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The decline of heathland seed populations following the conversion to agriculture.

Published online: 17 Sep 1997

Authors: Pywell, R. F. & Putwain, P. D. & Webb, N. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The composition and size of the germinable seed populations of undisturbed heathland soils in SE Dorset were compared to those of adjacent farmland wh...

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A comparison of techniques for restoring heathland on abandoned farmland.

Published online: 25 Jun 1995

Authors: Pywell, R. F. & Webb, N. R. & Putwain, P. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Recent changes in agricultural policies have reduced the extent of cultivated farmland. This has provided opportunities to restore heathland vegetatio...

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Impacts of livestock grazing on lowland heathland.

Published online: 15 May 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Lake, S. & Bullock, J. M. & Hartley, S.

Content type: Miscellaneous

The objectives of this report are to: review and synthesise information on lowland heathland grazing history, methods and impacts; obtain this informa...

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The potential for heathland restoration on formerly arable land at a site in Drenthe, the Netherlands.

Published online: 14 Mar 1996

Authors: Aerts, R. & Huiszoon, A. & Oostrum, J. H. A. van & Vijver, C. A. D. M. van de & Willems, J. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The suitability of formerly arable land for heathland restoration was studied on sandy soils in the Netherlands. For this purpose, nutrient (N, P) ava...

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Effects of grazing by free-ranging cattle on vegetation dynamics in a continental north-west European heathland.

Published online: 28 Jul 2000

Authors: Bokdam, J. & Gleichman, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Abandonment and eutrophication are major threats to traditional pastoral landscapes and their wildlife in Europe. Social and economica developments ha...

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A study of the restoration of heathland on successional sites: changes in vegetation and soil chemical properties.

Published online: 19 Nov 1999

Authors: Mitchell, R. J. & Marrs, R. H. & Duc, M. G. le & Auld, M. H. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Lowland heaths are high-profile ecosystems for conservation action in the UK, but many areas have been invaded by Betula spp., Pinus sylvestris, Pteri...

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Control of bracken and the restoration of heathland. III. Bracken litter disturbance and heathland restoration.

Published online: 06 Jun 1992

Authors: Lowday, J. E. & Marrs, R. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In trials in the Breckland region (Norfolk/Suffolk border) UK in 1978-88 on Calluna vulgaris heathland and grass heathland (dominated by Festuca ovina...

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Nutritional limitations of free-ranging cattle: the importance of habitat quality.

Published online: 05 Mar 1997

Authors: Wallisdevries, M. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Nutritional limitations of free-ranging cattle were examined in relation to variations in habitat quality, in the Netherlands. Twenty Meuse-Rhine-Ysse...

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Recreation of lowland heathland on ex-arable land: assessing the limiting processes on two sites with contrasting soil fertility and pH.

Published online: 18 Jul 2007

Authors: Walker, K. J. & Warman, E. A. & Bhogal, A. & Cross, R. B. & Pywell, R. F. & Meek, B. R. & Chambers, B. J. & Pakeman, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

European heathlands are of high conservation value but have declined as a result of agricultural intensification. Heathland recreation is currently be...

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A study of succession on lowland heaths in Dorset, southern England: changes in vegetation and soil chemical properties.

Published online: 22 Apr 1998

Authors: Mitchell, R. J. & Marrs, R. H. & Duc, M. G. le & Auld, M. H. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Lowland heaths are high-profile ecosystems for conservation action in The UK, but they are under threat from invasion by Betula spp., Pinus sylvestris...

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