With this in mind myself and the unstoppable Jonathan Graham set off to collect water samples from species specific stands of the three Scorpidium species in south Wales. BGS has kindly offered to support the chemical sampling for this project. We wanted to see if our results would mimic the Sweedish data of (Kooijman & Hedenas, 1991) or not.
|Jon Graham at Foel Fawr (Herberts Quarry)|
Measuring pH, electrical conductivity and temperature in situ
Myself and Jon are heading out in January to complete our work (I should add self funded and in our own time !) we are so close to having a great species specific chemical data set for the Scorpidium species in Wales, however we are desperately in need of sites in South Wales with S.revolvens and or S.scorpiodies.
Sam has provided a list of sites from the database, but I think me and Jon may need either 10 Figure grid references or a kind knowledgeable local guide? It is sort of do or die as the funding for the sample analysis will disappear after Jan.CAN YOU HELP????
(will be two days max in Jan 2016).
- Farr, G.; Graham, J.; Stratford, C. 2014 Survey, characterisation and condition assessment of Palustriella dominated springs 'H7220 petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) in Wales. NERC, 211pp. (Natural Resources Wales Evidence Report No. 136, WL/NEC03832/13_14/T6, OR/14/043) (Unpublished) http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/512109/
- Kooijman & Hedenas, 1991. Differentiation in the habitat requirements within the genus Scopridium, especially between S.revolvens and S.cossonii. Journal of Bryology, 16 pp 619-627.