View: 2893

    • Science

River Restoration

Managing the Uncertainty in Restoring Physical Habitat
Author: Stephen Darby,David Sear
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470867078
Category: Science
Page: 328
View: 386
River restoration projects are designed to recreate functional characteristics within a context of physical stability. They tend to focus on the development and application of geomorphic principles for river restoration design. Due to different models obtaining different results on the same problem, incomplete or absent data, and climatic/social/cultural changes, the designers and managers of such projects frequently face high levels of uncertainty. This book will provide a systematic overview of the issues involved in minimizing and coping with uncertainty in river restoration projects. A series of thematic sections will be used to define the various sources of uncertainty in restoration projects and how these show at different points in the life cycle (design, construction and post-construction phases) of restoration projects. The structure of the book will offer a rational theoretical analysis of the problem while providing practical guidance in managing the different sources of uncertainty. A wide range of case studies will be included from Europe, North America and Australasia

    • Technology & Engineering

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

A Manual for Economic Appraisal
Author: Edmund Penning-Rowsell,Sally Priest,Dennis Parker,Joe Morris,Sylvia Tunstall,Christophe Viavattene,John Chatterton,Damon Owen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135074534
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 448
View: 2815
A new ‘Multi-Coloured Manual' This book is a successor to and replacement for the highly respected manual and handbook on the benefits of flood and coastal risk management, produced by the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University, UK, with support from Defra and the Environment Agency. It builds upon a previous book known as the "multi-coloured manual" (2005), which itself was a synthesis of the blue (1977), red (1987) and yellow manuals (1992). As such it expands and updates this work, to provide a manual of assessment techniques of flood risk management benefits, indirect benefits, and coastal erosion risk management benefits. It has three key aims. First it provides methods and data which can be used for the practical assessment of schemes and policies. Secondly it describes new research to update the data and improve techniques. Thirdly it explains the limitations and complications of Benefit-Cost Analysis, to guide decision-making on investment in river and coastal risk management schemes.

    • Technology & Engineering

Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems

Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Author: Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems: Science, Technology, and Public Policy,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309596149
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 540
View: 5971
Aldo Leopold, father of the "land ethic," once said, "The time has come for science to busy itself with the earth itself. The first step is to reconstruct a sample of what we had to begin with." The concept he expressed--restoration--is defined in this comprehensive new volume that examines the prospects for repairing the damage society has done to the nation's aquatic resources: lakes, rivers and streams, and wetlands. Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems outlines a national strategy for aquatic restoration, with practical recommendations, and features case studies of aquatic restoration activities around the country. The committee examines Key concepts and techniques used in restoration. Common factors in successful restoration efforts. Threats to the health of the nation's aquatic ecosystems. Approaches to evaluation before, during, and after a restoration project. The emerging specialties of restoration and landscape ecology.