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Environmental Change Network (ECN) site - CC0401

Description
The Environmental Change Network (ECN) is a multi-agency programme managed by NERC which involves the establishment and monitoring of a series of lowland agricultural sites throughout the UK to record, analyse and predict long-term environmental change and its likely consequences. This study will aim to establish a new ECN site (ADAS Drayton) and to conduct long-term recording of climate, air pollution, precipitation and soil solution chemistry, soil characteristics, vegetation and fauna at this site, using relevant protocols established for existing ECN sites. The ECN Central Coordinating Unit will be provided with data sets collected from this site for integration and analysis with data from other ECN sites, to identify environmental changes and to improve understanding of the causes of change. Results from MAFF-sponsored ECN sites will be publicised, as appropriate, at open days, presentations for farming and environmental groups and in press articles. Where appropriate, results from ADAS Drayton and other MAFF-sponsored sites will also be published independently in scientific journals and will feature in papers on environmental trends identified by the ECN programme.
Objective
To establish ADAS Dayton as a participating site in the EN. To undertake long-term recording of climate, air pollution, precipitation and soil solution chemistry, soil characteristics, vegetation and fauna as defined in the relevant protocols. To maintain an up-to-date computerised data-base for the site and provide data to the EN Central Co-ordinating Unit. To participate in the analysis, interpretation and publication of the combined results from the EN programme.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1992

To: 1997

Cost: £225,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ADAS UK Ltd.
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Fields of Study
Environmental Stewardship
Agriculture and Climate Change