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WETLANDS and the study of REEDS (Phragmites)
Reedbed, Reed and sedge stacks, New Forest Valley Bog

Abstracts or Prefaces, list of Contents, etc., are given for all publications. Books and Field Study Guides still in print have details on ordering. Journals and books out of print can be borrowed from or, for a small charge via, University and Public Libraries, from the British Lending Library or International Library Loan. Copies of all (science) publications are held at APIRS (Aquatic and Invasive Plants Information and Retrieval System), Center for Aquatic Plants, 7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, Fl 32653-3071, USA. Contact APIRS

The extra interpretation and beauty given by the illustrations in my books is due to the artistic ability of Mrs Y. Bower and Mrs P.A. Wolseley, who have my enduring appreciation and gratitude.

A BOOK OF REED 2010. (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel, Phragmites communis Trin.). Forrest Text, Cardigon. 261 pp. ISBN 978-0-9564692-0-5.

THE REED. 2009 Rewrite. Available to download free from the British Reed Growers Association website in pdf format (Download a copy). A completely updated version of the original, view details: The REED

UNDERSTANDING WETLANDS: FEN, BOG AND MARSH, 2003. Taylor & Francis, London, 296 pp. ISBN 0-415-25704-8.

(with F. Klötzli, H. Sukopp and A. Szczepanski). The management of wetlands. 1998. In The production ecology of wetlands. (Eds) Westlake, D.F., Kvet, J. and Szczepanski, A., pp. 405–64. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-22822-0.

A discussion of the strength (durability) of thatching reed (Phragmites australis) in relation to habitat. 1995. Reed research report, Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge. 56 pp. (Annual updates follow.)


Phragmites culm strength and thatch breakdown: Some difficulties. 1990. Landschaftsentwicklung und Umweltforschung. Technische Universität Berlin, 71, 58–77.

Early decay of Phragmites thatch: an outline of the problem. 1989. Aquatic Botany. 35, 129–32.

Infra-red colour photography and Phragmites communis Trin.. 1979. Polskie Archiwum Hydrobiologia. 26, 65–72.

The performance of Phragmites communis Trin. in relation to temperature. 1975. Annals of Botany. 39, 881–8.

The management of British wetlands. I. 1973. Economic and amenity use. Journal of Environmental Management. 1, 303–20.

The management of British wetlands. II. 1973. Conservation. Journal of Environmental Management. 1, 345–61.

Some aspects of the life history and autecology of Phragmites communis Trin.. 1973. Polskie Archiwum Hydrobiologia. 20, 79–100.

Phragmites communis Trin.. 1972. Biological Flora of the British Isles 128, Journal of Ecology. 60, 585–610.

The development and establishment of young plants of Phragmites communis Trin.. 1971. Annals of Botany. 35, 1059–72.

Shoot height and density in Phragmites stands. 1971. Hydrobiolica. 12, 113–9.

Community regulation in Phragmites communis Trin.. I. 1971. Mono dominant stands. Journal of Ecology. 59, 65–73.

Community regulation in Phragmites communis Trin.. II. 1971. Mixed stands. Journal of Ecology. 59, 75–88.

Variation of population type in Phragmites communis Trin. 1970. Phragmites communis. Annals of Botany. 34, 147–58.

The development of the annual population in Phragmites communis Trin.. 1970. Annals of Botany. 34, 571–91.

The performance of Phragmites communis Trin. in relation to water supply. 1970. Annals of Botany. 34, 867–77.

The development and emergence of buds in Phragmites communis Trin.. 1969. Annals of Botany. 33, 289–301.

THE REED, 1969. Norfolk Reedgrowers Association, 50 pp. (1972–Reprint with Further Chapters by other Authors.)

The development of shoots in Phragmites communis Trin. 1969. Annals of Botany. 33, 695–709.

Stem types of Phragmites communis Trin.. 1969. Annals of Botany. 33, 127–31.

The Biology of reed (Phragmites communis) in relation to its control. 1968. Proceedings of the 9th British Weed Control Conference. 392–7.

The Breck Fens. 1965. Suffolk Naturalists Transactions. 13, 137–46.

Ecological studies in the Breck Fens. I. 1965. Vegetation in relation to habitat. Journal of Ecology. 53, 599–619.

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