Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research

A book series by Springer

Volume 12

LOCHNAGAR: The Natural History of a Mountain Lake

Neil Rose (Editor)

Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-3900-X

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The remote mountain loch of Lochnagar is one of the most studied freshwater bodies in Europe. It is an area of outstanding, although harsh, natural beauty, a favorite destination for hill-walkers and a rare UK habitat for many alpine species. This book brings together knowledge gained over two decades of multi-disciplinary scientific study, with the results of lake sediment research covering millennia, to show how the loch has developed both naturally and as a result of human impact. Particular emphasis is placed on how this fragile ecosystem, and others like it, may be affected by global climate change.

Table of Contents 

1. An introduction to Lochnagar, Neil L. Rose

2. Physical characteristics of Lochnagar, Michael Hughes

Part I: The environmental landscape of Lochnagar

3. Geology of Lochnagar and surrounding region, Sally Goodman

4. The shaping of Lochnagar: Pre-glacial, glacial and post-glacial processes, Adrian M. Hall

5. Lochnagar water-temperatures, climate and weather, Roy Thompson, Helen Kettle, Donald T. Monteith and Neil L. Rose

6. The development, distribution and properties of soils in the Lochnagar catchment and their and influence on soil water chemistry, Rachel C. Helliwell, Allan Lilly and John S. Bell

7. Flora and vegetation of Lochnagar past, present and future, H. John. B. Birks

Part II: The contemporary physical and biological status of Lochnagar

8. The sediments of Lochnagar: Distribution, accumulation and composition, Neil L. Rose

9. Hydrology and hydrochemistry of Lochnagar, Alan Jenkins, Nick Reynard, Michael Hutchins, Muriel Bonjean and Martin Lees

10. The aquatic flora of Lochnagar, Roger J. Flower, Donald T. Monteith, Jonathon Tyler, Ewan Shilland and Sergi Pla

11. Pattern and process in the Lochnagar food web, Guy Woodward and Katrin Layer

12. Brown trout in Lochnagar: Population and contamination by metals and organic micropollutants, Bjrn Olav Rosseland, Sigurd Rognerud, Peter Collen, Joan O. Grimalt, Ingrid Vives, Jean-Charles Massabuau, Reinhard Lackner, Rudolf Hofer, Gunnar Raddum, Arne Fjellheim, Ron Harriman and Benjamin Pia

Part III: Anthropogenic impacts from atmospheric pollutant deposition

13. National, international and global sources of contamination at Lochnagar, Neil L. Rose, Sarah E. Metcalfe, Anna C. Benedictow, Martin Todd and Jim Nicholson

14. Acidification of Lochnagar and prospects for recovery, Donald T. Monteith, Chris D. Evans and Catherine Dalton

15. Trace metals in the catchment, loch and sediments of Lochnagar: Measurements and modelling, Edward Tipping, Handong Yang, Alan J. Lawlor, Neil L. Rose and Laura Shotbolt

16. Persistent organic pollutants in the sediments of Lochnagar, Derek C.G. Muir and Neil L. Rose

17. Temporal and spatial patterns of spheroidal carbonaceous particles (SCPs) in sediments, soils and deposition at Lochnagar, Neil L. Rose and Handong Yang

Part IV: Future impacts

18. Future climate predictions for Lochnagar, Helen Kettle and Roy Thompson

19. Past and future environmental change at Lochnagar and the impacts of a changing climate, Neil L. Rose and Richard W. Battarbee

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