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ECOS 35 (3/4) Winter 2014 Book reviews

The Sixth Extinction: An unnatural history. Elizabeth Kolbert Nature in Towns and Cities.  David Goode [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Reintroductions in Scotland – an update on beaver, boar and lynx. Alan Featherstone Watson

Abstract: This article provides an overview of the policy debates on the potential for returning [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Studying past landscape change to inform future conservation. Nicholas Macgregor, Kevin Watts, Kirsty Park, Elisa Fuents-Montemayor, Simon Duffield

Abstract: The WrEN project, led by the University of Stirling, Forest Research and Natural England, [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Winter 2014. Experiments with the wild at the Oostvaardersplassen. Jamie Lorimer & Clemens Driessen

Abstract:This article draws on a discussion of the differences between laboratory and field experiments to [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Heathland conservation grazing: it’s not all good. Jonty Denton

Abstract: This article discusses the efficacy of heathland grazing, and questions the cost effectiveness, lack [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Rewilding in Britain: lessons from the past 15 years. Peter Taylor

Abstract: The profile of rewilding is rising and the old and struggling order of conservation [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Cambrian Wildwood – new ventures in a wilder landscape. Simon Ayres and Sophie Wynne-Jones

Abstract: Cambrian Wildwood is an ambitious project to rewild an area in the uplands of [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Upland farming and wilding. Lois Mansfield

Abstract: This article explores the relationship between upland farming in Cumbria and wilding. It outlines [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Winter 2014. Making real space for nature: a continuum approach to UK conservation. Steve Carver

Abstract: Traditional conservation concerns over wildlife loss, cherished habitats and landscape heritage are holding back [...]

ECOS 35 (3/4) Autumn/Winter 2014 Guest editorial: Who’s wild now? Ian Rotherham

This edition of ECOS carries several articles based on talks given at the 2014 Wilder [...]