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Highlights: Ecosystem services show phased recovery following restoration in eroded peatlands. Re-vegetation is key to reporting project success over short funding timeframes. Results support wide-scale adoption of Lime-Seed-Fertiliser-Mulch restoration.
Highlights: Re-vegetation of bare peat leads to significant reductions in depth to water table. Re-vegetation reduced peak storm flows by 27% and increases lag times by 106% from experimental headwater micro-catchments in the South Pennines (UK). Gully blocking enhances the benefits of re-vegetation. Increased surface roughness is the key driver of runoff change. Peat restoration can contribute to Natural Flood Management and reduce downstream flood risk.
Highlights: Pipe outlets mostly occur on streambank edges parallel to the stream. At gully head retreat points, pipe outlets are large and close to the surface. Aspect is a strong control on pipe outlet frequency in degraded blanket bog. Pipe outlet frequency is associated with desiccation on gully edges.
This investigation concluded that impeding flow at pipe outlets exacerbates further pipe formation but that surface storage structures should be prioritised higher up the pipe network
Establishing expert opinion on the perceived change in risk and severity of wildfire, prior to and after conservation work has been completed
Establishing expert opinion on the perceived risk and severity of wildfire prior for single species habitats, and the scenarios behind ignition.
A guide to the method used in creation of the wildfire database and an analysis of trends associated with key variables.
Risk of sustained ignition mapping for the Peak District National Park. Summary - shorter read.
Risk of sustained ignition mapping for the Peak District National Park. Report - longer read.
Case study estimating the amount of carbon released from a wildfire at The Roaches in 2018
A report into the estimated amount of carbon released as a result of the wildfire that occurred on the Roaches in August 2018.
Using aerial imagery to monitor vegetation at a landscape scale, rather than the traditional site scale.
We are monitoring the carbon footprint of the MoorLIFE 2020 project, with the aim of identifying where carbon savings can be made. This, the first update report contains methodology as well.
We are monitoring the carbon footprint of the MoorLIFE 2020 project annually, with the aim of identifying where carbon savings can be made.
A report on techniques for planting sphagnum effectively