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Scottish Freshwater Group Event

The 103rd Scottish Freshwater Group meeting will take place on Thursday 24th October 2019. Talks will be held in the Logie Lecture Theatre and posters/demonstrations in the Foyer outside the Logie Lecture Theatre, adjacent to the Cottrell Building, University of Stirling.

This meeting is themed around Eco-Hydrology/Hydro-ecology to showcase work undertaken by a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and career profiles across the SFG community – we hope many of you will come along to support our contributors and enjoy getting together on the day.

As customary, these meetings are open (pre-registration not required), welcoming and free for all SFG members to attend – except for campus parking fees and refreshments, snacks, etc. (available in the Cottrell Building), incurred at own cost.

(1) To ensure smooth running of SFG proceedings on the day – we politely invite our presenters to arrive earlier to upload e-files or submit a copy to the SFG Guest Coordinator(s) in advance

(2) The social media hashtag for this SFG meeting is #SFG103 and we have shared some Twitter handles to encourage connectivity across our SFG community

Theme – “Eco-Hydrology/Hydro-ecology”

09:15   Meet for arrival tea/coffee (supported by Scottish Government) in Logie Foyer

10:00   Pauline Lang (SFG, @Scottish_FwGrp) @Dr_LangP & Faye Jackson (Marine Scotland Science) @Faye_L_Jackson – “Welcome, SFG Updates & Theme”

10:15   SFG Action Teams – 5 min Project Updates:

AT #1 – “Creating SFG partnership solutions for sustainably tackling 21st C environmental challenges”

AT #2 – “Optimising citizen science opportunities at future SFG meetings”

AT #3 – “Developing the SFG's Innovation Hub”

Morning Session – Faye Jackson (Marine Scotland Science), SFG Guest Coordinator & Chair

10:30   Bas Buddendorf (River Dee Trust, previously University of Aberdeen) @Bas_Buddendorf – “A framework for prioritisation of barriers to migration for Atlantic salmon across spatial scales”

11:00   Zarah Pattison (Newcastle University)@ZarahPattison – “The freshwater biodiversity crisis: what role do invasive alien plants play?”

 11:30   Jack McLachlan (University of Maine) – “Benthic communities in intertidal freshwaters”

12:00   David Summers (Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board, @taydsfb) & Ian Milne (SEPA, @ScottishEPA) – “Re-watering the River Garry: how much water does a river need and can we keep everyone happy?”

12:30   SFG Speed Poster Session (Various Presenters) – “60 second bite-size tasters”

12:45 – 14:00  Extended lunch for SFG poster presentations,                                                 Action Team (AT) collaborations & networking opportunities

Please gather for a buffet lunch (supported by Scottish Government) in Logie Foyer                 – inclusive of pre-catered vegan and vegetarian options

Afternoon Session – Faye Jackson (Marine Scotland Science), SFG Guest Coordinator & Chair

14:00   Nadeem Shah (Forest Research) – “The effects of forest to bog restoration on water quality and implications for freshwater ecology”

14:30   Izzy Bishop (Earthwatch Europe) @FreshwaterIzzy – “Citizen Science and community-led freshwater restoration”

15:00   Hamish Moir (Cbec Eco-engineering UK Ltd) @cbecUK – “Engineered Large Wood Structures: practical experience of design, implementation and monitoring from process-based restoration to sustainable bank protection applications”

15:30   Daniel Chapman (University of Stirling) @Dchap79 – “Invasion of freshwater ecosystems is promoted by network connectivity to hotspots of human activity”

16:00   Reflections, Announcements & Meeting Close

Followed by a social drink in the Meadowpark Hotel

Next meeting of the Scottish Freshwater Group will be held on Thursday 23rd April 2020 at the University of Stirling – an announcement will be communicated by the SFG Team, with further updates to follow via e-circular and social media.

If you would like to offer a talk or poster for future SFG meetings, join our network (membership is free) and receive more details – please email the SFG mailbox ( or contact a SFG Team member. Further information and summary reports can be found on the SFG website. It is also possible to receive SFG notifications via Facebook or follow us on Twitter!                                                 


Poster Presentations (Foyer outside Logie Lecture Theatre)

  • ·     Stephen Addy (James Hutton Institute) – “Initial results from 7 years of geomorphic monitoring of a reach scale river restoration project: the Logie Burn”
  • ·     Karen Millidine (Marine Scotland Science) @KJMillidine – “Assessing the transferability of hydraulic habitat models for juvenile Atlantic salmon”
  • ·     Emily Bridcut (Marine Scotland Science) – “The potential impacts on salmon and trout populations associated with onshore wind farm developments in Scotland”
  • ·     Derek Elsby (Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands) @Greyfried – “Using freshwater invertebrates to biomonitor for antimicrobial resistance”
  • ·     Pauline Silverman (SEPA, @ScottishEPA) @TheLevenFife – “The Leven: Growing with the Flow”
  • ·     Fraser Brydon (Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE), University of Glasgow) @fraser_brydon – “Migration patterns of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) impacted by hydro-dams on the River Shin catchment, Scotland: an analysis of current management strategies”
  • ·     Drew Jamieson FIFM MRTPI (ret’d) Scottish Freshwater Group – “70 Years in Scotland’s Freshwaters”
  • ·     Louise Broatch (Keep Scotland Beautiful,@KSBScotland #UpstreamBattle) – “Keep Scotland Beautiful Upstream Battle Campaign”
  • ·     Other posters on any freshwater-related topic most welcome on the day!




















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