Research and analysis

Evaluating climatic effects on aquatic invertebrates in southern English rivers

A scientific examination of datasets on temperature, river flows and invertebrate community composition for evidence of trends in invertebrate community structure consistent with climatic influences.

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Evaluating climatic effects on aquatic invertebrates in southern English rivers

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Evaluating climatic effects on aquatic invertebrates in southern English rivers

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Evaluating climatic effects on aquatic invertebrates, Phase II: review, comparisons between regions and methodological considerations

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Evaluating climatic effects on aquatic invertebrates, Phase II: review, comparisons between regions and methodological considerations

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Despite indications that streams and rivers will be among the most sensitive of all ecosystems to climate change, real evidence is scarce. This report of an analysis of Environment Agency data by Cardiff University shows how southern chalk-streams have warmed by 1.8 to 2.7 °C in winters over the past 26 years.

Published 1 November 2008