Charles Perfect

David Pryce
Tory Milner
 
David Gilvear
Centre Director
Nigel Willby
Centre Director
Colin Bull
Senior Consultant
Stuart Bradley
Technician
Charles Perfect
Research Ecologist
Antoine Keruzoré
PhD Research
Alan Law
PhD Research
Melanie Van Niekerk
PhD Research
David Pryce
PhD Research
Fiona Thompson
PhD Reserach
Edward Nelson
PhD Research
 
   

Fiona Thompson BSc. MSc.
Research Student

tel: +44 (0) 7974 715270
e-mail: f.h.thompson@stir.ac.uk / Website

Research

My PhD aims to examine the effect that increased flood frequency from predicted climatic change will have on morphology of river channels and how best to manage these changes in light of the Water Framework Directive which aims to maintain the good ecological status of rivers.  The specific objectives of the project are to: (i) identify channel reaches that will be most sensitive to channel change and nature of that change under future flood scenarios (ii) assess the changes in gravel fluxes in different Scottish river types under future flood scenarios (iii) look at ways in which society can adjust to the predicted changes in channel morphology and (v) prepare management strategies for landowners on how to best manage the morphology changes in the river in terms of land-use and nature conservation.

PhD Project

Prediction of morphological adjustment and societal response to channel instability resulting from increased flood frequency in Scotland

Funding: Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Supervison: Prof David Gilvear, Dr Bob McCulloch, Dr Richard Jefferies (SEPA), Dr Angus Tree (SNH)

Start Date: 1st October 2010

Qualifications

MSc Environmental Sustainability, University of Edinburgh 2008-2009

BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Aberdeen 2004-2008

 

   

Fiona Thompson BSc. MSc.
Research Student

tel: +44 (0) 7974 715270
e-mail: f.h.thompson@stir.ac.uk / Website