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- Ballantyne, Colin K., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Plant ecology & diversity 2016 v.9 no.2 pp. 219-235
- Bryophyta; Calluna vulgaris; Nardus; highlands; peat; plant communities; plateaus; quantitative analysis; rhizosphere; soil; tensile strength; vegetation; Scotland
- ... Background: High plateaux in the Scottish Highlands are vulnerable to disturbance and erosion, but there is a lack of quantitative measurements of terrain sensitivity. Aims: To apply new quantitative methods to assess the sensitivity of such terrain to physical stress. Methods: We investigated two components of the mechanical properties of the terrain on 10 plateaux underlain by several different ...