Research and analysis

A review of subterranean aquatic ecology in England and Wales

This report presents the results of a review of the distribution and ecological functions of subterranean aquatic fauna in England and Wales.

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A review of subterranean aquatic ecology in England and Wales

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This report explores how water resource and other environmental management approaches could take more account of these subsurface assemblages, especially regarding the impact of water abstraction and pollution on aquifers. The report identifies significant gaps in the understanding of both the fauna and habitat function of groundwater, the hyporheic zone, and the roles these environmental compartments play in the wider integrated catchment.

Published 1 April 1999