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Moorlands dominated by heather Calluna vulgaris are of international conservation importance, but are declining as a result of increased grazing press...Read more
Moorlands store large amounts of carbon providing a valuable ecosystem service. In the UK, prescribed burning is often used to manage moorlands, which...Read more
Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) are summer grazers that switch to browse in winter, while rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) eat mostly grasses throughout...Read more
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...Read more
It has been claimed that geographical variability could alter conclusions from some studies examining the impacts of prescribed moorland burning, incl...Read more
Understanding the consequences of realistic species loss on the functioning and persistence of vulnerable ecosystems is key to devising conservation s...Read more
The golden plover Pluvialis apricaria is of high conservation concern in Europe. Previous studies have concentrated on how birds utilize moorland. We ...Read more
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...Read more
Streams affected by acid deposition should now be recovering biologically, but long-term assessments are scarce. Here, we use the experimental catchme...Read more
Many habitats of high conservation value are managed by grazing but could be damaged by poor grazing management. Approaches and methods to set appropr...Read more