Silent Summer: The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland

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Norman Maclean
Cambridge University Press, 20.05.2010
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Over the past 20 years dramatic declines have taken place in UK insect populations. Eventually, such declines must have knock-on effects for other animals, especially high profile groups such as birds and mammals. This authoritative, yet accessible account details the current state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland and offers an insight into the outlook for the future. Written by a team of the country's leading experts, it appraises the changes that have occurred in a wide range of wildlife species and their habitats and outlines urgent priorities for conservation. It includes chapters on each of the vertebrate and major invertebrate groups, with the insects covered in particular depth. Also considered are the factors that drive environmental change and the contribution at local and government level to national and international wildlife conservation. Essential reading for anyone who is interested in, and concerned about, UK wildlife.
 

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Introduction
1
Climate change
9
Agriculture woodland and seminatural habitats
22
Vertebrate animal introductions
36
Plant introductions
53
Urbanisation and development
72
the interaction of field sports
84
recent trends in recreational angling
107
a declining resource
383
Riverflies
401
Bumblebees
415
Butterflies
430
Moths
448
Dragonflies Odonata in Britain and Ireland
471
Flies beetles and bees wasps and ants Diptera Coleoptera
495
Hemiptera
512

Impacts of hormonedisrupting chemicals on wildlife
125
other aspects
141
Twentyfive key questions in ecology
156
Wildlife in the UK Overseas Territories
184
The United Kingdoms role in international conservation
216
Mammals in the twentieth century
245
Bats
259
State of bird populations in Britain and Ireland
281
The conservation of the Grey Partridge
319
Reptiles
337
Amphibians
363
Grasshoppers crickets and allied insects
531
Other invertebrates
556
Land and freshwater molluscs
576
The seashore
591
The offshore waters
615
Plants
633
what is the likely future for the wildlife
667
Glossary
692
Subject index
738
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Norman Maclean is Emeritus Professor of Genetics at Southampton University and has a strong interest in wildlife, conservation and river management. He has helped to run student field courses for more than 20 years and has authored and edited more than a dozen textbooks and reference books in Genetics and Cell Biology. He is an Elected Fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Institute of Biology.

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