Complex hydrological controls on wet dune slacks: the importance of local variability.

Dune slacks are a species-rich habitat controlled largely by water chemistry and fluctuations in groundwater. Changes in water chemistry and water table level were analysed in 8 piezometers and 15 ephemeral surface water locations at a large UK dune system over a 12-month period. Total nitrogen concentrations in groundwater varied from 0.27-8.21 mg N L(-1… CONTINUE READING