New! Reflections on the co-creation of Shout Trout Workout published in People and Nature

Reflections from the Team: Co-creating visual media about ecological processes for young people has just been published in a special issue of People and Nature. It is the result of a team effort by FIRE Lab, comics creator Ethan Kocak and media production company TankThink to create a comic and music video to engage 8-14 […]

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#FishInThePost: Atlantic Salmon

This week’s #FishInThePost question was, ‘In Welsh Folklore I am considered ‘the oldest and wisest of the animals’, which Welsh fish am I?’. The answer we were looking for was Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), and it was correctly guessed by Vicky Stein (aka @AgentRedSquirrl on Twitter). Nice work, Vicky! Thank you for all your continued […]

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FIRE lab goes international – Attending a workshop on ecosystem services in Brazil.

Happy Friday readers! This week’s blog post describes a workshop that I (James White) recently attended in Brazil. After joining the FIRE lab team in August, I have been hoping to undertake a stronger, inter-disciplinary approach to my studies. Given that my research background has entailed examining ecological processes within river environments (see here), one […]

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#FishInThePost: Common Roach

This week’s #FishInThePost question linked to the common name of the fish species that we had in mind, and to a common name for a common insect. Our question was, ‘which Welsh freshwater fish has a common name the same as an insect that people also eat?’ James Stovold was the first to guess the […]

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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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#FishInThePost – River Lamprey

Our question for the week contained two fun facts about lampreys: the death of a member of the royal family and their disappearance in otter poop. Three species of lamprey occur in freshwater ecosystems in Wales: the Brook Lamprey (Lampetra planeri), the River Lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis), and the Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). This week’s #FishInThePost […]

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