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Rainfall pulses mediate long-term plant community compositional dynamics in a semi-arid rangeland.

Published online: 10 Aug 2021

Authors: Liang MaoWei & Feng Xiao & Gornish, E. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-arid rangelands, comprising more than 40% of the Earth's land surface, provide critical ecosystem services. Worldwide, these ecosystems are exper...

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The utilization of blanket bog vegetation by grazing sheep.

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Grant, S. A. & Lamb, W. I. C. & Kerr, C. D. & Bolton, G. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Three areas of bog in western Scotland were grazed at monthly intervals at the times of the year when sheep would graze these areas in hill sheep prod...

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Bee diversity in tallgrass prairies affected by management and its effects on above- and below-ground resources.

Published online: 27 Aug 2020

Authors: Buckles, B. J. & Harmon-Threatt, A. N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Habitat management methods are crucial to maintaining habitats in the long term and ensuring vital resources are available for declining species. Howe...

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An operational land cover and land cover change toolbox: processing open-source data with open-source software.

Published online: 28 Aug 2022

Authors: Gatis, N. & Carless, D. & Luscombe, D. J. & Brazier, R. E. & Anderson, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Accurate and up-to-date land cover maps are vital for underpinning evidence-based landscape management decision-making. However, the technical skills ...

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Combined effects of grazing management and climate on semi-arid steppes: hysteresis dynamics prevent recovery of degraded rangelands.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Cipriotti, P. A. & Aguiar, M. R. & Wiegand, T. & Paruelo, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Livestock grazing has degraded many arid and semi-arid rangelands around the world, and the drier climate predicted by climate change scenarios may am...

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Habitat availability alters the relative risk of a bovine tuberculosis breakdown in the aftermath of a commercial forest clearfell disturbance.

Published online: 08 Sep 2022

Authors: Murphy, K. J. & Morera-Pujol, V. & Ryan, E. & Byrne, A. W. & Breslin, P. & Ciuti, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Human modification of landscapes and associated disturbances may facilitate the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases. Policy-makers need better u...

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Intertidal habitat loss and wildfowl numbers: applications of a spatial depletion model.

Published online: 01 May 1998

Authors: Percival, S. M. & Sutherland, W. J. & Evans, P. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A spatial depletion model of the responses of grazing wildfowl to the availability of intertidal vegetation at Lindisfarne National Nature reserve, no...

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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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