This newly-published book by IUFRO, edited by AH Colak, S Kirca and ID Rotherham is offered as a free research download in its entirety. From the preface by Alexander Back, IUFRO Executive Director:
"Ancient woodlands, trees and forests are at the very core of many global landscapes. However, understanding the resource which these living landscapes provide requires genuinely multi-disciplinary research. Furthermore, our interest in and understanding of ancient woodlands and trees has grown significantly over recent decades. Therefore, it is a challenge to keep abreast of current developments and ideas. The production of a major review volume which brings together key researchers and writers from across Europe and beyond, is immensely valuable to landscape planners, forest and woodland managers, and to a wider audience such as policy makers and educators too. It also contributes to international efforts towards identifying, recording and developing globally important agricultural heritage systems.
It is a great pleasure for IUFRO to be involved in the production and publication of this book since it is highly relevant to the aims and objectives and visions of the organisation. Furthermore, many of the authors are actively involved in IUFRO activities. Finally, I would like to extend my thanks to TÜBA for this fruitful collaboration."