Aberdeen's Hydrology Group, The Northern Rivers Institute, has recently had a number of opportunities to exchange ideas and prepare for future work on national and international stages.
Some highlights include:
- Chris Soulsby successfully secured funding (ca. £65K) for a PhD studentship through the MarCRF (Marine Collaboration Research Forum) partnership between the Scottish Government’s Marine Science Scotland (MSS) and the University. The project on ‘Understanding the influence of climate change on Atlantic salmon: opportunities for mitigation’ will be co-supervised by Dr Iain Malcolm at the MSS Freshwater Laboratory.
- Doerthe Tetzlaff presented an invited keynote entitled ‘What happens when it rains? - Water storage and runoff generation in upland catchments’ at the national meeting of the Royal Meteorological Society on "Mountain Hydrometeorology" in Perth, Scotland in June.
- Jeff McDonnell, 6th Century Chair in Hydrology, was elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
- Josie Geris was elected as the new Chair of the European Geosciences Union’s (EGU) Hydrology Section's Ecohydrology Technical Committee, and will serve from 2015 to 2018.
- The Aberdeen Water Initiative, led by Doerthe Tetzlaff, welcomed Professor Gordon Grant (Oregon State University and research hydrologists at the USDA Forest Service) to Aberdeen, where he visited the field sites of the NRI in Deeside, gave a talk within the “Aberdeen Water Seminar series” and met with colleagues for discussion and collaborative ideas. Gordon’s research interests are in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, river morphodynamics, sediment transport and implications of climate change.