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The extent and intensity of management burning in the English uplands.

Published online: 11 Apr 2007

Authors: Yallop, A. R. & Thacker, J. I. & Thomas, G. & Stephens, M. & Clutterbuck, B. & Brewer, T. & Sannier, C. A. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

World-wide, the controlled use of fire is an important ecological management tool and is essential for the continuance of many communities. It is used...

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Farmers' perceptions of the scale of the bracken problem on farms in less favoured areas in England and Wales.

Published online: 16 May 1992

Authors: Varvarigos, P. & Lawton, J. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Farmers' perceptions of the extent of bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) encroachment on upland farms was summarized from a postal questionnaire done in 19...

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Livestock grazing impacts components of the breeding productivity of a common upland insectivorous passerine: results from a long-term experiment.

Published online: 23 Nov 2020

Authors: Malm, L. E. & Pearce-Higgins, J. W. & Littlewood, N. A. & Karley, A. J. & Karaszewska, E. & Jaques, R. & Pakeman, R. J. & Redpath, S. M. & Evans, D. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The intensity of pastoral management in areas of High Nature Value farming is declining in some regions of Europe but increasing in others. This affec...

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Effects of late summer cattle grazing on the diversity of riparian pasture vegetation in an upland conifer forest.

Published online: 26 Feb 2001

Authors: Humphrey, J. W. & Patterson, G. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Species-rich grassland is important for biodiversity in upland forests, particularly within riparian zones. Prior to afforestation, the botanical dive...

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Economic determinants of biodiversity change over a 400-year period in the Scottish uplands.

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Hanley, N. & Davies, A. & Angelopoulos, K. & Hamilton, A. & Ross, A. & Tinch, D. & Watson, F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Economic forces are recognized as an important driving factor behind current biodiversity losses. This study investigates whether such factors have be...

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Evaluation of the upland ecosystem service pilots: synthesis report.

Published online: 25 Jan 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Kirkup, B. & Lusardi, J.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper provides information on the early attempt to demonstrate how the ecosystem approach might be applied to practical land management scenarios...

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Optimizing opportunities for oak woodland expansion into upland pastures.

Published online: 04 Jul 2022

Authors: Murphy, T. R. & Hanley, M. E. & Ellis, J. S. & Lunt, P. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Woodland expansion is widely advocated for the mitigation of climate change and its impacts. This is supported by ambitious targets for increasing tre...

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Small-scale fire temperature patterns in upland Quercus communities.

Published online: 08 Aug 1997

Authors: Franklin, S. B. & Robertson, P. A. & Fralish, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Two upland second-growth Quercus alba sites in the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee were prescribed burned du...

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Managing uplands for biodiversity: do agri-environment schemes deliver benefits for breeding lapwing Vanellus vanellus?

Published online: 12 Jun 2013

Authors: Smart, J. & Bolton, M. & Hunter, F. & Quayle, H. & Thomas, G. & Gregory, R. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Within Europe, agri-environment schemes are the key delivery mechanism for biodiversity conservation outside protected areas. Schemes have a range of ...

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Long-term impacts of changed grazing regimes on the vegetation of heterogeneous upland grasslands.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Pakeman, R. J. & Fielding, D. A. & Everts, L. & Littlewood, N. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Marginal agricultural land, which in the UK refers to upland grazings in particular, is going to see changes in management driven by markets, subsidie...

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