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Prof Rob Marrs DSc FCIEEM, CEcol

Emeritus Bulley Professor of Applied Plant Biology/Honorary Senior Research Fellow/Leverhulme Emeritus Research Fellow School of Environmental Sciences

Publications

2019

TABLEFIT v. 3.0 & v.4, programs for the identification of vegetation types according to the British National Vegetation Classification Includes software (Other)

Marrs, R. H. (2019). TABLEFIT v. 3.0 & v.4, programs for the identification of vegetation types according to the British National Vegetation ClassificationIncludes software. Wallingford: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Retrieved from https://www.ceh.ac.uk/services/tablefit-and-tablcorn

Measured estimates of semi-natural terrestrial NPP in Great Britain: comparison with modelled values, and dependence on atmospheric nitrogen deposition (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H., & Le Duc, M. G. (2019). Measured estimates of semi-natural terrestrial NPP in Great Britain: comparison with modelled values, and dependence on atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Biogeochemisry.

Effect of River Ecological Restoration on Biofilm Microbial Community Composition (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H. (2019). Effect of River Ecological Restoration on Biofilm Microbial Community Composition. Water.

Hydrologically-connected and isolated floodplains in channelized streams: impacts on plant communities under a temperate monsoonal climate (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H., & Cho, K. (2019). Hydrologically-connected and isolated floodplains in channelized streams: impacts on plant communities under a temperate monsoonal climate. Hydrobiologia: the international journal on limnology and marine sciences.

Species indicators for naturally-regenerating and old calcareous grassland in southern England (Journal article)

Wagner, M., Fagan, K. C., Jefferson, R. G., Marrs, R. H., Mortimer, S. R., Bullock, J. M., & Pywell, R. F. (2019). Species indicators for naturally-regenerating and old calcareous grassland in southern England. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 101, 804-812. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.01.082

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.01.082

2018

Experimental evidence for sustained carbon sequestration in fire-managed, peat moorlands (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H., Marsland, E. -L., Lingard, R., Appleby, P. G., Piliposyan, G. T., Rose, R. J., . . . Chiverrell, R. C. (2019). Experimental evidence for sustained carbon sequestration in fire-managed, peat moorlands (vol 12, pg 108, 2018). NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 12(2), 148. doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0303-0

DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0266-6

Effects of removing sheep grazing on soil chemistry, plant nutrition and forage digestibility: Lessons for rewilding the British uplands (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H., Sanchez, 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, 173(3), 294-301. doi:10.1111/aab.12462

DOI: 10.1111/aab.12462

Natural regeneration on land degraded by coal mining in a tropical climate: Lessons for ecological restoration from Indonesia (Journal article)

Novianti, V., Marrs, R. H., Choesin, D. N., Iskandar, D. T., & Suprayogo, D. (2018). Natural regeneration on land degraded by coal mining in a tropical climate: Lessons for ecological restoration from Indonesia. LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT, 29(11), 4050-4060. doi:10.1002/ldr.3162

DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3162

Floristic Composition and Phytomass in the Drawdown Zone of the Soyangho Reservoir, Korea (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H., & Cho, K. H. (2018). Floristic Composition and Phytomass in the Drawdown Zone of the Soyangho Reservoir, Korea. Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure, 5(2), 94-104. doi:10.17820/eri.2018.5.2.094

DOI: 10.17820/eri.2018.5.2.094

Big Issues: Using the evidence. (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H. (2018). Big Issues: Using the evidence.. In Practice - Journal of CIEEM, 100(na), 19-20.

Effects of rotational prescribed burning and sheep grazing on moorland plant communities: Results from a 60-year intervention experiment (Journal article)

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. doi:10.1002/ldr.2953

DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2953

2017

Habitat management news (Journal article)

Alison, J., Duffield, S., Morecroft, M., Marrs, R., & Hodgson, J. (2017). Habitat management news. British Wildlife, 29(2), 95-96.

Change to ecosystem properties through changing the dominant species: Impact of Pteridium aquilinum-control and heathland restoration treatments on selected soil properties (Journal article)

Milligan, G., Booth, K. E., Cox, E. S., Pakeman, R. J., Le Duc, M. G., Connor, L., . . . Marrs, R. H. (2018). Change to ecosystem properties through changing the dominant species: Impact of Pteridium aquilinum-control and heathland restoration treatments on selected soil properties. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 207, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.11.013

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.11.013

RESTORATION OF GYPSICOLOUS VEGETATION ON QUARRY SLOPES: GUIDANCE FOR HYDROSEEDING UNDER CONTRASTING INCLINATION AND ASPECT (Journal article)

Ballesteros, M., Maria Canadas, E., Marrs, R. H., Foronda, A., Jose Martin-Peinado, F., & Lorite, J. (2017). RESTORATION OF GYPSICOLOUS VEGETATION ON QUARRY SLOPES: GUIDANCE FOR HYDROSEEDING UNDER CONTRASTING INCLINATION AND ASPECT. LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT, 28(7), 2146-2154. doi:10.1002/ldr.2740

DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2740

Leaf dry matter content is better at predicting above-ground net primary production than specific leaf area (Journal article)

Smart, S. M., Glanville, H. C., Blanes, M. D. C., Mercado, L. M., Emmett, B. A., Jones, D. L., . . . Hodgson, J. G. (2017). Leaf dry matter content is better at predicting above-ground net primary production than specific leaf area. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 31(6), 1336-1344. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12832

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12832

2016

Informed debate on the use of fire for peatland management means acknowledging the complexity of socio-ecological systems (Journal article)

Davies, G. M., Kettridge, N., Stoof, C. R., Gray, A., Marrs, R., Ascoli, D., . . . Vandvik, V. (2016). Informed debate on the use of fire for peatland management means acknowledging the complexity of socio-ecological systems. NATURE CONSERVATION-BULGARIA, (16), 59-77. doi:10.3897/natureconservation.16.10739

DOI: 10.3897/natureconservation.16.10739

Reducing soil fertility to enable ecological restoration: A new method to test the efficacy of Full-Inversion Tillage (Journal article)

Milligan, G., Scott, R., Young, D., Connor, L., Blackbird, S., & Marrs, R. (2017). Reducing soil fertility to enable ecological restoration: A new method to test the efficacy of Full-Inversion Tillage. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 98, 257-263. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.11.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.11.003

Modelling Carbon Emissions in Calluna vulgaris-Dominated Ecosystems when Prescribed Burning and Wildfires Interact (Journal article)

Santana, V. M., Alday, J. G., Lee, H., Allen, K. A., & Marrs, R. H. (2016). Modelling Carbon Emissions in Calluna vulgaris-Dominated Ecosystems when Prescribed Burning and Wildfires Interact. PLOS ONE, 11(11). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167137

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167137

The peatland vegetation burning debate: keep scientific critique in perspective. A response to Brown et al. and Douglas et al. (Journal article)

Davies, G. M., Kettridge, N., Stoof, C. R., Gray, A., Marrs, R., Ascoli, D., . . . Vandvik, V. (2016). The peatland vegetation burning debate: keep scientific critique in perspective. A response to Brown et al. and Douglas et al.. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 371(1708). doi:10.1098/rstb.2016.0434

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0434

Winners and losers in a long-term study of vegetation change at Moor House NNR: Effects of sheep-grazing and its removal on British upland vegetation (Journal article)

Milligan, G., Rose, R. J., & Marrs, R. H. (2016). Winners and losers in a long-term study of vegetation change at Moor House NNR: Effects of sheep-grazing and its removal on British upland vegetation. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 68, 89-101. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.10.053

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.10.053

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION Soil microbes call the shots Restoration of damaged ecosystems usually involves fairly crude techniques. A new study suggests that the use of soil inocula can 'design' new target communities more subtly (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H. (2016). ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION Soil microbes call the shots Restoration of damaged ecosystems usually involves fairly crude techniques. A new study suggests that the use of soil inocula can 'design' new target communities more subtly. NATURE PLANTS, 2(8). doi:10.1038/NPLANTS.2016.117

DOI: 10.1038/NPLANTS.2016.117

Spatial targeting of habitat creation has the potential to improve agri-environment scheme outcomes for macro-moths (Journal article)

Alison, J., Duffield, S. J., van Noordwijk, C. G. E., Morecroft, M. D., Marrs, R. H., Saccheri, I. J., & Hodgson, J. A. (2016). Spatial targeting of habitat creation has the potential to improve agri-environment scheme outcomes for macro-moths. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 53(6), 1814-1822. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12750

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12750

Invasion strategies of the white ginger lily Hedychium coronarium J. Konig (Zingiberaceae) under different competitive and environmental conditions (Journal article)

Chiba de Castro, W. A., Almeida, R. V., Leite, M. B., Marrs, R. H., & Silva Matos, D. M. (2016). Invasion strategies of the white ginger lily Hedychium coronarium J. Konig (Zingiberaceae) under different competitive and environmental conditions. ENVIRONMENTAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 127, 55-62. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2016.03.010

DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2016.03.010

Models for predicting fire ignition probability in graminoids from boreo-temperate moorland ecosystems (Journal article)

Santana, V. M., & Marrs, R. H. (2016). Models for predicting fire ignition probability in graminoids from boreo-temperate moorland ecosystems. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, 25(6), 679-684. doi:10.1071/WF15126

DOI: 10.1071/WF15126

The role of fire in UK peatland and moorland management: the need for informed, unbiased debate (Journal article)

Davies, G. M., Kettridge, N., Stoof, C. R., Gray, A., Ascoli, D., Fernandes, P. M., . . . Vandvik, V. (2016). The role of fire in UK peatland and moorland management: the need for informed, unbiased debate. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 371(1696). doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0342

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0342

Prescribed moorland burning meets good practice guidelines: A monitoring case study using aerial photography in the Peak District, UK (Journal article)

Allen, K. A., Denelle, P., Ruiz, F. M. S., Santana, V. M., & Marrs, R. H. (2016). Prescribed moorland burning meets good practice guidelines: A monitoring case study using aerial photography in the Peak District, UK. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 62, 76-85. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.11.030

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.11.030

The role of Pteridium arachnoideum (Kaulf) on the seed bank of the endangered Brazilian Cerrado (Journal article)

Xavier, R. O., Alday, J. G., Marrs, R. H., & Matos, D. M. S. (2016). The role of Pteridium arachnoideum (Kaulf) on the seed bank of the endangered Brazilian Cerrado. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, 76(1), 256-267. doi:10.1590/1519-6984.21814

DOI: 10.1590/1519-6984.21814

The effectiveness of old and new strategies for the long-term control of Pteridium aquilinum, an 8-year test (Journal article)

Milligan, G., Cox, E. S., Alday, J. G., Santana, V. M., McAllister, H. A., Pakeman, R. J., . . . Marrs, R. H. (2016). The effectiveness of old and new strategies for the long-term control of Pteridium aquilinum, an 8-year test. WEED RESEARCH, 56(3), 247-257. doi:10.1111/wre.12203

DOI: 10.1111/wre.12203

2015

Upland ecosystem health: defining the indefinable (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H. (2015). Upland ecosystem health: defining the indefinable. British Ecological Society Bulletin, 46(4), 33-35.

Prescribed-burning vs. wildfire: management implications for annual carbon emissions along a latitudinal gradient of <i>Calluna vulgaris</i>-dominated vegetation (Journal article)

Santana, V. M., Alday, J. G., Lee, H., Allen, K. A., & Marrs, R. H. (2015). Prescribed-burning vs. wildfire: management implications for annual carbon emissions along a latitudinal gradient of <i>Calluna vulgaris</i>-dominated vegetation. Biogeosciences Discussions, 12(21), 17817-17849. doi:10.5194/bgd-12-17817-2015

DOI: 10.5194/bgd-12-17817-2015

Common plants as indicators of habitat suitability for rare plants; quantifying the strength of the association between threatened plants and their neighbours (Conference Paper)

Smart, S. M., Jarvis, S., Walker, K. J., Henrys, P. A., Pescott, O. L., & Marrs, R. H. (2015). Common plants as indicators of habitat suitability for rare plants; quantifying the strength of the association between threatened plants and their neighbours. In New Journal of Botany Vol. 5 (pp. 72-88). doi:10.1179/2042349715Y.0000000011

DOI: 10.1179/2042349715Y.0000000011

Above-ground biomass accumulation patterns in moorlands after prescribed burning and low-intensity grazing (Journal article)

Alday, J. G., Santana, V. M., Lee, H., Allen, K. A., & 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. doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2015.06.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2015.06.007

Generic approaches for the restoration of Molinia-dominated moorland (Conference Paper)

Marrs, R. H. (2015, September 14). Generic approaches for the restoration of Molinia-dominated moorland. In Molinia management in upland Britain.

Climate drives temporal replacement and nested-resultant richness patterns of Scottish coastal vegetation (Journal article)

Lewis, R. J., Marrs, R. H., Pakeman, R. J., Milligan, G., & Lennon, J. J. (2016). Climate drives temporal replacement and nested-resultant richness patterns of Scottish coastal vegetation. ECOGRAPHY, 39(8), 754-762. doi:10.1111/ecog.01753

DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01753

2014

Shrub-induced understory vegetation changes in reclaimed mine sites (Journal article)

Alday, J. G., Santana, V. M., Marrs, R. H., & Martinez-Ruiz, C. (2014). Shrub-induced understory vegetation changes in reclaimed mine sites. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 73, 691-698. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.079

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.079

Effects of a large flood on seed bank and soil properties at the Han River flood plain, South Korea (Conference Paper)

Marrs, R. H. (n.d.). Effects of a large flood on seed bank and soil properties at the Han River flood plain, South Korea. In Proceedings International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (pp. 1-4). Tronheim, Norway.

A comparative study of resource allocation in Pteridium in different Brazilian ecosystems and its relationship with European studies (Journal article)

Silva Matos, D. M., Xavier, R. O., Tiberio, F. C. S., & Marrs, R. H. (2014). A comparative study of resource allocation in Pteridium in different Brazilian ecosystems and its relationship with European studies. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, 74(1), 156-165. doi:10.1590/1519-6984.22012

DOI: 10.1590/1519-6984.22012

Comparing litter dynamics of Phragmites australis and Spartina alterniflora in a sub-tropical Chinese estuary: Contrasts in early and late decomposition (Journal article)

Zhang, L. H., Tong, C., Marrs, R., Wang, T. E., Zhang, W. J., & Zeng, C. S. (2014). Comparing litter dynamics of Phragmites australis and Spartina alterniflora in a sub-tropical Chinese estuary: Contrasts in early and late decomposition. AQUATIC BOTANY, 117, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.03.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.03.003

Effects of flooding on the seed bank and soil properties in a conservation area on the Han River, South Korea (Journal article)

Lee, H., Alday, J. G., Cho, K. -H., Lee, E. J., & Marrs, R. H. (2014). Effects of flooding on the seed bank and soil properties in a conservation area on the Han River, South Korea. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 70, 102-113. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.04.014

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.04.014

Flammability properties of British heathland and moorland vegetation: Models for predicting fire ignition (Journal article)

Santana, V. M., & Marrs, R. H. (2014). Flammability properties of British heathland and moorland vegetation: Models for predicting fire ignition. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 139, 88-96. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.02.027

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.02.027

Optimization of intervention levels in ecological restoration (Journal article)

Walker, L. R., Hölzel, N., Marrs, R., del Moral, R., & Prach, K. (2014). Optimization of intervention levels in ecological restoration. Applied Vegetation Science, 17(2), 187-192. doi:10.1111/avsc.12082

DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12082

Quantifying the impact of an extreme climate event on species diversity in fragmented temperate forests: the effect of the October 1987 storm on British broadleaved woodlands (Journal article)

Smart, S. M., Ellison, A. M., Bunce, R. G. H., Marrs, R. H., Kirby, K. J., Kimberley, A., . . . Foster, D. R. (2014). Quantifying the impact of an extreme climate event on species diversity in fragmented temperate forests: the effect of the October 1987 storm on British broadleaved woodlands. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 102(5), 1273-1287. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12291

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12291

Using compositional and functional indicators for biodiversity conservation monitoring of semi-natural grasslands in Scotland (Journal article)

Lewis, R. J., Pakeman, R. J., Angus, S., & Marrs, R. H. (2014). Using compositional and functional indicators for biodiversity conservation monitoring of semi-natural grasslands in Scotland. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 175, 82-93. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2014.04.018

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.04.018

2013

Changes in peat chemical properties during post-fire succession on blanket bog moorland (Journal article)

Rosenburgh, A., Alday, J. G., Harris, M. P. K., Allen, K. A., Connor, L., Blackbird, S. J., . . . Marrs, R. H. (2013). Changes in peat chemical properties during post-fire succession on blanket bog moorland. GEODERMA, 211, 98-106. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.07.012

DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.07.012

A simple test for alternative states in ecological restoration: the use of principal response curves (Journal article)

Alday, J. G., & Marrs, R. H. (2014). A simple test for alternative states in ecological restoration: the use of principal response curves. APPLIED VEGETATION SCIENCE, 17(2), 302-311. doi:10.1111/avsc.12054

DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12054

Change in propagule banks during prescribed burning: A tale of two contrasting moorlands (Journal article)

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. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2013.05.023

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.05.023

Identifying the multi-scale spatial structure of plant community determinants of an important national resource (Journal article)

Lewis, R. J., Pakeman, R. J., & Marrs, R. H. (2014). Identifying the multi-scale spatial structure of plant community determinants of an important national resource. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE, 25(1), 184-197. doi:10.1111/jvs.12071

DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12071

Inferring temporal shifts in landuse intensity from functional response traits and functional diversity patterns: a study of Scotland's machair grassland (Journal article)

Lewis, R. J., Marrs, R. H., & Pakeman, R. J. (2014). Inferring temporal shifts in landuse intensity from functional response traits and functional diversity patterns: a study of Scotland's machair grassland. OIKOS, 123(3), 334-344. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00979.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00979.x

Long-term effects of rotational prescribed burning and low-intensity sheep grazing on blanket-bog plant communities (Journal article)

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, 50(3), 625-635. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12078

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12078

Overcoming resistance and resilience of an invaded community is necessary for effective restoration: a multi-site bracken control study (Journal article)

Alday, J. G., Cox, E. S., Pakeman, R. J., Harris, M. P. K., LeDuc, M. G., & Marrs, R. H. (2013). Overcoming resistance and resilience of an invaded community is necessary for effective restoration: a multi-site bracken control study. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(1), 156-167. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12015

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12015

2012

Cleft, crevice, or the inner thigh: 'another place' for the establishment of the invasive barnacle Austrominius modestus (Darwin, 1854). (Journal article)

Bracewell, S. A., Spencer, M., Marrs, R. H., Iles, M., & Robinson, L. A. (2012). Cleft, crevice, or the inner thigh: 'another place' for the establishment of the invasive barnacle Austrominius modestus (Darwin, 1854).. PloS one, 7(11), e48863. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048863

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048863

2011

Factors affecting moorland plant communities and component species in relation to prescribed burning (Journal article)

Harris, M. P. K., Allen, K. A., McAllister, H. A., Eyre, G., Le Duc, M. G., & Marrs, R. H. (2011). Factors affecting moorland plant communities and component species in relation to prescribed burning. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 48(6), 1411-1421. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02052.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02052.x

2010

Empirical realised niche models for British higher and lower plants - development and preliminary testing (Journal article)

Smart, S. M., Andrew Scott, W., Whitaker, J., Hill, M. O., Roy, D. B., Nigel Critchley, C., . . . Marrs, R. H. (2010). Empirical realised niche models for British higher and lower plants - development and preliminary testing. Journal of Vegetation Science. doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01173.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01173.x

The seed banks of English lowland calcareous grasslands along a restoration chronosequence (Journal article)

Fagan, K. C., Pywell, R. F., Bullock, J. M., & Marrs, R. H. (2010). The seed banks of English lowland calcareous grasslands along a restoration chronosequence. Plant Ecology, 208(2), 199-211. doi:10.1007/s11258-009-9698-9

DOI: 10.1007/s11258-009-9698-9

The importance of topography and climate on short-term revegetation of coal wastes in Spain (Journal article)

Alday, J. G., Marrs, R. H., & Martínez-Ruiz, C. (2010). The importance of topography and climate on short-term revegetation of coal wastes in Spain. Ecological Engineering, 36(4), 579-585. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2009.12.005

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2009.12.005

Methane (CH 4 ) emission from a tidal marsh in the Min River estuary, southeast China (Journal article)

Tong, C., Wang, W. -Q., Zeng, C. -S., & Marrs, R. (2010). Methane (CH 4 ) emission from a tidal marsh in the Min River estuary, southeast China. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 45(4), 506-516. doi:10.1080/10934520903542261

DOI: 10.1080/10934520903542261

2009

Analysing the spatial heterogeneity of emergent groups to assess ecological restoration (Journal article)

Pottier, J., Bédécarrats, A., & Marrs, R. H. (2009). Analysing the spatial heterogeneity of emergent groups to assess ecological restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01714.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01714.x

The importance of long-term ecological data collected systematically from multiple sites: The UK’s Environmental Change Network (Journal article)

Marrs, R. (2009). The importance of long-term ecological data collected systematically from multiple sites: The UK’s Environmental Change Network. Biological Conservation, 142(12), 2813. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.09.015

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.09.015

Do gender, nationality, or academic age affect review decisions? An analysis of submissions to the journal Biological Conservation (Journal article)

Primack, R. B., Ellwood, E., Miller-Rushing, A. J., Marrs, R., & Mulligan, A. (2009). Do gender, nationality, or academic age affect review decisions? An analysis of submissions to the journal Biological Conservation. Biological Conservation, 142(11), 2415-2418. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.06.021

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.06.021

Determining the important environmental variables controlling plant species community composition in mesotrophic grasslands in Great Britain (Journal article)

Kalusová, V., Le Duc, M. G., Gilbert, J. C., Lawson, C. S., Gowing, D. J., & Marrs, R. H. (2009). Determining the important environmental variables controlling plant species community composition in mesotrophic grasslands in Great Britain. Applied Vegetation Science, 12(4), 459-471. doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01041.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01041.x

Soil seed bank formation during early revegetation after hydroseeding in reclaimed coal wastes (Journal article)

González-Alday, J., Marrs, R., & Martínez-Ruiz, C. (2009). Soil seed bank formation during early revegetation after hydroseeding in reclaimed coal wastes. Ecological Engineering, 35(7), 1062-1069. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2009.03.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2009.03.007

2008

Factors Affecting the Restoration of Heathland and Acid Grassland on Pteridium aquilinum -Infested Land across the United Kingdom: A Multisite Study (Journal article)

Cox, E. S., Marrs, R. H., Pakeman, R. J., & Le Duc, M. G. (2008). Factors Affecting the Restoration of Heathland and Acid Grassland on Pteridium aquilinum -Infested Land across the United Kingdom: A Multisite Study. Restoration Ecology, 16(4), 553-562. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00326.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00326.x

Water-energy, land-cover and heterogeneity drivers of the distribution of plant species richness in a mountain region of the European Alps (Journal article)

Marini, L., Prosser, F., Klimek, S., & Marrs, R. H. (2008). Water-energy, land-cover and heterogeneity drivers of the distribution of plant species richness in a mountain region of the European Alps. Journal of Biogeography, 35(10), 1826-1839. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.01924.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.01924.x

The influence of aspect on the early growth dynamics of hydroseeded species in coal reclamation areas (Journal article)

González-Alday, J., Marrs, R., & Martínez-Ruiz, C. (2008). The influence of aspect on the early growth dynamics of hydroseeded species in coal reclamation areas. Applied Vegetation Science, 11(3), 405-412. doi:10.3170/2008-7-18497

DOI: 10.3170/2008-7-18497

Changes in the field-layer of Wytham Woods - assessment of the impacts of a range of environmental factors controlling change (Journal article)

Corney, P., Kirby, K., Le Duc, M., Smart, S., McAllister, H., & Marrs, R. (2008). Changes in the field-layer of Wytham Woods - assessment of the impacts of a range of environmental factors controlling change. Journal of Vegetation Science, 19(3), 287-298. doi:10.3170/2008-8-18383

DOI: 10.3170/2008-8-18383

Landscape as a palimpsest: Grassland sustainability in Sweden (Journal article)

Marrs, R. (2008). Landscape as a palimpsest: Grassland sustainability in Sweden. Biological Conservation, 141(6), 1445-1446. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.12.025

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2007.12.025

Control of Pteridium aquilinum: Meta-analysis of a Multi-site Study in the UK (Journal article)

Stewart, G., Cox, E., Le Duc, M., Pakeman, R., Pullin, A., & Marrs, R. (2008). Control of Pteridium aquilinum: Meta-analysis of a Multi-site Study in the UK. Annals of Botany, 101(7), 957-970. doi:10.1093/aob/mcn020

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcn020

Do restored calcareous grasslands on former arable fields resemble ancient targets? The effect of time, methods and environment on outcomes (Journal article)

Fagan, K. C., Pywell, R. F., Bullock, J. M., & Marrs, R. H. (2008). Do restored calcareous grasslands on former arable fields resemble ancient targets? The effect of time, methods and environment on outcomes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45(4), 1293-1303. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01492.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01492.x

Pattern of Transpiration of Four Shrub Species and Water Consumption from Shrub Stands in an Eco-Reclamation Catchment in Northwest China (Journal article)

Tong, C., Gong, J. -Z., Marrs, R., Zhang, L., & Wang, W. -Q. (2008). Pattern of Transpiration of Four Shrub Species and Water Consumption from Shrub Stands in an Eco-Reclamation Catchment in Northwest China. Arid Land Research and Management, 22(3), 242-254. doi:10.1080/15324980802183277

DOI: 10.1080/15324980802183277

2007

A multi-site assessment of the effectiveness of Pteridium aquilinum control in Great Britain (Journal article)

Cox, E., Marrs, R., Pakeman, R., & Le Duc, M. (2007). A multi-site assessment of the effectiveness of Pteridium aquilinum control in Great Britain. Applied Vegetation Science, 10(3), 429-440. doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2007.tb00442.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2007.tb00442.x

A database application for long-term ecological field experiments (Journal article)

Le Due, M., Yang, L., & Marrs, R. (2007). A database application for long-term ecological field experiments. Journal of Vegetation Science, 18(4), 509-516. doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2007.tb02565.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2007.tb02565.x

A restoration experiment on moorland infested by Pteridium aquilinum: Plant species responses (Journal article)

Le Duc, M., Pakeman, R., & Marrs, R. (2007). A restoration experiment on moorland infested by Pteridium aquilinum: Plant species responses. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 119(1-2), 53-59. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2006.06.008

DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2006.06.008

2006

Linking restoration to the wider landscape: A study of a bracken control experiment within a upland moorland landscape mosaic in the Peak District, UK (Journal article)

Tong, C., Le Duc, M., Ghorbani, J., & Marrs, R. (2006). Linking restoration to the wider landscape: A study of a bracken control experiment within a upland moorland landscape mosaic in the Peak District, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 78(1-2), 115-134. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2005.06.004

DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2005.06.004

Spatial relationships between intensive land cover and residual plant species diversity in temperate farmed landscapes (Journal article)

SMART, S. M., MARRS, R. H., LE DUC, M. G., THOMPSON, K., BUNCE, R. G. H., FIRBANK, L. G., & ROSSALL, M. J. (2006). Spatial relationships between intensive land cover and residual plant species diversity in temperate farmed landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43(6), 1128-1137. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2006.01231.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2006.01231.x

2005

Large-scale changes in the abundance of common higher plant species across Britain between 1978, 1990 and 1998 as a consequence of human activity: Tests of hypothesised changes in trait representation (Journal article)

Smart, S., Bunce, R., Marrs, R., LeDuc, M., Firbank, L., Maskell, L., . . . Walker, K. (2005). Large-scale changes in the abundance of common higher plant species across Britain between 1978, 1990 and 1998 as a consequence of human activity: Tests of hypothesised changes in trait representation. Biological Conservation, 124(3), 355-371. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2004.12.013

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.12.013

Recovery of Moorland Vegetation after Aerial Spraying of Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn) with Asulam (Journal article)

Pakeman, R. J., Small, J. L., Le Duc, M. G., & Marrs, R. H. (2005). Recovery of Moorland Vegetation after Aerial Spraying of Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn) with Asulam. Restoration Ecology, 13(4), 718-724. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2005.00091.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2005.00091.x

The resilience of calcareous and mesotrophic grasslands following disturbance (Journal article)

HIRST, R. A., PYWELL, R. F., MARRS, R. H., & PUTWAIN, P. D. (2005). The resilience of calcareous and mesotrophic grasslands following disturbance. Journal of Applied Ecology, 42(3), 498-506. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2005.01028.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2005.01028.x

2004

Control of Molinia caerulea on upland moors (Journal article)

Marrs, R. H., Phillips, J. D. P., Todd, P. A., Ghorbani, J., & Le Duc, M. G. (2004). Control of Molinia caerulea on upland moors. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41(2), 398-411. doi:10.1111/j.0021-8901.2004.00901.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.0021-8901.2004.00901.x

Developing an integrated land management strategy for the restoration of moorland vegetation on Molinia caerulea-dominated vegetation for conservation purposes in upland Britain (Journal article)

Milligan, A., Putwain, P., Cox, E., Ghorbani, J., Le Duc, M., & Marrs, R. (2004). Developing an integrated land management strategy for the restoration of moorland vegetation on Molinia caerulea-dominated vegetation for conservation purposes in upland Britain. Biological Conservation, 119(3), 371-385. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2003.12.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2003.12.002

The effect of landscape-scale environmental drivers on the vegetation composition of British woodlands (Journal article)

Corney, P., Le Duc, M., Smart, S., Kirby, K., Bunce, R., & Marrs, R. (2004). The effect of landscape-scale environmental drivers on the vegetation composition of British woodlands. Biological Conservation, 120(4), 491-505. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2004.03.022

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.03.022

Why we should conserve ‘limiting factors’, at least sometimes! (Journal article)

Marrs, R. (2004). Why we should conserve ‘limiting factors’, at least sometimes!. Journal of Vegetation Science, 15(4), 573-575. doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2004.tb02297.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2004.tb02297.x

2003

A field assessment of the role of selective herbicides in the restoration of British moorland dominated by Molinia (Journal article)

Milligan, A. L., Putwain, P. D., & Marrs, R. H. (2003). A field assessment of the role of selective herbicides in the restoration of British moorland dominated by Molinia. Biological Conservation, 109(3), 369-379. doi:10.1016/S0006-3207(02)00163-5

DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(02)00163-5

Changes in the rhizome system of bracken subjected to long-term experimental treatment (Journal article)

Duc, M. G. L., Pakeman, R. J., & Marrs, R. H. (2003). Changes in the rhizome system of bracken subjected to long-term experimental treatment. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40(3), 508-522. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2664.2003.00818.x

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2664.2003.00818.x

Effects of restoration treatments on the diaspore bank under dense Pteridium stands in the UK (Journal article)

Ghorbani, J., Das, P., Das, A., Hughes, J., McAllister, H., Pallai, S., . . . Le Duc, M. (2003). Effects of restoration treatments on the diaspore bank under dense Pteridium stands in the UK. Applied Vegetation Science, 6(2), 189-198. doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2003.tb00579.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2003.tb00579.x

Spatial and temporal variations in sediment accumulation in an algal turf and their impact on associated fauna (Journal article)

Prathep, A., Marrs, R., & Norton, T. (2003). Spatial and temporal variations in sediment accumulation in an algal turf and their impact on associated fauna. Marine Biology, 142(2), 381-390. doi:10.1007/s00227-002-0940-4

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-002-0940-4

The resistance of a chalk grassland to disturbance (Journal article)

Hirst, R. A., Pywell, R. F., Marrs, R. H., & Putwain, P. D. (2003). The resistance of a chalk grassland to disturbance. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40(2), 368-379. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2664.2003.00800.x

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2664.2003.00800.x

2002

Interspecific and intraspecific interactions between salt marsh plants: integrating the effects of environmental factors and density on plant performance (Journal article)

Huckle, J. M., Marrs, R. H., & Potter, J. A. (2002). Interspecific and intraspecific interactions between salt marsh plants: integrating the effects of environmental factors and density on plant performance. Oikos, 96(2), 307-319. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0706.2002.960213.x

DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2002.960213.x

The effects of cutting and herbicide treatment on Pteridium aquilinum encroachment (Journal article)

Pakeman, R., Thwaites, R., Le Due, M., & Marrs, R. (2002). The effects of cutting and herbicide treatment on Pteridium aquilinum encroachment. Applied Vegetation Science, 5(2), 203-212. doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2002.tb00550.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2002.tb00550.x

2001

Impacts of climate, management and nitrogen deposition on the dynamics of lowland heathland (Journal article)

Britton, A. J., Pakeman, R. J., Carey, P. D., & Marrs, R. H. (2001). Impacts of climate, management and nitrogen deposition on the dynamics of lowland heathland. Journal of Vegetation Science, 12(6), 797-806. doi:10.2307/3236867

DOI: 10.2307/3236867

The effect of plant density on the response of Agrostemma githago to herbicide (Journal article)

Humphry, R. W., Mortimer, M., & Marrs, R. H. (2001). The effect of plant density on the response of Agrostemma githago to herbicide. Journal of Applied Ecology, 38(6), 1290-1302. doi:10.1046/j.0021-8901.2001.00681.x

DOI: 10.1046/j.0021-8901.2001.00681.x

2000

Influence of harvesting intensity on the floristic composition of natural Mediterranean maritime pine forest (Journal article)

Alday, J. G., Martínez-Ruiz, C., Marrs, R. H., & Bravo, F. (2010). Influence of harvesting intensity on the floristic composition of natural Mediterranean maritime pine forest. Acta Oecologica, 36(3), 349-356. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2010.03.001

DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2010.03.001

Variation in aboveground biomass and necromass of two invasive species in the Atlantic rainforest, southeast Brazil (Journal article)

Portela, R. C. Q., Matos, D. M. S., Siqueira, L. P. D., Braz, M. I. G., Silva-Lima, L., & Marrs, R. H. (2009). Variation in aboveground biomass and necromass of two invasive species in the Atlantic rainforest, southeast Brazil. Acta Botanica Brasilica, 23(2), 571-577. doi:10.1590/S0102-33062009000200029

DOI: 10.1590/S0102-33062009000200029