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Publication Long-term observations of increasing snow cover in the western Cairngorms
* INCLUDES 'WHY IT MATTERS' FEATURE * The authors used photographs collected as part of the ECN monitoring at our Cairngorm site to determine how the duration of snow cover has changed in recent years.
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Publication Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) population declines and phenological changes: Is there a connection?
* INCLUDES 'WHY IT MATTERS' FEATURE * The authors used ECN data for two sites in Scotland to reveal correlations between declining ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) populations and phenological changes (the timing of natural events).
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Publication The UK Environmental Change Network after twenty years of integrated ecosystem assessment: Key findings and future perspectives
This paper, in the journal Ecological Indicators is the editorial paper for a Special Issue marking 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites.
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Publication Vegetation exerts a greater control on litter decomposition than climate warming in peatlands
To compare the effects of climate warming and vegetation change on decomposition and carbon accumulation, the team led by Sue Ward (Lancaster University) conducted an experiment on peatland at the Moor House-Upper Teesdale ECN site in the North Pennines. ECN meteorological data were used.
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Publication Factors influencing the release of dissolved organic carbon and dissolved forms of nitrogen from a small upland headwater during autumn runoff events
This paper asesses the relative importance of the principal factors influencing the release of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and dissolved forms of nitrogen (N) from a small upland headwater (the Birnie Burn at Glensaugh) during a sequence of autumn runoff events.
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Publication Estimating habitat extent and carbon loss from an eroded northern blanket bog using UAV derived imagery and topography
In this study, researchers used aerial imagery collected by flying a UAV over the ECN Moor House site, an upland blanket bog. From this spatial data, a digital surface model was constructed and vegetation and peatland features were classified, enabling carbon loss to be estimated. The paper shows what can be achieved with low-cost UAVs equipped with consumer grade camera equipment, and demonstrates their potential for the carbon and peatland conservation research community.
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ECN-related research presented at launch of Cairngorms nature partnership
A new partnership aimed at driving forward conservation projects in the Cairngorms National Park (UK) to ensure it is in good shape for future generations, was launched by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment recently.
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Publication text/texmacs Continent-wide response of mountain vegetation to climate change
* INCLUDES 'WHY IT MATTERS' FEATURE * This paper, in the journal Nature Climate Change, is based on analyses of data from mountain-top locations across Europe, including ECN Cairngorms.
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Study at ECN Moor House reveals plants can change greenhouse gas emissions after warming
Recent research at ECN Moor House into the influence of moorland plant communities on greenhouse gas emissions has been published in the journal Ecology Letters.
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