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The condition of lowland BAP priority grasslands: results from a sample survey of non-statutory stands in England.

Published online: 20 Oct 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Hewins, E. J. & Pinches, C. & Arnold, J. & Lush, M. & Robertson, H. & Escott, S.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper provides baseline data on the current extent and condition of a sample of nonstatutory UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) grasslands in the ...

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Effects of water level and grassland management on alpha and beta diversity of birds in restored wetlands.

Published online: 09 Mar 2016

Authors: Żmihorski, M. & Pärt, T. & Gustafson, T. & Berg, Å.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Nearly 60% of European wetlands have been lost to drainage or to the cessation of grassland management. Large amounts of resources are put into wetlan...

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Dispersal and establishment limitation reduces the potential for successful restoration of semi-natural grassland communities on former arable fields.

Published online: 06 Jan 2010

Authors: Öster, M. & Ask, K. & Cousins, S. A. O. & Eriksson, O.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ex-arable fields have been suggested as potential sites for re-creation of semi-natural grasslands, but information is still limited on the temporal s...

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The effects of flooding lowland wet grassland on soil macroinvertebrate prey of breeding wading birds.

Published online: 22 Aug 2001

Authors: Ausden, M. & Sutherland, W. J. & James, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Lowland wet grassland in western Europe is often managed for breeding wading birds, especially lapwing Vanellus vanellus, redshank Tringa totanus, sni...

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Soil seed banks in European grasslands: does land use affect regeneration perspectives?

Published online: 09 Jan 1998

Authors: Bekker, R. M. & Verweij, G. L. & Smith, R. E. N. & Reine, R. & Bakker, J. P. & Schneider, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Soil seed banks of 38 grassland sites in western Europe (Germany, Netherlands, UK and Spain) were sampled and species composition was determined. All ...

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Managing water levels on wet grasslands to improve foraging conditions for breeding northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus.

Published online: 07 Apr 2010

Authors: Eglington, S. M. & Bolton, M. & Smart, M. A. & Sutherland, W. J. & Watkinson, A. R. & Gill, J. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The widespread drainage of wetlands and grazing marshes has been one of the main drivers of severe reductions in the number and range of breeding wade...

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Monitoring the condition of lowland grassland SSSIs. Part 1 - English nature's rapid assessment method.

Published online: 15 May 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Robertson, H. J. & Jefferson, R. G.

Content type: Miscellaneous

English Nature and the other statutory conservation agencies in the UK are monitoring designated sites, including SSSIs, according to an agreed framew...

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Effects of herbivore assemblage on the spatial heterogeneity of soil nitrogen in eastern eurasian steppe.

Published online: 28 Nov 2020

Authors: Zhang MinNa & Li GuangYin & Liu Bai & Liu JuShan & Wang Ling & Wang DeLi

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The spatial heterogeneity of soil limiting resources is one of the most important factors maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functions. There is a...

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Species diversity and dispersal traits alter biodiversity spillover in reconstructed grasslands.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Sperry, K. P. & Hilfer, H. & Lane, I. & Petersen, J. & Dixon, P. M. & Sullivan, L. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grasslands are among the planet's most imperilled ecosystems, largely because habitat conversion has caused extreme biodiversity loss. In response, ma...

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Plant community flood resilience in intensively managed grasslands and the role of the plant economic spectrum.

Published online: 23 Nov 2020

Authors: Oram, N. J. & Deyn, G. B. de & Bodelier, P. L. E. & Cornelissen, J. H. C. & Groenigen, J. W. van & Abalos, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, such as floods, requires management strategies that promote resilience of grassland productivity. ...

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