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Upstream passage of adult sea trout (Salmo trutta) at a low-head weir with an Archimedean screw hydropower turbine and co-located fish pass (2018)
Journal Article
Dodd, J. R., Bolland, J. D., Hateley, J., Cowx, I. G., Walton, S. E., Cattaneo, M. E. G. V., & Noble, R. A. A. (2018). Upstream passage of adult sea trout (Salmo trutta) at a low-head weir with an Archimedean screw hydropower turbine and co-located fish pass. Marine and Freshwater Research, 69(12), 1822-1833. doi:10.1071/MF18125

© 2018 CSIRO. The exploitation of riverine systems for renewable energy has resulted in large numbers of small-scale hydropower schemes on low-head weirs. Although considered a clean and 'green' energy source in terms of emissions, hydropower can aff... Read More

Overcoming the dichotomy of implementing societal flood risk management while conserving instream fish habitat – A long-term study from a highly modified urban river (2018)
Journal Article
Angelopoulos, N. V., Harvey, J. P., Bolland, J. D., Nunn, A. D., Noble, R. A., Smith, M. A., …Cowx, I. G. (2018). Overcoming the dichotomy of implementing societal flood risk management while conserving instream fish habitat – A long-term study from a highly modified urban river. Journal of environmental management, 224, 69-76. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.07.030

Flood Risk Management (FRM) is often essential to reduce the risk of flooding to properties and infrastructure in urban landscapes, but typically degrades the habitats required by many aquatic animals for foraging, refuge and reproduction. This confl... Read More

Demography of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) ammocoete populations in relation to potential spawning-migration obstructions (2017)
Journal Article
Nunn, A. D., Taylor, R. J., Cowx, I. G., Noble, R. A. A., Bolland, J. D., & Harvey, J. P. (2017). Demography of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) ammocoete populations in relation to potential spawning-migration obstructions. Aquatic conservation : marine and freshwater ecosystems, 27(4), (764-772). doi:10.1002/aqc.2748. ISSN 1052-7613

Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Recent advances in the understanding of lamprey migrations have led to concerns over the impacts of obstructions on the demography of many species. This study investigated sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) la... Read More

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 sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus ammocoetes in SAC rivers: A case study on the River Wye (2009)
Book Chapter
Taylor, R. J., Noble, R. A., Nunn, A. D., Harvey, J. P., & Cowx, I. G. (2010). Monitoring sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus ammocoetes in SAC rivers: A case study on the River Wye. Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats A Practical Guide and Case Studies, 193-206. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-9278-7_19

The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus L.) is a designated feature of the River Wye and the Severn Estuary Special Areas of Conservation (SAC). This study assessed the conservation status of sea lamprey in the Welsh reaches of the Wye catchment. Sea lam... 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

Developing environmental standards for abstractions from UK rivers to implement the EU Water Framework Directive / Développement de standards environnementaux sur les prélèvements d'eau en rivière au Royaume Uni pour la mise en œuvre de la directive cadre (2008)
Journal Article
Acreman, M., Dunbar, M., Hannaford, J., Mountford, O., Wood, P., Holmes, N., …Crookall, D. (2008). Developing environmental standards for abstractions from UK rivers to implement the EU Water Framework Directive / Développement de standards environnementaux sur les prélèvements d'eau en rivière au Royaume Uni pour la mise en œuvre de la directive cadre sur l'eau de l'Union Européenne. 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

Establishing survey and monitoring protocols for the assessment of conservation status of fish populations in river Special Areas of Conservation in the UK (2008)
Journal Article
Cowx, I. G., Harvey, J., Noble, R., & Nunn, A. D. (2008). Establishing survey and monitoring protocols for the assessment of conservation status of fish populations in river Special Areas of Conservation in the UK. Aquatic conservation : marine and freshwater ecosystems, 19(1), (96-103). doi:10.1002/aqc.968. ISSN 1052-7613

1. Under the EC Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), several rivers in the UK have been designated Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) because they support important populations of fish species. Several factors need to be considered when establishing sur... 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

Assessing the health of European rivers using functional ecological guilds of fish communities: standardising species classification and approaches to metric selection (2007)
Journal Article
Noble, R. A. A., Cowx, I. G., Goffaux, D., & Kestemont, P. (2007). Assessing the health of European rivers using functional ecological guilds of fish communities: standardising species classification and approaches to metric selection. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14(6), (381-392). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2400.2007.00575.x. ISSN 0969-997x

The functional ecological guild approach is the cornerstone for the development of Indices of Biotic Integrity and multi-metric indices to assess the ecological status of aquatic systems. These indices combine metrics (unit-specific measures of a fun... Read More

Condition assessment of lamprey populations in the Yorkshire Ouse catchment, north-east England, and the potential influence of physical migration barriers (2007)
Journal Article
Nunn, A. D., Harvey, J. P., Noble, R. A. A., & Cowx, I. G. (2008). Condition assessment of lamprey populations in the Yorkshire Ouse catchment, north-east England, and the potential influence of physical migration barriers. Aquatic conservation : marine and freshwater ecosystems, 18(2), (175-189). doi:10.1002/aqc.863. ISSN 1052-7613

1. River lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) and sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) are designated features of the River Derwent Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and the Humber Estuary (a possible SAC). This study determined the condition of lamprey popul... Read More