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Indirect effects of grazing and nutrient addition on the hemipteran community of heather moorlands.

Published online: 05 Nov 2003

Authors: Hartley, S. E. & Gardner, S. M. & Mitchell, R. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Moorlands dominated by heather Calluna vulgaris are of international conservation importance, but are declining as a result of increased grazing press...

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Matrix modelling of prescribed burning in Calluna vulgaris-dominated moorland: short burning rotations minimize carbon loss at increased wildfire frequencies.

Published online: 12 Jun 2013

Authors: Allen, K. A. & Harris, M. P. K. & Marrs, R. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Moorlands store large amounts of carbon providing a valuable ecosystem service. In the UK, prescribed burning is often used to manage moorlands, which...

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Habitat utilization in a stratified upland landscape by two lagomorphs with different feeding strategies.

Published online: 10 Aug 1996

Authors: Hulbert, I. A. R. & Iason, G. R. & Racey, P. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) are summer grazers that switch to browse in winter, while rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) eat mostly grasses throughout...

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The effect of management for red grouse shooting on the population density of breeding birds on heather-dominated moorland.

Published online: 22 Aug 2001

Authors: Tharme, A. P. & Green, R. E. & Baines, D. & Bainbridge, I. P. & O'Brien, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Breeding birds, vegetation and moorland management were surveyed in 320 1-km squares on 122 estates in upland areas of eastern Scotland and northern E...

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Contextualizing UK moorland burning studies with geographical variables and sponsor identity.

Published online: 24 Nov 2020

Authors: Brown, L. E. & Holden, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

It has been claimed that geographical variability could alter conclusions from some studies examining the impacts of prescribed moorland burning, incl...

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Vulnerability of moorland plant communities to environmental change: consequences of realistic species loss on functional diversity.

Published online: 02 Apr 2014

Authors: Sasaki, T. & Katabuchi, M. & Kamiyama, C. & Shimazaki, M. & Nakashizuka, T. & Hikosaka, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Understanding the consequences of realistic species loss on the functioning and persistence of vulnerable ecosystems is key to devising conservation s...

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Time budgets and foraging of breeding golden plover Pluvialis apricaria.

Published online: 22 Sep 2000

Authors: Whittingham, M. J. & Percival, S. M. & Brown, A. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The golden plover Pluvialis apricaria is of high conservation concern in Europe. Previous studies have concentrated on how birds utilize moorland. We ...

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Control of Molinia caerulea on upland moors.

Published online: 16 Jun 2004

Authors: Marrs, R. H. & Phillips, J. D. P. & Todd, P. A. & Ghorbani, J. & Duc, M. G. le

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Molinia encroachment has been viewed as a major threat to moorland conservation in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. In England and Wales agri-environme...

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Restoration and recovery from acidification in upland Welsh streams over 25 years.

Published online: 04 Mar 2009

Authors: Ormerod, S. J. & Durance, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Streams affected by acid deposition should now be recovering biologically, but long-term assessments are scarce. Here, we use the experimental catchme...

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Setting sustainable grazing levels for heather moorland: a multi-site analysis.

Published online: 15 Apr 2009

Authors: Pakeman, R. J. & Nolan, A. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many habitats of high conservation value are managed by grazing but could be damaged by poor grazing management. Approaches and methods to set appropr...

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