Professor David Gilvear
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Professor David Gilvear

Professor of River Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in field of physical geography and river science.
Head of the Catchment and River Science (CARIS) group at Plymouth.
Academic Lead on External Relations for the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science

Qualifications

BSc Geography (1st class University of Southampton)
PhD Sediment transport in regulated rivers (University of Loughborough).

I moved to Geography at Plymouth University in September 2013 after 22 years in Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Previously a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and Geography Teacher at King Edward VI School Southampton

Professional membership

International Society of River Science (President)
British Society for Geomorphology
British Hydrological Society

Roles on external bodies

Current
IUCN/NCUK expert "River restoration and biodiversity"
Member of SNH Scottish Beaver-Salmonid Working Group
SNH Monitoring of hydrology and physical habitat for the Scottish Beaver Trial
International Society of River Science (President)
Leader of ISRS working group on "Ecosystem goods and services of river landscapes"
ISRS International Conference 2017 - Organising Committee

Irish Protection Agency RECONNECT (Removal of fish passageobstructions) project – Steering Committee member
International River Restoration Conference, Krakow, Poland - Organising Committee
BSG Conference 2016 Plymouth - Organising Committee

Previous (selected)
Chairman of Board of Directors of UK River Restoration Centre
Member of Advisory Group of SEPA Flood Risk  Science Traineeship scheme 
Advisor to WWF (Scotland) Wild Rivers Programme
Advisor on remote sensing to University of Melbourne and Murray-Darling Basin Commission
NERC College
NERC - Reviewer of Taught Masters programmes in Aquatic Sciences and Environmental Management

Teaching interests

Overview
I use my expertise and enthusiasm to teach on the following subjects:

  • Fluvial geomorphology and hydrology (particularly channel dynamics and suspended sediment transport)
  • 21st century river conservation and management
  • Remote sensing of rivers
  • River rehabilitation  (channel design, environmental monitoring and ecosystem service assessment and mapping)
  • Wetland hydrology (including impacts of groundwater abstraction and dissolved organic carbon)
Through my teaching I have the following objectives.

1. To provide an up-to-date scientific understanding of hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and management issues with regard to river and catchment systems.

2. To use a range of innovative teaching methods including lectures, student presentations, computer packages, individual and group practical exercises and fieldwork.

3. To provide students with advanced technical skills to investigate hydrological, geomorphological  and environmental management related problems.

4. To incorporate my pure and applied research into my undergraduate and postgraduate teaching to provide real world case studies. This includes introducing students to new technologies (e.g. remote sensing for investigating hydrology and geomorphology).

5. To provide students with the knowledge and skills to make them employable especially in the field of physical geography, river science and management

Modules
BSc/BA 

GGX1200 Geography Matters
GGX1201 Introducing Geography 1
GGP1203 Introducing Physical Geography (Module Leader)
GGH1201 Introducing Human Geogarphy (Module Leader)
GGX1203 Introducing Geography 2 - Changing places and practices  (Module Leader)
GGX2202 Principles and Applications in Geography 2
GGX3200 Dissertation in Geography
GGP3200 Restoring Freshwater Environments
GGX3201 Advanced Fieldwork in Geography
GGX220 Fieldwork in Geography
GGX3203 Work-based learning in Geography (Module Leader)
APIE306 Work Placement in Geography (Module Leader)
APIE314 Work Placement in Human Geography (Module Leader)
APIE205 Preparation for Work Placement in Geography (Module Leader)


MSc
GEES505 - Sustainable Management of Freshwater Ecosystems
GEES508 - Work-based learning in Sustainable Environmental Management

Staff serving as external examiners

Current external examiner commitments (2012-16)
University of Dundee - MSc In Catchment Hydrology and Management (2013-16)
Recent PhD External examiner 
                                         - Megan Klaar (University of Birmingham)

                                         - Caroline Wallis (University of Worcester)
                                        - Emma Quinlan (University of Aberdeen)
                                        - Laura Watkin (University of Southampton)
                                        -  Antonia Rocha (University of Monash)
                                        - Janina Gray (University of Westminster)
                                        - Alejandra Grecia Garcia Lugo (University of Queen Mary) 
                                        - Jenny Garbe (Heriot Watt University)        
Reviewer of new MSc In River Science (Universty of Worcester)

Summary of past commitments (pre 2012)
External PhD: External examiner for MPhil at Edinburgh University. External examiner to 30 PhD’s at the University of Birmingham, University of Leeds, University of  Loughborough, University of Sheffield, University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge, University of Southampton, University of Western Australia, University of Lyon, University of Worcester, Heriot Watt, University of Melbourne, Queen Mary’s London, Kings College London, and the University of East Anglia.

External BSC, MSc, MRes:  Physical Geography external examiner for Kings College London BSc programmes (2005-2008) and University of Birmingham (2010-2013). External examiner to the MSc in Integrated Environmental Studies at Southampton University (2005-2008), MRes in Environmental Management at Southampton University (2005-2008). MSc by Research in Physical Geography at Queen Mary’s London (2005-8). External reviewer of the new suite of MScs in Environmental Management at Southampton University (2006). 

Research interests

Overview
I lead the Catchment and River Science Group (http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/ceres) based in Geography at Plymouth. My background is in fluvial geomorphology and hydrology but I now view myself as a river scientist. This is reflected in me being the President Elect of the International Society of River Science.  River science examines the interaction between hydrology, geomorphology and ecology in riverine ecosystems with the ultimate aim of informing and enhancing river managment and rehabilitation. My specific interest lies in understanding the behaviour of natural river systems, how river systems are impacted by human activity and how better we can manage river systems to meet the needs of the river environment and society in the 21st century.  At times 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.

Research highlights include:

  • Pioneering the use of airborne remote sensing for mapping instream habitat and bathymetry.
  • Early work on wetland water balance quantification in fens fed by groundwater.
  • Showcasing the "natural recovery" of a wandering garvel bed river from hydromophic alteration; River Tummel research
  • Development of conceptual approaches to understanding and mapping the multiple benefits of river rehabilitation and intact river system

Key areas of current interest
Channel morphological dynamics to natural and human drivers
Quantifying river heterogeneity at multiple scales
Mapping and assessing river ecosystem services at reach and network scales
Remote sensing of rivers (Bathymetry, instream habitat and floodplain mosaics)
River rehabilitation - conceptual frameworks and post project monitoring.

Current research students

Maarten Wynants - Soil erosion, sediment dyanmics and ecosystem services in the Lake Manyara catchment, Tanzania (Will Blake Lead supervisor)

Victoria Keele - River ecosystem service supply and demand on Scottish rivers (SNH funded)

Clare Bithell - Riverine Ecosystems service mapping and assessment;

Fiona Thompson - Channel adjustment and fluvial hazards in Scotland.in response to climatically induced increases on flood magnitude and frequency (SNH/SEPA funded)

Ben Smith - Carbon fluxes and hydrological change due to wind farm development and moorland restoration (University of Glasgow, Passed viva 2015)

Anna Doeser - Ecological-geomorphological linkages and impact of hydromorphic modifications (University of Stirling, Second supervisor)

Other research

At Stirling in 2005  I set up and was the Director of the Centre for River Ecosystem Science (CRESS). This was submitted by Stirling University as an impact study for REF2014.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Recently awarded PhDs (post 2010)

Victoria Milner (2011) Assessing the geomorphic and ecological validity of geomorphic river typing

Antoine Kerusore (2012) Aquatic vegetation processes in a floodplain-river system and the influence of lateral dynamics and connectivity

Melanie  van Niekirk (2013) Carbon dynamics under changing land use  from upland forestry to windfarm.

Ed Nelson (2014) - Hydropower development since 1942 in Scotland – a historical and environmental analysis. 

Alan Law (2014) - Effects of beaver reintroduction  on rivers and lochs in Scotland 

Fiona Thompson (2016) - Changing flood frequency in Scotland: implications for channel geomorphology, ecology and management.

Grants & contracts

Research Funding (post 2007; excluding CRESS funding <£10K))

July 2007                     NERC airborne remote sensing award. Award of LiDAR flight River Tummel

January 2007               SNH; £58,750 Hyporheos meiofauna of Scottish rivers; pilot project prior to SNH 
                                    Funded studentship. With Dr Phillip Boon, Dr Nigel Willby and Simon 
                                    Rundle (Plymouth University).

October 2007              Scottish Power  £42,000: Sediment and dissolved organic carbon loss impacts 
                                    from wind farm development; River Stinchar SAC, Funded PhD (£50K from                             Scottish Power) also starts October 2008.

September 2007          Murray Darling Basin Commission. AUS $40,000. Feasibility of fluvial surveillance 
                                   audit using remote sensing; a pilot investigation. With Michael Stewardson, 
                                    University of Melbourne.

January 2008               SEPA, £21000 Catchment scale river restoration in Scotland

July 2009                      NERC knowledge transfer grant Carbon Landscape and Drainage (2008-2011 - 
                                    £240000) with Ian Grieve

September 2009          Memorandum of agreement for 5 years of baseline monitoring in connection with 
                                    SWT/RZSS beaver reintroduction trial (£60,000 approx).

August 2010               SNH/SEPA studentship. Channel adjustment and fluvial hazards in Scotland in 
                                    response to climatically induced increases on flood magnitude and 
                                    frequency.   (worth £48000)

January 2011               Carnegie Travel Grant. Application of LiDAR to the measurement of channel 
                                   heterogeneity, Murray-Darling. In connection with visiting research fellow at 
                                    University of New England, Australia £2000.

January 2011               University of New England grant (with M.Thoms UNE), Application of LiDAR to 
                                    the measurement of channel heterogeneity, Murray-Darling $8000.

September 2012           Hydromorphology of River Mashie. Cairngorm National Park Authority £12000

January 2014               National Farmers Union of Scotland; River flooding on farmland and flood 
                                   defence measures

March 2014                 ISSR Automated mapping of ecosystem services on rivers.

September 2015          SNH River ecosystem services in Scotland £50K

November 2016           NERC Social-ecological resilience to soil erosion during extreme events: East                                       Africa  £199K         

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Gilvear DJ, Nestler JM, Stewardson MJ, Webb JA & Smith DL 2016 'Ecohydraulics exemplifies the emerging “paradigm of the interdisciplines”' Journal of Ecohydraulics , DOI PEARL
Thompson F, Gilvear D, Tree A & Jeffries R 2016 'Quantification of Freshwater Pearl Mussel Entrainment Velocities and Controlling Factors; a Flume Study' River Research and Applications 32, (6) 1179-1186 , DOI
Boon PJ, Willby N, Gilvear D & Pryce D 2016 'The regional hyporheic fauna of gravel-bed rivers and environmental controls on its distribution' Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv für Hydrobiologie 187, (3) 223-239 , DOI
Milner VS, Willby NJ, Gilvear DJ & Perfect C 2015 'Linkages between reach-scale physical habitat and invertebrate assemblages in upland streams' Marine and Freshwater Research 66, (5) 438-438 , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Padfield R, Waldron S, Drew S, Gilvear D & et al 2015 ''Research agendas for the sustainable management of tropical peatland in Malaysia' Environmental Conservation , DOI
Gilvear D 2014 'INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR RIVER SCIENCE FOURTH BIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM: RIVER CONNECTIVITY-LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, USA: AUGUST 24TH-28TH 2015' RIVER RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS 30, (10) 1207-1208 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ & Gilvear DJ 2014 'Using Googleearth, a virtual imaging platform, for ecosystem services-based river assessment' River Research and Applications 20, 17-32 , DOI
Milner VS, Gilvear DJ & Willby NJ 2013 'AN ASSESSMENT OF VARIANTS IN THE PROFESSIONAL JUDGEMENT OF GEOMORPHOLOGICALLY BASED CHANNEL TYPES' RIVER RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS 29, (2) 236-249 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Spray CJ & Casas-Mulet R 2013 'River rehabilitation for the delivery of multiple ecosystem services at the river network scale' Environmental Management 126, 30-43 , DOI
Drew S, Waldron S, Gilvear D, Grieve I, Armstrong A, Bragg O, Brewis F, Cooper M, Dargie T & Duncan C 2013 'The price of knowledge in the knowledge economy: Should development of peatland in the UK support a research levy?' LAND USE POLICY 32, 50-60 Author Site , DOI
Keruzore AA, Willby NJ & Gilvear DJ 2013 'The role of lateral connectivity in the maintenance of macrophyte diversity and production in large rivers' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23, (2) 301-315 , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Milner V & Willby N 2012 'An assessment of variants in the professional judgement of geomorphologically-based channel types' River Research and Applications 18, 17-27
Milner VS & Gilvear DJ 2012 'Characterization of hydraulic habitat and retention across different channel types; introducing a new field-based technique' HYDROBIOLOGIA 694, (1) 219-233 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Casas-Mulet R & Spray CJ 2012 'Trends and issues in delivery of integrated catchment scale river restoration: Lessons learned from a national river restoration survey within Scotland' River Research and Applications 28, (2) 234-246 , DOI
Wakefield R, Tyler AN, McDonald P, Atkin PA, Gleizon P & Gilvear D 2011 'Estimating sediment and caesium-137 fluxes in the Ribble Estuary through time-series airborne remote sensing' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 102, (3) 252-261 , DOI
Hunter PD, Gilvear DJ, Tyler AN, Willby NJ & Kelly A 2010 'Mapping macrophytic vegetation in shallow lakes using the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI)' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 20, (7) 717-727 Author Site , DOI
Hunter PD, Tyler AN, Gilvear DJ & Willby NJ 2009 'Using remote sensing to aid the assessment of human health risks from blooms of potentially toxic cyanobacteria' Environ Sci Technol 43, (7) 2627-2633 Author Site
Jones K, Gilvear D, Willby N & Gaywood M 2009 'Willow (Salix spp.) and aspen (Populus tremula) regrowth after felling by the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber): implications for riparian woodland conservation in Scotland' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 19, (1) 75-87 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Sutherland P & Higgins T 2008 'An assessment of the use of remote sensing to map habitat features important to sustaining lamprey populations' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 18, (6) 807-818 Author Site , DOI
Stradmeyer L, Hojesjo J, Griffiths SW, Gilvear DJ & Armstrong JD 2008 'Competition between brown trout and Atlantic salmon parr over pool refuges during rapid dewatering' JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY 72, (4) 848-860 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear D, Willby N, Kemp P & Large A 2008 'Special issue: riverine hydroecology: advances in research and applications. Selected papers from the Tenth International Symposium on Regulated Streams, Stirling, August 2006' River Research and Applications 24, (5) 473-475 , DOI
Hunter PD, Tyler AN, Willby NJ & Gilvear DJ 2008 'The spatial dynamics of vertical migration by Microcystis aeruginosa in a eutrophic shallow lake: A case study using high spatial resolution time-series airborne remote sensing' Limnology and Oceanography 53, (6) 2391-2406 , DOI
Gilvear D, Hunter P & Higgins T 2007 'An experimental approach to the measurement of the effects of water depth and substrate on optical and near infra‐red reflectance: a field‐based assessment of the feasibility of mapping submerged instream habitat' International Journal of Remote Sensing 28, (10) 2241-2256 , DOI
Wharton G & Gilvear DJ 2007 'River restoration in the UK: Meeting the dual needs of the European union water framework directive and flood defence?' International Journal of River Basin Management 5, (2) 143-154 , DOI
Gilvear D & Willby N 2006 'Channel dynamics and geomorphic variability as controls on gravel bar vegetation; River Tummel, Scotland' River Research and Applications 22, (4) 457-474 , DOI
Kemp PS, Gilvear DJ & Armstrong JD 2006 'Variation in performance reveals discharge-related energy costs for foraging Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) parr' ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER FISH 15, (4) 565-571 Author Site , DOI
Kemp PS, Armstrong JD & Gilvear DJ 2005 'Behavioural responses of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) to presence of boulders' RIVER RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS 21, (9) 1053-1060 Author Site , DOI
Kemp PS, Armstrong JD & Gilvear DJ 2005 'Behavioural responses of juvenile Atlantic salmon to presence of boulders' JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY 67, 267-268 Author Site
Gilvear D, Tyler A & Davids C 2004 'Detection of estuarine and tidal river hydromorphology using hyper-spectral and LiDAR data: Forth estuary, Scotland' Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 61, (3) 379-392 , DOI
Gilvear DJ 2004 'Patterns of channel adjustment to impoundment of the upper River Spey, Scotland(1942–2000)' River Research and Applications 20, (2) 151-165 , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Davids C & Tyler AN 2004 'The use of remotely sensed data to detect channel hydromorphology; River Tummel, Scotland' RIVER RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS 20, (7) 795-811 Author Site , DOI
Rainey MP, Tyler AN, Gilvear DJ, Bryant RG & McDonald P 2003 'Mapping intertidal estuarine sediment grain size distributions through airborne remote sensing' REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT 86, (4) 480-490 Author Site , DOI
Armstrong JD, Holm CF & Gilvear DJ 2002 'Holding station against the flow: a reply to Ibbotson & Dunbar' JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY 61, (2) 308-312 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Heal KV & Stephen A 2002 'Hydrology and the ecological quality of Scottish river ecosystems' Sci Total Environ 294, (1-3) 131-159 Author Site
Parsons H & Gilvear D 2002 'Valley floor landscape change following almost 100 years of flood embankment abandonment on a wandering gravel-bed river' River Research and Applications 18, (5) 461-479 , DOI
Holm CF, Armstrong JD & Gilvear DJ 2001 'Investigating a major assumption of predictive instream habitat models: is water velocity preference of juvenile Atlantic salmon independent of discharge?' JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY 59, (6) 1653-1666 Author Site , DOI
Winterbottom SJ & Gilvear DJ 2000 'A GIS-based approach to mapping probabilities of river bank erosion: Regulated River Tummel, Scotland' REGULATED RIVERS-RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT 16, (2) 127-140 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Cecil J & Parsons H 2000 'Channel change and vegetation diversity on a low-angle alluvial fan, River Feshie, Scotland' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 10, (1) 53-71 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear D, Winterbottom S & Sichingabula H 2000 'Character of channel planform change and meander development: Luangwa River, Zambia' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 25, (4) 421-436 , DOI
Gilvear DJ & Bradley C 2000 'Hydrological monitoring and surveillance for wetland conservation and management; a UK perspective' PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF THE EARTH PART B-HYDROLOGY OCEANS AND ATMOSPHERE 25, (7-8) 571-588 Author Site , DOI
Bradley C & Gilvear DJ 2000 'Saturated and unsaturated flow dynamics in a floodplain wetland' HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES 14, (16-17) 2945-2958 Author Site , DOI
Rainey MP, Tyler AN, Bryant RG, Gilvear DJ & McDonald P 2000 'The influence of surface and interstitial moisture on the spectral characteristics of intertidal sediments: implications for airborne image acquisition and processing' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING 21, (16) 3025-3038 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ & Black AR 1999 'Flood-induced embankment failures on the River Tay: implications of climatically induced hydrological change in Scotland' HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL-JOURNAL DES SCIENCES HYDROLOGIQUES 44, (3) 345-362 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ 1999 'Fluvial geomorphology and river engineering: future roles utilizing a fluvial hydrosystems framework' GEOMORPHOLOGY 31, (1-4) 229-245 Author Site , DOI
Bryant RG & Gilvear DJ 1999 'Quantifying geomorphic and riparian land cover changes either side of a large flood event using airborne remote sensing: River Tay, Scotland' GEOMORPHOLOGY 29, (3-4) 307-321 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear D & Bradley S 1997 'Geomorphological adjustment of a newly engineered upland sinuous gravel-bed river diversion: Evan Water, Scotland' Regulated Rivers: Research & Management 13, (4) 377-389 , DOI
Winterbottom SJ & Gilvear DJ 1997 'Quantification of channel bed morphology in gravel-bed rivers using airborne multispectral imagery and aerial photography' REGULATED RIVERS-RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT 13, (6) 489-499 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ, Sadler PJK, Tellam JH & Lloyd JW 1997 'Surface Water Processes and Groundwater Flow Within a Hydrologically Complex Floodplain Wetland, Norfolk Broads, UK' HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES 1, (1) 115-135 Author Site
Grieve IC, Gilvear DG & Bryant RG 1995 'Hydrochemical and water source variations across a floodplain mire, Insh Marshes, Scotland' Hydrological Processes 9, (1) 99-110 , DOI
GILVEAR DJ, WATERS TM & MILNER AM 1995 'IMAGE-ANALYSIS OF AERIAL-PHOTOGRAPHY TO QUANTIFY CHANGES IN CHANNEL MORPHOLOGY AND INSTREAM HABITAT FOLLOWING PLACER MINING IN INTERIOR ALASKA' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY 34, (2) 389-398 Author Site , DOI
GILVEAR DJ, DAVIES JR & WINTERBOTTOM SJ 1994 'MECHANISMS OF FLOODBANK FAILURE DURING LARGE FLOOD EVENTS ON THE RIVERS TAY AND EARN, SCOTLAND' QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND HYDROGEOLOGY 27, 319-332 Author Site , DOI
GRIEVE IC & GILVEAR DJ 1994 'QUANTIFYING ANTHROPOGENIC NUTRIENT SOURCES AND LOADINGS WITHIN A SMALL CATCHMENT WITH CONSERVATION INTERESTS, EASTERN SCOTLAND' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 4, (3) 273-287 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ & McInnes RJ 1994 'Wetland Hydrological Vulnerability and the Use of Classification Procedures: a Scottish Case Study' Journal of Environmental Management 42, (4) 403-414 , DOI
GILVEAR DJ, TELLAM JH, LLOYD JW & LERNER DN 1994 'WETLAND VULNERABILITY IN EAST-ANGLIA - THE RANGE OF VALIDITY OF A GENERALIZED CLASSIFICATION APPROACH' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 4, (2) 105-124 Author Site , DOI
GILVEAR DJ, ANDREWS R, TELLAM JH, LLOYD JW & LERNER DN 1993 'QUANTIFICATION OF THE WATER-BALANCE AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN THE VICINITY OF A SMALL GROUNDWATER-FED WETLAND, EAST-ANGLIA, UK' JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY 144, (1-4) 311-334 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ 1993 'River management and conservation issues on formerly braided river systems; the case of the River Tay, Scotland' Geological Society, London, Special Publications 75, (1) 231-240 , DOI
Gilvear DJ & Winterbottom SJ 1992 'Channel change and flood events since 1783 on the regulated river tay, Scotland: Implications for flood hazard management' Regulated Rivers: Research & Management 7, (3) 247-260 , DOI
Gilvear DJ & Harrison DJ 1991 'Channel change and the significance of floodplain stratigraphy: 1990 flood event, lower river Tay, Scotland' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 16, (8) 753-761 , DOI
GILVEAR DJ 1989 'EXPERIMENTAL-ANALYSIS OF RESERVOIR RELEASE WAVE ROUTING IN UPLAND BOULDER BED RIVERS' HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES 3, (3) 261-276 Author Site , DOI
Gilvear DJ 1988 'Suspended solids transport in the regulated River Blithe, Staffordshire, U.K' Regulated Rivers: Research & Management 2, (2) 117-129 , DOI
Gilvear DJ & Petts GE 1985 'Turbidity and suspended solids variations downstream of a regulating reservoir' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 10, (4) 363-373 , DOI
Petts GE, Foulger TR, Gilvear DJ, Pratts JD & Thomas MC 1985 'Wave-movement and water-quality variations during a controlled release from Kielder Reservoir, North Tyne River, U.K' Journal of Hydrology 80, (3-4) 371-389 , DOI
Chapters
Wood PJ, Gilvear DJ, Willby N, Robertson AL, Gledhill T & Boon PJ 2012 'Improvements in Understanding the Contribution of Hyporheic Zones to Biodiversity and Ecological Functioning of UK Rivers' River Conservation and Management 159-173 , DOI
Gilvear DJ & Bradley C 2009 'Hydrological Dynamics II: Groundwater and Hydrological Connectivity' The Wetlands Handbook 169-193 , DOI
Gilvear D & Bryant R 2005 'Analysis of Aerial Photography and Other Remotely Sensed Data' Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology 135-170 , DOI
Conference Papers
Boruah S, Gilvear D, Hunter P & Sharma N 2008 'Quantifying channel planform and physical habitat dynamics on a large braided river using satellite data - The Brahmaputra, India' //0 //0 650-660 , DOI
Kennedy MP, Murphy KJ & Gilvear DJ 2006 'Predicting interactions between wetland vegetation and the soil-water and surface-water environment using diversity, abundance and attribute values' //0 //0 189-196 , DOI
Kemp PS, Gilvear DJ & Armstrong JD 2003 'Do juvenile Atlantic salmon parr track local changes in water velocity?' //0 //0 569-575 , DOI
GILVEAR DJ 1994 'RIVER FLOW REGULATION' //0 //0 463-487

Other academic activities

Member of the Editorial Board of River Research and Applications

January 2011    Visiting research fellow, School of Civil Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia

Feb-April 2011  Visiting research fellow, School of Earth Science and Geography, University of 
                       New England, Australia

Additional information

Outdoor and sports enthusiast interested in football, tennis, hockey, skiing, kayaking, running and trekking/hillwalking. I am having to resign myself these day, given my age and being a father, to more watching and coaching than playing on the football and hockey front!  My wish is to have visited as many countries as my age and to always run 10km in minutes equivalent to my age!