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Title: A monitoring methodology for wetlands
Author: B.D. Wheeler
Author: S.C. Shaw
Author: J.G. Hodgson
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: May 1999
A wetland hydrological monitoring network has been set up at 51 sites within Anglian Region since 1996/7 with the aim of influencing abstraction licensing and policies, and gaining a better understanding about the hydrology of wetlands. The original 51 sites were chosen via liaison with English Nature and other bodies. It has become clear over the past few years that there is a need to develop a 'quick and dirty and cost-effective type o f surveillance monitoring which can be carried out regularly at a large number o f wetland sites. Such methods are needed to identify possible undesirable changes in the vegetation both at an early stage and without collecting large amounts of expensive data. This problem is particularly pertinent to the present concerns over the potentially damaging effects of water abstraction from locations close to wetland sites of conservation importance.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: WetlandsHydrologyMonitoring techniquesMethodologyHydrological measurementsWater abstractionVegetation
Geographic Keywords: EA Anglian
Extent: 39
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