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Freshwater Communities and the Riverfly Partnership.


The Freshwater Biological Association is to become the Riverfly Partnership host from April 2017. The Riverfly Partnership is an independent organisation operating through charitable status of the Freshwater Biological Association. It consists of a network of over 100 supporting organisations representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant statutory bodies. With over 2400 active volunteers, 35 regional hubs and 1700 sites being monitored, the Riverfly Partnership is an excellent example of citizen science and community involvement in environmental monitoring and management.

Women in the History of Natural Sciences

The Society for the History of Natural History's summer conference will be on the theme of Women in the History of Natural Sciences, to take place in the Lake District, at the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus on Thursday 15th June and at the Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey, on Friday 16th June 2017. 

This meeting will focus on the lives, work and stories of less well-known women who have made significant contributions to the life and earth sciences, whether as female virtuosi/ amateurs or as pioneering professionals. Participants can register for both one or two days.

Early careers, fine sediment and hydroecology: Supporting Good Ecological Status through research

Workshop for PhD students and early career researchers
Environment Agency, Reading. 27 July 2017

Erosion, transport and deposition of fine sediment (organic and inorganic particles <2mm in diameter) are fundamental processes in the hydrogeomorphic cycle, and river systems require a constant supply in order to function. However, excessive sediment delivery can cause serious deleterious effects to aquatic systems both in suspension and by deposition. This is one of the leading causes for failure to meet Good Ecological Status as set out by the EU Water Framework Directive.

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