Bugs in Brooks Survey

Sept. 24, 2022

Long Mead Barn
Swinford
OX29 4DU

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What do the Bugs in our Brooks tell us about our Water Quality?

Following NRN’s 2 year water survey of 10 sites around Eynsham, local expert Dr. Maarten van Hardenbroek will help us survey the ponds and streams for invertebrates and help us understand  what they tell us about how clean our water is.

Will we find, for example, the extremely rare and beautiful crystal moss animal (Lophopus crystallinus, a rare freshwater bryozoan, pictured above), which was recorded in Eynsham’s Chil Brook in the 1970s and only exists in a few other sites in the UK? 

This workshop marks the start of NRN's quarterly invertebrate surveys (see events calendar for the next dates) 

We are very grateful to Oxfordshire County Council for supporting this event with their contribution to the cost of equipment. 

 

 

 




Featured Speakers

Speaker Dr. Maarten van Hardenbroek
Eynsham resident and Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Newcastle University. Maarten says: "I am interested in the effect of changing environmental conditions on lake ecosystems. I study the invertebrate communities in lakes, because these organisms are very sensitive to changes in climate, nutrients, hydrology, pollutants, and several other environmental factors. …

Eynsham resident and Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Newcastle University.


Maarten says: "I am interested in the effect of changing environmental conditions on lake ecosystems. I study the invertebrate communities in lakes, because these organisms are very sensitive to changes in climate, nutrients, hydrology, pollutants, and several other environmental factors. Most of my research takes place at the interface between modern limnology and palaeolimnology, using stable isotope techniques and assemblage composition of living, subfossil and fossil invertebrates."

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Date and Time

Sat, Sept. 24, 2022

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT+0000) Europe/London

Location

Long Mead Barn

Swinford
OX29 4DU

This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite …

This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite the pub) recogniseable by the row of rusty birds on the gate and a thatch barn in the orchard.


If you need to travel by car please use the Eynsham Sports Pavillion car park (1 Oxford Rd, Eynsham, Witney OX29 4HG). It is marked with a green pointer on the map. It is 7 minutes walk from us.

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