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Peter Savill, Christopher Perrins, Keith Kirby, and Nigel Fisher

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199605187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605187.001.0001

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The flowers of the forest

The flowers of the forest

(p.75) 6 The flowers of the forest
Wytham Woods

K.J. Kirby

M.D. Morecroft

Oxford University Press

This chapter studies the patterns and behaviours of flowers thriving in the woodlands. It describes the flora distribution and vegetation patterns in the woodlands, and looks into recent changes in the flora as a result of the changing environment and other external factors. It presents information gathered from various studies of the common flower types, and discusses some of the changes such as the overall decline in species richness and the effects of increased nitrogen deposition. It also highlights the vital role of shade in species richness and the relationship of deer grazing and species richness.

Keywords:   woodlands, flora distribution, vegetation patterns, species richness, nitrogen deposition, grazing

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