• Forest plants

National Vegetation Classification

Field Guide to Woodland
Author: J. E. Hall,K. J. Kirby,A.M. Whitbread
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781861075239
Category: Forest plants
Page: 117
View: 1321

    • Nature

National Vegetation Classification

Users' Handbook
Author: John S. Rodwell
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781907807329
Category: Nature
Page: 68
View: 8270
This handbook provides a general introduction to the National Vegetation Classification (NVC). It details the methodology for sampling and describing vegetation in the field, explains how such information can be used to identify plant communities and outlines the character of the classification itself and the accounts of vegetation types it contains. It also discusses the important issues involved in carrying out an NVC survey of a site and gives a brief indication of other applications of the scheme. This is a reprint edition 186107574X published in 2006.

    • Nature

British Plant Communities

Author: J. S. Rodwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521627191
Category: Nature
Page: 552
View: 4302
The first systematic and comprehensive account of the vegetation types of this country.

    • Botany

Summary descriptions of national vegetation classifications grassland and montane communities

E. A. Cooper
Author: E. A. Cooper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781861074430
Category: Botany
Page: 92
View: 766
Features summary descriptions derived from the full accounts prepared by John Rodwell in British Plant Communities, Volume 3: Grasslands and Montane Communities 1992. These are intended as an aide memoir to assist surveyors or those wishing to familiarise themselves with the overall scheme of classification for mesotrophic grasslands.

    • Science

National Vegetation Classification

Field Guide to Mires and Heaths
Author: T. Elkington,N. Dayton,DL Jackson,I. m. Strachan
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781907807503
Category: Science
Page: 120
View: 830
The National Vegetation Classification (NVC) has become the standard classification used for describing vegetation in Britain. It is a 'phytosociological' classification, classifying vegetation solely on the basis of the plant species of which it is composed. The NVC breaks down each broad vegetation type into communities. Many of these communities contain two or more sub-communities, in a few cases further divided into variants. The second volume of British Plant Communities (Rodwell, 1991) provides a detailed account of 38 mire communities and 22 heath communities, with information on their composition, structure and distribution. The summary descriptions here are derived directly from the full accounts prepared by John Rodwell but are in no way a substitute for them. Rather they are intended as an aide-memoire to assist surveyors in the field or for anyone else wishing to familiarise themselves with the overall scheme of classification for mires and heaths. This is a reprint edition (with no amendments) of ISBN 1-86107-526-X.

    • Science

An Illustrated Guide to British Upland Vegetation

Author: Alison Averis,Ben Averis,John Birks,David Horsfield,Des Thompson,Marcus Yeo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784270155
Category: Science
Page: 454
View: 3667
An Illustrated Guide to British Upland Vegetation is the first comprehensive, single book on plant communities in the British uplands. It provides concise descriptions of all currently recognised British upland vegetation types. Written by a team comprising some of the most experienced upland field botanists and ecologists in the UK, the book brings together all of the upland communities described in the National Vegetation Classification together with a number of previously undescribed assemblages of plant species. A key enables the reader to classify vegetation in the field. Each vegetation type is described clearly and vividly, with guidance on how to differentiate between similar looking communities. There are detailed sections on the ecology, conservation and management of each community, and up-to-date distribution maps. This is the outcome of many years of field work in the British uplands, much of it supported by the UK Government conservation agencies. The book will be an indispensable guide for anyone with a keen interest in the uplands, notably ecologists, land managers, lecturers, and students, as well as the many organisations actively involved in this special environment. 'Using the Rodwell classification, the authors have blended in their own ecological expertise to produce - at last - an account of British upland vegetation which is readable, visual and comprehensive. Its value to nature conservation will be immense.' Dr Derek Ratcliffe, former Chief Scientist, Nature Conservancy Council 'Here is an outstanding companion and rich information-source for all whose occupations and interests lead them to the uplands. It not only furnishes a clear and 'user-friendly' guide to the diversity of vegetation types, but also provides a masterly overview of the upland environment.' Professor Charles H. Gimingham, Former Regius Professor of Botany, University of Aberdeen This book is a reprint edition of ISBN-10 1-86107-553-7 (2004).

    • Fens

The Fen Management Handbook

Author: Andrew McBride
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781853976322
Category: Fens
Page: 332
View: 3732

    • Forests and forestry

The Woodland Heritage Manual

Author: Ian D. Rotherham,Melvyn Jones,Lindy Smith,Christine Handley (eds)
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1904098231
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: 212
View: 1641

    • Ecological surveys

Handbook for Phase 1 Habitat Survey

A Technique for Environmental Audit
Author: Nature Conservancy Council (Great Britain),Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780861396368
Category: Ecological surveys
Page: 80
View: 6131
Offers information on the standardised system for surveying, classifying and mapping wildlife habitats including urban areas.

    • Nature

The Ash and The Beech

The Drama of Woodland Change
Author: Richard Mabey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448189829
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 4749
From ash die-back to the Great Storm of 1987 to Dutch elm disease, our much-loved woodlands seem to be under constant threat from a procession of natural challenges. Just when we need trees most, to help combat global warming and to provide places of retreat for us and our wildlife, they seem at greatest peril. But these dangers force us to reconsider the narrative we construct about trees and the roles we press on them. In this now classic book, Richard Mabey looks at how, for more than a thousand years, we have appropriated and humanised trees, turning them into arboreal pets, status symbols, expressions of fashionable beauty - anything rather than allow them lives of their own. And in the poetic and provocative style he has made his signature, Mabey argues that respecting trees' independence and ancient powers of survival may be the wisest response to their current crises. Originally published with the title Beechcombings, this updated edition includes a new foreword and afterword by the author.

    • Forests and forestry

The Woodland Heritage Manual

Author: Ian D. Rotherham,Melvyn Jones,Lindy Smith,Christine Handley (eds)
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1904098231
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: 212
View: 2144

    • Forest biodiversity

Biodiversity in the New Forest

Author: Adrian C. Newton
Publisher: N.A
Category: Forest biodiversity
Page: 237
View: 7291

    • Civil engineering

Habitat Translocation

A Best Practical Guide
Author: Nderson Staff,Penny Anderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780860176008
Category: Civil engineering
Page: 83
View: 8896
Habitat translocation is the process of moving soils with their vegetation and any animals that remain associated with them, in order to rescue habitats that would otherwise be lost due to a development scheme. This best practice guide sets out minimum standards for habitat translocations.

    • Coastal ecology

Coastal Vegetated Shingle Structures of Great Britain

Author: P.. Sneddon,Roland Ernest Randall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781873701171
Category: Coastal ecology
Page: 92
View: 4327
An appendix to the Main Report published in 1993, this work describes the morphology, vegetation, threats to and management of 24 coastal shingly structures in Scotland. It has a map for each site showing distribution of plant communities.

    • Biodiversity


The UK Overseas Territories
Author: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biodiversity
Page: 131
View: 2698
Offers a survey of the biodiversity of: Anguilla, Ascension, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha Islands, and the Turks and Caicos.

    • Nature

Handbook for Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Author: Joint Nature Conservation Committee,Jncc
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781907807244
Category: Nature
Page: 63
View: 7416
Designed for use in the field, this small-format guide provides valuable information on techniques for environmental audit. Information is contained on the rationale and history of Phase 1 survey, giving advice on planning the survey, habitat mapping, and compiling target notes. This edition is a reprint of ISBN 0-86139-637-5.

    • Architecture

Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment

Author: Peter Morris,Riki Therivel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134107986
Category: Architecture
Page: 576
View: 3223
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is now firmly established as an important and often obligatory part of proposing or launching any development project. Delivering a successful EIA needs not only an understanding of the theory but also a detailed knowledge of the methods for carrying out the processes required. Peter Morris and Riki Therivel bring together the latest advice on best practice from experienced practitioners to ensure an EIA is carried out correctly. This new edition: • explains how an EIA works and how it should be carried out • demonstrates the relationship of the EIA to socio-economic, environmental and ecological systems • includes completely updated legislative and policy contexts • has added explanations of shared and integrative methods including a new chapter on EIA and sustainability. Invaluable to undergraduate and MSc students of EIA in planning, ecology, geography and environment courses, this third edition of Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment is also of great use to planners, EIA practitioners and professionals seeking to update their skills.

    • Technology & Engineering

Management Planning for Nature Conservation

A Theoretical Basis & Practical Guide
Author: Mike Alexander
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400751168
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 508
View: 4693
The first edition of Mike Alexander’s Management Planning for Nature Conservation, brought a new dimension to the modern literature on conservation management. This second edition, a significant enhancement of the original, deals with the development both, conceptual and practical, of adaptive management planning for nature conservation. It is about preparing management plans, and guides the reader through the entire process. Case-studies, including a conservation and access plan, demonstrate the planning process in action. This approach to planning can be applied to any place which is managed entirely, or in part, for wildlife. It can be applied to the management of species or habitats in any circumstance, regardless of site designation. The process is fully compatible with the Convention on Biological Diversity’s ‘ecosystem approach’ to conservation management. Mike Alexander has long been at the forefront of developing management planning for conservation, with experience ranging from Uganda to Estonia, and from Costa Rica to Wales. He is the General Secretary of the Conservation Management System Consortium, a group of organisations with a common aim of raising standards and developing best practice in conservation management and planning. In 2012 Mike Alexander was elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology in recognition of his contribution to nature conservation and in particular management planning. This book has drawn on the experiences and expertise of the CMS consortium and other leaders in both conservation research and wildlife management from around the world. It is essential reading for professional conservation managers and any student studying management planning for conservation within a range of degree and postgraduate courses.