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Monitoring the condition of lowland grassland SSSIs. Part 1 - English nature's rapid assessment method.

Published online: 15 May 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Robertson, H. J. & Jefferson, R. G.

Content type: Miscellaneous

English Nature and the other statutory conservation agencies in the UK are monitoring designated sites, including SSSIs, according to an agreed framew...

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A portable LIDAR system for rapid determination of forest canopy structure.

Published online: 15 Sep 2004

Authors: Parker, G. G. & Harding, D. J. & Berger, M. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The functional characteristics of forests are related to the organization of their canopies. However, understanding the relationship between canopy st...

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Simplified procedures for routine soil analyses.

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Tomlinson, P. R. & Beckett, P. H. T. & Bannister, P. & Marsden, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A schedule of simplified procedures for soil analysis is presented which enables over 100 prepared soil samples to be analysed for soluble salts, carb...

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An improved method for the rapid assessment of forest understorey light environments.

Published online: 29 Oct 2001

Authors: Brown, N. & Jennings, S. & Wheeler, P. & Nabe-Nielsen, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The high spatial and temporal variability of forest understorey light environments requires lengthy and/or extensive sampling in order to characterize...

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Biocrust morphogroups provide an effective and rapid assessment tool for drylands.

Published online: 14 Jan 2015

Authors: Read, C. F. & Duncan, D. H. & Vesk, P. A. & Elith, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) occur across most of the world's drylands and are sensitive indicators of dryland degradation. Accounting for shift...

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A systematic review of transparency in the methods of expert knowledge use.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: Drescher, M. & Edwards, R. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The use of expert knowledge (EK) as an alternative to empirical data is increasing in the ecological disciplines in response to the growing need for r...

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Selective harvesting of large mammals: how often does it result in directional selection?

Published online: 03 Aug 2011

Authors: Mysterud, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Harvesting of large mammals is usually not random, and directional selection has been identified as the main cause of rapid evolution. However, select...

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Sampling termite assemblages in tropical forests: testing a rapid biodiversity assessment protocol.

Published online: 20 Apr 2000

Authors: Jones, D. T. & Eggleton, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Termites play a key role in decomposition processes in tropical ecosystems. Rapid assessment of local termite assemblages requires a standardized samp...

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Phenology as a basis for management of exotic annual plants in desert invasions.

Published online: 01 Dec 2010

Authors: Marushia, R. G. & Cadotte, M. W. & Holt, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Exotic annual plants are an increasingly important ecological issue and new, creative approaches to management are required. In desert ecosystems of t...

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An evaluation of eight methods of botanical analysis on grasslands in Rhodesia.

Published online: 11 Jan 1971

Authors: Walker, B. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

2 grassland sites on the Matopos Research Station in Rhodesia were analysed by 3 different operators using the line intercept, wheel-point, variable p...

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