The aims of the project were to:
- Design a method to measure stemflow in oak trees but could be adapted to other species
- Compare the stemflow in different stands in terms of their diameter, position in relation to one another (dominant and submissive) and branching
- Look at past papers and research into stemflow of oak trees and other species
- Use data collected to complete accurate water budget for ‘Level II’ plot at Alice Holt.
Ten stemflow collectors were installed at the Alice Holt Level II forest monitoring plot in a pilot study undertaken by Matthew Williams in 2002-3.
Description of pilot study and results obtained (PDF-825K)
(BSc dissertation - University of Southampton 2004)
Final stemflow collector design
Automated stemflow collector