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A study of succession on lowland heaths in Dorset, southern England: changes in vegetation and soil chemical properties.

Published online: 22 Apr 1998

Authors: Mitchell, R. J. & Marrs, R. H. & Duc, M. G. le & Auld, M. H. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Lowland heaths are high-profile ecosystems for conservation action in The UK, but they are under threat from invasion by Betula spp., Pinus sylvestris...

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Dispersal and establishment limitation slows plant community recovery in post-agricultural longleaf pine savannas.

Published online: 11 Oct 2017

Authors: Turley, N. E. & Orrock, J. L. & Ledvina, J. A. & Brudvig, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Abandoned agricultural lands often have distinct plant communities from areas with no history of agriculture because plant species fail to recolonize....

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The presence of sheep leads to increases in plant diversity and reductions in the impact of deer on heather.

Published online: 12 Oct 2011

Authors: DeGabriel, J. L. & Albon, S. D. & Fielding, D. A. & Riach, D. J. & Westaway, S. & Irvine, R. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grazing has been implicated in the decline of heather-dominated moorlands in Britain, but there has been little consideration of the effects of differ...

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Fuelwood sustainability revisited: integrating size structure and resprouting into a spatially realistic fuelshed model.

Published online: 22 Feb 2017

Authors: Twine, W. C. & Holdo, R. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Much concern has been expressed about the sustainability of fuelwood harvesting in Africa. Most models predict that demand will outstrip supply within...

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Influence of spatial and temporal dynamics of agricultural practices on the lesser kestrel.

Published online: 15 Feb 2012

Authors: Catry, I. & Amano, T. & Franco, A. M. A. & Sutherland, W. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

European agriculture is facing dramatic changes that are likely to have marked impacts on farmland biodiversity. There is an urgent need to develop la...

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Determining appropriate goals for restoration of imperilled communities and species.

Published online: 13 Apr 2011

Authors: Thorpe, A. S. & Stanley, A. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Conservation and restoration practitioners often struggle to define appropriate targets for restoration. Frequently, 'pre-settlement conditions' (the ...

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Spatial variability in the potential for symbiotic N2 fixation by woody plants in a subtropical savanna ecosystem.

Published online: 07 May 1997

Authors: Zitzer, S. F. & Archer, S. R. & Boutton, T. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Root infection by symbiotic N2-fixing Frankia and Rhizobium strains was quantified in relation to light and soil properties for seedlings of 12 woody ...

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Importance of mowing and flood frequency in promoting species richness in restored floodplains.

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Gerard, M. & El-Kahloun, M. & Rymen, J. & Beauchard, O. & Meire, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In recent years, European water management policies have promoted floodplain rehabilitation for flood mitigation purposes. This could provide opportun...

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Mammals and agri-environment schemes: hare haven or pest paradise?

Published online: 19 Dec 2007

Authors: Reid, N. & McDonald, R. A. & Montgomery, W. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agri-environment schemes (AESs) are designed to create landscape-scale improvements in biodiversity. While the specific aims of AESs do not always inc...

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Response of African savanna ants to long-term fire regimes.

Published online: 15 Sep 2004

Authors: Parr, C. L. & Robertson, H. G. & Biggs, H. C. & Chown, S. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Despite the fact that fire is considered an important disturbance in savannas across the world and is used widely as a management tool in conservation...

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