Last week Catherine Chan, Jessica Barnes, Stefania Petrosino, Bethany Parkes, Sarah Ginn and Elizabeth Merrick undertook research into the environmental history of Langshot Bog, Chobham Common National Nature Reserve. This work was in collaboration with Natural England and Surrey Wildlife Trust, and supervised by Mike Simmonds (PhD candidate), Kevin Williams (Technician) and Nick Branch (Head of GES).
This research is their group project for the Part 2 module ‘Research Training for Geographers’. The team spent two days surveying and studying the sedimentary sequence within the bog to reconstruct changes in former vegetation cover and hydrology, and to detect evidence for soil erosion and burning.
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