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Deforestation

David Beresford-Jones

in The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The loss of riparian woodland recorded in the archaeological and geomorphological records of the basins of the lower Ica Valley is but one early part of a larger and still ongoing history of the ... More


Forests, woodlands, and scrub

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Forest and woodlands are terms that describe land dominated by trees. Scrub consists of small trees and bushes. This chapter discusses the important features of forests and woodlands for wildlife, ... More


Landscape Architect

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter describes the story of the chestnut blight epidemic in the eastern United States, a fungal disease that reshaped the entire landscape. The chestnut was a dominant tree in American ... More


At the Margins of the Champion Countryside: The Emergence of Villages and Common Fields in Somerset

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the landscape of Somerset, which lies at the south‐western limit of landscapes that in the medieval period were characterized by villages and open fields. The topographical ... More


Transmontane Coniferous Vegetation

Robert F. Thorne, Allan A. Schoenherr, Charlie D. Clements, and James A. Young

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the coniferous vegetation in the transmontane region of California. It describes the five broad categories of vegetation that occur in this region: western juniper woodlands, ... More


Hunting and Land Use in Sylvan Societies

ROGER B. MANNING

in Hunters and Poachers: A Social and Cultural History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485-1640

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203247
eISBN:
9780191675805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203247.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on hunting and land use in woodland societies in medieval England. It examines the impact of deer parks, rabbit warrens, fishponds, and dovecotes upon the landscape, and shows ... More


The Coldstream Tree: Groves, Remnants, and Developments

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As towns and cities grew, farms with woodland pastures were developed into housing and shopping areas. A few trees of the original woodland pastures remain. The area of Coldstream Farm has lost ... More


The Llama Tree: Venerable Trees in the Nashville Basin

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Nashville Basin is a limestone karst region with geologic and topographic similarities to the Bluegrass. The Inner Nashville Basin has much thinner soils than the Inner Bluegrass. There is a ... More


Parks in Medieval England

S.A. Mileson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565672
eISBN:
9780191721748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565672.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Parks were prominent and, in fact, controversial features of the medieval countryside, but they have been unevenly studied and remain only partly understood. This book provides a full-length study of ... More


Familiar Strategies

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the importance of pastures, arable rotation, industrial and cash crops, game reserves, warrens, and woodlands to ... More


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