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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.2 December 1999

The invertebrates of Britain's wood pastures

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Wood pastures are renowned amongst entomologists for their special invertebrate communities, particulalry for their species-rich wood-decay or deadwood fauna (saproxylics). Much less well known are the invertebrate communities associated with the algae, lichens, bryophytes and micro-fungi growing epiphytically on the surfaces of the trunk and branches; the epiphytes themselves are an important feature of wood pastures (Rose 1993).

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

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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