Land Use, Ecology and Conservation in the Lower Derwent Valley

Author: Tim Milsom

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  • ISBN: 0-9540664-9-9
  • Published: 2006
  • Publisher: PLACE


The Lower Derwent Valley is Yorkshire’s premier floodplain wetland and a remnant of a much larger wetland area draining into the Humber. The meadows are of international importance for their flora and birdlife, especially winter waterfowl, and the area is a National Nature Reserve, a Ramsar site (wetland of international importance) and a Special Protection Area for birds. This collection of research papers contains a wealth of detailed information on the area, its land-use and history, its wildlife and its hydrology.

  • Stephen Warburton: Land use history of the ings from documentary sources
  • Tim P. Milsom: A brief ecological history of the seasonally flooded grasslands in the Lower Derwent Valley
  • Richard G. Jefferson: The nature conservation importance of the plant communities of the Lower Derwent Valley: a national perspective
  • Roy Crossley: Some observations on the insects of the Lower Derwent Valley, with special reference to Diptera
  • Mike L. Denton and Robert J. Marsh: The Copeoptera (beetles) of the Lower Derwent Valley Lower Derwent Valley
  • Gordon Woodroffe: Riparian mammals of the Lower Derwent Valley
  • C. A. Howes: Blob-kite’s last stand: the decline of the Burbot Lota lota L. (Gadidae) in the Lower Derwent Valley
  • David Gowing: The importance of hydrological regime for the meadow plant communities of seasonally flooded grassland
  • R. N. Humphries and P. R. Benyon: Grassland community dynamics in relation to hydrological regimes within the Lower Derwent Valley
  • Liz Chalk and Mark Bentley: Modelling processes for the sustainable management of the Lower Derwent Valley