LOCAR funded twelve research projects which each focused on a part of the hydrogeology or ecology of one or more of the three LOCAR study catchments. Information about these projects, including their aims and their findings, is presented in the pages below.
The project descriptions have been written for a scientific audience and require a certain level of scientific knowledge of hydrology and geology. A more general understanding of the issues they address and the implications of their findings can be found in the sections on catchment issues and LOCAR science highlights. There are also links from some technical terms to the glossary.
The twelve LOCAR projects:
- Characterising permeability in the Chalk
- Sediments, nutrient dynamics & biotic processes
- Hydrogeochemical functioning of catchments
- Hydrogeophysical characterisation of the riparian zone
- Flow heterogeneity in the Chalk
- Estimating catchment evaporation
- Fine sediment budgets, nutrient & contaminant transfer
- Vegetation influences on fine sediment dynamics
- Influence of woodland on recharge
- Recharge through drift
- Ecological significance of surface & subsurface exchanges
- Fish, flow regimes & river management
In addition, NERC funded a related PhD study: