Project Reports

The major project outputs are expected to be:

The project will deliver:

(i) the findings of the literature review,

(ii) the results from the field experimental manipulations and the resulting relationships between vegetation and hydrology and carbon stocks and fluxes,

(iii) a basic cost-benefit analysis of the feasibility of the investigated restoration management strategies, and

(iii) a model prediction of the long-term effects of the different management strategies on vegetation dynamics and water and carbon fluxes.

The following links provide the downloads to the main report documents (2019):

All BD5104 (Final Report to Defra) documents are available here

If you experience difficulty in accessing any of the documents, please contact Andreas Heinemeyer ( for access to any documents from the reports.