Risk Assessment of Vectors of Invasive Species into Windermere Survey

My name is Lucy Stevens, a Masters student at the University of Cumbria. I am researching the vectors of introduction of invasive non-native species (INNS) into Windermere and coming up with a risk assessment. This forms part of my dissertation working alongside South Cumbria Rivers Trust. This research will hopefully provide a detailed picture of pathways of introduction of INNS to Windermere. This will help in future efforts to keep Windermere free from invasive species and in turn protect the environment, water user's health also activities taking place on the water. This research may be important as the results may be applied to the whole Lake District which may help create steps to avoid this becoming a problem.
This survey is aimed at recreational water users and is designed to gain an insight of water based activities and awareness around invasive non-native species (INNS) as well. Please be as honest as you can in your answers as this will help identify problem areas and help address the best ways to overcome these.

PARTICIPATION
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in the research or exit the survey at any time. You are free to decline to answer any questions you do not wish to answer for any reason.
All questions marked with an asterisk (*) require an answer.


CONFIDENTIALITY
Your survey answers will be sent to a link at SurveyMonkey.com where data will be stored in a password protected electronic format. Survey Monkey does not collect personal information such as your name, email address, or IP address. Therefore, your responses will remain anonymous. No one will be able to identify you or your answers, and no one will know whether you participated in the study or not.

CONTACT
If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, you may contact myself by email at s1713022@uni.cumbria.ac.uk

If you agree to the terms of this questionnaire, click "OK" to carry on with the survey.

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