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Red deer research on the Isle of Rum NNR: management implications
Written by Professors Josephine Pemberton and Loeske Kruuk at the University of Edinburgh, this booklet provides deer management advice arising from intensive research on Rum NNR since 1972. The world's longest running research study of a deer population has been carried out on Rum. The booklet i... [ read more... ]
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Visit Glasdrum Wood NNR/Tadhail Tčarmann Nādair Nāiseanta Coille a' Ghlasdroma
This ancient woodland cloaks the slopes of Beinn Churalain, rising steeply above Loch Creran. The woodland trail at Glasdrum Wood NNR climbs through an Atlantic rainforest. Ferns sprout from rocky crevices and lichens and mosses cling to branches. Butterflies flit among the flowers in open space... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 895: Woodland composition, climate change and the long-term resilience of lichen epiphytes at Glasdrum NNR
The impact of management decisions on forest ecosystems can span decades or centuries, and thinking about and exploring a range of future scenarios can help to identify robust decisions in the face of uncertainty. The Lichen Epiphyte Scenarios tool-kit provides a way to compare present-day (baselin... [ read more... ]
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Visit Rum NNR/Tadhail Rum Tčarmann Nādair Nāiseanta
Diamond-shaped Rum is the largest of the Small Isles. From bogs peppered with lochans to cliffs, noisy with seabird colonies, Rum's contrasting landscapes give the island its special character as one of Britain's top National Nature Reserves. The community of around 30 residents owns the villag... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 697: The role of brown rat (<i>Rattus norvegicus</i>) predation in determining breeding success of Manx shearwaters (<i>Puffinus puffinus</i>) on Rum
This is a report on the role of brown rats in determining Manx Shearwater breeding success on Rum, and specifically to detect and quantify any negative impacts through rat removal. The current study provides evidence for future decisions regarding management of rodent populations on Rum and in simil... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 483: Control of New Zealand pygmyweed (<i>Crassula helmsii</i>) at Mochrum Lochs SSSI: phase I, 2007 - 2008
New Zealand pygmyweed (Crassula helmsii) (NZP) is an invasive, non-native, aquatic plant species. Once introduced, it may colonise water bodies rapidly and dominate the flora, to the detriment of native species. NZP is present in Mochrum Loch, which is part of the interest of the Mochrum Loch... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 484: Control of New Zealand pygmyweed (<i>Crassula helmsii</i>) at Mochrum Lochs SSSI: phase II, 2008 - 2009
New Zealand pygmyweed (Crassula helmsii) (NZP) is an invasive, non-native, aquatic plant species. Once introduced, it may colonise water bodies rapidly and dominate the flora, to the detriment of native species. NZP is present in Mochrum Loch, which is part of the interest of the Mochrum Loch... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 485:  Control of New Zealand pygmyweed (<i>Crassula helmsii</i>) at Mochrum Lochs SSSI: phase III, 2009 - 2010
New Zealand pygmyweed (Crassula helmsii) (NZP) is an invasive, non-native, aquatic plant species. Once introduced, it may colonise water bodies rapidly and dominate the flora, to the detriment of native species. NZP is present in Mochrum Loch, which is part of the interest of the Mochrum Loch... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 574: Biological analyses of underwater video from research cruises in Lochs Kishorn and Sunart, off the Mull of Kintyre and islands of Rum, Tiree and Islay, and in the Firth of Lorn and Sound of Mull approaches
This document is the results of the analysis of underwater videos and still photographic imagery collected during research cruises at seven locations: Loch Kishorn, Loch Sunart, the northern part of the Firth of Lorn including the approaches to the Sound of Mull, off the Mull of Kintyre and off the ... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 519: Potential Tyndrum to Oban path - An assessment of the economic benefits
Scottish Natural Heritage commissioned this research to provide information on the economic benefits of the potential Tyndrum to Oban recreational route, in terms of underpinning the local economy. The Tyndrum-Oban Path would run through Dalmally, Lochawe, Taynuilt and Connel. It would be 43 or ... [ read more... ]
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The Reserve Plan for Rum National Nature Reserve 2010 - 2016
The Reserve Plan for Rum NNR sets out how we intend to manage the Reserve from 2010 - 2016. There are three main sections to the plan: Management of the Heritage Management for People Property Management We consulted on the content of the plan in 2009 and incorporated changes as a result of the cons... [ read more... ]
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The Story of Rum National Nature Reserve
The Reserve Story has background information on Rum National Nature Reserve. It describes the wildlife on the Reserve, the history of the land use before it became a Reserve, and past management of wildlife, people and property on the Reserve.
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Rum Nature's Island
Rum is the largest of the small Isles on Scotland's western seaboard. Shaped like a diamond, it lies about 25km from the mainland, between the Isle of Skye and the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The island has been in public ownership as a National Nature Reserve for over 40 years and is managed by Scottis... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 208: Review of Scottish Natural Heritage support of Regional Environmental Education Forums
The Regional Environmental Education Forums (REEFs) were established by the Scottish Environmental Education Council (SEEC) from 1987 onwards as 'an autonomous and self-sustaining environmental education network throughout Scotland'. When SEEC folded in 2000 SNH began providing lead funding for a R... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report 98: Lessons learned from tree planting on Rum National Nature Reserve, 1957-2004
The report reviews the experience of native woodland establishment on the Isle of Rum National Nature Reserve since 1957. The report is the outcome of a programme of work to collect, inventory and review the available records, to interview key people involved in the work, and to survey ecologically... [ read more... ]
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Landscape fashioned by geology - Rum and the Small Isles
For such a small island, the range of landscapes on the Island of Rum is truly remarkable - from the jagged peaks of Askival and Hallival, to the rounded hills of Orval and Ard Nev in the west, and the low "stepped" topography north of Kinloch Glen. The book shows how these features can be attribute... [ read more... ]
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SNH Commissioned Report: Red Deer on Rum: A 20 year study of the ecological consequences of changes to male and female numbers
The aim of this project was to investigate the effects of four contrasting management regimes on numbers, performance and habitat use of male (stags) and female (hinds) red deer (Cervus elaphus), comparing the 10-year experimental period with the previous 10 years. The study site was the island of ... [ read more... ]
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SNH Research, Survey and Monitoring Report 97: Manipulation of red deer density on Rum: synthesis 1992-1995
Research on Rum suggests that high hind densities depress the number, survival and performance of stags, while stag numbers may have lesser effects on the hinds. To determine the relative effects of reducing hind and stag numbers, an NCC committee decided (1) to reduce hind numbers by up to two thir... [ read more... ]
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SNH Research, Survey and Monitoring Report 73: A 1995 survey of the Rum Manx shearwater population
The total size of the Manx shearwater population in Rum in 1995 was estimated to be 61,300 pairs/used burrows. Monitoring quadrates set up in the Manx shearwater colonies on Rum in 1985 contained 2.4% less 'used burrows' in 1995 than were recorded present in 1990. Although the breeding success of Ma... [ read more... ]
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Undertaking geological fieldwork in Scotland? (Rum)
Poster to promote key messages for geoscientists responsibilities when undertaking fieldwork.
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