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Between the GMEP and ERAMMP Programmes a wide range of academic research papers, explanatory articles and other published works have been produced.

2020

Publication
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Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Grazing reduces bee abundance and diversity in saltmarshes by suppressing flowering of key plant species
Davidson, K.E., Fowler, M.S., Skov, M.W., Forman, D., Alison, J., Botham, M., Beaumont, N. and Griffin, J.N., 2020. Grazing reduces bee abundance and diversity in saltmarshes by suppressing flowering of key plant species. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 291, p.106760.
Agronomy
Incorporating Biodiversity into Biogeochemistry Models to Improve Prediction of Ecosystem Services in Temperate Grasslands: Review and Roadmap
Van Oijen, M.; Barcza, Z.; Confalonieri, R.; Korhonen, P.; Kröel-Dulay, G.; Lellei-Kovács, E.; Louarn, G.; Louault, F.; Martin, R.; Moulin, T.; Movedi, E.; Picon-Cochard, C.; Rolinski, S.; Viovy, N.; Wirth, S.B.; Bellocchi, G. Incorporating Biodiversity into Biogeochemistry Models to Improve Prediction of Ecosystem Services in Temperate Grasslands: Review and Roadmap. Agronomy 2020, 10, 259.
EJSS (European J Soil Sci)
Soil health cluster analysis based on national monitoring of soil indicators
Seaton, Fiona & Barrett, Gaynor & Burden, Annette & Creer, Simon & Fitos, E. & Garbutt, A. & Griffiths, R. & Henrys, Peter & Jones, Davey & Keenan, P. & Keith, Aidan & Lebron, I. & Maskell, L. & Pereira, M. & Reinsch, S. & Smart, Simon & Williams, B. & Emmett, B. & Robinson, David. (2020). Soil health cluster analysis based on national monitoring of soil indicators. European Journal of Soil Science. 10.1111/ejss.12958.
Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Soil textural heterogeneity impacts bacterial but not fungal diversity
Seaton, F.M., George, P.B., Lebron, I., Jones, D.L., Creer, S. and Robinson, D.A., 2020. Soil textural heterogeneity impacts bacterial but not fungal diversitySoil Biology and Biochemistry, p.107766.

 

2019

Publication
Title
Full Reference
DOI and Other Links
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Agri-environment effects on birds in Wales: Tir Gofal benefited woodland and hedgerow species
Dadam, D. and Siriwardena, G.M., 2019. Agri-environment effects on birds in Wales: Tir Gofal benefited woodland and hedgerow species. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 284, p.106587.
Applied Geography
Can computer game landscapes target new audiences for landscape quality assessment?
Swetnam, R.D. and Korenko, J., 2019. Can computer game landscapes target new audiences for landscape quality assessment?. Applied Geography, 113, p.102102.
Biological Conservation
Exploring relationships between land use intensity, habitat heterogeneity and biodiversity to identify and monitor areas of High Nature Value farming
Maskell, L., G. Tordoff, D. Maxwell, P. Henrys, S. Smart, B.A. Emmett, J. Skates, M. Botham, G.M. Siriwardena, E. Tebbs, S. Jarvis, C. Rowland, D. Robinson. 2019. Exploring relationships between land use intensity, habitat heterogeneity and biodiversity to identify and monitor areas of High Nature Value farming, Biological Conservation, 231:30-38.
Biorxiv
Beyond taxonomic identification: integration of ecological responses to a soil bacterial 16S rRNA gene database
Briony A. Jones, Tim Goodall, Paul George, Hyun Soon Gweon, Jeremy Puissant, Daniel Read, Bridget A. Emmett, David A. Robinson, Davey L. Jones, Robert I. Griffiths
Frontiers of Environmental Science
Primer and Database Choice Affect Fungal Functional but Not Biological Diversity Findings in a National Soil Survey
George, P.B., Creer, S., Griffiths, R.I., Emmett, B.A., Robinson, D.A. and Jones, D.L., 2019. Primer and database choice affect fungal functional but not biological diversity findings in a national soil surveyFrontiers in Environmental Science, 7, p.173.
Landscape Planning with Ecosystem Services
Greenhouse Gas Storage and Sequestration Function
Thomas A., Schulp C. (2019) Greenhouse Gas Storage and Sequestration Function. In: von Haaren C., Lovett A., Albert C. (eds) Landscape Planning with Ecosystem Services. Landscape Series, vol 24. Springer, Dordrecht
Nature Communications
Divergent national-scale trends of microbial and animal biodiversity revealed across diverse temperate soil ecosystems
George, P., D. Lallias, S. Creer, F. Seaton, J. Kenny, R. Eccles, R. Griffiths, I. Lebron, B. Emmett, D.A. Robinson, and D. Jones. 2019. Divergent national-scale trends of microbial and animal biodiversity revealed across diverse temperate soil ecosystems. Nature Communications 10 Article Number 1107.
PLoS ONE
The design, launch and assessment of a new volunteer-based plant monitoring scheme for the United Kingdom
Pescott, OL ; Walker, KJ ; Harris, F ; New, H ; Cheffings, CM ; Newton, N ; Jitlal, M ; Redhead, J ; Smart, SM  ; Roy, DB
Remote Sensing
Evaluating Combinations of Temporally Aggregated Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, And Landsat 8 For Land Cover Mapping with Google Earth Engine
Carrasco, L., O’Neil, A.W., Morton, R.D. and Rowland, C.S., 2019. Evaluating combinations of temporally aggregated Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 for land cover mapping with Google Earth EngineRemote Sensing, 11(3), p.288.
Science of The Total Environment
Plant and soil communities are associated with the response of soil water repellency to environmental stress
Seaton, F.M., Jones, D.L., Creer, S., George, P.B., Smart, S.M., Lebron, I., Barrett, G., Emmett, B.A. and Robinson, D.A., 2019. Plant and soil communities are associated with the response of soil water repellency to environmental stress. Science of The Total Environment.

 

2018

 
 
 
 
Nature Microbiology
Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soil
Ramirez, Kelly S., Christopher G. Knight, Mattias Hollander, Francis Q. Brearley, Bede Constantinides, TE Anne Cotton, Si Creer, Thomas W. Crowther, John Davison, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Ellen Dorrepaal, David R. Elliott, Graeme Fox, Rob Griffiths, Chris Hale, Kyle Hartman, Ashley Houlden, David L. Jones, Eveline J. Krab, Fernando T. Maestre, Krista L. McGuire, Sylvain Monteux, Caroline H. Orr, Wim H van  der Putten, Ian S. Roberts, David A. Robinson, Jenny Rocca, Jennifer Rowntree, Klaus Schlaeppi, Matthew Shepherd, Brajesh K. Singh, Angela Straathof, Jennifer M. Talbot, Cécile Thion, Marcel van der Heijden, and Franciska T. de Vries. 2017. Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils. Nature microbiology 3, 189–196.
Land Use Policy
A tale of two landscapes: Transferring landscape quality metrics from Wales to Iceland
Swetnam, R.D. and Tweed, F.S., 2018. A tale of two landscapes: transferring landscape quality metrics from Wales to Iceland. Land Use Policy, 76, pp.565-576.

 

2017

 
 
 
 
Ecohydrology
Diatoms as indicators of fine sediment stress
Jones JI, Douthwright TA, Arnold A, Duerdoth CP, Murphy JF, Edwards FK, Pretty JL. Diatoms as indicators of fine sediment stress. Ecohydrology. 2017;e1832. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1832.
Geoderma
Potential contribution of soil diversity and abundance metrics to identifying high nature value farmland (HNV)
D. Maxwell, D.A. Robinson, A. Thomas, B. Jackson, L. Maskell, D.L. Jones, B.A. Emmett, Potential contribution of soil diversity and abundance metrics to identifying high nature value farmland (HNV), Geoderma, Volume 305, 2017, Pages 417-432, ISSN 0016-7061, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.05.049.
Natural England Report
Appendix 3: Comparing contemporary GMEP and NPMS quadrats by broad habitat; a validation study using Welsh monitoring data
Staley, J.T., M. Lobley, M.E. McCracken, H. Chiswell, J.W. Redhead, S.M. Smart, O.L. Pescott, M. Jitlal, S.R. Amy, H.J. Dean, L. Ridding, R. Broughton and J.O. Mountford. In review. The environmental effectiveness of the Higher Level Stewardship scheme; Resurveying the baseline agreement monitoring sample to quantify change between 2009 and 2016. Natural England project ECM 6937.
New Journal of Botany
Changes in the frequency of common plant species across linear features in Wales from 1990 to 2016: implications for potential delivery of ecosystem services
Smart, S.M.; Henrys, P.A.; Norton, L.R.; Wallace, H.; Wood, C.M.; Williams, B.; Bunce, R.G.H.. 2017 Changes in the frequency of common plant species across linear features in Wales from 1990 to 2016: implications for potential delivery of ecosystem services. New Journal of Botany, 7 (2-3). 112-124.
Remote Sensing
National-scale high spatial resolution mapping of Aboveground Net Primary Productivity (ANPP) from field survey and Earth Observation data
Tebbs, Emma & S. Rowland, Clare & M. Smart, Simon & C. Maskell, Lindsay & R. Norton, Lisa. (2017). Regional-Scale High Spatial Resolution Mapping of Aboveground Net Primary Productivity (ANPP) from Field Survey and Landsat Data: A Case Study for the Country of Wales. Remote Sensing. 9. 801. 10.3390/rs9080801.
Remote Sensing - Methods in Ecology & Evolution
Regional-Scale High Spatial Resolution Mapping of Aboveground Net Primary Productivity (ANPP) from Field Survey and Landsat Data: A Case Study for the Country of Wales
Tebbs, E.J.; Rowland, C.S.; Smart, S.M.; Maskell, L.C.; Norton, L.R. Regional-Scale High Spatial Resolution Mapping of Aboveground Net Primary Productivity (ANPP) from Field Survey and Landsat Data: A Case Study for the Country of Wales. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 801.
Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Evaluation of mesofauna communities as soil quality indicators in a national-level monitoring programme
George, P.B., Keith, A.M., Creer, S., Barrett, G.L., Lebron, I., Emmett, B.A., Robinson, D.A. and Jones, D.L., 2017. Evaluation of mesofauna communities as soil quality indicators in a national-level monitoring programme. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 115, pp.537-546.
Ecosystem Services
Quantifying visual landscape quality in rural Wales: A GIS-enabled method for extensive monitoring of a valued cultural ecosystem service
R.D. Swetnam, S.K. Harrison-Curran, G.R. Smith, Quantifying visual landscape quality in rural Wales: A GIS-enabled method for extensive monitoring of a valued cultural ecosystem service, Ecosystem Services, 2016, ISSN 2212-0416
Science of the Total Environment
Comparing strengths and weaknesses of three ecosystem services modelling tools in a diverse UK river catchment
Sharps, K., Masante, D., Thomas, A., Jackson, B., Redhead, J., May, L., Prosser, H., Cosby, B., Emmett, B. and Jones, L., 2017. Comparing strengths and weaknesses of three ecosystem services modelling tools in a diverse UK river catchment. Science of the total environment, 584, pp.118-130.

 

2013-2016

 
 
 
 
Regional Environmental Change
Estimating the effect of nitrogen fertilizer on the greenhouse gas balance of soils in Wales under current and future climate
Abdalla, M., Richards, M., Pogson, M. et al. Reg Environ Change (2016) 16: 2357.
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Statistics for citizen science: extracting signals of change from noisy ecological data
Isaac, Nick J.B.; van Strien, Arco J.; August, Tom A.; de Zeeuw, Marnix P.; Roy, David B.. 2014 Statistics for citizen science: extracting signals of change from noisy ecological data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5 (10). 1052-1060.
Aspects of Applied Biology
An integrated ecological, social and physical approach to monitoring environmental change and land management effects: the Wales Axis II Monitoring and Evaluation Programme
Emmett, B. A. (2013) An integrated ecological, social and physical approach to monitoring environmental change and land management effects: the Wales Axis II Monitoring and Evaluation Programme' . Aspects of Applied Biology, 118: 31-39.

 


Other GMEP & ERAMMP Outputs are:

A re-analysis of national survey data for SoNaRR-2020 reporting

The Sustainable Farm Scheme (SFS) Evidence Pack Review is a set of reports and technical annexes published in July 2019.

There are 12 datasets of GMEP field data (2013-2016) on the UKCEH Environmental Information Platform (EIDC).

A set of reviews and reports produced in the first full year (2018/2019) of ERAMMP.

An evidence base to inform the development of a National Forest for Wales

A project completed in 2016 to identify options and develop agreed recommendations for an integrated natural resources monitoring framework for Wales. This project was the precursor to ERAMMP.

GMEP and ERAMMP project team members and colleagues have published a range of academic research papers, explanatory articles and other published works.

Reports from the GMEP Project (2013-2016).