Work Package 1: Assessment of the effectiveness of desk-based mapping techniques to locate river obstacles.
- The value of a desk study for building a river obstacle inventory (Atkinson et al. 2018 River Research and Applications) (pdf)
Work Package 2: Mapping and characterisation of obstacles and production of a geo-referenced layer.
Work Package 3: Testing of feasibility to use eDNA to assess impacts of obstacles on fish and macroinvertebrates.
- learn more about our eDNA research here
- A quantitative PCR based environmental DNA assay for detecting Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) (Atkinson et al. 2018. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems) (pdf)
Work Package 4: Assessment of the impact of obstacles on fish, macroinvertebrates and macrophytes.
Work Package 5: Characterisation of the hydromorphological context for obstacle emplacement.
Work Package 6: Evaluation of tools to predict effects of obstacles on hydromorphology.
Work Package 7: Economic analyses of the impact of obstacle removal/modification and of different mitigation measures.
Work Package 8: Production of a validated multi-criteria decision support tool to facilitate practical management decisions.