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HoTRiverS

Heterogeneity of Temperature in Rivers and Streams

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Coordinator
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM 

Organization address
address: Edgbaston
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B15 2TT
website: www.bham.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website http://www.rivertemperature.net
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-02   to  2019-01-01

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 195˙454.00

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 Project objective

River temperature is important to many freshwater fish species which are highly intolerant of temperature extremes. The growing influence of climate change on European rivers means that fluvial organisms are increasingly threatened by high temperatures, and temperature-driven declines in fish populations are already being observed across Europe. Despite this, ecosystems in certain rivers are resilient to climate change due to the presence of alternating warm and cool habitats. Rivers with high thermal habitat heterogeneity will therefore be increasingly important in sustaining fluvial biodiversity in areas affected by climate change, and a better insight into the drivers of river temperature heterogeneity is essential. However, little is currently known about the spatio-temporal variability of river temperature heterogeneity, and understanding both the nature of this variability and its fundamental driving processes remains a key problem in the river sciences. In light of this, the aim of HoTRiverS is to quantify the spatial and temporal scales of thermal heterogeneity in UK rivers and to infer the controls and processes driving these space-time patterns. This research theme will be addressed following four key objectives: 1. Quantify variability in temperature heterogeneity across the UK using thermal infrared remote sensing. 2. Attribute observed patterns of heterogeneity to key landscape properties using a spatial statistical network model approach. 3. Understand how these landscape properties drive water temperature heterogeneity through using deterministic water temperature models to analyse the energy transfers associated with different landscape types. 4. Explore the sensitivity of river temperature heterogeneity to change by modelling future climate and land-use change scenarios. Through these objectives, we hope to achieve a better understanding of river temperature heterogeneity with a view to preserving critically threatened freshwater habitats.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Stephen J. Dugdale, Christa A. Kelleher, Iain A. Malcolm, Samuel Caldwell, David M. Hannah
Assessing the potential of drone‐based thermal infrared imagery for quantifying river temperature heterogeneity
published pages: 1152-1163, ISSN: 0885-6087, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13395
Hydrological Processes 33/7 2020-01-30
2019 Stephen J. Dugdale, Iain A. Malcolm, David M. Hannah
Drone-based Structure-from-Motion provides accurate forest canopy data to assess shading effects in river temperature models
published pages: 326-340, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.229
Science of The Total Environment 678 2020-01-30
2017 Stephen J. Dugdale, David M. Hannah, Iain A. Malcolm
River temperature modelling: A review of process-based approaches and future directions
published pages: 97-113, ISSN: 0012-8252, DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.10.009
Earth-Science Reviews 175 2019-04-18

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