Lochnagar: The Natural History of a Mountain Lake

  • Neil L. Rose

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. An introduction to Lochnagar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-25
    2. Neil L. Rose
      Pages 1-25
    3. Michael Hughes
      Pages 27-35
  2. The Environmental Landscape of Lochnagar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Roy Thompson, Helen Kettle, Donald T. Monteith, Neil L. Rose
      Pages 63-91
  3. The Contemporary Physical and Biological Status of Lochnagar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Alan Jenkins, Nick Reynard, Mike Hutchins, Muriel Bonjean, Martin Lees
      Pages 177-198
    3. Roger J. Flower, Donald T. Monteith, Jonathan Tyler, Ewan Shilland, Sergi Pla
      Pages 199-229
    4. Guy Woodward, Katrin Layer
      Pages 231-252
    5. Bjørn Olav Rosseland, Sigurd Rognerud, Peter Collen, Joan O. Grimalt, Ingrid Vives, Jean-Charles Massabuau et al.
      Pages 253-285
  4. Anthropogenic Impacts from Atmospheric Pollutant Deposition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Neil L. Rose, Sarah E. Metcalfe, Anna C. Benedictow, Martin Todd, Jim Nicholson
      Pages 289-315
    3. Donald T. Monteith, Chris D. Evans, Catherine Dalton
      Pages 317-344
    4. Edward Tipping, Handong Yang, Alan J. Lawlor, Neil L. Rose, Laura Shotbolt
      Pages 345-373
    5. Derek C. G. Muir, Neil L. Rose
      Pages 375-402
  5. Future impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Helen Kettle, Roy Thompson
      Pages 427-444
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 465-503

About this book


Previous volumes in this ‘Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research’ (DPER) series have focussed on providing in-depth descriptions of palaeoenvironmental techniques or have described the applications of these approaches on various regional bases. The former of these now provide an invaluable series of standard text books for scientists and students, while the latter show how the application of palaeo-techniques can be used across broad geographical scales. In this current volume, we have attempted something a little different. Not only are a variety of palaeo-techniques applied to a single, small lake, but we have tried to show how these methods, and the data derived from them, can be integrated synergistically with contemporary monitoring and predictive modelling. The acidification and metals research provide two good examples of this. Along with other upland lakes across the UK, the early research work at Lochnagar was based on assessing the competing hypotheses for the causes of surface water acidification. As a result, palaeolimnological techniques were used to assess the timing and extent of pH changes over hundreds of years. The subsequent establishment of the UK Acid Waters Monitoring Network (UK AWMN) then allowed a range of biological and chemical parameters to be assessed routinely in order to determine the rate at which the lakes and streams, including Lochnagar, were recovering following emissions reductions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Neil L. Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Change Research CentreUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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