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Selected ECN-related publications

Trends and variability in weather and atmospheric deposition at UK Environmental Change Network sites (1993–2012)

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, present temporal trends from 1993-2013 in a range of key indicators of climate and atmospheric deposition chemistry at ECN terrestrial sites.

Trends and variability in weather and atmospheric deposition at UK Environmental Change Network sites (1993–2012) - Read More…

Interannual variability, stability and resilience in UK plant communities

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, examines year-to-year variability of plant communities, and uses data from 10 ECN terrestrial sites

Interannual variability, stability and resilience in UK plant communities - Read More…

Changes in plant species richness and productivity in response to decreased nitrogen inputs in grassland in southern England

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, focusses on changes in grassland plant species diversity at Wytham, southern England, before and after a transition from conventional to organic farming.

Changes in plant species richness and productivity in response to decreased nitrogen inputs in grassland in southern England - Read More…

Ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) as indicators of change and pattern in the agroecosystem: Longer surveys improve understanding

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, concerns relationships between ground beetle (carabidae) population dynamics and changes in agricultural landscape structure, using data from two UK sites.

Ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) as indicators of change and pattern in the agroecosystem: Longer surveys improve understanding - Read More…

Winners and losers in a long-term study of vegetation change at Moor House NNR: Effects of sheep-grazing and its removal on British upland vegetation

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, investigates the effects of sheep grazing on vegetation through the use of a long-term sheep exclosure study.

Winners and losers in a long-term study of vegetation change at Moor House NNR: Effects of sheep-grazing and its removal on British upland vegetation - Read More…

Identifying DOC gains and losses during a 20-year record in the Trout Beck catchment, Moor House, UK

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, concerns the fluxes of dissolved organic carbon in an upland stream (Trout Beck) draining a blanket peat bog (Moor House) in northern England.

Identifying DOC gains and losses during a 20-year record in the Trout Beck catchment, Moor House, UK - Read More…

Analysis of temporal change in delivery of ecosystem services over 20 years at long term monitoring sites of the UK Environmental Change Network

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, presents an analysis of temporal changes in the delivery of ecosystem services at 9 ECN sites, using two approaches, one quantitative, the other qualitative.

Analysis of temporal change in delivery of ecosystem services over 20 years at long term monitoring sites of the UK Environmental Change Network - Read More…

An indicator highlights seasonal variation in the response of Lepidoptera communities to warming

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, used both ECN and other data to develop a new climate change indicator for butterflies and moths.

An indicator highlights seasonal variation in the response of Lepidoptera communities to warming - Read More…

Interspecific networks in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, uses ECN carabid beetle data to build a Bayesian network of interspecific relationships, a potentially useful method for ecological analysis.

Interspecific networks in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages - Read More…

The past and future of phytoplankton in the UK's largest lake, Lough Neagh

This paper, published in a Special Issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark 20 years of data collection at ECN terrestrial sites, uses ECN data from Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland, to model phytoplankton community dynamics with the PROTECH model.

The past and future of phytoplankton in the UK's largest lake, Lough Neagh - Read More…