ECN monitoring supports research on a range of environmental issues concerning the interacting effects of pressures from air pollution, climate change and land use change. These issues are important to people. For selected publications that have used ECN data and sites, we explain why the research matters. Each example below is presented in captioned photos and a short narrative.
Environmental monitoring to support science addressing key issues
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Dissolved Organic Carbon
Trends in dissolved organic carbon in soil waters and the potential drivers
Plants, pollution and weather
Increasing vegetation species richness at ECN sites linked to changes in air pollution and weather
Changes in snow cover
Increasing snow cover in the Cairngorms
How can we support your research? If you are an environmental scientist, our long-term data could be of value to your research. Furthermore, the wide range of environmental measurements, wealth of historical data and local knowledge of our site managers mean that many ECN sites are excellent locations for field environmental research and teaching. use these links to learn more and to contact us if you are interested in making use of ECN resources.
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Mountain plants and climate change
Possible effects of climate change on mountain-top plants
Carabid beetle declines: 1
UK ground beetle declines and loss of insect biodiversity
Carabid beetle declines: 2
Is there a connection between ground beetle population declines and the timing of life-cycle events?
Hydrochloric acid, acid rain and upland waters
The recovery from 'acid rain', dissolved organic carbon in streams and the role of an overlooked pollutant.