Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell
PhD student

Environmental Change Research Centre (ECRC)
Pearson Building
University College London
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
Email: ku.ca.lcu|llehctim.t.l#ku.ca.lcu|llehctim.t.l
Web: http://www.ecrc.ucl.ac.uk/index.php/content/view/443/94/

Interests and specialisms in river science: Fish, macroinvertebrates, rehabilitation, introduced salmonid spawning habitat

Short biography (including list of selected publications if applicable):

The introduction of gravel riffles as a rehabilitation strategy to help promote Salmo trutta (trout) biomass is a well used river management technique. However, there exist very few supporting studies. My research examines the use of introduced gravels as a management strategy for both resident and migratory S. trutta in the River Stiffkey, a north Norfolk chalk stream. Spawning success along a succession of gravel types will be quantified through gravel coring and in-stream egg box experiments. Electric fishing methods will establish trout densities whilst smolt trapping distinguishes the migratory fraction. Gravel succession will be further monitored through the use of dGPS techniques. As part of the Living North Sea project, my study aims seek to expand and advance current understanding of river rehabilitation, ultimately contributing to the shared knowledge of sustainable fish stock management in the North Sea.







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