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Shadow Woods - A Search for Lost Landscapes By Ian D. Rotherham
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Shadow Woods: a search for lost landscapes is intended to view ecology and landscapes in a somewhat different way from that which we normally do; to effectively view the countryside through a... More > different lens. Considering ancient woods and treed countryside, the intention is to raise awareness about our ecological and landscape origins and through this to open up new possibilities and exciting opportunities. It is suggested that we need to understand the past to inform the present, and from this knowledge we can influence the future The author also introduces a number of key issues and ideas that are new – shadow woods, ghost woods, lost woods, eco-cultural landscapes, cultural severance, grubby landscapes, ecological filtration, biodiversity time-capsules, futurescapes, and more. This edition, revised in march 2018, contains updated figures / diagrams.< Less
Urban Environments - History, Biodiversity & Culture By Ian D. Rotherham
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This volume is a retrospective publication of contributions originally to two national conferences / seminars held in Sheffield, on the theme of ‘Urban Environments – History,... More > Biodiversity and Culture’. To the updated papers from those events we have added invited current contributions on the themes of urban nature and urban ecology. Ideas and issues in urban ecology become more significant as globalisation, urbanisation and cultural severance shape our world and our future ecologies. This is paralleled by increasing interest in the underpinning science and research paradigms in relation to urban environmental spaces.In the early 2000s, ecologists new to the urban context suddenly became excited about the juxta-position of pollution and biodiversity in degraded and contaminated sites, something well-known to urban ecologists and naturalists since the 1980s or earlier. Similarly, the contributions of urban gardens to nature conservation were greeted with surprise and excitement.< Less
(2) Between a Rock and a Hard Place By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley (eds.)
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Organised by The Landscape Conservation Forum, the Between a Rock and a Hard Place seminar was aimed at all those involved in the conservation of rural sites and landscapes. It considered the... More > impacts, both individual and cumulative, of mineral extraction on our landscapes. The debate addressed why we are so concerned about these impacts, and what steps are being, and could or should, be taken to conserve our natural and historic environments. The seminar considered the impacts of mineral extraction on our natural and historic environments; how they have and are being assessed and how those impacts can be mitigated.< Less
(1) Dynamic Landscape Restoration By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley (eds.)
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The collected papers from the Dynamic Landscape Restoration seminar is aimed at all those involved in the conservation and restoration of sites and landscapes, be they degraded post-industrial... More > environments, damaged historic parklands, urban greenspace or agricultural areas. Speakers and participants at the event included landscape professionals, archaeologists, ecologists, earth scientists, planners, conservationists and those in education.< Less
Wild by Design & Ploughing On... By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley (eds.)
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The Wild by Design seminar was aimed at all those involved in the conservation of sites and landscapes. It was intended to address critical issues of landscape management and landscape change... More > including how agricultural, urban and post-industrial landscapes change and evolve. It considered the impacts of agricultural diversification and extensification, as well as proposals for the release of upland areas from pastoral grazing management. The Ploughing on Regardless seminar took place in October 2003. It considered the impacts of cultivation on our natural and historic environments, how they have and are being assessed and how damage can be mitigated. It raised issues of the ways in which Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can protect uncultivated land from improvement. Speakers and participants at both events included landscape professionals, archaeologists, ecologists, earth scientists, planners, conservationists and workers in education.< Less
The Industrial Legacy & Landscapes of Sheffield and South Yorkshire By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley (eds)
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The chapters in the book reflect some of the breadth of industrial development and its effects that took place in and around Sheffield, South Yorkshire from the eighteenth century onwards. It looks... More > at great landowners and at ordinary townsfolk and the impacts that industrial development had on them and their environment. Containing chapters by Professors Ian Rotherham, David Hey and Melvyn Jones; and Dr Leonie Skelton< Less
Animal, Man & Treescapes (b/w) By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley (eds.)
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This book has been published as part of a major conference held in Sheffield UK, on the theme of ‘Animals, Man and Treescapes’ which looked at the interactions between grazing animals,... More > humans and wooded landscapes. It linked community projects and educational outputs throughout the UK, across Europe and beyond. The event promoted landscape ecology conservation through local, national and international initiatives.< Less
Shadow and Ghost Woodlands Survey Guide By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley
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This short survey guide is an introduction to investigating landscapes, looking for shadow and ghost woodlands. These are often 'lost woods', which do not appear on maps as woodlands, or even have... More > names can be indicators of former land-use over hundreds of years. The guide results from many years investigating wooded landscapes and has developed specifically from a project begun in 2009 by Professor Ian Rotherham and colleagues. In 2012, the project received funding from the Peak District National Park's Sustainable Development Fund to involve volunteers in investigating the local landscape in the eastern Peak District. A version of the survey guide was produced for local volunteers. This publication brings the work together and illustrates wider issues and applications using some of the information from the project to date. There is still much more to do and other areas to investigate. The authors hope that this publication will act as both a guide and catalyst for further work.< Less
War & Peat By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley
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War & Peat - The remarkable impacts of conflicts on peatlands and of peatlands on conflicts - a military heritage of moors, heaths, bogs and fens. As we approach the centenary of the Great War... More > (WW1), matters of landscape, terrain, resources and strategies become increasingly topical and relevant. The relationships of people and landscapes, of economies and conflicts, and ecology and history, are complex and multi-faceted. For peatlands, including bogs, fens, moors, and heaths, the interactions of people and nature in relation to history and conflicts, are both significant and surprising. The themes of this book were addressed at a major international conference in 2013, and the expanded papers are presented here as chapters. The conference and book are mostly focused on temperate environments, but the interactions of peatlands and conflicts are more global and wetlands have been hugely influential in tropical conflicts too.< Less
War and Peat By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley
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The themes of this book were addressed at a major international conference in 2013, and the expanded papers are presented here as chapters with an introduction by Ian D. Rotherham. The papers are... More > grouped around several themes: Military Landscapes; Battles and Battlefields; The Impacts of Conflict and War; War & Peat in the Peak District (UK National Park); and Non-military Campaigns. They are mostly focused on temperate environments, but the interactions of peatlands and conflicts are more global and wetlands have been hugely influential in tropical conflicts too. As we approach the centenary of the Great War (WW1), matters of landscape, terrain, resources and strategies become increasingly topical and relevant. The relationships of people and landscapes, of economies and conflicts, and ecology and history, are complex and multi-faceted. For peatlands, including bogs, fens, moors, and heaths, the interactions of people and nature in relation to history and conflicts, are both significant and surprising.< Less

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