Category Geomorphology

River management on the Wooler Water

River restoration: Part 2 – What you shouldn’t do

The second of two posts looking at the DO’s and DONT’s of river restoration

Channel narrowing on the River Wensum

River restoration: Part 1 – What you should do

The first of two posts looking at the DO’s and DONT’s of river restoration

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.

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Notes from a glacier – Finally getting out into the field…

Find out what the Glacsweb team are up to in Iceland this year in the first in a series of blog posts by Alex Clayton.

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.

A cow ramp

Cattle and the freshwater pearl mussel

A rant about a recent episode of Countryfile. Are cattle really to blame for the decline of the freshwater pearl mussel?