Europe's Changing Woods and Forests

Europe's Changing Woods and Forests

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Our understanding of the ecological history of European forests has been transformed in the last twenty years. Bringing together key findings from across the continent, this book provides a comprehensive account of the relevance of historical studies to current conservation and management of forests. It combines theory with a series of regional case studies to show how different aspects of forestry play out according to the landscape and historical context of the local area.Red squirrels have historically gone through periods of decline, followed by recovery, and one such decline period coincided with the arrival of the grey. There seems ... Grey squirrels strip bark in order to reach and eat the sweet, phloem tissue underneath. ... In wooded and forested areas exhibiting this combination of characteristics, the extent of damage can be considerable ... Europe contains many ideal habitats for the grey squirrel, many of which are currently populated by the red.

Title:Europe's Changing Woods and Forests
Author:Keith Kirby, Charles Watkins
Publisher:CABI - 2015-06-30


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