The Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum publishes material in a number of different formats.
The first volume of papers was originally published in 1987 by Doncaster Naturalistsí Society, (before the Forum was established in 1989,) and called Thorne Moors Papers. The title was subsequently changed to Thorne and Hatfield Moors Papers and was taken up as the Forumís official journal. Volume 2, 1991 and Volume 3 1992 encompassed ecology, palaeoecology, conservation and history. There was a gap of 5 years before Volume 4 in 1997, then Volume 5 in 1998, Volume 6 in 2003 and another 5 years before Volume 7 in 2008. Volume 8 focused on Hatfield moors, was published in 2011.
The primary aims of the papers are to aid and facilitate the conservation of Thorne and Hatfield Moors and to assist in the understanding and documentation of the geology, palaeoecology, ecology, flora, fauna, archaeology and history of Thorne and Hatfield Moors.
The Papers are professionally produced as perfect bound A5 paperbacks on high-quality paper.
There is sometimes a case for preserving documentation relating to Thorne and Hatfield Moors, but which, for a variety of reasons, will not appear in Thorne & Hatfield Moors Papers. THMCF Technical Reports were designed to do this in a permanent, consistent and retrievable way, in a relatively simple and inexpensive format.
Since 1999, 19 Technical Reports have been published. They are A4 sized, and comb-bound with card covers.
These are in general substantial works on a single topic or group of related topics. The first monograph was published in 2002 ĎA palaeoecological study of raised mires in the Humberhead Levelsí. The second monograph, 'An Inventory of the Invertebrates of Thorne & Hatfield Moors' by Peter Skidmore was published in 2007 to considerable acclaim.
A3 printed copies of a map of Hatfield Moors detailing up to date (2011) details of recording areas are available to purchase.
The Forum sponsors an annual Stephen Warburton Memorial Lecture, in memory of our dear friend and colleague who sadly died in January 2004.
We also hold a small stock of publications by other publishers.
Please see the Ordering section or download an order form and post to Executive Secretary, Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum, P O Box 879, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5WU, enclosing a cheque for the relevant amount. If you have any queries or wish to be notified when new publications are available please e-mail
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