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RESPiRES in Bristol: water surveys

The red dots on the map show the bluespaces (rivers, ponds and streams) we are conducting water surveys on across Bristol. These water surveys involve recording information about each site including features of the waterbody, how it is used by people, what vegetation is growing there and the noise levels there (using the Hush Cities app - see news section for more information). 

On some sites, we then take more detailed measurements to give us information about water quality. These include dissolved oxygen, temperature, conductivity, depth and flow. We take samples of the water to analyse in the lab, including identifying which algae species are present - see news section for information about our work on algae. 

RESPiRES Research Assistant Ana sets up the Phil Sampler - equipment used to take water samples without disturbing the sediment

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Ana measures the depth and flow of the stream

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Field measurement kit next to a shallow stream

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