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Palaeoecological study of South Milton Ley, South Devon

Burgess, A; Appleby, P; Piliposian, G; Turner, S; Rose, N; Bennion, H; (2007) Palaeoecological study of South Milton Ley, South Devon. (ECRC Research Report 110 ). UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

1. Attend South Milton Ley and obtain 6 sediment cores from 3 different areas of the ley to investigate the impact of discharges from the sewage treatment works (STW). 2. From each of the 3 locations, extrude one master core at appropriate intervals and describe its stratigraphy. 3. From each of the 3 locations, measure the dry weight and organic matter content of selected levels of the master core. 4. Date the master core from each of the 3 locations to provide a chronology of the ley sediments using radiometric dating methods and/or spheroidal carbonaceous particles (SCPs). 5. Analyse the diatom assemblages in five to ten samples from selected depths of each master core. 6. Apply a diatom-phosphorus transfer function to the diatom assemblages of each master core to reconstruct total phosphorus concentrations and in turn determine the nutrient loading history of the ley. 7. Produce a summary report of the findings.

Type: Report
Title: Palaeoecological study of South Milton Ley, South Devon
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/research/research-centr...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10112941
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