Sarah Thacker

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Eighteen months of 7-hourly analyses of rainfall and stream water chemistry are presented, spanning a wide range of chemical determinands and building on over 20 years of weekly records for the moorland headwaters of the river Severn. The high-frequency time series data show that hydrochemical responses to major hydrological and biological drivers of(More)
The changing patterns of riverine boron concentration are examined for the Thames catchment in southern/southeastern England using data from 1997 to 2007. Boron concentrations are related to an independent marker for sewage effluent, sodium. The results show that boron concentrations in the main river channels have declined with time especially under(More)
Karst landscapes are often perceived as highly vulnerable to agricultural phosphorus (P) loss, via solution-enlarged conduits that bypass P retention processes. Although attenuation of P concentrations has been widely reported within karst drainage, the extent to which this results from hydrological dilution, rather than P retention, is poorly understood.(More)
This scientific briefing announces the availability of a new multi-element high-frequency water quality data set that is openly accessible to the research community. The data set comprises up to two years of seven-hourly water quality data for two streams and one rainfall site in the Upper Severn catchment at Plynlimon in mid-Wales. The measurements cover(More)
A 25-l scale protocol is devised for the optimal secretion and recovery of fungal cellulase. Using a selected higher yieldingTrichoderma viride SMC strain, a protocol consisted of: a) an optimized production medium rich in microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), fortified with 1% (w/v) ammonium sulphate, 0.5% (w/v) soybean flour, 0.1% (v/v) Tween-80 and other(More)
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