Edited by Peter Savill, Christopher Perrins, Keith Kirby, Nigel Fishe
Publisher OUP
ISBN 9780199543205
RRP £55.00
Wytham Woods

Edited by former and current Wytham researchers Peter Savill, Christopher Perrins and Keith Kirby, and the woods' conservator, Nigel Fisher, Wytham Woods: Oxford's Ecological Laboratory charts the emergence of the discipline of ecology, and how important the painstaking work of hundreds of scientists in Wytham Woods has been in this. These beautiful but essentially ordinary ash, maple and hazel woods, famous for their bluebells, have been the subject of many long-term studies of individual species, plant–animal interactions, and habitats. The longitudinal data collected for decades before climate change became an issue of widespread concern is now proving invaluable.