- Start date: 1 July 2009
- End date: 31 March 2013
- Value: £623,912
- Primary investigator: Professor Lee Brown
- Co-investigators: Dr Sheila Palmer, Professor Joseph Holden
Our research has increased understanding of the effects of prescribed vegetation burning on blanket peatland hydrology, chemistry and physical properties, and on the hydrology, water quality and biota of rivers in upland peat-dominated catchments. It is the first time that a systematic and comprehensive assessment of burned and unburned catchments has been carried out.