'One and the same historic landscape': a physical/cultural perspective

Sheail, John. 2007 'One and the same historic landscape': a physical/cultural perspective. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 13 (4-5). 321-334.

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The paper reviews, from a British perspective, the ecological contribution to landscape conservation. It focuses upon the development of an institutional framework for the study and stewardship of the 'living' heritage, the enquiries required of ecologists as to how plant and animal communities functioned, and the increasing support given to what came to be known as 'creative conservation'. Such endeavours, as were often pursued under the self-conscious title of 'historical ecology', have, in their turn, called for a greater discernment in the use of the term 'naturalness' to describe any protected area, let alone the larger countryside.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > SE01A Sustainable Monitoring and Management of Land Resources
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: UKCEH Fellows
ISSN: 1352-7258
Additional Keywords: afforestation, agricultural improvement, archaeology, creative conservation, environmental history, naturalness, nature conservation, plant and animal ecology, primary woodland
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
General > Science Policy
Date made live: 05 May 2011 14:57 +0 (UTC)

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