Tag Archives: river

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 coast is a good place to write poetry

My PhD Poem: Brown Cow

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

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.

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?

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?