Professor Rachel Stubbington Inaugural Lecture
Diversity in the face of adversity: protecting the aquatic–terrestrial life within ‘temporary’ rivers
Rachel’s research explores the biodiversity within temporary rivers—rivers which are sometimes wet, and sometimes dry. She is committed to working towards better recognition and protection of the aquatic–terrestrial biodiversity within these dynamic ecosystems. Her ultimate goal is to develop, test and implement innovative new approaches that enable managers across and beyond the UK to better monitor, manage and thus protect the biodiversity within temporary rivers.
- From: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 5.30 pm
- To: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7.30 pm
- Registration: 5.30 pm
- Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Teaching and Learning Building, NG11 8NS
- Booking deadline: Monday 23 May 2022, 12.00 am
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Temporary rivers are those that shift between wet and dry states, creating dynamic ecosystems that support high aquatic–terrestrial biodiversity. However, their everchanging instream conditions pose challenges for monitoring and management the ecological health of temporary rivers.
Rachel Stubbington is a Professor of River Ecology in the School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University. Rachel is an international research leader in the discipline of temporary river ecology. Her current research – which is conducted in close collaboration with environmental managers at the Environment Agency – seeks to develop methods to enable effective biomonitoring of the biodiversity within temporary rivers.
Since 2017, Rachel has secured over £250,000 to pursue collaborative research that seeks to monitor and protect the biodiversity within temporary rivers, primarily from the Environment Agency and also from the UKRI Valuing Nature Programme. Rachel is also a Fellow of the Freshwater Biological Association and is actively involved in leading their support for early career freshwater scientists.
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