Upland Habitats by P-TaylorFrancis

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									Upland Habitats
Habitat Guides

Author: Alan F. Fielding
Author: Paul F. Haworth



Edition: 1
Table of Contents

1. Introduction, 2. Ecology of Upland Habitats,Where are the Uplands? The importance of geology, The
importance of climate, A short history of the uplands, Land use in the uplands, Major upland habitats and
species, Upland fauna, Summary 3. Management and Conservation Protection and subsidies, Grazing,
Grouse Moor, Forestry, Atmospheric Pollution, Recreation, access and skiing 4. Case Studies Red deer,
The Cairngorms, The golden eagle, A history of the vegetation and land use in the South Pennines 5.
Practical Work Experimental design, Health and safety, Heath rush seed heads, Growth and grazing
experiments on purple moor grass, Footpath erosion, Sheep behaviour, Comparative studies on bracken,
Recording vegetation change using aerial photographs, References, Glossary, Species List, Further
Reading
Description

Upland Habitats presents a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the habitat types, flora, fauna and
conservation and management issues of Britain's wilderness areas including blanket bogs, heather
moors, sheep walk and deer forest, montane and sub-montane and forests. The plants and animals found
in such habitats are described and illustrated with 24 boxed species case studies, line drawings and
photographs.
Examining the unique characteristics of upland environments, this book explores a wide range of
ecological processes, including: distribution patterns, adaptation, population and community dynamics,
and evolution that is not driven by anthropocentric changes. Tracing important historical events that have
shaped upland habitats since the end of the last glaciation, the authors focus particularly on important
conservation and management issues for the ecology and survival of British uplands as we enter the next
millennium. Modern agricultural practices and economics, habitat degredation, through overgrazing,
commercial afforestation, recreation and persecution of wildlife, the funding of This book explores
sexualities and sexual experiences in a variety of rural and marginal spaces, with contributions from a
wide range of disciplines. imposed to control current upland land use, are all discussed and case studies
selected to highlight the issues.

								
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