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The Environmental Change Network (ECN) is an integrated monitoring programme, which provides a network of sites in the UK where comparable environmental measurements are made. Its overall objective is to provide comparable environmental data to aid in the detection of environmental change and its effects across the UK.
Alice Holt forest is one of twelve sites, which currently make up the ECN terrestrial network and which operate to a uniform system of long term data collection of core measurements. The site (Latitude 0 deg 50 min W, Longitude 51 deg 10 min N) lies in the Weald between the North and South Downs in southern England. The target sampling square is located in semi-natural oak woodland, although the principal species within the 850 ha of Alice Holt forest is Corsican pine.
The Alice Holt site is run by Forest Research on behalf of the Forestry Commission and is funded by the Forestry Commission Integrated forest monitoring programme
Susannah Rennie, Chris Andrews,Sarah Atkinson, Deborah Beaumont, Sue Benham, Vic Bowmaker, Jan Dick, Bev Dodd, Colm McKenna, Denise Pallett, Rob Rose, Stefanie M. Schäfer, Tony Scott, Carol Taylor, and Helen Watson The UK Environmental Change Network datasets – integrated and co-located data for long-term environmental research (1993–2015.
Research to ensure forest practices do not compromise soil sustainability, and to investigate effects of pollutant deposition and climate change on soil acidification and nutrient supply.
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