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In the South Downs and South Wessex Downs (southern England), designated an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) in 1987 and 1993, respectively, farme...Read more
Since 1st January 2015, as part of the greening of the European common agricultural policy (CAP) a ban has been put on ploughing of permanent grasslan...Read more
Land-use intensification has caused dramatic declines in grassland biodiversity, and in Europe this decline has not yet been halted. Therefore, a majo...Read more
Ecosystem restoration projects need to measure progress toward project goals and deliver desired outcomes. This study examines longitudinal plant comm...Read more
Dry matter digestibility is a critical component of herbage nutritive value, a major service delivered by grasslands. The aim of this study was to tes...Read more
The results of a restoration experiment carried out on a permanent grassland on peaty, heavy clay in the Netherlands are described. The experiment sta...Read more
Investigations were made of arthropods in a silty, poorly drained, gray soil under dry grassland, irrigated sugar cane, and under natural grassland re...Read more
The composition and size of the germinable seed populations of undisturbed heathland soils in SE Dorset were compared to those of adjacent farmland wh...Read more
The aims of this Natural England cross-cutting Evidence project were: (1) To collate information and identify knowledge gaps on carbon stocks (both in...Read more
Conventionally and organically managed Welsh grasslands on silty, loamy and sandy soils were sampled in September 1994 to assess effects of management...Read more