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Cover for Białowieża Primeval Forest: a 2000-year interplay of environmental and cultural forces in Europe's best preserved temperate woodland.

This chapter presents an overview of the environmental history of the Białowieża Primeval Forest (BPF) in the last two millennia based on palaeoecological, archaeological and historical investigations carried out between 2003 and 2013. It is established that Białowieża Forest is special because it...

Author(s)
Latałowa, M.; Zimny, M.; Jędrzejewska, B.; Samojlik, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The history of deforestation and forest fragmentation: a global perspective.

This chapter draws on long-term ecological studies from across the globe to reconstruct the history of deforestation and forest fragmentation. It includes studies from a variety of forest biomes focusing on the last 11,500 years (the Holocene), paying particular attention to forest fragmentation as ...

Author(s)
Bhagwat, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642031)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Palaeohydrology: the past as a basis for understanding the present and predicting the future.

The existing fluvial systems and ecosystems connected to them not only reflect the current climatically controlled regime of energy and matter exchange, but also include elements inherited from the past such as substrate composition, drainage pattern and river valley shape. Highly important...

Author(s)
Starkel, L.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Holocene structure of North-west European temperate forest induced from palaeoecological data.

Several threatened forest species are currently associated with semi-open, wood-pasture conditions and do not thrive in present-day, non-intervention temperate forests of north-western Europe. We assess the changing importance through time of five disturbance agencies that open forest canopies and...

Author(s)
Bradshaw, R. H. W.; Hannon, G. E.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998022)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Palynology, the forest as climax in prehistoric times and the effects of humans.

This chapter describes how Europe was covered by a closed forest in its natural state, a conclusion based on pollen studies. It deals with the premises which are used in pollen analysis and describes Iversen's Landnam theory, and examines whether a pollen collection believed to come from a closed...

Author(s)
Vera, F. W. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994420)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Grazing ecology and forest history.

It is a widely held belief that a climax vegetation of closed forest systems covered the lowlands of Central and Western Europe before man intervened in prehistoric times to develop agriculture. If this intervention had not taken place, the forest would still be there, and if left the grassland...

Author(s)
Vera, F. W. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994420)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The study of charcoal-burning sites in the Apennine mountains of Liguria (NW Italy) as a tool for forest history.

The study of charcoal as a source of palaeoecological information is a well-known archaeobotanical tool, especially in archaeology. In recent years, beside hearth remains and scattered charcoal fragments or the little-employed soil anthracology, interest has been increasing, especially in France,...

Author(s)
Montanari, C.; Prono, P.; Scipioni, S.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994208)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter

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