The state of British rivers: out of sight, out of mind?
In his talk for Friends of the Cam, Professor Steve Ormerod considered some of the pressures on rivers, from climate change, legacy pollutants to microplastics, and some of the consequences for river organisms. The talk also considered some of the benefits of actions that can be taken to reduce impacts, for example through regulation or sensitive catchment management.
Steve Ormerod is a former Chairman of the invertebrate charity Buglife, and a former Chairman of the RSPB for whom he is currently Vice-president. With over 40 years' experience of research into global change effects on freshwater ecosystems, he is currently Professor of Ecology at Cardiff University, Deputy Chairman of Natural Resources Wales and a member of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
You can watch the talk here: