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Can species-poor grassland be diversified? A case study of lowland hay meadow restoration at Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion, Wales.

Published online: 09 May 2020

Authors: Shellswell, C. H. & Squire, V.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Conservation Evidence

As part of the 'Save Our Magnificent Meadows' project, a two hectare field was converted to hay meadow on the National Trust's Llanerchaeron Estate in...

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Restoration of a floodplain meadow in Wiltshire, UK through application of green hay and conversion from pasture to meadow management.

Published online: 10 May 2020

Authors: Hosie, C. & Jones, E. & Rothero, E. C. & Wallace, H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Conservation Evidence

In July 2010 green hay from a species-rich donor field was used to diversify a species-poor floodplain meadow (the receiver field), which had previous...

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Long-term enhancement of agricultural production by restoration of biodiversity.

Published online: 07 Feb 2007

Authors: Bullock, J. M. & Pywell, R. F. & Walker, K. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Experimental manipulations have shown positive impacts of increased species richness on ecosystem productivity, but there remain some questions about ...

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Effectiveness of the Swiss agri-environment scheme in promoting biodiversity.

Published online: 03 May 2006

Authors: Knop, E. & Kleijn, D. & Herzog, F. & Schmid, B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Increasing concern over the loss of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes was one of the reasons for the introduction of agri-environment schemes in...

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Soil microbial community, fertility, vegetation and diversity as targets in the restoration management of a meadow grassland.

Published online: 14 May 2003

Authors: Smith, R. S. & Shiel, R. S. & Bardgett, R. D. & Millward, D. & Corkhill, P. & Rolph, G. & Hobbs, P. J. & Peacock, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The enhancement of biodiversity in meadow grassland, an environmental aim of European agricultural policy, requires definition of appropriate manageme...

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Nine years of vegetation development in a postmining site: effects of spontaneous and assisted site recovery.

Published online: 15 Feb 2012

Authors: Baasch, A. & Kirmer, A. & Tischew, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Highly disturbed areas such as surface-mined land provide a great challenge for ecological restoration. The goal is to identify appropriate restoratio...

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Effects of spring grazing by greater snow geese on hay production.

Published online: 22 Jul 1986

Authors: Bédard, J. & Nadeau, A. & Gauthier, G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Effects of spring grazing by the greater snow goose (Chen caerulescens atlantica) on hay production were studied in an agricultural area of 283 ha at ...

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Toward the next Common Agricultural Policy reform: determinants of avian communities in hay meadows reveal current policy's inadequacy for biodiversity conservation in grassland ecosystems.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Assandri, G. & Bogliani, G. & Pedrini, P. & Brambilla, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-natural grasslands are among the richest European ecosystems in terms of biodiversity. However, they have been severely affected by farming inten...

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Colonization of grassland by sown species: dispersal versus microsite limitation in responses to management.

Published online: 04 Jul 2001

Authors: Coulson, S. J. & Bullock, J. M. & Stevenson, M. J. & Pywell, R. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Diversification of species-poor grassland often requires the introduction of desirable species by sowing seed. We determined whether management affect...

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The effect of management and competition on the uptake of 32phosphorus by ryegrass, meadow fescue and their natural hybrid.

Published online: 13 Jan 1968

Authors: O'brien, T. A. & Moorby, J. & Whittington, W. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Material from single representative plants of perennial ryegrass, meadow fescue and a triploid [festucoid] hybrid between them was grown in small plot...

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