Cottam, L, Gibson, E, Harnett, J, Spiers, R, Thomas, L, Watson, D, Watts, D and Weiss, M (2014) The feasibility of biodiversity enhancements in woodland ground flora around Whatley Quarry: final report submission to the Quarry Life Award Project. HeidelbergCement.


Woodlands are complex, stratified communities; they are more than just the trees. This project examined the feasibility of enhancing woodland ground flora in woodland plantings at Whatley Quarry in order to improve their biodiversity value. To do this the site conditions at Whatley were determined, conditions required for specialist woodland ground flora researched, and means of propagation and colonisation reviewed.

Item Type: Commissioned Report

Report written by the Ecology Research Group at Bath Spa University UK. The lead researcher was David Watson. The report was entered into an international competition and won research funding to undertake the work in addition to prize money.

The full text of the report is available to read at the link below.

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