This module aims to provide the key knowledge and understanding necessary to support the development of management strategies for rivers. Students will examine catchment and river system processes, focussing on the interaction between hydrology, geomorphology and ecology. Human impacts on river systems will be explored at a range of spatial and temporal scales and options for the environmentally-sensitive management of rivers, floodplains and catchments will be considered.
Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.
Dr Michael Chadwick
and Dr Rob Francis
8 (2hour) lectures/seminars + 1 field day to introduce the course project
Module assessment - more information
One 4,000 word report in two sections, comprising (1) a literature review as context to (2) a restoration project report (100%, with each section worth 50%)