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ECRC team in NERC Hydroscape fieldwork

Collecting 25m of mud from Lake District and Glasgow lakes

ECRC team in NERC Hydroscape fieldwork

A UCL Geography Environmental Change Research Centre (ECRC) team, working on the NERC Hydroscape project, spent June and July this summer sampling 16 lakes in the Lake District and the Greater Glasgow area.

The main aim was to collect multiple sediment cores to investigate the historical legacy of metal contamination and its effect on lake biota.

Even though the summer weather was often terrible, and a lot of equipment had to be hauled to and from the lakes, the team managed to achieve a 100% sample collection success rate. The total core collected corresponds to over 3000 sediment intervals, sliced and bagged in the field, which are now to be analysed in the laboratory.

The team was joined by Dr Paolo Ruggeri from the Natural History Museum, researching bryozoan genetic diversity, and UCL Geography undergraduates Victoria Stone and Carole Roberts, carrying out their dissertation fieldwork.



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