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A literature review of urban effects on lowland heaths and their wildlife.

Published online: 20 Oct 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Syldata, R. S. P. B.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper reviews the urban effects on Dorset lowland heathlands and their wildlife. This urban public access places considerable pressures on the he...

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Experimental evidence that even minor livestock trampling has severe effects on land snail communities in forest remnants.

Published online: 25 Feb 2015

Authors: Denmead, L. H. & Barker, G. M. & Standish, R. J. & Didham, R. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land-use intensification is increasing dramatically in production systems world-wide. Livestock production is an important component of production lan...

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The ecology of the Kafue lechwe: soils, water levels and vegetation.

Published online: 01 Jan 1978

Authors: Rees, W. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The geology, topography, soils and climate of the area utilized by lechwe (Kobus leche kafuensis) at Lochinvar National Park, Zambia, are described. T...

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Trampling effects of hikers, motorcycles and horses in meadows and forests.

Published online: 01 Jan 1978

Authors: Weaver, T. & Dale, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The effects of experimental trampling due to hikers, horses, and motorcycles were studied in a Festuca idahoensis/Poa pratensis meadow and in a Pinus ...

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Interacting livestock and fire may both threaten and increase viability of a fire-adapted Mediterranean carnivorous plant.

Published online: 10 Jan 2018

Authors: Paniw, M. & Quintana-Ascencio, P. F. & Ojeda, F. & Salguero-Gómez, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Quantifying interactive effects of environmental drivers on population dynamics can be critical for a robust analysis of population viability. Fire re...

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Spatial and temporal patterns of heather use by sheep and red deer within natural heather/grass mosaics.

Published online: 24 Feb 1999

Authors: Hester, A. J. & Baillie, G. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Fragmentation of heather and conversion to grass under heavy grazing is a widespread phenomenon. In the British uplands it is attributed in particular...

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Conditions favouring Bromus tectorum dominance of endangered sagebrush steppe ecosystems.

Published online: 31 Jul 2013

Authors: Reisner, M. D. & Grace, J. B. & Pyke, D. A. & Doescher, P. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecosystem invasibility is determined by combinations of environmental variables, invader attributes, disturbance regimes, competitive abilities of res...

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The density of redshank Tringa totanus breeding on the salt-marshes of the Wash in relation to habitat and its grazing management.

Published online: 19 Sep 1997

Authors: Norris, K. & Cook, T. & O'Dowd, B. & Durdin, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Coastal salt-marshes in Great Britain are of both national and international significance for their breeding redshank Tringa totanus populations. Thes...

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Human trampling disturbance exerts different ecological effects at contrasting elevational range limits.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Chardon, N. I. & Rixen, C. & Wipf, S. & Doak, D. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Shifts in species geographic distributions in response to climate change have spurred numerous studies to determine which abiotic (e.g. climatic) and,...

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Effects of dominant trees and anthropogenic disturbances on species richness and floristic composition of secondary communities in southern Poland.

Published online: 04 Oct 1997

Authors: Dzwonko, Z. & Loster, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Woodland vegetation can be restored via natural succession in sites that are adjacent to woods which can act as seed sources for trees, shrubs and woo...

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