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Title: Birds and the eutrophication of a system of small lakes
Author: Chaichana, Ratcha
ISNI:       0000 0001 3525 9467
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Brown Moss is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a part of a RAMSAR site located within a small catchment area in North Shropshire. Despite its small size, it is important and has ostensibly high ecological values. It comprises a series of standing water bodies that are crucial natural habitats for rare aquatic plants and animals such as Luronium natans (Linnaeus) and Triturus cristatus (Laurenti). However, located within such small catchment area, Brown Moss may have been eutrophicated by nutrients from land use and other factors around the site and this can lead to reduction of importance and ecological values. Being waterfowl habitats, the pools may also have become affected by nutrient input from birds and aquatic macrophytes communities may have been damaged.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral