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Project Details

This project aims to build on existing data and findings to develop a protocol linking hydrological processes to blanket bog ecological health within three river subcatchments;

The Garron Plateau, Co. Antrim

The Ox Mountains Bog SAC, Co. Sligo

Cuilcagh-Anierin Uplands SAC, Co Cavan

Within these sites we are monitoring water quality in terms of Specific Electrical Conductivity, water colour, flows and stage in the river, water level in the peat, rainfall, barometric pressure in intact and to a lesser extent some of these in degraded areas. 


Dr. Ray Flynn, Queen's University Belfast 

Dr. Florence Renou-Wilson, UCD Dublin

Sorcha Cahill, Queen's University Belfast

Francis Mackin, Queen's University Belfast/RPS Group.

Claire McVeigh, Queen's University Belfast

Image Gallery

Installation of monitoring equipment and contrast in water quality at the Garron Plateau




Installing water autosampler at The Ox Mountains Bog SAC, Co. Sligo 


Installing water autosampler at Cuilcagh-Anierin Uplands SAC, Co Cavan 


MSc summer students learning and helping the QUBBES team with routine measurements at the Ox Mts Bog SAC, Sligo


MSc students helping us with fieldwork this summer - dilution gauging - measuring flow at Ox Mountains Bog SAC, Sligo. Helping to further understand the importance of these ecosystems


Francis Mackin and Sorcha Cahill will be presenting findings from the QUBBES project at this years Irish Peat Society Annual Meeting


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