The VCT has sponsored a number of projects for students at the University of Southampton.

The current projects are:

Phosphorus in the perennial headwaters of chalk streams

Fish communities in the headwaters of the Bourne Rivulet

Past Projects

In 2008, Melanie Dixon, a student at the University of Southampton, supervised by Dr Pete Shaw, embarked on a three year study, which addressed three main themes:

How and why water used in watercress production and processing affects ecosystems in receiving streams.

The potential for on-site mitigation of ecological impacts of PEITC.

How the artificially maintained discharges from the St Mary Bourne site can be used to benefit local habitats and biodiversity.

Melanie has now completed her PHD and the results of her work can be seen here 2011 International Journal of Zoology.


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