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A Woodland Survey Handbook

Author : K. J. Kirby
ISBN : 0861394623
Genre : Forest conservation
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Provides a useful introduction to the survey of woodlands for nature conservation. This book summarises the experience gained from surveys carried out by the Nature Conservancy Council and Nature Conservation Trusts. It emphasises on field surveys using vascular plant records to give a preliminary assessment of a wood's nature conservation value.

Forest Quality

Author : Bill Jackson
ISBN : 9781136565472
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 60. 25 MB
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Deforestation is frequently a topic of discussion in the environmental arena, but it is not just the number of trees that matters; the quality of the forest is also important. Even where the forest area is stable or increasing, there are often rapid changes in its character. Natural forests are being replaced by plantations or by intensively managed forests. Around the world, forests are becoming younger and less diverse, in both species and structure; this has important impacts for biodiversity and also affects many human values. In this groundbreaking text, forest quality is discussed as a useful new concept in forest conservation and management. Three main assessment criteria are used: authenticity; environmental benefits; and social and economic benefits. The book describes a methodology and protocol for collecting and analysing data, and outlines in detail the approach required with each indicator. The authors advocate a landscape approach to assessment and demonstrate how assessment works through a series of case studies that show how this approach can be used in many ways to help forest conservation management. This hands-on manual is for professionals involved in forestry, conservation and resource management worldwide, and contains case study material from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America that demonstrates practical uses of the new 'landscape' approach to forest conservation. Published with IUCN and WWF

Woodland Habitats

Author : Mark Frater
ISBN : 9781134677719
Genre : Science
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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.

Guidelines For Baseline Ecological Assessment

Author : The Institute of Environmental Assessment
ISBN : 9781135819507
Genre : Science
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These best practice guidelines present the type and level of detail required for describing and evaluating the ecological baseline of an environmental assessment. These assessments are vital in determining whether or not there are issues of ecological importance for a site or proposed development and are an essential component of the environmental impact assessment process.

Handbook Of Biodiversity Methods

Author : David Hill
ISBN : 1139445588
Genre : Nature
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Biodiversity is recognised to be of global importance, yet species and habitats continue to be under increasing pressure from human-induced influences. Environmental concerns are high on the political agenda, driving increased legislation to protect the natural environment. The starting point for much of this legislation is the requirement for a comprehensive biodiversity audit. For those needing to undertake such audits, this Handbook, first published in 2005, provides standard procedures which will enable practitioners to better monitor the condition of the biodiversity resource, resulting in improved data upon which to base future policy decisions and actions. Organised in three parts, the Handbook first addresses planning, covering method selection, experimental design, sampling strategy, and data analysis and evaluation. The second part describes survey, evaluation and monitoring methods for a broad range of habitats. Part three considers species and provides information on general methods before addressing specific methods of survey and monitoring for the major taxonomic groups.

Methods Of Environmental Impact Assessment

Author : Peter Morris
ISBN : 0774805269
Genre : Business & Economics
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Methods of environmental impact assessment is a practical, up-to-date explanation and guide to how EIAS are, and should be, carried out for specific environmental components (e.g. air, water, ecological systems, socio-economic systems). For each component, it includes a discussion of relevant regulations and standards, how baseline surveys are conducted, how impact predictions are made, what mitigation measures can be used, how the effectiveness of such measures should be monitored, and the limitations of the methods. Very few books exist on how EIA should be carried out for specific environmental components. Whereas its sister volume, Introduction to environmental impact assessment, concentrates on the EIA principles, procedures and prospects, Methods of environmental impact assessment concentrates on the methods applied for the environmental components. It does not attempt to make specialists of its readers, but aims to foster better communication between experts, a better understanding of how EIAs should be carried out, and better EIA-related decisions. Taken together, the two books provide a comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of EIA. Written by practising specialists who teach a highly regarded MSc course in environmental assessment and management, and by experts from a major environmental consultancy, Methods of environmental impact assessment is invaluable for: people who organize, review, and make decisions about EIA; environmental planners and managers; students taking first degrees in planning, ecology, geography, environmental studies and related subjects with an EIA content; and postgraduate students taking courses in EIA or environmental management.

Grazing Research And Nature Conservation In The Uplands

Author : K. J. Kirby
ISBN : MINN:31951D005216039
Genre : Nature conservation
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Israel Journal Of Plant Sciences

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ISBN : UCLA:L0090569229
Genre : Botany
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A Review Of The Scarcer Ephemeroptera And Plecoptera Of Great Britain

Author : John H. Bratton
ISBN : CORNELL:31924073245734
Genre : Endangered species
File Size : 37. 54 MB
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A Review Of The Scarce And Threatened Bees Wasps And Ants Of Great Britain

Author : Steven Falk
ISBN : CORNELL:31924084833247
Genre : Science
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