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A summary of the impacts of ash dieback on UK biodiversity, including the potential for long-term monitoring and further research on management scenarios 2014

Terrestrial JNCC Publications Pressures 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Monitoring Species Species Status Surveillance and Monitoring Woodland 501

Abstract

The future of the ash tree in the UK is currently threatened by an emerging invasive fungal disease, Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus, commonly called ‘ash dieback’ or ‘Chalara’ (Pautasso et al 2013). The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback, and frequently leads to tree death.

Since the detection of ash dieback within the UK in 2012, three reports have been produced by JNCC to help inform management of ash dieback, with a particular focus on biodiversity. This is the third report. The accompanying two reports are:

  • Report No. 483 – The potential ecological impact of ash dieback in the UK
  • Report No. 484 – Ash dieback: long-term monitoring of impacts on biodiversity.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·02·01

Citation
Lawrence, R. & Cheffings, C.M. (eds). 2014. A summary of the impacts of ash dieback on UK biodiversity, including the potential for long-term monitoring and further research on management scenarios. JNCC Report No. 501, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This paper provides an overview of the information to date on ash dieback in relation to its impact on UK biodiversity, long-term monitoring of such impacts, and future research requirements.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·21

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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