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The vegetation of upland mires within conifer plantations in Northumberland, northern England.

Published online: 18 Oct 1988

Authors: Smith, R. S. & Charman, D. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In afforestation since 1920 (mainly 1946-60, 69% Picea sitchensis) at Kielder, upland blanket mires too wet to afforest were left unplanted. The veget...

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To graze or not to graze? Sheep, voles, forestry and nature conservation in the British uplands.

Published online: 12 Jul 2006

Authors: Evans, D. M. & Redpath, S. M. & Elston, D. A. & Evans, S. A. & Mitchell, R. J. & Dennis, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The British uplands are internationally important for their unique plant and bird communities. They have considerable economic, nature conservation, l...

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Desk review of burning and other management options for the control for heather beetle.

Published online: 23 May 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Gillingham, P. & Diaz, A. & Stillman, R. & Pinder, A. C.

Content type: Miscellaneous

The heather beetle Lochmaea suturalis is a naturally occurring species in the heather dominated landscapes of the United Kingdom. When the heather bee...

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Effects of reduced grazing on population density and breeding success of black grouse in northern England.

Published online: 13 Nov 2002

Authors: Calladine, J. & Baines, D. & Warren, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The maintenance or modification of grazing regimes is frequently advocated to deliver conservation targets in pastoral landscapes, but there are few q...

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Do habitat characteristics influence predation on red grouse?

Published online: 12 Aug 2002

Authors: Thirgood, S. J. & Redpath, S. M. & Campbell, S. & Smith, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Predation is not only an important ecological process in the population dynamics of red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus, but also has conservation imp...

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Long-term effects of rotational prescribed burning and low-intensity sheep grazing on blanket-bog plant communities.

Published online: 12 Jun 2013

Authors: Lee HyoHyeMi & Alday, J. G. & Rose, R. J. & O'Reilly, J. & Marrs, R. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The importance of peatlands is being increasingly recognized internationally for both the conservation of biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem ...

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Rotational vegetation burning effects on peatland stream ecosystems.

Published online: 12 Jun 2013

Authors: Ramchunder, S. J. & Brown, L. E. & Holden, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Rotational vegetation burning in peatlands is undertaken predominantly to increase habitat suitability and food availability for red grouse Lagopus la...

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100 Years of change: examining agricultural trends, habitat change and stakeholder perceptions through the 20th century.

Published online: 15 Apr 2009

Authors: Dallimer, M. & Tinch, D. & Acs, S. & Hanley, N. & Southall, H. R. & Gaston, K. J. & Armsworth, P. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The 20th century has witnessed substantial increases in the intensity of agricultural land management, much of which has been driven by policies to en...

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Hen harriers and red grouse: moving towards consensus?

Published online: 04 Nov 2009

Authors: Redpath, S. & Thirgood, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The presence of predators may lead to conflict between different stakeholders. Finding ways to resolve such conflicts is a challenge to all involved. ...

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The effect of sapling density, heather height and season on browsing by mountain hares on birch.

Published online: 24 Sep 2003

Authors: Rao, S. J. & Iason, G. R. & Hulbert, I. A. R. & Elston, D. A. & Racey, P. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

When mammalian herbivores are present at high densities their browsing activity can have a negative effect on establishment or regeneration of native ...

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