Species Diversity in a Fractal World

I was very lucky to join a team of aquatic ecologists (Barbara Downes, Jill Lancaster, Rebecca Lester and Georgia Dwyer) and fluvial geomorphologist (Stephen Rice) on an Australian Research Council grant over the last few years. The project addressed interesting questions such as ‘How do emergent rocks numbers (in rivers) vary through time?’ and ‘Are emergent rocks fractal?’
See: https://barbaradownes.wordpress.com/current-projects/species-diversity-in-a-fractal-world/species-diversity-in-a-fractal-world/.

Some of the outputs include (full list on Barbara Downes’ webpage):

  • Lancaster J., Rice S.R., Slater L., Lester R.E. and Downes B.J. (2021) Hydrological controls on oviposition habitat are associated with egg-laying phenology of some caddisflies. Freshwater Biology
  • Dwyer, G.K., Cummings, C.R., Rice, S.P., Lancaster, J., Downes, B.J., Slater, L. and Lester, R.E, Using fractals to describe ecologically-relevant patterns in distributions of large rocks in streams (in revision)

AGU 2020

*Update: due to exceptional personal circumstances, I have had to withdraw my participation as a speaker at the AGU this year*

A few of our talks at AGU 2020:

EGU 2020

A brief overview of our talks and sessions at EGU 2020:

  • Session: Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods (HS2.4.1)
    Convener: Louise Slater
    Co-conveners: Anne Van Loon, Gregor Laaha, Ilaria Prodoscimi, Lena M. Tallaksen
    Orals: Thu, 07 May, 08:30-12:30, room C
    Posters: Thu, 07 May, 14:00-15:45 
  • Session: Using R in Hydrology (SC1.12)
    Convener: Katie Smith
    Co-conveners: Lucy Barker, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Louise Slater, Guillaume Thirel
    Wed, 06 May, 08:30-10:15, room -2.16
  • Talk: Timo Kelder, M. Müller, L. Slater, R. Wilby, P. Bohlinger, T. Marjoribanks, C. Prudhomme, A. Dyrdall, T. Nipen, L. Ferranti.
    UNSEEN trends: Towards detection of changes in 100-year precipitation events over the last 35 years.
    Thurs, 07 May, 08:45, Room 0.14
  • Poster: Marcus Buechel, S. Dadson, L.Slater.
    Achieving Net Zero: Understanding the Potential Hydrological Impacts of Changing Climate and Land Cover in the UK
    Fri, 08 May, 14:00-15:45, poster Hall A, board A112
  • Poster: Matthew Farnham et al.
    Correlated surface water flood damages in three Indonesian cities 
    Thurs 07 May, poster Hall X4, board X4.84, 16:15-18:00.

AGU 2018

I’m excited to present two papers at the AGU Fall meeting in Washington D.C. in December this year –

  • One hydrology paper: Slater, L.J., Anderson B., Blum, A., Archfield S., Attribution of changes in hydrologic extremes to changing land cover, AGU USA →  session H51L: The Role of Data in Understanding and Attributing Changes in Hydrologic Extremes (Friday 14 December, 08:00 – 10:00; H51L-1446)
  • One geomorphology paper: Slater, L.J., Khouakhi, A., Climate modes of variability and fluvial response over interannual to multidecadal timescales → session EP52B: Signatures of Climate Change in Surface Processes I (Friday 14 December, 11:20am,  147A; EP52B-05)

And our exciting session on ‘Flooding and Geomorphology‘:

  • Advances in Incorporating Geomorphology and Flooding: Feedbacks and Impacts on Flood Risk Posters (Monday 10 December, 08:00 – 12:20, Poster Hall A-C; EP11E).