Natural and anthropogenic factors controlling algae growth in the Ythan Estuary, Aberdeenshire

Lachendro, Thomas (2016) Natural and anthropogenic factors controlling algae growth in the Ythan Estuary, Aberdeenshire. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The Ythan Estuary in Aberdeenshire is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the numerous protected species which incorporate it into their ecosystem. In recent years algae growth in the estuary has been seen to increase, causing concern over the integrity of the estuary as a habitat for wildlife. By examining sediment, river flow, nutrient levels and temperature it is possible to identify the driving factors behind this increased algal growth. Using data gathered in the field as well as historical climate data the contribution of each of these factors to algae growth can be determined.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences > Geography
Supervisor's Name: Hoey, Prof. T.
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: Mr Thomas Lachendro
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7504
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 16:11
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2016 09:06
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7504

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