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Habitat networks and spatial ecology

These pages look at how different aspects of a landscape interact over space and time, focusing particularly on habitat networks.

To download these pages as pdfs, see 'Glossary and further information'.

You may also want to see these short summary guides:

 For further information, please contact: 

Phil Baarda phil.baarda@snh.gov.uk  01463 725 208

New planting of gaps in an old hedge, Perthshire. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Why do we need networks?

Information on why networks can be important for wildlife

Hedge. ©Jenny park/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

What makes a network?

The basic principles of a network -the 'parts' and 'connections'

People walking on a forest track ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Different types of networks

Different sorts of networks give us different things. Here's a description of the main types

Community group discussing local footpath networks. ©Paths for All/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Networks in policy and legislation

Networks are becoming an important part of how we manage Scotland. Here's all you need to know about the formal stuff

Ard Trilleachan SSSI a fragmented hazel shrub layer within wood. ©Kate Holl/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

The pros and cons of networks

How can networks help, and do they have any downsides?

David Pickett SNH showing a Sharing Good Practice group around Flanders Moss NNR. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Putting networks into practice

How do you create a network? Advice for everyone in the process, from planners to land managers.

Community group discussing local footpath networks. ©Paths for All/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Modelling

How a modelling approach can help assess and design networks

Forth and Clyde canal, Glasgow.  ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Habitat networks and the CSGN

For more information on habitat networks and the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN)

Meanders, River Clyde. ©P&A Macdonald/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Case studies

Some examples of how networks have been designed and created

Assorted SNH publications. Copyright©SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Glossary and further information

An explanation of the terminology used in habitat networks, downloads, and links to further information



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