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International Riverprize Now Open!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Applications for the 2017 Thiess International Riverprize are now open!

Any organisation or partnership who has implemented a successful program of activities benefiting a river, lake, wetland or estuary, in any part of the world, is encouraged to apply.

The winner will be announced at the Riverprize Gala Dinner in Brisbane on 19th September 2017, receiving AU$200,000 in prize money from the Bert & Vera Thiess Foundation.

Applications close 24th March 2017.

Beaver Reintroduction Opinions - Research Invitation

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Take part in this survey on beaver reintroduction.

This research is being carried out as part of a nationwide evaluation of attitudes towards the reintroduction of the Eurasian Beaver to Great Britain, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council. This piece of research is being conducted from an independent and impartial standpoint meaning that all views would be welcomed and it may be of great interest to many organisations and individuals.

The aims of the research include:

Job Opportunity with the Forestry Commission

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Forestry Commission is looking to recruit a new Wetland Restoration Officer in the New Forest. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Forestry Commission team in a valued and varied role, based in Lyndhurst, Hampshire. The successful candidate will play a key part in planning and delivering stream and mire restoration projects in the New Forest. These are part of the largest wetland restoration project of its type in Europe. We are looking for somebody with a good track record of designing and preparing practical wetland restoration plans.

Coalburn 2020

Monday, January 30, 2017

The effect of forests on river discharge is an important question that is highly topical at the moment. The Coalburn2020 experiment was set up to see if we can predict now the future hydrological impact resulting from current felling of some of the mature forest. Have a look at the website for more information.


Morden Hall Park Wetlands

Friday, January 27, 2017

Improved access and restored habitats at Morden Hall Park!

A brand new boardwalk has been installed and is now open at Morden Hall Park, allowing visitors to take a journey through the wetlands and get up close to nature as never before. Coming soon in 2017 there will also be equipment available to loan for free, allowing you to explore the creatures and plants with binoculars, pond dipping kits and ID guides!

PhD Opportunity - Natural Flood Risk Management

Friday, January 27, 2017

A NERC Industrial CASE award working with Natural England and FWAG (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group) on Natural Flood Risk Management. The deadline for applications is the 6th February, 2017.

The title is 'Quantifying the efficacy of in-situ Natural Flood Management (NFM) through monitoring and model predictions including uncertainty’

There is both a fieldwork and computer modelling component and the PhD will work closely with Natural England and FWAG so opportunities to deliver science into impact for endusers.