Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Abberton Reservoir Enhancement Scheme

  • The effect of construction activity on SPAwaterfowl; a case study of the Abberton Reservoir Enhancement Scheme

    The group’s research at Abberton reservoir, Essex investigates the effect of construction on waterfowl populations at one of the largest man-made water bodies in Europe.  The site is internationally renowned for its waterfowl and is protected under international law as a consequence.  The project aims to assess the predicted and actual impacts of the mitigation work required under environmental legislation via a close examination of the suitability and effectiveness of the large scale wetland habitat creation that has taken place.

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    Abberton Reservoir