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Loch Leven: 40 years of scientific research

Special issue of Hydrobiologia presents research at Loch Leven, an ECN site

A series of 10 scientific papers highlighting long-term water quality and ecology research carried out at Loch Leven, an ECN site in Scotland has been published online in the journal Hydrobiologia.

The special issue Loch Leven: 40 years of scientific research is guest edited by Drs Linda May and Bryan Spears of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and collates scientific findings presented at a special symposium of lake researchers.

Loch Leven is one of CEH’s most important long-term monitoring sites, and is included in the Environmental Change Network. The research conducted at the site is significant not only for the health of the loch itself, which supplies a wide range of ecosystem services, but contributes to lake and catchment management strategies at other sites around the world. Ecological and chemical monitoring at the loch began in 1968.

All of the papers are currently available online and will also be published in a forthcoming special print edition of the journal.

More information

Hydrobiologia journal (link to one paper ‘A history of scientific research at Loch Leven’, and related content).