DavidGilvear

  • Professor of River Science - University of Plymouth

Research interests

River science examines the interaction between hydrology, geomorphology and ecology in riverine ecosystems with the ultimate aim of informing and enhancing river management and rehabilitation.

My specific interest lies in:

  • understanding the behaviour of natural river channel morphology
  • how river systems are impacted by human activity
  • how better we can manage river systems to meet the needs of the river environment and society in the 21st century.

I also have been involved in research and knowledge exchange relating to wetland water budget quantification, vulnerability of wetlands to groundwater abstraction and dissolved organic carbon loss from peatlands affected by windfarm development.