Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Liam Godwin

Institution: SAMS / UHI
Department / group: Environmental Research Institute
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Research interests:

Freshwater ecology, macroinvertebrates, salmon, peatlands, blanket bog, biogeochemistry, water quality

Career history:

I did an undergraduate in The University of York where I also took part in a year in Europe Erasmus program. During my Erasmus year I spent 6 months in Denmark studying at Aarhus University and 6 in the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

Active research projects:

From landscapes to freshwater invertebrates: understanding the effects of peatland restoration on Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) habitat in the Flow Country.
1. To explore the hydrological and biogeochemical drivers of water quality (both in the stream water column and hyporheic zone) and evaluate the role of peatland restoration within this context
2. To examine spatial and temporal patterns in performance and abundance of young salmon across Flow Country rivers
3. For key reaches with varying restoration efforts, characterise relationships between water quality, invertebrate communities and salmon biomass

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