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Rachel Stubbington

Professor in River Ecology, Nottingham Trent University

Professor Rachel Stubbington is a Professor of River Ecology at Nottingham Trent University, where she is leading the Health of the Environment research group. Rachel has a PhD in river ecology, which explored the aquatic invertebrate community dynamics in ‘temporary’ river ecosystems—rivers which sometimes dry. Her current research focuses on collaborating with river managers to develop ways to assess the ecological health of temporary rivers.

Rachel has authored and co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers and three book chapters in the discipline of freshwater ecology, She regularly presents her research at international conferences, including several invited keynote presentations. She is an elected fellow of the Freshwater Biological Association, as well as an elected member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and the Royal Society of Biology. She is Editor in Chief for the journal Fundamental and Applied Limnology and a member of the British Ecological Society Peer Review College. She supervises the BSc, graduate, PhD and post-doctoral members of her research team, typically in collaboration with industry partners.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Ecology, Nottingham Trent University


  • 2011 
    Loughborough University, PhD / Freshwater Ecology