MoorLIFE monitoring: vegetation

Vegetation monitoring

To measure the changes in the moorland vegetation communities in relation to land management activities an annual vegetation monitoring campaign took place.

A total of 228 fixed, two-metre squared monitoring plots were used where work was carried out as well as 'reference' bare peat sites and intact sites.

The regular surveying work, carried out by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers identified the number of species of plants and grassed and their quantity on each of the monitoring plots.

Photo gallery

These photographs illustrate the changes that took place over one such quadrat at Turley Holes between 2010 and 2014.

Image of bare peat at Turley Holes between 2010 and 2011
Image of growing vegetation at Turley Holes between 2011 and 2012
Image of the vegetation growing between 2012 and 2013 at Turley Holes
Image of long grass at Turley Holes between 2013 and 2014
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