Global Litter Invertebrate
Silwood Park, United Kingdom
Mark A. Bradford
Department of Biology
Phytotron Bldg., Science Dr.
Durham, NC 27708-0340
Telephone: (+1) 919 660 7406
Reception phone: (+1) 919 660 7400
Fax: (+1) 919 660 7425
Silwood Park is primarily rabbit-grazed
acidic mesic grassland.
The site is located in southeast
England, 28 miles east of London.
Site area is 110 ha.
Site elevation is 68 m.
Daily rainfall average in 1997-2000 is 2.0 mm.
Daily temperature average in 1997-2000 is 6.2°C -15.3°C.
Soil type is free-draining,
low base status (pH is 5) sandy soil. Soil is nitorgen,
phosphorus and base deficient. Soil is mapped as bagshot
sands with some plateau gravels.
Native forest vegetation is
oak, oak-birch, alder-carr.
Ecoregion is oak temperate