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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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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How culverts transform rivers

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how the River Tawe harbours a range of flora and fauna despite a long history of neglect and strain inflicted by human activities. While changes in the management of rivers has improved ecological conditions across the catchment, ecosystems supported within the Tawe are still threatened by different […]

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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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