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Professor of Aquatic Science, University of Leeds

I am Professor of Aquatic Science. Within the River Basin Processes and Management research group, I lead research on river ecosystems and aquatic ecology. Through my research I aim to increase understanding of how aquatic ecosystem biodiversity and functional processes respond to environmental change.

I am a freshwater ecologist with a particular interest in river ecosystems. My work crosses several research fields (population and community ecology, hydrology and geomorphology). I work on river ecosystems in cold regions (alpine, arctic), the effects of catchment management (e.g. land-use, reservoir environmental-flows) on aquatic ecosystems, and aquatic food webs.

Administratively, I have previously held the roles of Director of Research and led the Leeds School of Geography submission to REF2021. i am currently an Associate Director of the water@leeds research centre.


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    Professor of Aquatic Science, University of Leeds