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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Shout Trout for World Fish Migration Day [24 October]!

Check out the Shout Trout Workout! It’s now live on our FIRE Lab Swansea YouTube Channel thanks to a FIRE collaboration with Wes Tank and the creative team at Tank Think and artist Ethan Kocak! View the video and download the comic from Fire Lab Kids [it’s FREE]! The comic has amazing illustrations by Ethan […]

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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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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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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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Mapping for the Global River Obstruction Database

Blog Post by Sayali Pawar In a previous blog post about #DamorNot, Steph mentioned that FIRE Lab collaborates on the Global River Obstruction Database (GROD) project led by researchers at the Global Hydrology Lab. Before I continue, let me introduce myself, my name is Sayali, I’m a physical geographer, and a member of the FIRE […]

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