Riverfly Conference 2016
Riverfly Conference 2016

Riverfly Conference 2016

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Natural History Museum

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4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference

Riverfly Monitoring and Beyond

Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London

17 November 2016

The conference will bring together organisations and individuals participating in the Riverfly Partnership and the Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI).  The morning will focus on the role that ARMI plays within participating organisations. In the afternoon the theme will be on additional monitoring that volunteers can do to improve their knowledge of their rivers.

10:00          Registration and refreshments          Foyer Flett Theatre


10:55          Introductions                                      Steve Brooks Chair, Riverfly Partnership

11:00          Welcome                                            Dr Tim Littlewood Head of Life Sciences

                                                                              Natural History Museum

ARMI within organisations             Chair          Charles Rangeley-Wilson Norfolk Rivers Trust

11:10          ARMI & the Environment Agency      Sarah Chare, Deputy Director of

                                                                             Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology

                                                                             Environment Agency

11:40          The Power of Freshwater                  Dr Bill Brierley CEO,

                   Communities                                     Freshwater Biological Association

12:00          Citizen Crane: ARMI as part of a       Rob Gray

                   suite of Citizen Science                     Friends of the Crane River Environment


12:20          ARMI and the Rivers Trusts              Tony Bostock CEO, Severn Rivers Trust

12:45          Riverfly photographic competition    Finalists and prize giving

13:00-14:00                   LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING


Monitoring beyond ARMI               Chair           Prof. Steve Ormerod Cardiff University

14:00          Tracking recovery of a lowland          Prof. Guy Woodward Imperial College

                   river after a pesticide spill                         

14:20          Adapting ARMI to monitor                 Ruth Craig & Will Bartle

                   siltation and low flows                        Lincolnshire Chalk Stream Project

14:40          Water chemistry monitoring for          Neil Bailey Senior Programme

                   citizen scientists                                 Manager, Freshwater Watch       

15:00          Monitoring riverfly diversity using      Dr Kat Bruce Nature Metrics

                   environmental DNA                                   

15:20          Assessing the effectiveness of           Dr Murray Thompson

                   river ecosystem restoration                University College London

15:40          River invertebrate identification         Paul Knight CEO, Salmon & Trout

                   and monitoring                                   Conservation UK  

16:00                               CLOSE


How do I get to the event?

The Natural History Museum, is situated within five minutes walk of South Kensington Underground station, which is on the Piccadilly Line, District Line and Circle Line.

Entrance to the event is via the Exhibition Road entrance to the museum.

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