NEIDIN, Nutrient and Ecosystem Dynamics in Ireland's only marine nature reserve (NEIDIN).

NEIDIN, Nutrient and Ecosystem Dynamics in Ireland's only marine nature reserve (NEIDIN).

Lough Hyne was designated as Europe's first marine nature reserve in 1981. This project aims to address the nutrient and ecosystem dynamics within Ireland's only statutory marine reserve with a view to the possible long-term effects of nutrient flux on the rich biodiversity within its depths and in surrounding coastal waters. The project will be the first long term comprehensive analysis of the water quality within Ireland's only protected marine reserve site and will integrate land use, habitat quality and water management and so influence regional catchment management plans under the Water Framework Directive leading to and impacting on future coastal biodiversity monitoring programmes with a possible view to potential climate change scenarios.

If you want to read more about this project, you can do so at erc.epa.ie.

Environmental Protection Agency 2007-FS-B-4-M5
Mark Jessopp

Keywords: Lough Hyne; Marine nature reserve; Water Framework Directive; Water Quality

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