Do riparian buffer zones work as advertised in agricultural catchments? (Master)
In the agricultural landscape, the pathways and residence times of water are critical for defining strategies to manage the export of nutrients and agricultural chemicals such as pesticides.
This MSc project will use the stable isotope signature of rainfall to trace water through the riparian buffer zone. The work will be conducted on SLU's extensively monitored catchments using a suite of hydrological tracers and hydrometric observations to test hypotheses about management strategies. Both practical field work and data analysis will be involved in cooperation with a post-doc project.