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dc.contributor.authorFinnegan, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorRegan, John T.
dc.contributor.authorFenton, Owen
dc.contributor.authorLanigan, Gary J.
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Raymond B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-21T12:00:12Z
dc.date.available2014-05-21T12:00:12Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-01
dc.identifier.citationFinnegan, J., Regan, J.T., Fenton, O., Lanigan, G.J., Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G. (2014) 'The short-term effects of management changes on watertable position and nutrients in shallow groundwater in a harvested peatland forest'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 142 :46-52.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/4370
dc.descriptionJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractManagement changes such as drainage, fertilisation, afforestation and harvesting (clearfelling) of forested peatlands influence watertable (WT) position and groundwater concentrations of nutrients. This study investigated the impact of clearfelling of a peatland forest on WT and nutrient concentrations. Three areas were examined: (1) a regenerated riparian peatland buffer (RB) clearfelled four years prior to the present study (2) a recently clearfelled coniferous forest (CF) and (3) a standing, mature coniferous forest (SF), on which no harvesting took place. The WT remained consistently below 0.3 m during the pre-clearfelling period. Results showed there was an almost immediate rise in the WT after clearfelling and a rise to 0.15 m below ground level (bgl) within 10 months of clearfelling. Clearfelling of the forest increased dissolved reactive phosphorus concentrations (from an average of 28 to 230 microgrammes L-1) in the shallow groundwater, likely caused by leaching from degrading brash mats.en_US
dc.formatapplication/MSWorden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Environmental Managementen
dc.subjectForestryen_US
dc.subjectPeaten_US
dc.subjectClearfellingen_US
dc.subjectWatertableen_US
dc.subjectGroundwateren_US
dc.subjectNutrientsen_US
dc.titleThe short-term effects of management changes on watertable position and nutrients in shallow groundwater in a harvested peatland foresten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2014-05-08T07:46:01Z
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.04.008
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.04.008en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.contributor.funder|~|Environmental Protection Agency|~|
dc.internal.rssid6287506
dc.local.contactMark Healy, Dept. Of Civil Engineering, Room E210, Civil Engineering Building, Nui Galway. 5364 Email: mark.healy@nuigalway.ie
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