Ecological study of the River Lambourn. Report for the period October 1970 to September 1973

University of Reading (UK), Department of Zoology (1973) Ecological study of the River Lambourn. Report for the period October 1970 to September 1973. Reading, UK, University of Reading, (RU/U/22).

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Abstract

Few detailed studies have been made on the ecology of the chalk streams. A complex community of plants and animals is present and much more information is required to achieve an understanding of the requirements and interactions of all the species. It is important that the rivers affected by this scheme should be studied and kept under continued observation so that any effects produced by the scheme can be detected. This need has been recognised by the Thames Conservancy and the Water Resources Board who jointly sponsored this investigation on one of the chalk streams involved in the scheme. The present investigation has two main objectives both of which depend on obtaining a detailed picture of the ecology of the river at the present time. First, it will provide basic information on the state of the river prior to the development of the pumping scheme which will be available for comparison at any later date. Secondly, it may be possible to use some of the data to predict the ecological changes which may occur if the flow of the river is altered by the pumping scheme. The study covers suspended solids, invertebrates, fish.This report is part of a series of fives studies on the River Lambourn which were undertaken between 1970 and 1979. [PDF contains 24 pages]

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Ecological study of the River Lambourn. Report for the period October 1970 to September 1973
Corporate Creator/Author: University of Reading (UK), Department of Zoology
Date: 1973
Publisher: University of Reading
Place of Publication: Reading, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chalk; Limnological equipment; Limnological surveys; Freshwater ecology; Invertebrate larvae; Macrophytes; Freshwater fish; Algae; Rivers; Ephemera danica; Ephemerella ignita; Gammarus pulex
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 5066
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2011 21:42
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:30
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5066

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