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ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Book reviews

Books: – Brede High Woods: The history and wildlife of a High Weald woodland. Patrick [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Speaking for myself. Martin Spray

Abstract: I may not know what the truth is – but do I have to [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 What future for Bears in Western Europe? Charles J. Wilson

Abstract: The brown bear has been pushed to the remotest forests and mountains in western [...]

ECOS 35 (1) The Call of the Wild: perceptions, history, people and ecology in the emerging paradigms of wilding. Ian Rotherham

Abstract: This article introduces some key issues of nature conservation and future landscapes in the [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Wildlife on the level? Peter Taylor

Abstract: Political and personal opportunists use the flooding of the Somerset Levels to advance their [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Drowning out nature on the Levels? Mark Robins

Abstract: This article offers a personal view from the heart of the response process to [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Scratching the surface: let’s love our soils. David Hogan

Abstract: Acknowledging the importance of soils and threats to their quality are vital in land-use [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Agricultural reform in England – Towards a greener farm policy? Lisa Schneidau

Abstract: The current round of farm policy negotiations will shape the next seven years. Why [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Does traditional farming still meet nature conservation needs? Robert Deane

Abstract: Are traditional farming and conservation aims really as compatible as we suppose, or is [...]

ECOS 35 (1) Spring 2014 Why don’t environmental payments work? John Bowers

Abstract: The origins of agri-environment schemes (AES) lie with safeguarding SSSIs in the late 1960s [...]