environmental hydrogeologist with research strengths in environmental engineering and numerical modelling of fluid dynamics, coupled inverse groundwater flow and solute transport modelling, characterisation of contaminated sites, GIS applications and spat
Turbulence statistics of open-channel flow over a rough bed; Transport and deposition of fine sediment in open channels; Turbulence statistics of flow in compound open channels; Turbulent flow through idealized emergent vegetation;
amphibian, otter and crayfish ecology and the ecology of ephemeral upland pools; the impact of roads on wildlife, to environmental impact assessment, from river habitat restoration to Indus River Dolphins and from ecotourism to bio-filtration.
modelling of open channel flows; flood routing in the lower Yellow River, China; modelling sediment-bacteria interaction in surface waters; motor vehicles in floodwaters; flash floods in urban areas. Severn tidal barrage.
Fluvial and coastal geomorphology; development of riparian habitat along meandering rivers across a range of geographic settings; mitigate flood risk along managed rivers by restoring the natural dynamics; dynamics that enhance topographic complexity im
Population and community ecology, climate change and biodiversity. The effect of climate change on wetland ecosystems ; Climate change and dynamic sediment controls on stream organisms: a case study in the Severn Catchment
Parasites in fish ; Life history traits (transmission dynamics, host specificity, virulence and reproduction) of gyrodactylids and their impact on host fitness.
Host genetic diversity and parasite resistance; Parasite molecular taxonomy and epidemiology
Using the invasive bank vole in the Republic of Ireland as a model system I am carrying out a multi-disciplinary investigation of the role of parasites in the population dynamics of invasive species, using molecular ecology, immunology, and social network
weather radars, rain gauges and numerical weather prediction models for hydrological purposes; Sensitivity of the Weather Research & Forecasting (WRF) model to downscaling ratios and storm types in rainfall simulation; uncertainty for extreme events in
Effects of sewage discharges, diffuse pollution and meteorological factors on the microbiological quality of coastal waters; Microbiological water quality issues affecting commercial shellfisheries; Catchment-level pollution assessments; Environmental con
UK National River Flow Archive; Secretary, UK Committee for National and International Hydrology (UK National Committee for the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme and WMO Hydrology and Water Resources Programme); Member, British Standards Committ
modelling river systems to represent the transport and processes within the river network; the linkage between hydrological models and other areas of research e.g. estuaries, lakes, aquatic ecology, agriculture, economics, the Water Framework Directive
global change effects of land use; climate change and atmospheric deposition on biodiversity and other ecosystem services; plant-soil interactions and their influence on carbon and nitrogen cycles in peatlands and grasslands
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