Analysis of the effects of fire on water quality during wetland (peat) fire events - Figure 1:wetland sediment susceptibility.


The occurrence and severity of wetland fires are both increasing, and this appears to be a global phenomenon. The research required conceptual diagrams showing the passage of fire through wetland sediments to gain an understanding of the impact of fire on wetland water quality. In order to achieve this it was necessary to characterise the hydrochemical signature associated with a peat fire event. (PhD, School of Natural Sciences)