The Team

The project team has wide and long experience on monitoring and modelling physical and ecological processes in river systems. Part of the group members accounts for more than 15 years of experience in the fields of Fluvial Geomorphology and Freshwater Ecology. Additionally, three additional collaborators have been actively participating.


Figure 1. Summary of the team members and collaborators.

Their research has been funded through a series of continuous competitive peer-reviewed projects at national and international levels. The group carries out systematic fieldwork by means of advanced monitoring techniques, including last-generation terrestrial laser scanning systems, acoustic Doppler profiling, particle radiofrequency tracking systems and high-rank turdidimeters between others; altogether with the objective of assessing fluvial sediment budgets, sediment transport, channel morphodynamics and habitat conditions (e.g. Vericat and Batalla, 2010; López and Barragán, 2008; Brasington, 2010; López-Tarazón et al., 2011; Tena et al., 2011; Malcom et al., 2012). The group also undertakes field experiments to assess interactions between flow, bed structure, sediment entrainment, and macroinvertebrate communities (e.g. Vericat et al., 2008; Gibbins et al., 2010). In addition, the application of the aforementioned advanced monitoring techniques is allowing synergising earth observation and numerical modelling in an unprecedented detail, providing a better understanding of the interactions between fluvial morphodynamics, bed sedimentology, sediment transport, and channel hydraulics in highly dynamics fluvial systems (e.g. Williams et al., 2011). Finally, some group members have direct experience on assessing the effects of gravel-mining and other human impacts in physical and ecological processes and dynamics gravel-bed rivers (e.g. Merz et al., 2006; Batalla and Vericat, 2009). In the following section you can get the specific details of all members and collaborators.

                                            MEMBERS

 
   Damián Vericat








   Ramon J. Batalla



 





   Maria Béjar



 





   James Brasington

 
 



 
  Cristina Buendia



 



     Chris Gibbins

 


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   Gemma Lobera



 




    Raúl López



 






     Jose A. López Taarazón



 





      Efrén Muñoz



 



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    Antoni Palau



 



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     Ester Ramos



 


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      Mark Smith



 




     Álvaro Tena



 

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     Joan Verdú



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     Joe Wheaton




 


                      COLLABORATORS

 
   Carles Balasch




 


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   Celso Garcia




 




    Colin Rennie


 



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