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Fire intensity, fire severity and ecosystem response in heathlands: factors affecting the regeneration of Calluna vulgaris.

Published online: 07 Apr 2010

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

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Upland heaths in the UK are of significant conservation importance. Large areas are managed through prescribed burning to improve habitat and grazing ...

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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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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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Studies in the grazing of heather moorland in north-east Scotland. VI. 20-year trends in botanical composition.

Published online: 22 Sep 1995

Authors: Welch, D. & Scott, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Botanical composition and herbivore (red deer, sheep, hares, rabbits and red grouse) usage were monitored over a 20-year period at 15 moorland sites; ...

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Effects of habitat type and management on the abundance of skylarks in the breeding season.

Published online: 26 Jan 2000

Authors: Chamberlain, D. E. & Wilson, A. M. & Browne, S. J. & Vickery, J. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The abundance of breeding skylarks (Alauda arvensis) was determined by surveying singing males in over 600 randomly selected 1-km squares throughout B...

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The effects of controlled sheep grazing on the dynamics of upland Agrostis-Festuca grassland.

Published online: 26 Jan 2000

Authors: Hulme, P. D. & Pakeman, R. J. & Torvell, L. & Fisher, J. M. & Gordon, I. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agrostis capillaris-Festuca ovina plant communities are widespread in the uplands of Great Britain. They are agriculturally productive but little is k...

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Stakeholder questionnaire from the Grouse Moor Management Group: a response from the British Ecological Society Scottish Policy Group to the stakeholder questionnaire.

Published online: 22 May 2020

Published by: British Ecological Society

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper presents the response of the British Ecological Society Scottish Policy Group to the stakeholder questionnaire from the Grouse Moor Managem...

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Studies in the grazing of heather moorland in north-east Scotland. III. Floristics.

Published online: 10 Sep 1984

Authors: Welch, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Studies on the botanical composition of 32 moorland sites were made during 1969-79. Changes in the cover of all vascular plants and in spp. number wer...

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The influence of vegetation pattern on the grazing of heather moorland by red deer and sheep. II. The impact on heather.

Published online: 24 Mar 1995

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

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Red deer (Cervus elaphus) and Scottish Blackface sheep were grazed in a series of 10-day periods in plots of heather (Calluna vulgaris) moorland havin...

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Penwith Moors Ecohydrological catchment land-cover survey.

Published online: 19 Aug 2022

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Gilroy, A. & Beard, M.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This report presents a land-cover survey conducted in eleven mire catchments within Penwith Moors. The objectives of the land-cover survey are to reco...

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