The first in a new series of interpretative publications tailored to support users of the national vegetation classification (NVC). Useful guidance is provided on the practical aspects of the NVC.
A report based on a seminar hosted by JNCC and the Forest Ecology Group of the British Ecological Society, April 2001
This report represents a synthesis of the existing knowledge of scrub ecology and conservation, and identifies priorities for future conservation and research. This information has been accessed through published and unpublished literature, questionnaires, an expert workshop, and through consultation with national and international experts.
The Project is aimed at demonstrating how a variety of GIS-based woodland datasets can be integrated to improve our ability to respond to requests for advice under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) on reversing woodland fragmentation, through the development of "habitat networks
This report discusses the relationships between the Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats; the National Vegetation Classification (NVC); the Peterken Stand Type system; the Forestry Authority Forestry Practice Guides; CORINE; and Annex I of the Habitats Directive.
The woodland section of the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) has been widely used by many people and organisations in Great Britain (and, to a limited extent, in Northern Ireland) since it became available in 1986. As a result, there is a great deal of information concerning the occurrence of woodland types in this country. However, the data is distributed between many organisations and private individuals and, until a database was set up to collate it, was largely unavailable to inquirers. The first report on the database (Hall 1996) described the collection of records and the setting up of the spreadsheet. It also discussed the differences in the methodologies of surveys used to build the database, and when to use quadrats. Since this report was published much new information has been gathered, and preliminary maps of NVC communities and sub-communities produced. These are to be published by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee as The woodland NVC atlas for Great Britain in 1998. This interim report outlines some of the patterns that are emerging, and some of the limitations of our survey data.
Written for the practical conservationist who is not a specialist in lower plants. Deals with the ecological importance of lower plants in British woodlands and factors that affect species diversity.
This report describes the results of work aimed at standardising methods used for surveying amphibian communities.
Updated practical advice on management of woodland rides and glades. Contains colour photographs, maps, diagrams and figures. Companion to Coppiced woodlands: their management for wildlife, 2nd ed.
This booklet explains how traditional coppice systems worked.