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McGinlay, J.; Gowing, D.J.G. and Budds, J. (2017). The threat of abandonment in socio-ecological landscapes: Farmers' motivations and perspectives on high nature value grassland conservation. Environmental Science & Policy, 69 pp. 39–49. file


McGinlay, J.; Gowing, D. J. G. and Budds, J. (2016). Conserving socio-ecological landscapes: An analysis of traditional and responsive management practices for floodplain meadows in England. Environmental Science & Policy, 66 pp. 234–241. file

Garcia-Baquero, Gonzalo; Silvertown, Jonathan; Gowing, David J. and Valle, Cipriano J. (2016). Dissecting the hydrological niche: soil moisture, space and lifespan. Journal of Vegetation Science, 27(2) pp. 219–226. file

Punalekar, Survarna; Verhoef, Anne; Tatarenko, Irina V.; van der Tol, Christiaan; Macdonald, David M.J.; Marchant, Benjamin; Gerard, France; White, Kevin and Gowing, David (2016). Characterization of a Highly Biodiverse Floodplain Meadow Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing within a Plant Functional Trait Framework. Remote Sensing, 8(2) p. 112. file


Pangala, Sunitha R.; Hornibrook, Edward R.C.; Gowing, David J. and Gauci, Vincent (2015). The contribution of trees to ecosystem methane emissions in a temperate forested wetland. Global Change Biology, 21(7) pp. 2642–2654.

Silvertown, Jonathan; Araya, Yoseph and Gowing, David (2015). Hydrological niches in terrestrial plant communities: a review. Journal of Ecology, 103(1) pp. 93–108. file


Pangala, Sunitha R.; Gowing, David J.; Hornibrook, Edward R. C. and Gauci, Vincent (2014). Controls on methane emissions from Alnus glutinosa saplings. New Phytologist, 201(3) pp. 887–896.


Pangala, S. R.; Hornibrook, E. R.; Gowing, D. J.; Bastviken, D.; Enrich-Prast, A. and Gauci, V. (2013). Methane emissions from woody stems of tropical and temperate wetland trees. In: AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 Dec 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Araya, Yoseph N.; Gowing, David J. and Dise, N. (2013). Does soil nitrogen availability mediate the response of grassland composition to water regime? Journal of Vegetation Science, 24(3) pp. 506–517.

Gauci, Vincent; Pangala, Sunitha; Gowing, David and Hornibrook, Edward (2013). Trees are important conduits for emission of methane from temperate and tropical wetlands. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 07 – 12 April 2013, Vienna. file

Payne, Richard J.; Caporn, Simon J. M. ; Stevens, Carly J.; Carroll, Jacky A.; Edmondson, Jill L.; Gowing, David J. and Dise, Nancy B. (2013). Inferring nitrogen deposition from plant community composition. Ecological Indicators, 26 pp. 1–4.

Payne, Richard J.; Dise, Nancy B.; Stevens, Carly J. and Gowing, David J. (2013). Impact of nitrogen deposition at the species level. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(3) pp. 984–987.


Pangala, Sunitha R.; Gauci, Vincent; Hornibrook, Edward R. C. and Gowing, David (2012). Methane emission through trees in temperate and tropical wetlands. In: AGU Fall Meeting, 3-7 December 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Araya, Yoseph N.; Silvertown, Jonathan; Gowing, David J.; McConway, Kevin J.; Linder, H. P. and Midgley, Guy (2012). Do niche-structured plant communities exhibit phylogenetic conservatism? A test case in an endemic clade. Journal of Ecology, 100(6) pp. 1434–1439.

Pangala, Sunitha R.; Gauci, Vincent; Hornibrook, Edward R. C. and Gowing, David J. (2012). Methane emissions through trees in tropical and temperate forested wetlands. In: 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference: Wetlands in a Complex World, 03-08 June 2012, Orlando, Florida, p. 170.

Pangala, S. R.; Gauci, V.; Hornibrook, E. R. C. and Gowing, D. J. (2012). Tree-mediated methane emissions from tropical and temperate peatlands. In: EGU General Assembly 2012, 22-27 April 2012, Vienna. file

Silvertown, Jonathan; Araya, Yoseph N.; Linder, H. Peter and Gowing, David J. (2012). Experimental investigation of the origin of fynbos plant community structure after fire. Annals of Botany, 110(7) pp. 1377–1383.


Michalovà, Dana; Gilbert, Joanne C.; Lawson, Clare S.; Gowing, David J. G. and Marrs, Rob H. (2011). The combined effect of waterlogging, extractable P and soil pH on α-diversity: a case study on mesotrophic grasslands in the UK. Plant Ecology, 212(5) pp. 879–888.

Stevens, Carly; Duprè, Cecilia; Gaudnik, Cassandre; Dorland, Edu; Dise, Nancy; Gowing, David; Bleeker, Albert; Alard, Didier; Bobbink, Roland; Fowler, David; Vandvik, Vigdis; Corcket, Emmanuel; Mountford, J. Owen; Aarrestad, Per Arild; Muller, Serge and Diekmann, Martin (2011). Changes in species composition of European acid grasslands observed along a gradient of nitrogen deposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 22(2) pp. 207–215. file

Araya, Yoseph N.; Silvertown, Jonathan; Gowing, David J.; McConway, Kevin J.; Linder, H. Peter and Midgley, Guy (2011). A fundamental, eco-hydrological basis for niche segregation in plant communities. New Phytologist, 189(1) pp. 253–258. file

Rouquette, J.R.; Posthumus, H.; Morris, J.; Hess, T.M.; Dawson, Q.L. and Gowing, D.J.G. (2011). Synergies and trade-offs in the management of lowland rural floodplains: an ecosystem services approach. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 56(8) pp. 1566–1581.


Araya, Yoseph; Silvertown, Jonathan; Gowing, David; McConway, Kevin; Linder, Peter and Midgley, Guy (2010). Variation in δ13C among species and sexes in the family Restionaceae along a fine-scale hydrological gradient. Austral Ecology, 35(7) pp. 818–824. file

Gauci, Vincent; Gowing, David J. G.; Hornibrook, Edward R. C.; Davis, Joanna M. and Dise, Nancy B. (2010). Woody stem methane emission in mature wetland alder trees. Atmospheric Environment, 44(17) pp. 2157–2160. file

Araya, Yoseph N.; Gowing, David J. and Dise, Nancy (2010). A controlled water-table depth system to study the influence of fine-scale differences in water regime for plant growth. Aquatic Botany, 92(1) pp. 70–74. file

Bartelheimer, Maik; Gowing, David and Silvertown, Jonathan (2010). Explaining hydrological niches: the decisive role of below-ground competition in two closely related Senecio species. Journal of Ecology, 98(1) pp. 126–136.

Posthumus, H.; Rouquette, J. R.; Morris, J.; Gowing, D. J. G. and Hess, T. M. (2010). A framework for the assessment of ecosystem goods and services; a case study on lowland floodplains in England. Ecological Economics, 69(7) pp. 1510–1523.

Stevens, Carly J.; Thompson, Ken; Grime, J. Philip; Long, Christopher J. and Gowing, David J. G. (2010). Contribution of acidification and eutrophication to declines in species richness of calcifuge grasslands along a gradient of atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Functional Ecology, 24(2) pp. 478–484. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Stevens, Carly; Duprè, Cecilia; Dorland, Edu; Gaudnik, Cassandre; Gowing, David J. G.; Bleeker, Albert; Diekmann, Martin; Alard, Didier; Bobbink, Roland; Fowler, David; Corcket, Emmanuel; Mountford, J. Owen; Vandvik, Vigdis; Aarrestad, Per Arild; Muller, Serge and Dise, Nancy B. (2010). Nitrogen deposition threatens species richness of grasslands across Europe. Environmental Pollution, 158(9) pp. 2940–2945. file


Stevens, C. J.; Maskell, L. C.; Smart, S. M.; Caporn, S. J. M.; Dise, N. B. and Gowing, D. J. G. (2009). Identifying indicators of atmospheric nitrogen deposition impacts in acid grasslands. Biological Conservation, 142(10) pp. 2069–2075. file

Thompson, J. R.; Gavin, H.; Refsgaard, A.; Refstrup Sørenson, H. and Gowing, D. J. (2009). Modelling the hydrological impacts of climate change on UK lowland wet grassland. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 17(5) pp. 503–523. file

Gilbert, Joanne; Gowing, David and Wallace, Hilary (2009). Available soil phosphorus in semi-natural grasslands: assessment methods and community tolerances. Biological Conservation, 142(5) pp. 1074–1083. file

Rouquette, J. R.; Posthumus, H.; Gowing, D. J. G.; Tucker, G.; Dawson, Q. L.; Hess, T. M. and Morris, J. (2009). Valuing nature-conservation interests on agricultural floodplains. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46(2) pp. 289–296. file

Stevens, Carly J.; Dise, Nancy B. and Gowing, David J. (2009). Regional trends in soil acidification and exchangeable metal concentrations in relation to acid deposition rates. Environmental Pollution, 157(1) pp. 313–319. file

Kalusová, Veronika; Le Duc, Michael G.; Gilbert, Joanne C.; Lawson, Clare S.; Gowing, David J. G. and Marrs, Rob H. (2009). Determining the important environmental variables controlling plant species community composition in mesotrophic grasslands in Great Britain. Applied Vegetation Science, 12(4) pp. 459–471. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Dupre, Cecilia; Stevens, Carly J.; Ranke, Traute; Bleeker, Albert; Peppler-Lisbach, Cord; Gowing, David J.; Dise, Nancy B.; Dorland, Edu; Bobbink, Roland and Diekmann, Martin (2009). Changes in species richness and composition in European acidic grasslands over the past 70 years: the contribution of cumulative atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Global Change Biology, 16(1) pp. 344–357. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Morris, Joseph; Posthumus, Helena; Hess, Timothy; Gowing, David and Rouquette, James (2009). Watery land: the management of lowland floodplains in England. In: Winter, Michael and Lobley, Matt eds. What is Land For? The Food, Fuel and Climate Change Debate. London, UK: Earthscan .


Herbst, Mathias; Rosier, Paul T. W.; Morecroft, Michael D. and Gowing, David J. (2008). Comparative measurements of transpiration and canopy conductance in two mixed deciduous woodlands differing in structure and species composition. Tree Physiology, 28(6) pp. 959–970.

Araya, Y. N.; Silvertown, J.; Linder, H. P; Gowing, D. J.; Midgley, G. F. and McConway, K. J. (2008). Evolution of hydrological niches in Restionaceae: a project update. In: Mucina, L.; Kalwij, J. M.; Smith, V. R.; Chytry, M.; White, P. S.; Cilliers, S. S.; Pillar, V. D.; Zobel, M. and Sun, I-Fang eds. Frontiers of Vegetation Science - An evolutionary angle. Somerset West: Keith Phillips Images, pp. 15–16.

Herbst, Mathias; Rosier, Paul T. W.; McNeil, David D.; Harding, Richard J. and Gowing, David J. (2008). Seasonal variability of interception evaporation from the canopy of a mixed deciduous forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148(11) pp. 1655–1667.

Posthumus, H.; Rouquette, J. R.; Morris, J.; Hess, T. M.; Gowing, D. J. and Dawson , Q. L. (2008). Integrated land and water management in floodplains in England. In: Samuels, P.; Huntingdon, S.; Allsop, W. and Harrop, J. eds. Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice. Leiden, Netherlands : CRC Press / Balkema, pp. 151–153.

Gowing, David; Wallace, Hilary; Prosser, Mike and Dodd, Michael (2008). Nutrient Analysis of the Oxford Floodplain Meadows. Research Report by The Open University for Black and Veatch/Environment Agency.


Herbst, Mathias; Roberts, John M.; Rosier, Paul T. W.; Taylor, Michèle E. and Gowing, David J. (2007). Edge effects and forest water use: A field study in a mixed deciduous woodland. Forest Ecology and Management, 250(3) pp. 176–186.

Herbst, Mathias; Roberts, John M.; Rosier, Paul T. W and Gowing, David J. (2007). Seasonal and interannual variability of canopy transpiration of a hedgerow in southern England. Tree Physiology, 27(3) pp. 321–333.


Silvertown, Jonathan; Dodd, Mike; Gowing, David; Lawson, Clare and McConway, Kevin (2006). Phylogeny and the hierarchical organization of plant diversity. Ecology, 87(7, Sup) S39-S49.

Whalley, W.R.; Clark, L.J.; Gowing, D.J.G.; Cope, R.E.; Lodge, R.J. and Leeds-Harrison, P.B. (2006). Does soil strength play a role in wheat yield losses caused by soil drying? Plant and Soil, 280(1-2) pp. 279–290.

Silvertown, Jonathan; McConway, Kevin; Gowing, David; Dodd, Mike; Fay, Michael F.; Joseph, Jeffrey A. and Dolphin, Konrad (2006). Absence of phylogenetic signal in the niche structure of meadow plant communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1582) pp. 39–44.

Stevens, C. J.; Dise, N. B.; Gowing, D. J. G. and Mountford, J. O. (2006). Loss of forb diversity in relation to nitrogen deposition in the UK: regional trends and potential controls. Global Change Biology, 12(10) pp. 1823–1833. file


Whalley, W.R.; Leeds-Harrison, P.B.; Clark, L.J. and Gowing, D.J.G. (2005). Use of effective stress to predict the penetrometer resistance of unsaturated agricultural soils. Soil and Tillage Research, 84(1) pp. 18–27.

Clark, L. J.; Gowing, D. J. G.; Lark, R. M.; Leeds-Harrison, P. B.; Miller, A. J.; Wells, D. M.; Whalley, W. R. and Whitmore, A. P. (2005). Sensing the physical and nutritional status of the root environment in the field: a review of progress and opportunities. Journal of Agricultural Science, 143(5) pp. 347–358.


Stevens, Carly J.; Dise, Nancy B.; Mountford, J. Owen and Gowing, David J. (2004). Impact of nitrogen deposition on the species richness of grasslands. Science, 303(5665) pp. 1876–1879.

Barber, K.R.; Leeds-Harrison, P.B.; Lawson, C.S. and Gowing, D.J.G. (2004). Soil aeration status in a lowland wet grassland. Hydrological Processes, 18(2) pp. 329–341.


Gilbert, Joanne C.; Gowing, David J. G. and Bullock, Richard J. (2003). Influence of seed mixture and hydrological regime on the establishment of a diverse grassland sward at a site with high phosphorus availability. Restoration Ecology, 11(4) pp. 424–435.

Gilbert, Joanne C.; Gowing, David J.G. and Loveland, Peter (2003). Chemical amelioration of high phosphorus availability in soil to aid the restoration of species-rich grassland. Ecological Engineering, 19(5) pp. 297–304.


Silvertown, Jonathan; Dodd, Mike and Gowing, David (2001). Phylogeny and the niche structure of meadow plant communities. Journal of Ecology, 89(3) pp. 428–435.


Silvertown, Jonathan; Dodd, Mike; Gowing, David J. and Mountford, J. Owen (1999). Hydrologically defined niches reveal a basis for species richness in plant communities. nature, 400(6739) pp. 61–63.

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