Hydroecology and the fine sediment conundrum: Quantifying, mitigating and managing the issues, Loughborough

6 July, 2016 | 10:00 - 17:00

The erosion of is recognised as a major cause of habitat and ecological degradation
The erosion of is recognised as a major cause of habitat and ecological degradation

About this event

The erosion, transport and deposition of fine sediment associated with anthropogenic activities in urban and agricultural settings, is widely recognised to be a major cause of habitat and ecological degradation.

Developing a greater understanding of fine sediment fluxes (suspended sediment, sediment deposition and ingress of fines into hyporheic substrates) and the implications for aquatic habitats and ecology is essential for the development of appropriate mitigation and management techniques.

The implementation of increasing numbers of river restoration schemes as a result of habitat degradation reflects the need for increased awareness and understanding of sediment sources, transport pathways and impacts, in combination with appropriate monitoring and management of aquatic ecosystems.

Speakers

Speakers for this talk will include:

Dr Gary Bilotta (University of Brighton)

‘Detecting the impacts of fine sediment?’

Prof. Adrian Collins (Rothamsted Research)

‘Mitigating excessive fine sediment loss to rivers from agriculture’

Dr Chris Extence and Richard Chadd (Environment Agency)

‘A new approach to the monitoring of deposited fine sediment in rivers and streams’.

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