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Wytham Woods : Oxford's Ecological Laboratory.

Author: Peter Savill; Christopher Perrins; Keith Kirby; Nigel Fisher
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the Wytham story in an accessible way. 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  Read more...
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Wytham Woods: Oxford's Ecological Laboratory
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Savill; Christopher Perrins; Keith Kirby; Nigel Fisher
OCLC Number: 942016757
Description: 1 online resource (online resource (xv, 263 s., 14 plates -s.)) : illustrations, kart., portraits
Contents: Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The Physical Environment ; 3. Woods Ancient and Modern: land use history ; 4. The Woods in the Modern Landscape ; 5. The Trees in the Woods 1945 -2007 ; 6. The Flowers of the Forest ; 7. The Ecology of Upper Seeds: an old-field succession experiment ; 8. Invertebrates ; 9. Birds ; 10. Mammals ; 11. Conservation Management of Wytham Woods ; 12. Wytham in a Changing World ; References ; Index
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