Expanding global instream infrastructure inventories through participatory science

Guest post by Aaron Whittemore Hi everyone! I am Aaron. I am a collaborator with FIRE Lab and am currently working as a science communications specialist after receiving my Master’s at Virginia Tech in the US. Today, I’m sharing newly published research that I led with a team of people from around the world to […]

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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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Reflections from ‘Sacred Rivers and Climate Change’ at London’s Climate Action Week

The UK parliament is the first in the world to declare a climate emergency, and in turn the capital city launched its first climate action week (EcoWatch, 2019). The London Climate Action Week had more than 150 events taking place around the city, bringing people together across many sectors to identify solutions and find new […]

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How can you model ecological trends across entire stream networks?

Happy Friday readers! This week’s blog post describes a workshop that I attended recently in Idaho, USA on spatially mapping environmental and ecological responses across entire stream networks. A key part of our studies at FIRE lab are to examine the connectivity of waterbodies and how river fragmentation influences instream biota. The Spatial-Stream-Network (SSN) Models […]

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