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Many lowland rivers in Western Europe have been substantially modified to aid land drainage and support the intensification of agriculture. Although t...Read more
Catchment-scale effects of forestry practices alter stream physical structures and influence composition and abundance of benthic communities. Looking...Read more
Riparian forest harvesting impacts streams in many ways, from altering temperature regimes, shifting geomorphic structure, increasing sediment fluxes ...Read more
Bottom trawling is the most widespread human activity directly affecting seabed habitats. Assessment and effective management of the effects of bottom...Read more
An apparatus is described for separating benthic insects (such as Chironomids, Ephemeroptera and some Trichoptera and Plecoptera) from detritus. Separ...Read more
Many ecosystems are influenced simultaneously by multiple stressors, and the consequences of stressors are often unpredictable on the basis of knowled...Read more
Sea-level rise, storm surges, ageing and wear are forcing upgrades to breakwaters and sea walls to protect coastal areas from erosion and inundation. ...Read more
Managers must understand the effects of stressors on ecosystems in order to identify thresholds of harm but, to be meaningful, thresholds will usually...Read more
Natural England commissioned this project to analyse and report on subtidal sediment grab data collected by the Environment Agency (EA) as part of its...Read more
The nets used in bottom trawl fisheries cause mortality of benthic invertebrates and this can decrease the long-term availability of prey to exploited...Read more