Environmental change in UK freshwater systems

Our researchers study the impacts of environmental change in a range of UK freshwater systems. 

The following are some of the projects that are being conducted by our researchers:

  • Metapopulation studies in shallow lake systems
    Chironomids have been used as part of a multiproxy study to understand the role of dispersal and eutrophication in population dynamics of the highly-interconnected Upper Lough Erne system in Northern Ireland. (Contact: Jorge Salgado)
  • Chironomid abundance and the success of Slavonian Grebes at Loch Ruthven
    By studying Chironomid abundance in sediment cores from Loch Ruthven in the Scottish Highlands we established the breeding success of the rare Slavonian Grebe correlates, significantly, to chironomid abundance. (Contact : Steve Brooks)
  • The impacts on biodiversity of river restoration of English chalk streams
    We are investigating the decline in the abundance and diversity of river invertebrates and monitoring the effects of river restoration projects. (Contact: Murray Thompson)