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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.4 April 1999

Indicators of ancient woodland – the use of vascular plants in evaluating ancient woods for nature conservation

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It is a useful rule of thumb that the older the habitat, the more species it will support. And the more species it supports, the greater, in general terms, will be the site's importance for nature conservation. Hence, in theory, it should be possible to use the number of species present as an indication of habitat quality. In practice, however, there are drawbacks. It is exceedingly difficult to find out how many species of, say, insects or fungi are present, and even small sites would require many years to survey adequately.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist