Here are links to a selection of useful papers:

Research relating to the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales


Coulthard, T. J.,Lewin, J. and Macklin, M.G. (2005) Modelling differential catchment response to environmental changeGeomorphology 69, 222-241.

Dennis, I.A., Macklin, M.G., Coulthard, T.J. and Brewer, P.A. (2003) The impact of the October–November 2000 floods on contaminant metal dispersal in the River Swale catchment, North Yorkshire, UKHydrological Processes, 17, 1641-1657.

Smith, B.P.G., Naden, P.S., Leeks, G.J.L. and Wass, P.D. (2003) The influence of storm events on fine sediment transport, erosion and deposition within a reach of the River Swale, Yorkshire, UKScience of the total environment314, pp.451-474.

House, W. A. and Warwick, M. S. (1999) Interactions of phosphorus with sediments in the River Swale, Yorkshire, UK. Hydrol. Process., 13: 1103–1115.

Walling, D. E., Owens P.N., and Leeks, G.J.L. (1999) Fingerprinting suspended sediment sources in the catchment of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, UK.” Hydrological Processes 13, 955-975.

River Ecology, river restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem services

An insightful overview of River Ecology:

Ward, J.V. and Tockner, K. (2001) Biodiversity: towards a unifying theme for river ecology. Freshwater Biology46, 807-819.


A closer look at the theories of river restoration:

Palmer et al. (2005) Standards for ecologically successful river restorationJournal of Applied Ecology42, 208–21.


Functioning and food webs in freshwaters:

 Woodward, G. (2009) Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and food webs in fresh waters: assembling the jigsaw puzzleFreshwater Biology54, 2171–2187.


Can we, and should we, put a monetary value in our rivers?

Egoh, B et al. (2007) Integrating ecosystem services into conservation assessments: a review. Ecological Economics 63,  714-721.


What algae can tell us…

Kelly, M., Krokowski, J. and Harding, J. (2016) RAPPER: A new method for rapid assessment of macroalgae as a complement to diatom-based assessments of ecological statusScience of The Total Environment.

General Resources

Reid et al., 2018. Emerging threats and persistent conservation challenges for freshwater biodiversity. Biological Reviews 81, doi: 10.1111/brv.12480


Dudgeon et al., 2006 Freshwater biodiversity: importance, threats, status and conservation challenges. Biological Reviews 81, 163-182


Junk et al. (1989). The Flood Pulse Concept in River-Floodplain Systems. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 106, 110-127 – 10