The DURESS project - Diversity of Upland Rivers for Ecosystem Service Sustainability

This series comprises biological, ecological, modelled and physical data from the Diversity of Upland Rivers for Ecosystem Service Sustainability (DURESS) project. The DURESS project addressed how biodiversity in upland rivers provides the ecosystem services on which people depend. Work for the project was carried out in Welsh river catchments. The three million pound project was launched in May 2012 and involved a consortium of 28 researchers from a range of disciplines and institutions led from Cardiff University. Key stakeholders involved represented the water industry, policy makers, the health sector, regulators, nature conservation, land owners, land managers and the leisure industry.

The DURESS project finished in December 2015; it was part of a major UK Research Council initiative, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS).
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Algal primary production of Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2013)
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Benthic organic matter of Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2013)
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Cellulolytic decomposition in Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2013)
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Cryptosporidium in upland water biota, United Kingdom (2012-2015)
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Derived annual statistics of rainfall, streamflow and acidity for the Nant Esgair Garn catchment, Llyn Brianne, Mid Wales, UK. (1982 to 2012)
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Derived annual statistics of rainfall, streamflow and acidity for the Nant Trawsnant catchment, Llyn Brianne, Mid Wales, UK. (1982 to 2012)
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Fish species and production in Welsh rivers along a biodiversity gradient (2012 - 2013)
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Genotype data for three freshwater macroinvertebrate species in upland Wales, UK (2012-2013)
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Leaf litter decomposition in Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2012 - 2013)
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Macroinvertebrate composition of Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2013)
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Macroinvertebrate leaf decomposers in response to organic matter addition to streams in the Welsh uplands (2013)
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Molecular analysis of freshwater bacterial biofilm communities under experimentally manipulated dissolved organic carbon regimes at Llyn Brianne (2014)
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Predicted outcomes from land use change scenarios in upland Wales catchments
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Suspended organic matter stocks of Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2012 - 2013)
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Taxonomy for macroinvertebrates in Welsh upland rivers (2012-2013)
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Water chemistry of Welsh upland rivers (2012-2013)

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DURESS project website
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) is a six-year (2011-2017) NERC research programme, supported by BBSRC, designed to answer fundamental questions about the functional role of biodiversity in key ecosystem processes and the delivery of ecosystem processes at the landscape scale