Temporary Rivers & Streams Meeting 2022

Temporary Rivers & Streams Meeting 2022

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Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Clifton Lane


NG11 8NS

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Our 7th Temporary Rivers & Streams Meeting - back on Clifton Campus for the first time since 2019... and streamed live online via Teams.

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0930 BST. On campus registration and coffee ☕🍪

0950 Welcome to the meeting – Judy England/Rachel Stubbington

Session 1: Two topics: mapping t-streams 📌… and plants 🍂

Chair: Cath Sefton

1000 Mathis Messager (INRAE, France/McGill University, Canada)

How many temporary rivers are there – and why should we care?

1015 Romain Sarremejane (INRAE, France)

Leaves in temporary streams: where, when and why does organic matter matter?

1030 Amélie Truchy (INRAE, France)

The DRYvER app: mapping the global extent of wet and dry streams

1045 Chris Mainstone (Natural England, UK)

Progress with priority habitat work in (temporary) rivers and streams

1100 Discussion / break ☕🍪

Session 2: Monitoring and management 🐌

Chairs: Richard Handley and Chloe Hayes

1130 Chloe Hayes (Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Three (and a bit) years in wet and dry streams: insights to inform monitoring, management and restoration

1200 Tory Milner (University of Huddersfield)

Not today succa! Plant colonisation in dry river channels

1215 Kieran Gething (Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Rare temporary river specialist insects: how rare are they really?

1230 John Murray-Bligh (Environment Agency, UK)

Six years on, has the Environment Agency’s interest in temporary rivers changed?

1245 Poster pitches

1300 Lunch including poster viewing ☕🥪🍰


Mélanie Milin (University of Huddersfield): Taxonomic and functional metacommunity assembly in braided intermittent rivers

Session 3: Temporary streams and people 👨‍👩‍👧

Chair: Tim Sykes

1400 Paul J. Wood (Loughborough University)

Richard Chadd In Memoriam talk

1430 Tim Sykes (University of Southampton, UK)

How do winterbournes make you feel? The aquatic–terrestrial moods of temporary chalk streams.

1445 TBC


1500 Alex Deacon (Wessex Rivers Trust, UK)

Working with stakeholders to manage winterbournes

1515 Mike Bogan (University of Arizona)

Benefits and challenges in a multi-stakeholder effort to restore flow and ecosystem function in a dewatered desert river

1530 Discussion

Chair John Murray-Bligh (Environment Agency, UK)

1600 Close

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