Outcomes have been organized by three main sections: (I) abstracts, conferences and papers, (II) methods and workflows, and (III) information sheets, meetings and reports. You will be able to download some of the outcomes following the links and at the bottom of this page.
(I) ABSTRACTS, CONFERENCES AND PAPERS
European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 2014
Béjar, B.; Gibbins, C.; Vericat, D.; Batalla, R.J.; Buendia, C.; Lobera, G. (2014): Impact of gravel mining on benthic invertebrate communities in a highly dynamic gravel-bed river: an integrated methodology to link geomorphic disturbances and ecological status. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-10446. (POSTER)
Vericat, D.; Muñoz-Narciso, E.; Béjar, M.; Tena, A.; Brasington, J.; Gibbins, C.; Batalla, R.J. (2014): From the air to digital landscapes: generating reach-scale topographic models from aerial photography in gravel-bed rivers. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-9411. (ORAL)
Braided Rivers Workshop, June 2014
Béjar M.; Gibbins C.; Vericat D.; Batalla R.J.; Buendía C.; Lobera G. (2014): Impact of gravel mining on benthic invertebrate communities in a dynamic gravel-bed river: linking ecological status to geomorphic disturbance. Braided Rivers Workshop Die (France), 23rd – 27th June 2014. (POSTER)
Ramos-Madrona, E.; Vericat, D.; Batalla, R.J. (2014): Morphosedimentary dynamics in a gravel bed river: the Upper Cinca (NE Iberian Peninsula). Braided Rivers Workshop Die (France), 23rd – 27th June 2014. (POSTER)
Spanish Society for Geomorphology Meeting, September 2014
(you can downolad the extended abstarct by using the link in the title; and the presentation or poster by using the link at the end of the reference)
Béjar, M.; Gibbins, C.N.; Vericat, D.; Batalla, R.J.; Buendía, C.; Lobera, G. (2014): Integrated methods to study the impact of gravel mining on benthic invertebrate communities in a highly dynamic gravelbed river. In: Schnabel, S.; Gómez-Gutierrez, A. (eds): Avances de la Geomorfología en España 2012-2014. XIII Reunion Nacional de Geomorfologia. ISBN: 978-84-617-1123-9, Universidad de Extremadura, Càceres, 20-23. (ORAL)
Muñoz-Narciso, E.; Béjar, M.; Tena, A.; Vericat, D.; Ramos, E.; Brasington, J.; Gibbins, C.N.; Batalla, R.J. (2014): Generación de modelos topográficos a partir de fotogrametria digital automatizada en un río de gravas altamente dinámico. In: Schnabel, S.; Gómez-Gutierrez, A. (eds): Avances de la Geomorfología en España 2012-2014. XIII Reunion Nacional de Geomorfologia. ISBN: 978-84-617-1123-9, Universidad de Extremadura, Càceres, 335-338. (POSTER)
Vericat, D.; Batalla, R.J.; Gibbins, C.N.; Brasington, J.; Tena, A.; Béjar, M.; Muñoz-Narciso, E.; Ramos, E.; Lobera, G.; Buendía, C.; López-Tarazón, J.A.; Smith, M.; Wheaton, J.; López, R.; Verdú, J.; Palau, A. (2014): Coupling channel morphology and ecological diversity in a gravel bed river: MorphSed conceptual approach and experimental design. Schnabel, S.; Gómez-Gutierrez, A. (eds): Avances de la Geomorfología en España 2012-2014. XIII Reunion Nacional de Geomorfologia. ISBN: 978-84-617-1123-9, Universidad de Extremadura, Càceres, 167-170. (POSTER)
Vericat, D.; Smith, M.; Muñoz-Narciso, E. (2014): Automatic digital photogrammetry in geomorphology: data collection and quality at multiple spatial scales. In: Schnabel, S.; Gómez-Gutierrez, A. (eds): Avances de la Geomorfología en España 2012-2014. XIII Reunion Nacional de Geomorfologia. ISBN: 978-84-617-1123-9, Universidad de Extremadura, Càceres, 351-354. (ORAL)
Vericat, D.; Ramos, E.; Brasington, J.; Muñoz, E.; Béjar, M.; Gibbins, C.; Batalla, R.J.; Tena, A.; Smith, M.; Wheaton, J. (2016): Multi-temporal topographic models in fluvial systems: are accuracies enough to change the temporal and spatial scales of our studies?. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 17, EGU2015-10452, 2015
Tena, A.; Béjar, M.; Muñoz, E.; Ramos E.; Lobera, G.;
López-Tarazón, J.A.; Gibbins, C.; Batalla, R.J.; Piqué, G.; Vericat, D. (2016): Suspended sediment transport during in-channel gravel mining: spatial and temporal dynamics. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 17, EGU2015-13723, 2015
Gravel Bed Rivers and Disasters. 8th Int'l Gravel Bed River Workshop (Japón, 2015)
11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (Febrero 2016)
(II) METHODS AND WORKFLOWS
MorphSed data structure (and associated methods) has been designed after a series of meetings, field work campaigns and several reviews between the team. The following diagram shows a summary:
MorphSed data strutcture: main variables and a brief decription of methods.
Specifically, as main outcome in this preliminary phase, we present the final workflow elaborated to obtain channel topography and aerial photographs.
MorphSed surface modelling workflow
(III) INFORMATION SHEETS, MEETINGS AND REPORTS
All team members have received several emails with specific information about the progress of the project. A distribution list has created by the PI of the project to keep all members up to date and inform about all job opportunities in the background of the project. The project is supporting a Hydrometric Technician and a PhD student. Additionally, the University of Lleida has funded a PhD student to work in the background of MorphSed as well. Several meetings have been organized with multiple objectives (staff training, field work planning etc.). Two Information Sheets were elebaorated and re-distributed to all members in order to provide the status of the project (November 2013 and 2014). This Information Sheet (Volume 1 and Volume 2) can be downloaded using the hyperlinks or at the bottom of this page. Specifically, worth to mention the following meetings and workshops:
1. Overseas Meeting: meeting during a field work campaign in the River Feshie (May 12th-18th 2013) in which the 4 of the overseas MophSed participants (JB, JW, MS and CG) and the PI (DV) were participating. In this field campaign they applied different methods and methodologies relevant for MorphSed too. Specifically, these recalled in: (I) topographic data acquisition combining geomatics and remote sensing methods, (II) bed material characterization by means of direct and indirect approaches, (III) flow hydraulics by ADCPs and (IV) bed mobility by means of tracers and bed velocity measurements by ADCPs. This provided a unique opportunity to test some of the methods before the project starts (properly). Channel morphology and bed materials in the Feshie mimic the conditions we will have in the Upper Cinca (MorphSed study site), therefore this was a unique opportunity to re-phrase the MorphSed sampling design accordingly if necessary, and derive the final experimental desing (data structure, methods and workflows). This was an essential preliminary task of the project.
2. Meetings with the Ebro Water Authorities. Several meetings have been organized with the Ebro Water Authorities. Between these is worth to mention the presentation of the project in July 2013 (see attachment) and several field visits with members of the Ebro Water Authorities and members of the company that direct the gravel mining activities. These last meetings have allowed starting the experimental objective 6. Mainly, the good harmony between all parts (and mutual interests) have facilitated the participation in the design of future gravel mining extractions that will be performed in 2014 Spring in order to mitigate bank erosion in some critical points of the study site. These controlled activities will be key to monitor the link between channel perturbation and ecological diversity status and their evolution.
Pictures during the presnetation of MorhSed in the Ebro Water Authorities central office (Zaragoza).
3. Staff Training. Staff training. Leica provided a one day workshop to train MorpohSed staff (mainly PhD students). This workshop has been crucial and fundamental for the PhD students and the technician. Several aspects regarding to surveying have been introduced. Special emphasis has given in the use of RTK-GPs and TLS. The workshop finalised with an internal training in how to post-process survey data in order to elaborate products.
4. Kick-Off Meeting. The 6th of June 2014 we had the Kick-Off Meeting. In this meeting we presented the status of the project. The general presentation given at the beginning of the meeting can be downloaded here.
5. More seimars ... Joe Wheaton, MorphSed meember, came to visit us. He perfemd a seminar in our department and he visited MorphSed field site, providing new ideas to develop ... We have established the basis for future analysis. Specifically, Ester Ramos has prepared a small project to visit Joe’s team next summer in order to test some hydraulic models.
6. Gravel minig. As can be seen in the Information Sheet Volume 2, we have been sampling and monitoring sediment transport, channel topography and invertebrate drift during in-channel gravel mining this summer … (click here to see more details).