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Inland waters play an important role in the transport, transformation, loss and storage of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) in the pathway between terrestrial and marine systems. Inland waters can act as both sources to the atmosphere through evasion of GHGs such as CO2, CH4 and N2O, but also as sinks through C burial in sediments. To date, there are no major studies on GHG release from reservoirs in the UK, despite drinking water provision being heavily reliant on peatland-fed reservoirs. The ove...
Capsule: Chick age influenced female prey size and the provisioning rate of each parent while rainfall increased female brooding in a single sparrowhawk territory in Edinburgh. Aims: To study the details of prey delivery, female brooding and the factors affecting chick mortality in a single sparrowhawk territory in Edinburgh. Methods: Video footage collected from a sparrowhawk nest in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 2011 and 2012 was used to record the occurrence and size of prey deli...
Questions The hydrophilous tall herb community is an important refuge for grazing‐sensitive broad‐leaved flowering plants. It is distributed throughout upland Europe but overgrazing has contributed to an unfavourable conservation status. To guide tall herb restoration, we asked: (a) Does using grazing exclusion where the tall herb habitat is confined to cliff ledge patches promote an expansion into the grassland below? (b) Does this management negatively affect vascular plant diversity? Loca...
Epikarst, defined as the “skin” of karst environment, is widely developed in southwest China, largely as a result of the subtropical monsoon climate. Typical SW China karst accommodates a dual hydrogeological structure, with surface and subsurface hydrological systems. The epikarst ecosystem of karst environments plays a key role in biogeochemical cycling and energy and material storage and transport. Due to low rates of soil-formation derived from carbonate rock weathering, the soil layer is...
Aim Hotspots of human activity are focal points for ecosystem disturbance and non‐native introduction, from which invading populations disperse and spread. As such, connectivity to locations used by humans may influence the likelihood of invasion. Moreover, connectivity in freshwater ecosystems may follow the hydrological network. Here we tested whether multiple forms of connectivity to human recreational activities promotes biological invasion of freshwater ecosystems. Location England, UK....
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