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 change. Geomorphology 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, UK. Hydrological 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, UK. Science of the total environment, 314, 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 Biology, 46, 807-819.
A closer look at the theories of river restoration:
Palmer et al. (2005) Standards for ecologically successful river restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology, 42, 208–21.
Functioning and food webs in freshwaters:
Woodward, G. (2009) Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and food webs in fresh waters: assembling the jigsaw puzzle, Freshwater Biology, 54, 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 status. Science of The Total Environment.
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