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Towards a holistic indicator of flow disturbance impact: fish community size spectra (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Alonso Gonzalez, C., Herranz, J., Solana Gutierrez, J., Garcia De Jalon Lastra, D., & Noble, R. (2015). Towards a holistic indicator of flow disturbance impact: fish community size spectra. In Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics. Melbourne, Australia, 7-12 February 2016

Fish size-spectra provide a simple synthetic metric to assess the effects of pressures on the overall function of river ecosystems. An exploration of the effects of hydrological pressures on this metric is addressed in order to test its sensitiveness... Read More

Problem-based learning supported by semantic techniques (2012)
Journal Article
Lozano, E., Gracia, J., Corcho, O., Noble, R. A., & Gómez-Pérez, A. (2015). Problem-based learning supported by semantic techniques. Interactive Learning Environments, 23(1), 37-54. doi:10.1080/10494820.2012.745431

Problem-based learning has been applied over the last three decades to a diverse range of learning environments. In this educational approach, different problems are posed to the learners so that they can develop different solutions while learning ab... Read More

Flow requirements of non-salmonids (2012)
Journal Article
NOBLE, R. A., Bolland, J., WALTON, S., PEIRSON, G., HARVEY, J. P., Noble, R., …COWX, I. G. (2012). Flow requirements of non-salmonids. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 19(6), (548-556). doi:10.1111/fme.12017. ISSN 0969-997x

Research into the relationships between non-salmonid fish population dynamics and discharge is in its infancy compared with salmonids, thus compromising the ability to manage flows in rivers and maintain ecological status. This study reviews the pote... Read More

Monitoring fish populations in river SACs (2009)
Book Chapter
Cowx, I. G., Harvey, J. P., Noble, R. A., & Nunn, A. D. (2010). Monitoring fish populations in river SACs. Conservation monitoring in freshwater habitats: a practical guide and case studies, 53-62. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-9278-7_6

The EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) on Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora stipulates that Member states maintain or restore habitats and species in a condition that ensures their favourable conservation status in the commu... Read More

A qualitative model of limiting factors for a salmon life cycle in the context of river rehabilitation (2009)
Journal Article
Noble, R. A. A., Bredeweg, B., Linnebank, F., Salles, P., & Cowx, I. G. (2009). A qualitative model of limiting factors for a salmon life cycle in the context of river rehabilitation. Ecological informatics, 4(5-6), (299-319). doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2009.09.006. ISSN 1574-9541

Qualitative Reasoning modelling has been promoted as a tool for formalising, integrating and exploring conceptual knowledge in ecological systems, such as river rehabilitation, which draw different information from multiple domains. A qualitative mod... Read More

A qualitative model of limiting factors for a salmon life cycle in the context of river rehabilitation (2009)
Journal Article
Noble, R., Bredeweg, B., Linnebank, F., Salles, P., & Cowx, I. (2009). A qualitative model of limiting factors for a salmon life cycle in the context of river rehabilitation. Ecological informatics, 4(42891), (299 - 319). doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2009.09.006. ISSN 1574-9541

Qualitative Reasoning modelling has been promoted as a tool for formalising. integrating and exploring conceptual knowledge in ecological systems, such as river rehabilitation, which draw different information from multiple domains. A qualitative mod... Read More

The diets and parasites of larval and 0+ juvenile twaite shad in the lower reaches and estuaries of the rivers Wye, Usk and Towy, UK (2008)
Journal Article
Noble, R. A. A., Nunn, A. D., Harvey, J. P., & Cowx, I. G. (2008). The diets and parasites of larval and 0+ juvenile twaite shad in the lower reaches and estuaries of the rivers Wye, Usk and Towy, UK. Hydrobiologia, 614(1), (209-218). doi:10.1007/s10750-008-9507-9. ISSN 0018-8158

This study assessed the diets and parasites of larval and 0+ juvenile twaite shad Alosa fallax fallax in the lower reaches and estuaries of the rivers Wye, Usk and Towy, UK. There were significant differences between the diets of larvae and co-habiti... Read More

Developing environmental standards for abstractions from UK rivers to implement the EU water framework directive (2008)
Journal Article
Noble, R., & Cowx, I. (2008). Developing environmental standards for abstractions from UK rivers to implement the EU water framework directive. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 53(6), (1105 - 1120). doi:10.1623/hysj.53.6.1105. ISSN 0262-6667

Under the European Union Water Framework Directive, Member States must put in place a river basin planning framework to determine what measures are necessary to maintain and improve the ecological status for all surface water bodies. The governmental... Read More

Towards a structured approach to building qualitative reasoning models and simulations (2008)
Journal Article
Bredeweg, B., Salles, P., Bouwer, A., Liem, J., Nuttle, T., Cioaca, E., …Noble, R. (2008). Towards a structured approach to building qualitative reasoning models and simulations. Ecological informatics, 3(1), (1-12). doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2007.02.002. ISSN 1574-9541

Successful transfer and uptake of qualitative reasoning technology for modelling and simulation in a variety of domains has been hampered by the lack of a structured methodology to support formalisation of ideas. We present a framework that structure... Read More

Challenges in developing fish-based ecological assessment methods for large floodplain rivers (2007)
Journal Article
Noble, R. (2007). Challenges in developing fish-based ecological assessment methods for large floodplain rivers. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14(6), (483 - 494). ISSN 0969-997x

Large European floodplain rivers have a great diversity in habitats and fish fauna, but tend to be heavily modified. The complexity of these river systems and their multiple human impacts pose considerable challenges for assessment of their ecologica... Read More

Development of fish-based methods for the assessment of ecological status in English and Welsh rivers (2007)
Journal Article
Noble, R. A. A., Cowx, I. G., & Starkie, A. (2007). Development of fish-based methods for the assessment of ecological status in English and Welsh rivers. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14(6), (495-508). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2400.2007.00574.x. ISSN 0969-997x

This paper outlines the derivation of spatially-based models for fish-based assessment of the ecological status of rivers in England and Wales. The analysis highlights the key steps in the approach to develop such tools. For each step a number of alt... Read More