Wytham Woods: Oxfords Ecological Laboratory

Paperback | July 2, 2011

EditorPeter Savill, Christopher Perrins, Keith Kirby

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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 andhow this has contributed to ecological thinking elsewhere.

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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 serie...

Peter Savill started his career by working for the Forest Services in Sierra Leone for four years, and in Northern Ireland for 12 years, and retired in 2006 a Reader in Forestry at the Oxford Forestry Institute, Department of Plant Sciences, Oxford. His main interests are in silviculture and tree breeding with silviculture. His main Wy...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.54 inPublished:July 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199605181

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Table of Contents

J. Krebs: Preface1. C.M. Perrins: Introduction2. M.E. Taylor, M.D. Morecroft, and H.R. Oliver: The Physical Environment3. C.W.D. Gibson and K.J. Kirby: Woods Ancient and Modern: land use history4. K.J. Kirby and C.W.D. Gibson: The Woods in the Modern Landscape5. K.J. Kirby: The Trees in the Woods 1945 -20076. K.J. Kirby and M.D. Morecroft: The Flowers of the Forest7. C.W.D. Gibson: The Ecology of Upper Seeds: an old-field succession experiment8. C. Hambler, G.R.W. Wint, and D.J. Rogers: Invertebrates9. C.M. Perrins and A.G. Gosler: Birds10. C.D. Buesching, J.R. Clarke, S.A. Ellwood, C. King, C. Newman, and D.W. Macdonald: Mammals11. N. Fisher, N.D. Brown, and P.S. Savill: Conservation Management of Wytham Woods12. M.D. Morecroft and M.E. Taylor: Wytham in a Changing WorldReferencesIndex

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"For ecologists it really is an important book, not just for the backward look to past seminal research but also for the summaries of research currently being conducted in Wytham and about its future management." --Thomas Huxley, BRISC October 2010