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Individual study: Creating acid grassland by sheep grazing and natural reversion at Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, England

Published source details

Ausden M. & Kemp M. (2005) Creating acid grassland by sheep grazing and natural reversion at Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 18-20

Summary

On former arable land at Minsmere RSPB Reserve, eastern England, sheep grazing was introduced with the objective of creating acid grassland. Seven years after the introduction of a grazing regime, the fields had lower cover and species-richness than the existing adjacent acid grassland.