Conwy - United Kingdom

Basic Information
Site Name
Conwy
Short name
Conwy
Country
United Kingdom
Site Manager
Operating Organisation
Keywords
Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilised grassland, including sports fields and grass lawns
Atlantic Forest
Blanket bogs
Coniferous woodland
heathland and shrub
montane
Site Description
Mixed lowland and upland catchment established as a major UK research platform for ecological research, including long-term monitoring of greenhouse has fluxes and water quality, ecosystem-scale experiments, ecological and biogeochemical process studies and modelling. The Conwy catchment incorporates a range of habitats broadly representative of Wales, comprising upland bog and heath, mountain grassland, lowland improved grassland, conifer and broadleaf woodland.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:12
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2006
Purpose
Major UK landscape-scale ecosystem research platform supported by UK Research Council and Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. Aims to address multiple environmental drivers (land-management, atmospheric pollution, climate change) and multiple ecosystem services (e.g. climate regulation, water quality, cultural biodiversity, production) based on a foundation of long-term, large-scale hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological monitoring, augmented by process studies and landscape-scale modelling.
History
Catchment-scale water quality observatory with regular spot sampling since 2006. Sensors including peat flux tower, lake monitoring buoy, continuous water quality sensors and automatic weather stations have been progressively added since that time. The catchment has also been subject to detailed characterisation of soils and vegetation, provided a platform for experiments (e.g. peat restoration) and been included in a large number of research projects. It is currently one of the three focal catchments for the UK Land Ocean Carbon Transport (LOCATE) project.
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Geographic
Size
28500.00ha
Elevation (average)
300.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
1050.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
UK ECN (LTER_EU_UK_076)This site is a verified "UK ECN" member.
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