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dc.contributor.authorRyder, L
dc.contributor.authorDeEyto, E
dc.contributor.authorGormally, M
dc.contributor.authorSheehy Skeffington, M
dc.contributor.authorDillane, M
dc.contributor.authorPoole, R
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T13:34:37Z
dc.date.available2014-08-11T13:34:37Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationL. Ryder,E. de Eyto, M. Gormally, M. Sheehy Skeffrington, M. Dillane and R. Poole 2011 Riparian zone creation in established coniferous forests in irish upland peat catchments: Physical, Chemical and Biological implications. Biology and Environment; Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 111B. DOI: 10.3318/Bioe.2011.04en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0791-7945 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2009-003X (online)
dc.identifier.otherDOI:10.3318/BIOE.2011.04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10793/971
dc.description.abstractPlantation forests were established on western Irish peatlands before it became apparent that riparian buffer zones were essential for the health of important salmonid habitats and aquatic ecosystems. The option to retrofit a riparian buffer zone several years before the clearfelling of the main plantation may lessen the possible effect of the clearfelling on receiving waters and provide some protection against sediment and nutrient runoff. The option to create a riparian buffer zone can only be considered if it can be shown that clearfelling this zone of coniferous forestry along the stream does not pose a significant risk to the water bodies in the short term. To assess this risk, the hydrology, water chemistry and biota at three locations in western peatland catchments within mature, harvestable-age forestry plantations were studied before, during and immediately after riparian buffer zones were created. Results indicate that water discharge and suspended sediment increased significantly at two experimental sites post-felling. Maximum and minimum daily temperature and pH also increased significantly at two of the sites. The biological results from macroinvertebrate analysis indicated some significant changes in richness and abundance of species post-felling. The juvenile trout (Salmo trutta L.) densities remained stable over the sampling period and appeared unaffected by the clearfelling operations.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipCOFORD (The National Council for Forest Research and Development in Ireland) & coordinated by Coillte Teoranta and Marine Instituteen_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherThe Royal Irish Academyen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBiology and Environment Proceedings;Vol 111B (2011)
dc.subjectRiparian buffer zone (RBZ)en_GB
dc.subjectConiferous forestryen_GB
dc.subjectupland peat catchmenten_GB
dc.subjecthydrologyen_GB
dc.subjectmacroinvertebrateen_GB
dc.subjectsalmonidsen_GB
dc.titleRIPARIAN ZONE CREATION IN ESTABLISHED CONIFEROUS FORESTS IN IRISH UPLAND PEAT CATCHMENTS: PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONSen_GB
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_GB
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