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Roadside diversity in relation to age and surrounding source habitat: evidence for long time lags in valuable green infrastructure.

Published online: 15 Sep 2020

Authors: Auffret, A. G. & Lindgren, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

The severe and ongoing decline in semi-natural grassland habitat during the past two centuries means that it is important to consider how other, margi...

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Dispersal and establishment limitation reduces the potential for successful restoration of semi-natural grassland communities on former arable fields.

Published online: 06 Jan 2010

Authors: Öster, M. & Ask, K. & Cousins, S. A. O. & Eriksson, O.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ex-arable fields have been suggested as potential sites for re-creation of semi-natural grasslands, but information is still limited on the temporal s...

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Facilitating grassland diversification using the hemiparasitic plant Rhinanthus minor.

Published online: 17 Nov 2004

Authors: Pywell, R. F. & Bullock, J. M. & Walker, K. J. & Coulson, S. J. & Gregory, S. J. & Stevenson, M. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Species-rich grasslands are of high conservation value because of the diverse floral and faunal assemblages they support. Intensive agriculture has re...

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Restoration of plant diversity in permanent grassland by seeding: assessing the limiting factors along land-use gradients.

Published online: 02 Oct 2021

Authors: Freitag, M. & Klaus, V. H. & Bolliger, R. & Hamer, U. & Kleinebecker, T. & Prati, D. & Schäfer, D. & Hölzel, N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land-use intensification has caused dramatic declines in grassland biodiversity, and in Europe this decline has not yet been halted. Therefore, a majo...

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South Somerset SSSIs: a study of neutral grassland succession.

Published online: 23 Jul 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Gibson, C. W. D.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This report details studies of fields of known ages and past treatment within a narrow compass of countryside in Somerset, near the border with Dorset...

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Grasslands, grazing and biodiversity: editors' introduction.

Published online: 22 Aug 2001

Authors: Watkinson, A. R. & Ormerod, S. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

This paper serves as an introduction to a special journal section on grazing and biodiversity in grasslands. Natural, semi-natural and artificial gras...

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Breeding skylarks Alauda arvensis on Environmentally Sensitive Area arable reversion grass in southern England: survey-based and experimental determination of density.

Published online: 24 Feb 1999

Authors: Wakeham-Dawson, A. & Szoszkiewicz, K. & Stern, K. & Aebischer, N. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In the South Downs and South Wessex Downs (southern England), designated an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) in 1987 and 1993, respectively, farme...

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The Hemiptera of two sown calcareous grasslands. II. Differences between treatments.

Published online: 21 Sep 1990

Authors: Morris, M. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In field studies in the UK, Hemiptera were sampled using vacuum nets from replicated sown swards of 2 contrasting types, a fine-leaved grass mixture a...

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Soil microbial community, fertility, vegetation and diversity as targets in the restoration management of a meadow grassland.

Published online: 14 May 2003

Authors: Smith, R. S. & Shiel, R. S. & Bardgett, R. D. & Millward, D. & Corkhill, P. & Rolph, G. & Hobbs, P. J. & Peacock, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The enhancement of biodiversity in meadow grassland, an environmental aim of European agricultural policy, requires definition of appropriate manageme...

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Colonization of grassland by sown species: dispersal versus microsite limitation in responses to management.

Published online: 04 Jul 2001

Authors: Coulson, S. J. & Bullock, J. M. & Stevenson, M. J. & Pywell, R. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Diversification of species-poor grassland often requires the introduction of desirable species by sowing seed. We determined whether management affect...

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