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Title Wytham Woods : Oxford's ecological laboratory / editors, P.S. Savill [and others]

Publ Info Oxford [England] : New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  QH138.W95 W98 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  QH138.W95 W98 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 263 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Preface / John Krebs -- 1. Introduction / C.M. Perrins -- 2. The Physical Environment / M.E. Taylor, M.D. Morecroft, and H.R. Oliver -- 3. Woods Ancient and Modern: land use history / C.W.D. Gibson and K.J. Kirby -- 4. The Woods in the Modern Landscape / K.J. Kirby and C.W.D. Gibson -- 5. The Trees in the Woods 1945 -2007 / K.J. Kirby -- 6. The Flowers of the Forest / K.J. Kirby and M D Morecroft -- 7. The Ecology of Upper Seeds: an old-field succession experiment / C.W.D. Gibson -- 8. Invertebrates / C. Hambler, G.R.W. Wint, and D.J. Rogers -- 9. Birds / C.M. Perrins and A.G. Gosler -- 10. Mammals of Wytham Woods / C.D. Buesching, J.R. Clarke, S.A. Ellwood, C. King, C. Newman, and D.W. Macdonald -- 11. Conservation Management of Wytham Woods, / N. Fisher, N.D. Brown, and P.S. Savill -- 12. Wytham in a Changing World / M.D. Morecroft and M.E. Taylor -- References -- Index
Note "For the first time, this book tells the Wytham story in a way that is accessible to both scientist and general reader alike. It provides a fascinating overview of what the Woods are like, their history, composition (both plant and animal), and how their wildlife has changed over time. This iconic location has been the subject of a series of continuous ecological research programmes dating back to the 1920s, a level of continuity of research effort that is extremely rare. Hence there is a strong emphasis on the significance of the scientific research that has been done there and how this has contributed to ecological thinking elsewhere"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Forest ecology -- Research -- England -- Wytham Woods
Natural history -- England -- Wytham Woods
Wytham Woods (England)
Add Author Savill, Peter S
ISBN 9780199543205 (hardback)
0199543208 (hardback)