In this comprehensive book, the critical components of the European landscape - forest, parkland, and other grazed landscapes with trees are addressed. The book considers the history of grazed treed landscapes, of large grazing herbivores in Europe, and the implications of the past in shaping our environment today and in the future. Debates on the types of anciently grazed landscapes in Europe, and what they tell us about past and present ecology, have been especially topical and controversial recently. This treatment brings the current discussions and the latest research to a much wider audience.
The book breaks new ground in broadening the scope of wood-pasture and woodland research to address sites and ecologies that have previously been overlooked but which hold potential keys to understanding landscape dynamics. Eminent contributors, including Oliver Rackham and Frans Vera, present a text which addresses the importance of history in understanding the past landscape, and the relevance of historical ecology and landscape studies in providing a future vision.
Ian D. Rotherham (Sheffield Hallam University UK)
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14 February 2013
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Further / Higher Education
Part 1: Grazed Treed Landscapes 1. Overview and Introduction Ian D. Rotherham 2. Woodland and Wood-Pasture Oliver Rackham Part 2: The Lessons of History 3. Woods, Trees and Animals: a Perspective from South Yorkshire, England Melvyn Jones 4. Re-wilding the Landscape: Some Observations on Landscape History Della Hooke 5. Re-thinking Pannage and Historical Interactions Peter Szabo 6. The Post-glacial History of Grazing Animals in Europe Derek Yalden Part 3: Landscape Dynamics 7. Re-interpreting Wooded Landscapes, Shadow Woods and the Impacts of Grazing Ian D. Rotherham 8. The Dynamics of Pre-Neolithic European Landscapes and their Relevance to Modern Conservation Keith Kirby 9. Can't See the Trees for the Forest Frans Vera 10. Ancient Trees and Grazing Landscapes Ted Green 11. Grazed Wood Pasture versus Browsed High Forests - Impact of Ungulates on Forest Landscapes from the Perspective of the Bialowieza Primeval Forest Tomasz Samojlik & Dries Kuijper 12. The Influence of Grazing Animals on Tree Regeneration and Woodland Dynamics in the New Forest, England Adrian C. Newton, Elena Cantarello, Alexander Lovegrove, Dina Appiah, Lorretta Perrella 13. Forest and Land Management Options to Prevent Unwanted Forest Fires Caroline Bostroem, Ana Sebastian, Carmen Hernando Lara, Rosa Planelles, Armando Buffoni, Rosario Alves, Marielle Jappiot and Jesus San Miguel Ayanz Part 4: Case Studies 14. Grazing Refuge Habitats and their Importance for Woody Plants in the West of Scotland Richard Gulliver 15. Legacies of Livestock Grazing in the Forest Structure of Valonia Oak Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean Tobias Plieninger 16. Palaeoecological Records of Woodland History During Recent Centuries of Grazing and Management Examples from Glen Affric, Scotland and Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire Helen Shaw and Ian Whyte 17. The Chillingham Park Cattle, Northumberland Stephen J.G. Hall & Bob Bunce Part 5: Conservation, Management and Wildscapes 18. The Impacts of the Reintroduction of Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean, Great Britain Martin Goulding 19. Wild Cattle and the `Wilder Valley' Experiences - the Introduction of Extensive Grazing with Galloway Cattle in the Ennerdale Valley, England Gareth Browning & John Gorst 20. Treescapes: Trees, Animals, Landscape, People and `Treetime' Luke Steer 21. Creation of Open Woodlands through Pasture: Genesis, Relevance as Biotopes, Value in the Landscape and in Nature Conservation in Southwest-Germany Mattias Rupp 22. Woodland Grazing with Cattle - Results from 25 years of Grazing in Acidophilus Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) Woodland Rita Buttenschon & J. Buttenschon 23. Ancient Trees, Grazing Landscapes and the Conservation of Dead Wood and Wood Decay Invertebrates Keith Alexander 24. The Future Potential of Wood Pastures Iris Glimmerveen 25. A Strategic View of the Issues for Wood Pasture and Parkland Conservation in England Suzanne Perry Part 6: Summary & Conclusions 26. Re-wilding Trees for Ancients of the Future Jill Butler & Keith Alexander 27. Summary & Conclusions Ian D. Rotherham
Ian D. Rotherham is Professor of Environmental Geography, Reader in Tourism & Environmental Change, and International Research Co-ordinator Professor in the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Reviews for Trees, Forested Landscapes and Grazing Animals: A European Perspective on Woodlands and Grazed Treescapes
This volume makes clear that focusing on ecological processes rather than thinking about baseline cultural landscapes is necessary but needs more research, particularly if it is to inform land use and conservation policies that account for species movement between wooded and nonwooded landscapes. - Environmental History, Matthew Kelly, University of Southampton, UK