Grace Prouse BSc
Junior Field Technician
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 reaches.
Her work for the University’s Geography department, as an undergraduate laboratory assistant, explored the changes in sediment structure along a riffle-pool sequence and its role in maintaining these bedforms. To further investigate this, Grace’s dissertation research focused on the small-scale interactions between pieces of bed material and thus, the conditions required for sediment entrainment.
Since graduating, Grace has gained work experience with the Environment Agency, exploring the potential for natural flood management projects in South Devon through GIS. She has also led fieldtrips to help engage more young people with the outdoors, particularly river environments, as a Tutor for the Field Studies Council. Through these roles she has gained a greater understanding of flood management regimes and developed her knowledge of freshwater ecology.
As a Junior Field Technician, Grace will be assisting cbec’s Technical Team with their survey work, data collection and GIS analysis