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Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity.

Published online: 10 Oct 2012

Authors: Brooks, D. R. & Bater, J. E. & Clark, S. J. & Monteith, D. T. & Andrews, C. & Corbett, S. J. & Beaumont, D. A. & Chapman, J. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Carabid beetles are important functional components of many terrestrial ecosystems. Here, we describe the first long-term, wide-scale and quantitative...

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Hen harriers and red grouse: economic aspects of red grouse shooting and the implications for moorland conservation.

Published online: 04 Nov 2009

Authors: Sotherton, N. & Tapper, S. & Smith, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Thirgood & Redpath (2008) propose ways in which red grouse:hen harrier conflicts could be resolved. It has also been suggested that grouse managem...

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Rate of spread of fires in Calluna vulgaris-dominated moorlands.

Published online: 04 Nov 2009

Authors: Davies, G. M. & Legg, C. J. & Smith, A. A. & MacDonald, A. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Calluna-dominated heaths occur throughout Europe but are in decline across their range. There is growing interest in using prescribed burning for thei...

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Recent rise to dominance of Molinia caerulea in environmentally sensitive areas: new perspectives from palaeoecological data.

Published online: 19 Nov 1999

Authors: Chambers, F. M. & Mauquoy, D. & Todd, P. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A characteristic of some heath and moorland areas in maritime north-west Europe is the widespread dominance of Molinia caerulea (purple moor grass). T...

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Grazing preferences of mountain hares on heather moorland and hill pastures.

Published online: 31 Mar 1990

Authors: Hewson, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grazing preferences of mountain hares in relation to the area available of each of 7 main classes of moorland and vegetation in NE Scotland were studi...

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The influence of vegetation pattern on the grazing of heather moorland by red deer and sheep. I. The location of animals on grass/heather mosaics.

Published online: 24 Mar 1995

Authors: Clarke, J. L. & Welch, D. & Gordon, I. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A study site comprising six 2.5 ha plots of heather (Calluna vulgaris) moorland which could be viewed from afar was created in NE Scotland. Each plot ...

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Factors affecting moorland plant communities and component species in relation to prescribed burning.

Published online: 30 Nov 2011

Authors: Harris, M. P. K. & Allen, K. A. & McAllister, H. A. & Eyre, G. & Duc, M. G. le & Marrs, R. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The role of prescribed burning of vegetation to manage fire risk is controversial in a variety of situations worldwide. It is becoming more topical (i...

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Foraging behaviour of sheep and red deer within natural heather/grass mosaics.

Published online: 28 May 1999

Authors: Hester, A. J. & Gordon, I. J. & Baillie, G. J. & Tappin, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Heather [Calluna vulgaris] moorland is an internationally important resource; it is valued as food and habitat for a range of herbivores as well as fo...

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Input and output of minerals for an area of Pennine moorland: The importance of precipitation, drainage, peat erosion and animals.

Published online: 28 Aug 1967

Authors: Crisp, D. T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

An outline balance sheet for water, Na, K, Ca, P and N was constructed for a stream catchment of 83 ha. The catchment surface comprised 11-20% eroding...

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Grazing by mountain hares Lepus timidus L., red deer Cervus elaphus L. and red grouse Lagopus l. scoticus on heather moorland in north-east Scotland.

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Hewson, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Mountain hares had a similar pattern of feeding throughout the year on a rich moor overlying base-rich rocks where hares were abundant and a poor moor...

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