British Wildlife 20.5sup June 2009


Frans Vera’s book, Grazing Ecology and Forest History, published in English in 2000, has generated considerable debate and not a little controversy. Whether one agrees with his views on the role of wild grazing in shaping pre-Neolithic European landscapes, or its potential to generate wildlife-rich countryside in the future, there can be no doubt that his book stimulated a re-evaluation of what we can really tell from palyo-ecological work (principally pollen analysis, but increasingly interpretation of subfossil insect assemblages).

Preface Can the pre-Neolithic provide suitable models for re-wilding the landscape in Britain?
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