Commons, Community and Biodiversity Bibliography

A bibliography of texts useful for researching models of Common lands of England and Wales in promoting involvement of Commons, Community and Biodiversity



Berkes F. & Davidson-Hunt I.J. (2010) ‘Innovating through commons use-community based enterprises’, International Journal of the Commons  4 (1) pp1-7


Bryden, J & Geisler, C , (2007)‘Community-based land reform: Lessons from  Scotland’ Land Use Policy, 24, (1), pp24-34


Common land and village greens:


Dwyer, J. (2011) UK land Use Futures Policy influence and challenges for the coming decades Land Use, 28, ( 4) pp674-683


Dwyer, J. & Short, C. (2011) An Ecosystem services pilot in the South West; building a framework for delivery Report to Exmoor National Park and Natural England, CCRI: Cheltenham


Kambites, C., Johnson, P., Lewis, N., & Short, C. (2006) Green Infrastructure Planning in Swindon Urban-Rural Fringe Great Wester Community Forest


Lawton, J.H. et al (2010) Making Space for Nature: A Review of England’s wildlife sites and ecological network Report to DEFRA


McCay. B.J. & Delaney, A. (2010) ‘Expanding the boundaries of commons scholarship’ The 2008 Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons International Journal of the Commons, (1) pp213-225


McGillivray, D. & Holder, J. (2007) ‘Locality, environment and law: the case of town and village greens’International Journal of Law in Context , 3 (1) pp1-17



Mackay, D. (2010) ‘New Commons for Old: Inspiring New Cultural Traditions’

Landscape Archaeology and Ecology Review, vol xx


Mackenzie, F Douglas (2010) ‘A common claim: Community land ownership in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland


McPhee, E. (1996) ‘Community environmental action: The Plumstead common experience’

Local Environment, 1 (2) pp183-196


Mills, J. et al (2012) Economics of Co-ordination in Environmental Stewardship Final Report to Defra & Natural England Project No. FFG 1128


Mills, J., et al (2011) Organising collective action for effective environmental management and social learning in Wales The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 17(1) pp69-83


Murota, T & Takeshita, K. (2013) Local Commons and Democratic Environmental Governance United Nations University Press


Natural England (2011) Think BIG –Why Landscape-scale conservation benefits wildlife, people & the wider economy England: Natural England


Open Spaces Society (2010) Finding Common Ground Henley-on Thames, Oxon: Open Spaces Society


Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2011)The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature HM Government CM 8082


Short, C. (2008) ‘Reconciling Nature Conservation and Those of Other Land Uses in a Multi-Functional Context: high-value nature conservation sites in lowland England’ in Robinson, G. Sustainable Rural Systems Ashgate: Aldershot pp125-144.


Short, C. (2006) ‘Ring in the new multifunctional approaches to common land management in England and Wales Presentation to the IASCP Europe Regional Meeting Brescia, Italy: University of Brescia


Short, C. (2008) ‘The Traditional Commons of England and Wales in the Twenty-First Century: meeting new and old challenges’ International Journal of the Commons European Commons Special Issue 2 (2) pp192-22


Short, C.(2011 forthcoming)  Proceedings of the Eighth National Seminar Common Land and Village Greens, Countryside & Community Research Institute: Cheltenham


Short, C. (2010)’Land and its uses. Webinar presentation as part of the CCRI Rural Policy Conference: Conflict or Consensus?’ The Next Decade of Rural Policy Cheltenham


Short C, Hayes L, Selman P & Wragg A (2005) A common purpose: a guide to agreeing management on common land. Report to the Countryside Agency, English Nature, The National Trust, Open Spaces Society, and RDS Defra.  English Nature, Peterborough


Short, C. et al (2005) A common purpose: a guide to agreeing management on common land Report to the Countryside Agency, English Nature, The National Trust, Open Spaces Society & RDS Defra, English Nature: Peterborough


Short, C., Jones, O. & Reed, M. (2008) Policy implications of the postmodern countryside Report to the Commission for Rural Communities Cheltenham: CRC


Short C. et al (2008) Exploring the interactions between land-based industries and communities in rural England Journal of Farm Management, 13 (4) pp369-378


Short, C,. Kambites, C., Taylor, K., & Lewis, N. (2009)Study of Determined Town and Village Green Applications Report to Defra  Cheltenham: CCRI


Short, C. co-authored with Dr Owain Jones (15-17 September 2010) ‘Opening Spaces through Re-invention of Restoration: Approaching commons through new conceptualisation of places, landscapes and environmental management: the end of tradition?’ Aspects of Commons and Cultural Severance in the Landscape’ Sheffield Hallam University


Short, C. & Dwyer, J.(18-20th April 2011) ‘Beyond agri-environment; a new approach to ecosystem services delivery in Exmoor’ presentation within a plenary session ‘Delivering sustainable land management in the future: focusing upon ecosystem services and landscape-scale effects’ in the Annual Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Warwick


Short, C., Griffiths, R., & Phelps, J. (2011) Inspiring and Enabling Local Communities: An Integrated Model Delivery for localism and the Environment Final Report By The Countryside & Community Research Institute


Short, C. et al (2012) ’Integrated Biodiversity Delivery Area Programme: Selection and Development Phase Evaluation’ Report for Natural England

Short, C. & Dwyer, J. (2012) ‘Reconciling pastoral agriculture and nature conservation: developing a co-management approach in the English uplands’ Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice,( 2) 13 ONLINE


Short, C., Selmamn, P. & Wragg, A. (2012) A Common Purpose A Guide to Community Engagement for those contemplating management on Common Land Revd. Edition