Assessment of vegetation change at Thrislington Plantation NNR, County Durham.
This report reviews the assessment of vegetation change at Thrislington Plantation and makes recommendations for future monitoring. It gives an overview of the site description, history, conservation status and management of the plantation. The evidence of vegetation change such as spatial extent and pattern of vegetation types, its composition and species abundances are discussed. The factors affecting vegetation change which include succession, transplantation, fire, grazing and mowing, atmospheric deposition and climate change are elaborated. Lastly, monitoring of vegetation, plant species recording, vegetation height, invertebrates species recording and edaphic information of the vegetation are also reviewed.