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Dr Ian Maddock

Principal Lecturer (Physical Geography)

Institute of Science & the Environment

Contact Details

email: i.maddock@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855180, Room EE G032

Dr Ian Maddock joined Worcester in 1993 and has teaching and research interests in River Science, Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydroecology, Ecohydraulics and Aquatic Habitat Modelling. Ian is the leader of the University’s River Science Research Group. The primary focus of his research is on the influence of riverbed morphology and river flow regulation on habitat availability for instream ecology and the determination of environmental flows. Ian also has a developing research interest in the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) including UW's Draganflyer X6 drone for low altitude / high resolution remote sensing of river habitats. Ian has international experience, having conducted research and consultancy in Australia, Slovenia, Chile, Ireland and the USA. He has provided research and scientific policy support to government organisations (e.g. Environment Agency), research institutions (e.g. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) and environmental consultancies (e.g. ENTEC UK, CDM Ireland) and has a range of publications in international refereed journals and edited book chapters. He has supervised several PhD students and Research Assistants in hydroecology, ecohydraulics, bank erosion, river habitat studies and was also a member of the European Union Aquatic Habitat modelling group (COST Action 626). He was lead editor with three other colleagues on a major new research volume on Ecohydraulics published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2013. Details are available here.

His University learning and teaching experience includes being a tutor for BSc Geography, BSc Physical Geography and BSc Environmental Management, development of virtual fieldwork with Dr Des McDougall, enhancing undergraduate skills through the use of real-time telemetry at UW river monitoring sites, and short training courses for international water resource managers. He has recently established joint supervision of undergraduate Independent Studies with the Environment Agency and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

Qualifications
PhD ‘Instream Habitat Assessment: A Geomorphological Approach’ (Loughborough, 1994)
BSc (Hons) Geography (Loughborough, 1989)

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Current Teaching

Courses:
BSc Geography
BSc Physical Geography
BSc Environmental Management
MRes in River Science Course Leader

Modules:
GEOG 1112 Introduction to River Science (module leader)
GEOG 1110 Earth Systems, Processes and Landscape
GEOG 2122 River Monitoring and Assessment (module leader)
GEOG 2120 Mountain Environments, Landscapes and Hazards
GEOG 3004 Mountain Environments Field Course (module leader)
GEOG 3120 River Conservation and Management (module leader)
GEOG 3121 River Science Research Project
GEOG 3001/02 Independent Study

Postgraduate modules offered as part of the MRes in River Science

MRSC 4001 Research Methods in River Science (module leader)
MRSC 4002 Research Thesis Preparation (module leader)

Research Interests

Hydroecology, ecohydraulics, and the impact of river management on physical habitat
The use of unmanned aerial systems for low altitude / high resolution river habitat detection and analysis

Current PhD Student Supervision
George Bunting: The influence of fine sediment intrusion on macroinvertebrate communities. Commenced September 2014.

Becky Collins: An evaluation of the use of terrestrial laser scanning for the assessment of river bank erosion. Commenced September 2015.

Current Post-Doctoral Supervision
Dr Amy Woodget: Using UAS for high resolution remote sensing of river geomorphology

Research & Consultancy

Research & Consultancy

Consultancy and research links:
Collaborative research with Dr Evelyn Habit at the University of Concepcion, Chile: Rapid assessment of riparian zone habitat for native fish in the San Pedro River, Chile.

Research and consultancy with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford: Rapid assessment of physical habitat for sensitivity to abstraction (RAPHSA).

Research and Consultancy projects undertaken
2011-2012 Report on the impact of hydro-electric dams on the Soca River, Slovenia. Funded by the Institute of Water for the Republic of Slovenia.

2010-2011 Report on the impact of hydro-electric dams on the Idrijca River, Slovenia. Funded by the Institute of Water for the Republic of Slovenia.

2007-2009 External Consultant for CDM Ireland on the project 'Integrated Water Resource Management System for the Eastern River Basin District in Ireland'.

2006-2008 Assessing the viability of complex Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) with a spatially distributed sensor array for imaging of river bed morphology. Funded by NERC as part of the CONNECT A scheme.

2006-2007 County Survey of the Fluvial Geomorphology of Worcestershire Rivers. Funded by Worcestershire County Council and the Earth Heritage Trust.

2005-2006 Research into the spatial and temporal dynamics of aquatic habitats in response to river regulation, Soca River, Slovenia. Funded by the British Council

Research and Consultancy Reports
Maddock, I.P., Wilkes, M. & Wallis, C. & (2012) Physical Habitat Characteristics of the Soca River: Data Analysis Report. Report Undertaken for the Institute of Water for the Republic of Slovenia.

Maddock, I.P., Wallis, C. & Wilkes, M. (2011) River Idrijca Physical Habitat and Fish Assemblage Data Analysis Report. Report Undertaken for the Institute of Water for the Republic of Slovenia.

Maddock, I.P., Visser, F., Hill, G., Holliday, R. & Wynn, D. (2007) Assessing the viability of complex Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) with a spatially distributed sensor array for imaging of river bed morphology: a proof of concept study. Report to NERC as part of the Connect A scheme. Project Code: NE/E522559/1

Maddock, I.P. & Hill, G. (2007) A Survey of the Fluvial Geomorphology of Worcestershire Rivers. Report to Worcestershire County Council and the Earth Heritage Trust.

Booker, D.J., Goodwin, T.G., Acreman, M.C., Dunbar, M.J., Rivas-Casado, M., Maddock I.P. and Hardy, T.B. (2006) Rapid Assessment of the Physical Habitat Sensitivity to Abstraction. Interim Technical Report. Report to the Environment Agency and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Maddock, I.P. & Hill, G. (2005) Rapid Assessment of Physical Habitat Sensitivity to Abstraction ñ Review of habitat mapping methods. Report undertaken for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Wallingford).

Publications

Publications

Wilkes, M.A., Maddock, I.P., Visser, F. & Acreman, M.C. (submitted) Hydrodynamic habitat selection by Wild Atlantic Salmon Parr. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Nestler, J.M, Baigun, C. and Maddock, I.P. (accepted) Achieving the aquatic ecosystem perspective. Integrating interdisciplinary approaches describe instream ecohydraulic processes. In, Gilvear, D., Greenwood, M. Thoms, M & Wood, P. (Eds) River Science: Research and Applications for the 21st Century. Wiley-Blackwell.

Woodget, A.S., Carbonneau, P.E., Visser F. & Maddock I.P. (2015) Quantifying submerged fluvial topography at hyperspatial resolutions with UAS imagery and SfM-photogrammetry. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 40: 47-64.

Wilkes, M.A., Maddock, I.P., Link, O. & Habit, E. (2015) A community-level, mesoscale analysis of fish assemblage structure in shoreline habitats of a large river using multivariate regression trees. River Research and Applications. Available online. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2879

Woodget, A.S., Carbonneau, P.E., Visser F. & Maddock I.P. (2015) Quantifying submerged fluvial topography at hyperspatial resolutions with UAS imagery and SfM-photogrammetry. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 40: 47-64.

Wilkes, M.A., Maddock, I.P., Link, O. & Habit, E. (2015) A community-level, mesoscale analysis of fish assemblage structure in shoreline habitats of a large river using multivariate regression trees. River Research and Applications. Available online. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2879

Maddock, I.P., Harby, A., Kemp, P. & Wood, P. (eds.) (2013) Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approach. Wiley-Blackwell. 446p.

Maddock, I.P., Harby, A., Kemp, P. & Wood, P. (eds.) (2013) Ecohydraulics: an introduction. In, Maddock, I.P. Harby, A., Kemp, P. & Wood, P. (Eds.) Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approach. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1-6.

Wilkes, M., Maddock, I.P., Visser, F. & Acreman, M. (2013) Incorporating hydrodynamics into ecohydraulics: The role of turbulence in the swimming and habitat selection of river-dwelling salmonids. In, Maddock, I.P. Harby, A., Kemp, P. & Wood, P. (Eds.) Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approach. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 9-30.

Hill, G., Maddock, I.P. and Bickerton, M. (2013) Testing the relationship between surface flow types and benthic macroinvertebrates. In, Maddock, I.P. Harby, A., Kemp, P. & Wood, P. (Eds.) Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approach. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 213-228.

Maddock, I.P., Harby, A., Kemp, P. & Wood, P. (eds.) (2013) Research Needs, Challenges and the Future of Ecohydraulics Research. In, Maddock, I.P. Harby, A., Kemp, P. & Wood, P. (Eds.) Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approach. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 431-436.

Wallis, C., Maddock, I.P., Visser, F. & Acreman, M. (2012) A framework for evaluating the spatial configuration and temporal dynamics of hydraulic patches. River Research and Applications. 28, 585-593.

Gosselin, M.P., Maddock, I.P. & Petts, G.E. (2012) Mesohabitat use by brown trout (Salmo trutta) in a small groundwater-dominated stream. River Research and Applications. 28, 390-401.

Klaar, M.J., Hill, D., Maddock, I.P. & Milner, A.M. (2011) Interactions between instream wood and hydrogeomorphic development within recently deglaciated streams in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Geomorphology. 130: 208-220.

Gosselin, M.P., Petts, G.E. & Maddock, I.P. (2010) Mesohabitat use by bullhead (Cottus gobio). Hydrobiologia. 652, 299-310.

Klaar, M.J., Maddock, I.P., Milner, A.M. (2009) The development of hydraulic and geomorphic complexity in recently formed streams in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. River Research and Applications. 25, 1331-1338.

Maddock, I.P., Smolar-ˇvanut, N. & Hill, G. (2008) The effect of flow regulation on the distribution and dynamics of channel geomorphic units (CGUs) and implications for Marble Trout (Salmo marmoratus) spawning habitat in the Soca River, Slovenia. Institute of Physical Conference Series, Earth and Environmental Science, 4, 012026 doi:10.1088/1755-1307/4/1/012026.

Smolar-ˇvanut, N., Maddock, I.P. & Vrhovöek, D. (2008) Evaluation and application of environmental flow regimes of running waters in Slovenia. International Journal of Water Resources Development. 24, 609-619.

Maddock, I.P., Smolar-ˇvanut, N. & Hill, G. (2007) A comparison of the channel geomorphic unit (CGU) composition of regulated and unregulated reaches in the Soca River, Slovenia. Revija Za Geografijo. 1-2, 23-38.

 

University Roles & External Responsibilities

University Roles & External Responsibilities

University Roles
ISE Board Member
ISE Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee Member
Graduate Research School Steering Group Member
STEMNET Ambassador       

External Responsibilities

Evaluating the effect of flow regulation and abstraction on instream habitat availability and determining environmental flows (research and consultancy for the Environment Agency (various regions)).

Consultant for CDM Ireland (Environmental Consultancy): Development of tools for setting Instream Flows, Eastern River Basin District, Ireland. 

Research with the Earth Heritage Trust - Baseline survey of Worcestershire Rivers. 

Research with Q-par Angus Ltd. funded by NERC: Assessing the viability of complex Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) for imaging river bed morphology. 

Research with Dr Sarah Yarnell, University of California at Davis: the influence of flow regulation and bar morphology on hydraulic habitat. Research with Professor Sandy Milner, University of Birmingham: the evolution of aquatic ecosystems and predicting how successional processes interact with landscape geomorphology, Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA. 

Research with Dr Smolar-ˇvanut, Institute of Water for the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia: the effect of flow regulation on the spatial and temporal dynamics of hydraulic river habitat in the Soca River, Slovenia. 

Research with Professor Martin Thoms, University of Canberra: environmental flow setting to protect habitat for native fish species, Cotter River, Australia.

External MRes, MPhil and PhD examiner:
Loughborough University
University of Stirling
University of Durham
University of Canberra
University of Melbourne
Queen Mary University, London
University of New England

Membership of Professional Bodies
Royal Geographical Society
British Hydrological Society
River Restoration Society