Category Archives: paper review

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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The dynamics of large wood in forest rivers – part 2

In a previous post I described the main findings from a recent paper I had accepted in the journal Water Resources Research. The study looked at the movement of pieces of large wood by using numbered aluminium tags and repeatedly … Continue reading

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The dynamics of large wood in forest rivers – new research paper

I have a bit of cutting edge science for you today in the shape of a summary of a recently accepted paper of mine from the journal Water Resources Research. This paper covers a small side project from my PhD … Continue reading

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The rise of “river restoration”

I read Simon’s (a.k.a. @woodinrivers) great blog post on defining river restoration, and the differences between restoration, rehabilitation, re-creation and enhancement. To build on this further, I thought it would be interesting to provide some brief statistics (via Scopus) on … Continue reading

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Perceptions of naturalness in rivers

Loosely connected to my ongoing series of posts about river restoration I thought I would review a few scientific papers that I think are some of the most illuminating on the relationship between humans and rivers. The two key papers … Continue reading

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