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Does topsoil removal in grassland restoration benefit both soil nematode and plant communities?

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Resch, M. C. & Schütz, M. & Graf, U. & Wagenaar, R. & Putten, W. H. van der & Risch, A. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Successful restoration of semi-natural grasslands on grasslands previously subject to intensive management needs to overcome manifold barriers. These ...

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Topsoil removal through scarification improves natural regeneration in high-graded Nothofagus old-growth forests.

Published online: 02 May 2018

Authors: Soto, D. P. & Puettmann, K. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

High grading by removing the majority of trees with superior timber quality has led to loss of productivity and biodiversity in forests. Typically, af...

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First-year development of plant communities originating from forest topsoils placed on southern Appalachian minesoils.

Published online: 01 Jan 1983

Authors: Farmer, R. E., Jr. & Cunningham, M. & Barnhill, M. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In microplots, forest topsoils from mixed deciduous stands in the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Tennessee were spread over surface minesoils from th...

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The value of pulverized refuse fines (PRF) as a substitute for topsoil in land reclamation. I. Field studies.

Published online: 13 Nov 1996

Authors: Chu, L. M. & Bradshaw, A. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The suitability of pulverized refuse fines (PRF) as a topsoil substitute in the reclamation of colliery spoil and urban clearance areas was studied in...

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Assessment of topsoil handling techniques for rehabilitation of sites mined for bauxite within the jarrah forest of Western Australia.

Published online: 01 Jan 1981

Authors: Tacey, W. H. & Glossop, B. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Topsoil handling strategies used in bauxite mine rehabilitation were evaluated for their effects on seedling numbers, diversity and cover. These were ...

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The potential for heathland restoration on formerly arable land at a site in Drenthe, the Netherlands.

Published online: 14 Mar 1996

Authors: Aerts, R. & Huiszoon, A. & Oostrum, J. H. A. van & Vijver, C. A. D. M. van de & Willems, J. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The suitability of formerly arable land for heathland restoration was studied on sandy soils in the Netherlands. For this purpose, nutrient (N, P) ava...

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Factors influencing survival of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza propagules during topsoil storage.

Published online: 13 May 1985

Authors: Miller, R. M. & Carnes, B. A. & Moorman, T. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The survival dynamics of VAM fungi were determined by bioassay for soils stored for 0.5-6 yr in topsoil stockpiles associated with a coal surface mine...

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Recreation of lowland heathland on ex-arable land: assessing the limiting processes on two sites with contrasting soil fertility and pH.

Published online: 18 Jul 2007

Authors: Walker, K. J. & Warman, E. A. & Bhogal, A. & Cross, R. B. & Pywell, R. F. & Meek, B. R. & Chambers, B. J. & Pakeman, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

European heathlands are of high conservation value but have declined as a result of agricultural intensification. Heathland recreation is currently be...

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A comparison of techniques for restoring heathland on abandoned farmland.

Published online: 25 Jun 1995

Authors: Pywell, R. F. & Webb, N. R. & Putwain, P. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Recent changes in agricultural policies have reduced the extent of cultivated farmland. This has provided opportunities to restore heathland vegetatio...

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The value of pulverized refuse fines (PRF) as a substitute for topsoil in land reclamation. II. Lysimeter studies.

Published online: 01 Mar 1997

Authors: Chu, L. M. & Bradshaw, A. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The pattern of growth and leaching losses from UK wasteland materials (colliery spoil and brick waste) fertilized, topsoiled, or covered with pulveriz...

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