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Suzanne McGowan

Professor of Freshwater Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences

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My research integrates aquatic ecology and palaeolimnology with specific expertise in analysis of chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments. Shallow lake eutrophication has been a continuing theme of my… read more

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My research integrates aquatic ecology and palaeolimnology with specific expertise in analysis of chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments. Shallow lake eutrophication has been a continuing theme of my research which has examined the linkages between nutrients, hydrology and ecosystem structure in shallow systems in the UK, Denmark, North American Prairies and the Canadian subarctic using limnological surveys and palaeolimnological techniques. Underlying this is a more general interest in cultural impacts on lakes. Recent work is investigating eutrophication and acidification in lakes of the Windermere catchment to inform management strategies (Environment Agency/ EPSRC studentship; Windermere Catchment Restoration Project), the impacts of atmospheric nitrogen deposition and terrestrial carbon flux on the ecology of lakes in West Greenland, and evidence for recent eutrophication in Lake Baikal using silicon isotopes.

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