Category Archives: Chalk streams

Can we justify preserving landscapes for heritage?

This is a post I’ve mulling over for nearly a year on and off. As a society we now commonly restore rivers to improve water quality or for ecological benefits, and as recent posts on here have demonstrated we may … Continue reading

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A geomorphological assessment of Constable’s landscapes

John Constable is recognised as one of the great English Romantic landscape painters and many of his paintings are of rivers. In a slightly tongue-in-cheek post I want to explore the geomorphology of some of his chosen subjects to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Monday morning – a poem about cows pooing in rivers

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
So it’s good to have a healthy laugh at yourself once in a while, right? Nice to be able to just let go and be creative. A PhD can be pretty…

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The fluvial geomorphology of East Anglia: a history lesson

East Anglia has some of the most interesting geomorphology in the whole of the UK. Trev Bond explains why. Continue reading

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Threats to English chalk streams – Part 2

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
Four more threats to English chalk streams, following on from the previous blog post in this series: catchment-scale land-use change; allochthonous nutrient inputs; urbanisation; and neglect. Catchment-scale land-use change As well as…

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Threats to English chalk streams – Part 1

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
So far in this blog series we’ve looked at what English chalk streams are, where they come from, and why they’re important. In this fourth installment (the first of a two-parter),…

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Why are English chalk streams important?

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
We’ve looked at where chalk streams come from and their characteristics. Now it’s time to consider why English chalk streams are important. The ecological significance of England’s chalk rivers is internationally…

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