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Arctostaphylos heath community ecology in the Burren,Western Ireland

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Arctostaphylo-Dryasetum is a rare sub-type of Alpine and Boreal Heath which is known to occur only in Ireland on the limestone karst Burren, in County Clare. Relevés were taken across the Burren region and three groups were distinguished: Empetrum nigrum group; Erica cinerea group, Juniperus communis group. Altitude and soil conditions were found to be the main ecological factors responsible for the variation in the data set, especially pH, and the organic and mineral content. Winter grazing appears to maintain this habitat. In some areas Calluna vulgaris has encroached on the rarer plant species cutting trials are underway in an attempt to restore the habitat to good conservation status.
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  • Plant Ecology Research Unit (PERU), Botany and Plant Science, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
  • Plant Ecology Research Unit (PERU), Botany and Plant Science, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
Bibliografia
  • Dunford B., 2002, Farming and the Burren. Teagasc Publications.
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  • NPWS, 2013, The Status of EU Protected Habitats and Species in Ireland: Habitat Assessments, Vol. 2, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Parr S., O’Donovan, G., Ward S. & Finn J.A., 2009, Vegetation analysis of upland Burren grasslands of conservation interest, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 109 B: 11–33.
  • Perrin P.M., Martin J.R., Simon J.B. & Roche J.R., 2006, A cluster analysis approach to classifying Irish native woodlands, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 106B: 261–275.
  • Proctor M., 2013, Vegetation of Britain and Ireland, Collins, London.
  • Rodwell J.S., 1991, British Plant Communities, vol. 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Webb D.A. & Scannell M.J.P., 1983, Flora of Connemara and the Burren, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
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