Wading out of Winter: Water Voley Surveys on the Ver

Although much of an ecologist’s work is typically associated with the onset of spring and the beginning of the ‘survey season’ which is now underway, the winter time provides an important window of opportunity to carry out a range of tasks which are made simply impractical by the annual bloom of foliage and vegetation. One habitat which can be particularly difficult to survey thoroughly during the summer months is riverbanks, which quickly become obscured by tall, flourishing stands of marginal vegetation such as Glyceria and Carex.

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