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The UK Environmental Change Network: Emerging trends in the composition of plant and animal communities and the physical environment

The first major review of trends in terrestrial ecology at twelve key sites within the UK Environmental Change Network between 1993 and 2007, published in Biological Conservation
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M.D. Morecroft, C.E. Bealey, D.A. Beaumont, S. Benham, D.R. Brooks, T.P. Burt, C.N.R. Critchley, J. Dick, N.A. Littlewood, D.T. Monteith, W.A. Scott, R.I. Smith, C. Walmsley and H. Watson (2009) The UK Environmental Change Network: Emerging trends in the composition of plant and animal communities and the physical environment. Biological Conservation, 142/12: 2814 – 2832

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This paper is the result of the first major review of trends in terrestrial ecology at twelve key sites within the UK Environmental Change Network between 1993 and 2007. Soils, vegetation and animal communities all show indications of responses to environmental change over the study period. The research was carried out by scientists from a number of ECN sponsoring organisations: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Natural England, North Wyke Research, Forest Research, Rothamsted Research, Durham University, ADAS UK Ltd., Macaulay Institute and Countryside Council for Wales.