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The restoration of Scottish lochs

ECRC research presented to Scottish Freshwater Group

The restoration of Scottish lochs

Dr Helen Bennion, Dr Carl Sayer and Dr Gina Clarke attended the Scottish Freshwater Group meeting in Stirling on 8th April, which focused on the 'Management and restoration of eutrophic lochs in Scotland'. It was attended by over 60 people including members of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage and RSPB.

Helen gave a talk on 'The role of palaeolimnology in the restoration of Scottish lochs', summarising the work of the UCL Environmental Change Research Centre over the last decade or so on assessing the ecological status of Scottish lochs and defining restoration targets. Carl spoke on 'Informing lake restoration using palaeolimnology: a few hints from Norfolk and Northern Ireland'. He drew on examples from the group's shallow lake palaeoecological research to illustrate the role of sediment records in informing lake management plans.


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