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Re-introduction of structurally complex wood jams promotes channel and habitat recovery from overwidening: Implications for river conservation (2018)
Journal Article
Sayer, C. D., Henshaw, A. J., Harvey, G. L., Harvey, G., Henshaw, A., Parker, C., & Sayer, C. (2018). Re-introduction of structurally complex wood jams promotes channel and habitat recovery from overwidening: Implications for river conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28(2), 395-407. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2824

Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Large wood is a powerful geomorphic agent in rivers, providing important habitat functions for a range of aquatic organisms, but has been subject to a long history of removal. Internationally, approaches to... Read More about Re-introduction of structurally complex wood jams promotes channel and habitat recovery from overwidening: Implications for river conservation.

Reintroduced large wood modifies fine sediment transport and storage in a lowland river channel (2017)
Journal Article
Sayer, C. D., Harvey, G. L., Henshaw, A. J., Parker, C., Henshaw, A., Harvey, G., & Sayer, C. (2017). Reintroduced large wood modifies fine sediment transport and storage in a lowland river channel. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(11), 1693-1703. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4123

Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This paper explores changes in suspended sediment transport and fine sediment storage at the reach and patch scale associated with the reintroduction of partial large wood (LW) jams in an artificially over-w... Read More about Reintroduced large wood modifies fine sediment transport and storage in a lowland river channel.

Development of ST:REAM: A reach-based stream power balance approach for predicting alluvial river channel adjustment (2015)
Journal Article
Parker, C., Thorne, C., & Clifford, N. (2015). Development of ST:REAM: A reach-based stream power balance approach for predicting alluvial river channel adjustment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(3), 403-413. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3641

River channel sediment dynamics are important in integrated catchment management because changes in channel morphology resulting from sediment transfer have important implications for many river functions. However, application of existing approaches... Read More about Development of ST:REAM: A reach-based stream power balance approach for predicting alluvial river channel adjustment.

Water quality in two Icelandic rivers: The influence of impoundment, agriculture, glaciation and permafrost (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, N., & Parker, C. (2015). Water quality in two Icelandic rivers: The influence of impoundment, agriculture, glaciation and permafrost. Hydrology Research, 46(3), 429-445. https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2014.268

© IWA Publishing 2015. The water quality of Icelandic rivers is controlled by a number of natural and anthropogenic factors interacting at complex spatial and temporal scales. This article presents the findings of a study into the water quality of tw... Read More about Water quality in two Icelandic rivers: The influence of impoundment, agriculture, glaciation and permafrost.

Automatic delineation of functional river reach boundaries for river research and applications (2012)
Journal Article
Thorne, C. R., Clifford, N. J., Parker, C., Parker, C., Clifford, N., & Thorne, C. (2012). Automatic delineation of functional river reach boundaries for river research and applications. River Research and Applications, 28(10), 1708-1725. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.1568

The river reach is a pervasive term within contemporary river research and applications. Yet, despite its prevalence, there is a notable lack of consistency in its definition. This paper identifies the presence of two broad types of reach definition... Read More about Automatic delineation of functional river reach boundaries for river research and applications.

Understanding the influence of slope on the threshold of coarse grain motion: Revisiting critical stream power (2011)
Journal Article
Thorne, C. R., Clifford, N. J., Parker, C., Clifford, N., & Thorne, C. (2011). Understanding the influence of slope on the threshold of coarse grain motion: Revisiting critical stream power. Geomorphology, 126(1-2), 51-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.10.027

This paper investigates the slope-dependent variation in critical mean bed shear stress for coarse grain motion, and evaluates stream power per unit bed area as an alternative threshold parameter. Explanations for observed slope dependency and existi... Read More about Understanding the influence of slope on the threshold of coarse grain motion: Revisiting critical stream power.

Applied fluvial geomorphology for sustainable flood risk management (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Thorne, C., Henshaw, A., Bates, P., Brown, D., Coulthard, T., Gurnell, A., …Warburton, J. (2010, July). Applied fluvial geomorphology for sustainable flood risk management. Paper presented at DEFRA Annual Flood & Coastal Risk Management Conference

The effects of variability in bank material properties on riverbank stability: Goodwin Creek, Mississippi (2008)
Journal Article
Thorne, C. R., Parker, C., Simon, A., & Thorne, C. (2008). The effects of variability in bank material properties on riverbank stability: Goodwin Creek, Mississippi. Geomorphology, 101(4), 533-543. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.02.007

Bank retreat is an important area of research within fluvial geomorphology and is a land management problem of global significance. The Yazoo River Basin in Mississippi is one example of a system which is experiencing excessive erosion and bank insta... Read More about The effects of variability in bank material properties on riverbank stability: Goodwin Creek, Mississippi.