Category Chalk streams

My PhD Poem: Brown Cow

Writing a poem about your PhD can be surprisingly satisfying. Mmm.

The River Itchen

Threats to English chalk streams – Part 2

The final blog post in the series – Trev Bond discusses four more threats to English chalk streams

A modified tributary of the River Itchen

Threats to English chalk streams – Part 1

English chalk streams, like many English rivers, are under threat. Here we consider three of several forcing factors.

A tributary of the River Itchen at Winchester

Why are English chalk streams important?

Why are chalk streams important? In the third blog post in the series we consider the unique ecological value of these groundwater-dominated rivers.

Clear waters and gravel bed substrate on the Itchen River

The characteristics of English chalk streams

The second in a series of blogs looking at English chalk streams. This time, what is it that characterises these lowland rivers?

In the field

Geography Fieldwork: It’s amazing

Everyone loves fieldwork. It’s one of the reasons to be a Geographer! So what do we get up to?

Winnall Moors on the Itchen River

An introduction to England’s chalk streams: origins and history

The first in a series of blog posts discussing English chalk streams. In this post, Trev Bond explains where our chalk streams have come from.