Beavers: the original engineers of Britain’s fresh waters
Kelsey Wilson, Alan Law, Martin Gaywood, Paul Ramsay and Nigel Willby present a long-awaited update on the status of Beavers in Britain, providing a detailed discussion on Beaver biology, behaviour, and their wider ecological impacts on the surrounding landscape.
Beavers are agents of change. In modern-day Britain, it feels somewhat surreal to encounter a landscape profoundly altered by something other than humans, yet this would once have been the norm across much of the Northern Hemisphere. The loss of megafauna, and the biota and ecological processes that depend on their activities, is something that we now recognise as a hallmark of the Anthropocene.