cbec’s track record of innovation in the eco-engineering sector it not left only to practical performance and success, but is based upon sound science
Below is a selection of the published work of our expert staff.
Please find below the publications of select staff to illustrate the robustness of our academic credientials:
Dr Hamish Moir, UK Managing Director
Malcolm IA, Gibbins CN, Soulsby C, Tetzlaff D, Moir HJ. 2012. The influence of hydrology and hydraulics on salmonids between spawning and emergence: implications for the management of flows in regulated rivers. Fisheries Management and Ecology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2011.00836.x
Beechie, T., Moir, H., Pess, G. 2008. Hierarchical physical controls on salmonid spawning location and timing. In: DeVries, P., Sear, D. (Eds.), Salmon spawning habitat in rivers: physical controls, biological responses, and approaches to remediation. Proceedings of the Spawning Habitat Symposium, American Fisheries Society, Quebec City, August 2003, 83-103.
Beechie TJ, Sear DA, Olden JD, Pess GR, Buffington JM, Moir HJ, Roni P, Pollock MM. 2010. Process-based principles for restoring river ecosystems. BioScience 60: 209-222.
White JQ, Pasternack GB, Moir HJ. 2010. Valley width controls on riffle location and persistence on a gravel bed river. Geomorphology 121: 206-221.
Moir, H.J., Gibbins, C.N., Buffington, J.M., Webb, J.H., Soulsby, C., and Brewer, M.J. 2009. A new method to identify the fluvial regimes used by spawning salmonids. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 66, 1404-1408.
Moir HJ, Pasternack GB. 2009. Substrate requirements of spawning Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) are dependent on local channel hydraulics. Rivers Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1292
Sawyer AM, Pasternack GB, Moir HJ, Fulton AA. 2009. Riffle-pool maintenance and flow convergence routing observed on a large gravel-bed river. Geomorphology. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.06.021
Moir HJ, Pasternack GB. 2008. Interactions between meso-scale morphological units, stream hydraulics and chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) spawning habitat on the Lower Yuba River, California. Geomorphology 100: 527-548.
Moir HJ, Gibbins CN, Soulsby C, Webb JH. 2006. Interactions between stream discharge and hydraulic conditions in contrasting channel morphologies and their influence on site utilisation by spawning Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63: 2567-2585.
Moir HJ, Soulsby C, Youngson AF, Gibbins CN. 2005. PHABSIM modelling of Atlantic salmon spawning habitat in an upland stream: testing the influence of habitat suitability indices on model output. Rivers Research and Applications 21: 1021-1034.
Moir HJ, Gibbins CN, Soulsby C, Webb JH. 2004. Linking channel geomorphic characteristics to spatial patterns of spawning activity and discharge use by Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Geomorphology 60: 21-35.
Gibbins C, Moir HJ, Webb JH, Soulsby C. 2002. Assessing discharge use by spawning Atlantic salmon: a comparison of discharge electivity indices and PHABSIM simulations. Rivers Research and Applications 18: 383-395.
Moir HJ, Soulsby C, Youngson AF. 2002. Hydraulic and sedimentary controls on the availability and use of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) spawning habitat in the River Dee system, north-east Scotland. Geomorphology 45: 291-308.
Webb J, Moir HJ, Gibbins CN, Soulsby C. 2001. Flow requirements of spawning Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in an upland stream: implications for water resources management. Journal of the Institute of Water and Environmental Management 15: 1-8.
Dr Eric Gillies, Technical Director
Gillies, E., Bondarenko, V., Cosson, J., and Pacey, A.A. 2012. Fins improve the swimming performance of fish sperm: a hydrodynamic analysis of the siberian sturgeon Acipenser baerii. Cytoskeleton, 70 (2). pp. 85-100. ISSN 1949-3584 (doi:10.1002/cm.21093)
Dr Martin Kernan, Operations Director
Feld, C.K., Birk, S., Eme, D., Gerisch, M., Hering, D., Kernan, M., Maileht, K., Mischke, U., Ott, I., Pletterbauer, F., Poikane, S., Salgado, J., Sayer, C.D., van Wichelen, J. and Malard, F. 2016.Disentangling the effects of land use and geo-climatic factors on diversity in European freshwater ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 60, 71-830
Kernan, M. 2015. Climate change and the impact of invasive species on aquatic ecosystems. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 18, 321-333
Reyjol, J., Argillier, C., Bonne, W., Borja. A., Buijse, T., Cardoso, A-C., Daufresne, M., Kernan, M, Ferreira. T. Poikane, S. Prat, N., Solheim, A-L., Stroffek, S. Usseglio-Polatera, P. Villeneuve, B. van den Bund, W. 2014. Assessing the ecological status in the context of the European Water Framework Directive: where do we go now? Science of the Total Environment, 497-498, 332-344