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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 08.1 October 1996

Scrub Ecology and Conservation

By - John Hopkins

Habitat dominated by shrubs, that is scrub, is viewed with a great deal of confusion by ecologists and conservationists in the British Isles. Recently, the positive conservation aspects of scrub have been given greater emphasis, but in the past scrub has had a negative image. It has often been portrayed as a relentless tide of bushes which would rapidly swamp grassland and other habitats at the slightest relaxation of management.

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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