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Beneath the surface

Carvalho, Laurence; Woods, Helen; Spears, Bryan; May, Linda; Gunn, Iain. 2013 Beneath the surface. Scotland Outdoors, Autumn 2013. 64-71.

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Abstract/Summary

Scientific research carried out by CEH's Freshwater Ecology Group is highlighted. The article describes how research by the group has shaped the methods by which the health of Scotland's lochs are measured and how this work has shown that Scotland has some of the cleanest and healthiest freshwaters in Europe. The article showcases a variety of work by members of the Edinburgh-based Group, including long-term work at CEH's flagship monitoring site at Loch Leven, ecosystem restoration work carried out at Loch Flemington, and a large-scale survey of more than 200 lochs carried out to assess the health of our most important sites of conservation interest. Sustaining the quality of freshwaters is vital to Scotland's economy and this article highlights how the Group's research is vital to maintaining and raising the standards of this precious resource, providing responses to threats and enhancing the benefits that freshwaters bring to society.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Water
CEH Sections: Watt
ISSN: 1757-224X
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 26 Sep 2013 11:34 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/503281

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