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Chrystiann Lavarini is a geomorphologist who has investigated rivers and landscapes since his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (in Brazil), through to his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh. His research has coupled field, lab, and modelling techniques to answer questions on sediment transport, river dynamics, landscape evolution and soil geomorphology in France, Brazil, and UK. After his Ph.D., Chrystiann was employed as an environmental consultant by … Continue reading Chrystiann Lavarini »

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, sustainable river management and restoration, and science and policy in river basin management.  His career has combined university lecturing (Nottingham and Plymouth) with a decade in consulting where he has directed, managed and provided technical input to catchment-scale projects in a variety of river habitats across the UK and western USA.  Management objectives for these … Continue reading Dr. Peter Downs »

Grace studied BSc Physical Geography at the University of Southampton, developing knowledge of fluvial geomorphology and river basin management. Through fieldwork, she has applied this knowledge to a number of contrasting river systems, using a variety of hydrology and sedimentology sampling techniques. Grace has also gained knowledge of surveying techniques through the use of RTK GPS and dumpy levels to explore topographic change across river … Continue reading Grace Prouse »

Sam is a spatial scientist with a specialisation in fluvial geomorphology. Sam studied fluvial geomorphology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) under Professor Gary Brierley and Dr Jon Tunnicliffe. His studies focused on utilising high-resolution photogrammetric techniques to analyse channel stability from a catchment management perspective, and involved the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle to capture high resolution data across a large alpine … Continue reading Sam McArthur »

Ashley has an MSc in Geographical Information Technology and Cartography from the University of Glasgow where during his thesis he looked at the use of UAV photogrammetry to assess river restoration. Ashley’s time at Glasgow University has allowed him to become competent in multiple GIS programs and different river surveying methodologies. During the summer of 2018, Ashley undertook an internship at cbec whilst working on … Continue reading Ashley Bird »

Kate has over 20 years’ experience in environmental management, specialising in river and water resource management. She has a sound technical knowledge of river restoration techniques and processes and extensive project management skills with experience of working for Government Agencies (Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency) and the private sector (Tweed Forum, Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland and The River Forth Fisheries Trust). … Continue reading Kate Comins »

Marleen has an MSc in Molecular Nutrition from Wageningen University in her native Netherlands. Since joining cbec in 2017, Marleen has been involved in a variety of tasks, gaining experience and understanding of fluvial systems. Marleen coordinates the company financial systems and manages the Inverness office from day to day.  

Clare has a degree in fine art, and is skilled in the production of hand-drawn illustrations as well as graphic designs, for river restoration. She has produced illustrations for a number of projects that required visualisations of restoration designs to inform a range of stakeholders. Such drawings and visualisations are of suitable quality and clarity to be used during stakeholder and/or community engagement aspects of … Continue reading Clare Hunter »

Carolyn Mills

Dr Carolyn Mills has eight years’ consultancy experience as a fluvial geomorphologist, with extensive experience in geomorphological field assessments, and a thorough theoretical understanding of fluvial processes. She has a wide range of experience in work relating to aquatic ecology and a good understanding of the current issues facing water managers in the UK. She has experience of monitoring, analysis and modelling of fine sediment … Continue reading Dr Carolyn Mills »

Jorge has five years’ experience in river basin management and GIS, and holds a Masters in Environmental Management and Restoration from University of Barcelona, where he studied specific subjects about GIS Analysis, vegetation classification, River Basin Management and Wetland and River Restoration. He also assisted with hydromorphological surveys and assessments of rivers and streams. Jorge has a Masters in GIS, and is confident in spatial … Continue reading Jorge Iguzquiza »