The Ecology of Poole Harbour

The Ecology of Poole Harbour

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Poole Harbour's unique combination of physical characteristics provide for a rich and productive ecological community recognised for its internationally significant bird populations and as a haven for the naturalisation of exotic species. But the Harbour is also exceptional in the extent to which it represents in microcosm the world-wide tensions between environment and development. The contrasts are sometimes startling: the narrow Harbour entrance separates an unspoilt natural environment of considerable importance from an urban landscape where property competes with Manhattan and Hong Kong Island in the world-wide table of real estate values. The Harbour serves as a port, fishing ground, a receiver of effluent and increasingly as a playground for the affluent. It also lies above Europe's largest on-shore oil-field. The Ecology of Poole Harbour brings together for the first time expert contributions in such a way as to provide a picture of the ecology of the Harbour system as a whole. It covers all the major habitats from reed beds and salt marshes to the extensive mudflats and unseen sub-tidal regions, while also examining in some detail a wide range of ecological phenomena and issues. * First expert overview of ecology of Poole Harbour as a wholeEach nail had a loop of 5-amp fuse wire soldered to its head. To set the trampleometer, all loops were pulled up and it was then left in place for a week. After this time, a record was made of the number of flattened loops. (iii) Infra-red gate. An attempt was made to calibrate both of the above indices against actual counts of number of deer crossing the creek by setting up an infra-red beam and counting the number of times it was broken. However, comparison of deer movements with theanbsp;...

Title:The Ecology of Poole Harbour
Author: V.J. May, John Humphreys
Publisher:Elsevier - 2005-08-24

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