New research: Structured elicitation to estimate instream infrastructure passability for European eels (Anguilla anguilla)

At the height of the first Covid19 lockdown in the UK, nine experts generously gave their time and expertise to help us improve estimates of the passability of different infrastructures for European eels (Anguilla anguilla). We are pleased to announce that the fruits of their labours have just been published here in Conservation Science and […]

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Journey with Rivers at Metamorffosis Festival

Hello! Daphne and Steph will be continuing their Underwater Haiku activities on a Journey with Rivers during the Metamorffosis Festival taking place in Gwynedd / Anglesey area in north Wales. Journey with Rivers event will take place from 1400-1600 on Saturday 26 June! If you are 18 years or older, will be in North Wales […]

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Understanding Differences Between Lakes and Reservoirs

Understanding Differences Between Lakes and Reservoirs Penny Beames and I published an article today in the journal Frontiers for Young Minds where we present differences between lakes and reservoirs, and why it matters for people and nature. Our article was reviewed by students (ages 14-17) at Peru iGEM Team. The full article is shared below […]

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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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Culverts – the major threat to fish you’ve probably never heard of

You probably cross rivers every day without realising it. Beneath the concrete underfoot are culverts – tunnels installed under roads and railways that allow rivers to pass from one side to the other. Like bridges, culverts allow people to cross rivers, but unlike bridges, culverts often don’t allow the fishes living in those rivers to […]

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Exploring your local river on Google Earth

We can learn about and visit our local rivers, but sometimes we might like to learn different things and see more of the river than we can do by visiting it locally. How can we do that?  One way is to use tools like Google Earth that project satellite imagery onto our computer screens, allowing […]

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