Category Archives: Ecology

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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What about beavers?

My first research projects were on logjams, looking at their abundance, distribution, form and function. These logjams were naturally occurring as a result of wood being “recruited” to the channel via wind throw or overbank transport. However ever since I … Continue reading

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Fracking and River Management

Recently the UK government has announced it is to push ahead with the exploration of shale gas seams (fracking) throughout the country. This news has been met with strong protests, notably from environmental lobby groups. The debate however has become … Continue reading

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The Inaugural England River Prize

Trevor Bond introduces the Inaugural England River Prize! Continue reading

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What is River Restoration?

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time; What is River Restoration? I’ve started, abandoned, rewritten and gone off on tangents with it a dozen times as although it seems a simple question it touches … 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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A review of River Management MSc courses

This article was amended on 04th April to include courses at Leeds and Kings, as well as bursary information where this is readily provided by universities. If you want to forge a career as a professional in the water management … Continue reading

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