One of our longer-term projects involves measuring spatio-temporal variation in the production of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) in a peatland catchment in the west of Scotland. We have an auto-sampler set up in a watercourse, and samples also being obtained from a number of paired experimental blocks. One half of each block has had a novel restoration treatment applied to it, and the project aims to assess the impact of the treatment on the water and carbon balance of the site.

Water quality chart