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UKCEH Aquatic Mesocosm Facility (Lancaster)

The purpose of the UKCEH Aquatic Mesocosm Facility (CAMF) is to enable controlled experimental studies of simulated shallow lake ecosystems. For example to study the effects of climate warming on freshwater communities, or to disentangle how different external drivers or stressors influence the structure and function of shallow lake ecosystems. Understanding how inland freshwater lakes work is important because they provide us with ecosystem services such as water supply, flood regulation, fishing and tourism, as well as supporting our health and wellbeing.
Aquatic mesocosms