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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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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The quest for dam data – #DamOrNot 2/2

In last week’s blog post, I wrote about #DamOrNot, a weekly game I host on Twitter, and shared definitions and imagery of different infrastructure we commonly encounter in the game. This week I’ll work to address a few questions that came through on Twitter. A few of these questions came from Michiel Jorisson, an active […]

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Getting to know freshwater ecosystems around Swansea

After our blog post introducing the FIRE lab at Swansea University and our research backgrounds, I was keen to further explore and share about the local freshwater environments around Swansea. As a freshwater ecologist, I was enthused to explore the flora and fauna inhabiting local waterbodies across the region. Luckily, Swansea and its surrounding area […]

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