Foresty Operations and Eutrophication - The Influence of Forestry and Forest Operations on Water (PEnrich)

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The overall objective of the PEnrich project was to study the influence of forest and forest operations on water quality, specifically in the context of eutrophication of surface waters. Forest operations that are most likely to influence eutrophication of surface water include those that add nutrients directly to the soil (such as fertilisation), but the contribution of harvest residues (such as lop and top), and operations that result in soil disturbance (such as site preparation, harvesting, etc) are also important. The influence of forest operations on P in surface waters was investigated under three main tasks - the influence of forest operations such as harvesting on a large scale in a blanket peat catchment (Ballinagee River), on land previously used for agriculture (Crossmolina), and under experimental conditions (Ardvarney).

The results of this project emphasise the complexity of forest-site interactions. The indications from the study are positive in that they suggest that commercial forest operations, can, if Forest Service guidelines are strictly adhered to, be conducted without detrimental effects on water quality.

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Dr Jan Machava
Faculty of Forestry
Research Scientist
Technical University of Zvolen, 960 53 Zvolen, T.G. Masaryka 24, 960 53 Zvolen Ul. T. G. Masaryka 2117/24, Slovakia
Telephone: +421 45 5206216
e-mail: machava@vsld.tuzvo.sk

Dr. Phillip O'Dea
Coillte
Research Scientist
The Irish Forestry Board,, Coillte Laboratories, Church Road,, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 2811451
e-mail: philip.odea@coillte.ie

Prof. E.P Farrell
University College Dublin (UCD)
Director, Forest Ecosystem Research Group;
Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin,, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Telephone: +353-1-7167716
e-mail: ted.farrell@ucd.ie

Dr. Olive McCabe
University College Dublin (UCD)
Lab Manager
UCD Conway Institude for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 7167658
e-mail: olive.mccabe@ucd.ie

Dr. Raquel Cabral
University College Dublin (UCD)
Research Manager
Urban Institude Ireland, UCD Campus, Richview, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1-716 2697
e-mail: raquel.cabral@ucd.ie

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End of Project Report    ERTDI_78_Machava_PEnrich_epr.pdf  (5.59 Mb)
Offline Print Quality Version    ERTDI_78_Machava_PEnrich_prn.pdf  (9.36 Mb)
Project Report Optimised For Online Viewing    ERTDI_78_Machava_PEnrich_web.pdf  (1.74 Mb)
Att 4    Ardvarnay_Tree_Heights.xls   (0.06 Mb)
Att 5    Al_Conc_Ballinagee.xls   (0.08 Mb)
Att 6    P-Enrich_All_Data_Files.zip   (0.56 Mb)
Att 7    P_Enrich_FileAttachmentListing.pdf   (0.03 Mb)
Att 8    Ardvarnay_Tree_Needles.xls   (0.02 Mb)
Att 9    Ardvarney_Morgan's.xls   (0.02 Mb)
Att 10    Aut_elem_Crossmolina.xls   (0.13 Mb)
Att 11    Ca_Conc_Ballinagee.xls   (0.08 Mb)
Att 12    Cl_Conc_Ballinagee.xls   (0.06 Mb)
Att 13    Cl_Conc_Crossmolina.xls   (0.05 Mb)

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Author(s)Machava, J. O'Dea, P. Farrell, E. McCabe, O. Cabral, R.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationForesty Operations and Eutrophication - The Influence of Forestry and Forest Operations on Water (PEnrich)
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=a1ea3ab1-56bb-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Unique Identifiera1ea3ab1-56bb-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-02-27

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=63
Resource KeywordsPEnrich, forestry, eutrophication, nutrient phosphorus, pH, concentrations,
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2000-LS-3.2.2-M2
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Public-Open
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThere are datasets available from this project using the SAFER-Data system. Users are advised to consult the file attachment "P_Enrich_FileAttachmentListing.pdf" before downloading the files. This PDF contains an explaination of the content of each file. The ZIP file ("P-Enrich_All_Data_Files.zip") contains all files in one zip archive. You are advised to contact the authors directly (using the information in the responsible parties) regarding queries about specific datasets.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 39
Project Start Date Tuesday 1st October 2002 (01-10-2002)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 1st October 2002 (01-10-2002)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 1st June 2004 (01-06-2004)
Published on SAFERTuesday 8th April 2008 (08-04-2008)
Date of Last EditWednesday 16th April 2008 at 00:00:00 (16-04-2008)
Datasets or Files Updated On Tuesday 15th April 2008 at 14:14:11 (15-04-2008)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Approximately 10% of the total land area of the Republic of Ireland is covered by forst. There are three study sites for this project - the Ballinagee River, in the Wicklow Uplands, a site at the Longford Townload, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, and finally a study site at Ardvarney, close to Castlebar Co. Mayo. Ballinagee is a large catchment with a substantial forest area. The most of the catchment has a cover of blanket peat, a soil type susceptible to phosphate loss. The Crossmolina site had been in permanent grassland and received frequent applications of fertiliser before Scots pine and oak were planted in 2003. Water quality was monitored before and after afforestation, which was carried out in compliance with Forest Service guidelines. Ardvarney is a relatively fertile, sloping, wet mineral site. A factorial phosphorus runoff experiment was established in 2003; the site had been planted with Sitka spruce and larch in 2002.

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Antropogenic-increased eutrophication has been identified as the greatest threat to the quality of Irish rivers and lakes. The contribution of foresty to P Loading in catchment waters had not been intensively studied in Ireland. This was potentially important as the forests are often located in near-pristine environments.
Supplementary Information
The PEnrich project was co-founded by COFORD (
the Irish National Council for Forest Research and Development) and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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