Project team

Dr. Steve Dugdale is a Research Fellow in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham.  He is a physical geographer with a particular interest in river environments.  His research focuses on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to understand physical stream processes and their links to fluvial ecosystems. His particular interests lie in 1) quantifying the mechanisms driving temperature patterns in rivers using thermal infrared remote sensing and temperature modelling, 2) understanding the linkages between physical habitat processes and fisheries ecology and 3) developing new approaches and implementing cutting edge technologies for mapping and visualising river environments.


Professor David Hannah is Professor of Hydrology in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and Director of Research of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. He is Chair-holder for the  UNESCO Chair in Water Sciences at the University of Birmingham.  David is a physical geographer with interdisciplinary research interests focusing on three complementary themes within hydroclimatology (interface between hydrology-climatology): 1) river energy budgets and water temperature dynamics, 2) hydroclimatological processes within alpine, Arctic, mountain and glacierized river basins and 3) climate and river flow regimes. He has cross-cutting interests in ecohydrology/hydroecology, specifically ecological response to hydro-climatological and physico-chemical habitat variability/ change, and development of new methods for monitoring, analysing and modelling environmental dynamics.


Dr Iain Malcolm is the Freshwater Environment Group Leader at the Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory. His research is focused around hydro-ecological problems in fisheries that have management applications and span traditional scientific disciplines. He has particular interests in 1) understanding and predicting river temperature using novel statistical and process based modelling approaches 2) the hydrology and hydrochemistry of upland waters, 3) fish sampling methods, habitat models and assessment approaches and 4) the development and application of strategic, quality controlled monitoring networks for river environments.