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Acid Lakes in the Galloway Uplands, South West Scotland: catchments, water quality and sediment characteristics

Flower, RJ; Battarbee, RW; (1983) Acid Lakes in the Galloway Uplands, South West Scotland: catchments, water quality and sediment characteristics. (PRU Research Report 6 ). Palaeoecology Research Unit, UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Reports of diminishing salmonid fisheries and increasing acidity of lakes and streams in S.W. Scotland have attributed the cause to low pH precipitation (Wright &Henriksen 1980) and afforestation effects (Harriman & Morrison 1982). In 1981 we initiated a project with CEGB funding to examine the history of lakewater acidity in both afforested and unafforested catchments in the Galloway uplands (see frontispiece). Analysis of diatom remains in lake sediments is used to reconstruct lake pH change over the past 150 years at each site. Sediment chronology is provided by lead-210 dating (Appleby & Oldfield 1978). Contemporary limnological data on water quality and diatom communities has been collected over an annual cycle (1981-82) to aid evaluation of the sedimentary data.

Type: Report
Title: Acid Lakes in the Galloway Uplands, South West Scotland: catchments, water quality and sediment characteristics
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
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10127113
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