Moor House Bibliography

Davies, A. (2019) Dung fungi as an indicator of large herbivore dynamics in peatlands. Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology 271: 104108. [Available on-line at:]

Noble, A., Crowle, A., Glaves, D.J., Palmer, S.M. & Holden, J. (2019) Fire temperatures and Sphagnum damage during prescribed burning on peatlands. Ecological Indicators 103: 471-478. [Available on-line at:].

Marrs, R. H., Marsland, E.-L., Lingard, R., Appleby, P. G., Piliposyan, G. T., Rose, R. J., O’Reilly, J., Milligan, G., Allen, K. A., Alday, J. G., Santana, V., Lee, H., Halsall, K. & Chiverrell, R. C. (2018) Experimental evidence for sustained carbon sequestration in fire-managed, peat moorlands. Nature Geoscience 2018. [Available on-line at:].

Rose, R.J., Marrs, R.H., O’Reilly, J. & Furness, M. (2018). Long-term vegetation monitoring data (1961-2013) from moorland burning plots established at Hard Hill, Moor House in 1954. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. [Available on-line at:].

Noble, A., O’Reilly, J., Glaves, D.J., Crowle, A., Palmer, S.M. & Holden, J. (2018) Impacts of prescribed burning on Sphagnum mosses in a long-term peatland field experiment. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206320. [Available on-line at:].

Marrs, R.H., Sánchez, R., Connor, L., Blackbird, S., Rasal, J. & Rose, R. (2018) Effects of removing sheep grazing on soil chemistry, plant nutrition and forage digestibility: lessons for rewilding the British uplands. Annals of Applied Biology 2018 173(3): 294-301. [Available online at:].

Marrs, R., Rasal, J., Sánchez, R., Connor, L., Blackbird, S. & Rose, R. (2018).  Rewilding the uplands: the effects of removing sheep grazing on soils and plants. In: Ecosystem and Habitat Management: Research, Policy, Practice (edited by A. Cherrett, R. Feber, N. Jones, R. Marrs, S. Mortimer, C. Peters, I. Rotherham, T. Sparks & D. Westbury).  Aspects of Applied Biology 139: 83-90.

Milligan, G., Rose, R. J., O’Reilly, J. & Marrs, R.H. (2018). Effects of rotational prescribed burning and sheep-grazing on moorland plant communities: results from a 60-year intervention experiment. Land Degradation & Development 29(5): 1397-1412 [Available online at:]

Alday, J.G., Santana, V.M., Lee, H., Allen, K. & Marrs, R.H. (2015). Above-ground biomass accumulation patterns in moorlands after prescribed burning and low-intensity grazing. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 17(5): 388-396. [Available on-line at:].

Lee, H., Alday, J. G., Rose, R. J., O’Reilly, J. & Marrs R. H. (2013). Long-term effects of rotational prescribed burning and low-intensity sheep grazing on blanket-bog plant communities. Journal of Applied Ecology  [Available online at:]

Lee, H., Alday, J.G., Rosenburgh, A., Harris M., McAllister, H. & Marrs R.H. (2013). Change in propagule banks during prescribed burning: a tale of two contrasting moorlands. Biological Conservation, 165, 187-197. [Available online at:]

Ward, S. E., Ostle, N. J. & Oakley, S. et al. (2013). Warming effects on greenhouse gas fluxes in peatlands are modulated by vegetation composition. Ecology Letters 16:10, 1285-1293  [Available online at:]

Clay, G.D., Worrall, F. & Rose, R. (2010). Carbon budgets of an upland blanket bog managed by prescribed fire. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 115 (G04037).

Clay, G.D., Worrall, F. & Fraser, E.D.G. (2010). Compositional changes in soil water and runoff water following managed burning on a UK upland blanket bog . Journal of Hydrology 380 (1-2), 135-145.

Clay, G.D., Worrall, F., Clark, E. et al. (2009). Hydrological responses to managed burning and grazing in an upland blanket bog. Journal of Hydrology 376(3-4) 486-495.

Clay, G. D., Worrall, F. & Fraser, E.D.G. (2009). Effects of managed burning upon dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in soil water and runoff water following a managed burn of a UK blanket bog Journal of Hydrology 367 (1-2) 41-51.

Worrall, F. & Adamson, J.K. (2008). The effect of burning and sheep grazing on soil water composition in a blanket bog: evidence for soil structural changes? Hydrological Processes 22:14, 2531-2541.

Ward, S.E., Bardgett, R.D., McNamara, N.P., Adamson, J.K. & Ostle, N.J. (2007). Long-term consequences of grazing and burning on northern peatland carbon dynamics. Ecosystems 10: 1069-1083.

Garnett, M.H., Ineson, P. & Stevenson, A.C. (2000). Effects of burning and grazing on carbon sequestration in a Pennine blanket bog, UK. The Holocene 10, 729-736.

Marrs, R.H., Rawes, M., Robinson, J. & Poppitt, S. (1986). Long-term studies of vegetation change at Moor House NNR: guide to recording methods and the database. Merlewood Research and Development Paper 109. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Grange-over-Sands.

Hobbs, R.J. (1984). Length of burning rotation and community composition in high-level Calluna-Eriophorum bog in N England. Vegetation 57, 129-136.

Hobbs, R.J. & Gimingham, C.H. (1980). Some effects of fire and grazing on heath vegetation. Bulletin d’Ecologie 11, 709-715.

Rawes, M. & Hobbs, R. (1979). Management of semi-natural blanket bog in the northern Pennines. Journal of Ecology 67, 789-807.

Rawes, M. & Williams, R. (1973). Production and utilisation of Calluna and Eriophorum. Potassium Institute Ltd Colloquium Proceedings 3: 115-119.

Marks, T.C. & Taylor, K. (1972). The mineral nutrient status of Rubus chamaemorus L. in relation to burning and sheep grazing. Journal of Applied Ecology 9: 501-511.

Taylor, K. & Marks, T.C. (1971). The influence of burning and grazing on the growth and development of Rubus chamaemorus L. in Calluna-Eriophorum bog. In The Scientific Management of Plant and Animal Communities for conservation (eds E.A.G. Duffy & A.S. Watt), pp. 153-166. Blackwell, Oxford.