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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Tribute for Javier

Este es un homenaje para Javier Maldonado-Ocampo, una persona que dedicó su vida a seguir su pasión, los peces dulceacuícolas. Un investigador que fue más allá del glamur de la ciencia y se sumergió en los ríos buscando cada día comprender mejor a estos vertebrados acuáticos. Un profesor que transmitió a sus alumnos la necesidad […]

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#FishInThePost Tench

Earlier today we tweeted our #FishInThePost question asking ‘the mucus of which fish species has been historically used and boiled by human for medicinal purposes?’. The answer we were looking for was Tench (Tinca tinca), so well done to @DaniRabaiotto for correctly identifying our fish of the week first. Thanks also to @GarethDDaviesEA and @flyfishypete […]

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First #FishInThePost – Bream

What to do with 20 spare blank postcards? Such an opportunity arose after a fundraiser that I ran with my colleague Dani Rabaiotti. I sat with 20 blank postcards for over six months, and chewed over ideas of what to do with them, knowing I couldn’t just let them go to waste. Passionate about underwater […]

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