Investigating the sensitivity of dune slacks to climate change and eutrophication.


Coastal sand dunes are one of the most threatened habitats in Europe and are important reservoirs of biodiversity. They support a variety of habitats, including dune slacks which are seasonal coastal wetlands. Dune slacks are in particular sensitive to environmental changes due to complex interactions between the hydrology and plant communities. Ciara research explores these interactions across several sites in the UK. This research will yield scientific and applied outcomes that are of significant for the management of dune slacks.

Supervisors: Dr Jonathan MillettDr Matthew Baddock, Professor Laurence Jones and Professor Robin Pakeman

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