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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 31.6 August 2020

Beavers: the original engineers of Britain’s fresh waters

By - Martin Gaywood, Nigel Willby, Kelsey Wilson, Alan Law, Paul Ramsay

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.

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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