Dr Laura Quick

  • Research Associate (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Biography

I am a fluvial geomorphologist with a keen interest in understanding how fluvial geomorphic knowledge can be used in an applied approach to improve the livelihoods of communities living in close proximity to rivers.

In May 2021 I completed a NERC E3DTP-funded PhD in the School of GeoSciences at The University of Edinburgh, where I was part of the Land Surface Dynamic group. My PhD focused on how sediment is generated, transported, and deposited downstream in large Himalayan River systems. Throughout my PhD I also took part in knowledge exchange workshops to highlight how research from my PhD could be used to inform flood risk mitigation strategies.

Shortly after completing my PhD, I started as a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow working on the Philippine Catchment Project.  This work focused on understanding how fluvial geomorphic change impacts flood risk in Philippine catchments.

As of August 2021, I am a research Associate at the University of Glasgow working on Project Pamana. This project aims to provide a holistic understanding of the legacy, present and future environmental and ecological impacts of mining on Philippine river systems.






Research interests

My research interests include:

1. Large river morphodynamics;

2. Alluvial fan morphology and sedimentology;

3. Numerical modelling of flood risk in geomorphically dynamic river systems;

4. Climate change impacts on fluvial processes and flood risk;

5. Anthropogenic impacts on river morphology, sediment dynamics, and flood risk (e.g. hard engineering structures and in-channel gravel mining);

6. Capacity building and knowledge exchange

Publications

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2023

Quick, L. , Creed, M. J. , Sinclair, H. D., Attal, M., Borthwick, A. G. L. and Sinha, R. (2023) Hyperconcentrated floods cause extreme gravel transport through the sandy rivers of the Gangetic Plains. Communications Earth and Environment, 4, 297. (doi: 10.1038/s43247-023-00953-9)

Tolentino, P. L., Boothroyd, R. , Williams, R. , Brierley, G. and Quick, L. (2023) Policy Brief: Making Space for Philippine Rivers. Documentation. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Boothroyd, R. J. et al. (2023) National-scale geodatabase of catchment characteristics in the Philippines for river management applications. PLoS ONE, 18(3), e0281933. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281933) (PMID:36888610) (PMCID:PMC9994713)

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Articles

Quick, L. , Creed, M. J. , Sinclair, H. D., Attal, M., Borthwick, A. G. L. and Sinha, R. (2023) Hyperconcentrated floods cause extreme gravel transport through the sandy rivers of the Gangetic Plains. Communications Earth and Environment, 4, 297. (doi: 10.1038/s43247-023-00953-9)

Boothroyd, R. J. et al. (2023) National-scale geodatabase of catchment characteristics in the Philippines for river management applications. PLoS ONE, 18(3), e0281933. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281933) (PMID:36888610) (PMCID:PMC9994713)

Research Reports or Papers

Tolentino, P. L., Boothroyd, R. , Williams, R. , Brierley, G. and Quick, L. (2023) Policy Brief: Making Space for Philippine Rivers. Documentation. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

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Supervision

PhD students:

Heather, Kerr: Spatial variability in meander characteristics


MSc studnets:

Rachel Williams: Quantifying variability in the medial zone of distributive fluvial system

Breanna Van: By Land, Water, and Air: Flood Risk Assessment of the River Nith, Scotland

 

 

  • Cload, Carolyn
    The effect of channel confinement on long term flood risk in dynamic river systems
  • Daniels, Lucy
    Implications of river restoration for geomorphic diversity and flood risk
  • Kerr, Heather
    Spatial variability in meander characteristics

Teaching

GEOG5117 Modelling Water Environments

GEOG5025 Topographic mapping and landscape monitoring

Research datasets

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Number of items: 3.

2023

Quick, L. and Creed, M. (2023) Hyperconcentrated floods cause extreme gravel transport through the sandy rivers of the Gangetic Plains. [Data Collection]

Boothroyd, R. , Williams, R. , Hoey, T., MacDonell, C. , Tolentino, P. L. and Quick, L. (2023) National-scale geodatabase of catchment characteristics in the Philippines for river management applications. [Data Collection]

2021

Boothroyd, R. , Williams, R. , Hoey, T., Tolentino, P. L., Guardian, E., Reyes, M., Sabillo, C., Quick, L., Perez, J. and Carlos, D. (2021) Catchment Project: Philippines Catchment and Stream Network GIS database. [Data Collection]

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