The mega migratory Salmonid of Mongolia

Hello FIRE Lab followers! My name is Kherlen Shinebayar! I am a student at Swansea University, but originally from Mongolia. I am working with FIRE Lab on several projects related to mapping instream infrastructure, and this summer I will be starting my own research project about fragmentation of rivers in Mongolia and how this influences […]

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Migratory tactics of freshwater invertebrates

In the build up to world fish migration day, we recently publicized that here at the FIRE lab, we would discuss and showcase different migratory tactics of various freshwater species. Within aquatic environments like rivers, lakes and ponds, fauna migrate in a multitude of ways across different scales, from individual meters to hundreds of kilometres. […]

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Addressing challenges at road-river crossings

Last week, FIRE Lab hosted a one-day workshop with collaborators Maria Pregnolato (Bristol Uni), and Carlos Cabo and Pipo Roces (Swansea Uni). The focus of the workshop was on bridges, particularly those occur where roads cross over rivers (what we refer to as road-river crossings). At the workshop, we shared ideas about methods and strategies […]

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Art Up A Mountain

On a freezing Sunday morning in mid-November,  I set out with Steph to walk Nant Tawe Fechan, from Tafarn y Garreg to the Tawe’s source high on the Brecon Beacons, making art as we went along. Technically not mountains, hills, but that’s a matter of elevation. We wanted to try out a few different art […]

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From Swansea to Solihull

Happy Friday readers! Yesterday, I swapped my usual routine of researching freshwater invertebrates, to teaching them to primary school children this week. For this, I visited Sharmans Cross Junior School (Solihull, West Midlands), who hosted a water day for their year 5 group (ages 9-10) so that the students could learn about how our precious […]

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