CLAD is a NERC-funded knowledge exchange (KE) project hosted by the Universities of Glasgow (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences) and Stirling (School of Biological & Environmental Sciences). CLAD promotes improved understanding and management of carbon losses from terrestrial environments via catchment drainage systems. Stakeholders include regulators, developers, consultants and equipment suppliers.
There is currently a significant gap in scoping and environmental impact assessments on the effect of peatland disturbance of organic rich soils e.g. peatlands. This knowledge exchange project will:
- Improve dialogue between groups interested in peatland functioning and management.
- Disseminate understanding for monitoring carbon export and water quality in fluvial systems.
- Develop best practise carbon loss mitigation measures for peatland environments.