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Wytham Woods: Oxford's Ecological Laboratory

by Peter Savill, Christopher Perrins, Keith Kirby

Wytham Woods: Oxford's Ecological Laboratory
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A unique balance of expertise, with contributions from some of the world's leading field biologists. Emphasizes aspects of conservation management and the potential effects of climate change. Conveys scientific findings in a way that is both comprehensible and interesting to general readers and scientists alike. Includes biographical vignettes of the numerous high profile ecologists and evolutionary biologists whose insights from working in these woods have helped define the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology. Generously illustrated with maps, photographs, and line drawings For the first time, this book tells the Wytham story in a way that is accessible to both scientist and general reader alike. 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 is a strong emphasis on the significance of the scientific research that has been done there and how this has contributed to ecological thinking elsewhere. This accessible text will appeal to students and professional researchers in the fields of ecology, forestry, and conservation biology as well as a broader audience of natural historians, conservationists, and wildlife enthusiasts.

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