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Observations on a peat bog's ability to withstand increasing public pressure

Slater, Frederick Maurice and Agnew, A. D. Q. 1977. Observations on a peat bog's ability to withstand increasing public pressure. Biological Conservation 11 (1) , pp. 21-27.

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Abstract

By following the progress of two sets of footprints on Cors Fochno, a raised peat bog on the west coast of Wales, data were obtained to show that over 60% of the annual damage to the site occurs in a few weeks around Easter and is caused by only 40% of the annual number of visitors. The total yearly displacement caused by the trampling of 1890 visitors on the bog's surface is some 4228m3, each constituent print of which takes between 20 and 30 months to disappear. It is suggested that Rhynchospora alba is a plant responsive to trampling and that its increased growth might, at least in part, encourage the spread of fires on to the bog.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0006-3207
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:19
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/50725

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