Tag Archives: restoration techniques

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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Erosion Control and river restoration success

I’ve done a fair bit of research on the streams of the New Forest national park and have seen first-hand a number of restoration projects as well as the results of many more that have been undertaken in the past … Continue reading

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What to do with lost urban rivers beneath our feet

In his second post on The River Management blog, Adam Broadhead poses the question; what should we do with the lost urban rivers beneath our feet? 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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River restoration: Part 2 – What you shouldn’t do

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
We’ve seen what you should do in terms of river restoration in our last post. Now, what shouldn’t you do? What are the things that cause river restoration schemes to fail?…

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