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Title: Disentangling the impacts of nutrient enrichment and climatic forcing as key drivers of change at Rostherne Mere
Author: Radbourne, Alan D.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7970 9388
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2018
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Despite covering only a small portion of the earth's land surface (~3.7%; Verpoorter et al., 2014), lakes have a key role in earth surface processes. Located at the key interface of terrestrial nutrient exchange (Carpenter, 2005, Smith et al., 2006), they are sites of great physical, hydrological, chemical and ecological diversity (Wetzel, 2001). Due to their capacity to respond rapidly to external change and their position within the landscape, lakes are recognised as: (i) integrators of past change through the archival burial of environmental and ecological proxies into their profundal sediment; (ii) regulators of current change through the rapid limnological and ecosystem adjustment; and (iii) sentinels of future change from both climatological and anthropogenic impacts (Williamson et al., 2009b). Therefore, the study of lake systems provides an opportunity for the assessment of the past, present and future of the natural environment.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: NERC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified ; Carbon burial ; Nutrient recovery ; Diatoms ; Modelling ; PROTECH