East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths NNR: Trendlebere Down - The post fire re-colonisation events of vegetation and invertebrates on Trendlebere Down 1998 (RP1685)

This undergraduate research project investigated the re-colonisation of vegetation and invertebrates on moorland that had been the subject of a major uncontrolled fire 4 months prior to the study. Two areas with differing levels of severity of burn were studied with a view to implications for subsequent land management. It was concluded that re-colonisation of plant species occurred rapidly and naturally without management intervention. Data regarding invertebrate levels was difficult to assess as little data was available prior to the burn.

Project details

Start date1997-08-01
End date1998-04-24

Closing statement

This work has been catalogued as part of the NNR Record Project and the results can be made available on request.


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