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Publications: Prof Geraldene Wharton

Gurnell A, Downs P, Tooth S, Wharton G ( 2023 ) . Professor Kenneth John Gregory (1938–2020): The career, contributions and legacy of an eminent geographer and fluvial geomorphologist . Earth Surface Processes and Landforms1 - 13 .
Wharton G, Gurnell AM, Ross M, Pereira-Gurnell D ( 2022 ) . The PlaceMarker Survey: A Place-Based Tool for Supporting the Monitoring and Appraisal of River-Related Projects and Natural Capital Assessments . Water (Switzerland) vol. 14 , ( 16 )
Licci S, Marmonier P, Wharton G, Delolme C, Mermillod-Blondin F, Simon L, Vallier F, Bouma TJ et al. ( 2022 ) . Scale-dependent effects of vegetation on flow velocity and biogeochemical conditions in aquatic systems . Science of the Total Environment vol. 833 ,
Cashman MJ, Harvey GL, Wharton G ( 2021 ) . Structural complexity influences the ecosystem engineering effects of instream large wood . Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Brighenti S, Engel M, Tolotti M, Bruno MC, Wharton G, Comiti F, Tirler W, Cerasino L et al. ( 2021 ) . Contrasting physical and chemical conditions of two rock glacier springs . Hydrological Processes vol. 35 , ( 4 )
Brighenti S, Tolotti M, Bertoldi W, Wharton G, Bruno MC ( 2021 ) . Rock glaciers and paraglacial features influence stream invertebrates in a deglaciating Alpine area . Freshwater Biology
Cornacchia L, Wharton G, Davies G, Grabowski R, Temmerman S, van der Wal D, Bouma T, van de Koppel J ( 2020 ) . Self-organization of river vegetation leads to emergent buffering of river flows and water levels . Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Gurnell AM, Scott SJ, England J, Gurnell D, Jeffries R, Shuker L, Wharton G ( 2020 ) . Assessing river condition: A multiscale approach designed for operational application in the context of biodiversity net gain . River Research and Applications
STRADIOTTI G, RIGHETTI M, TAREKEGN TH, Wharton G, TOFFOLON M ( 2020 ) . A new conceptual framework for the erosion of fine sediments from a gravel matrix based on experimental analysis . Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Serlet AJ, López Moreira M GA, Zolezzi G, Wharton G, Hölker F, Gurnell AM, Tockner K, Bertoldi W et al. ( 2020 ) . SMART Research: Toward Interdisciplinary River Science in Europe . Frontiers in Environmental Science vol. 8 ,
Brighenti S, Tolotti M, Bruno MC, Engel M, Wharton G, Cerasino L, Mair V, Bertoldi W ( 2019 ) . After the peak water: the increasing influence of rock glaciers on alpine river systems . Hydrological Processes vol. 33 , ( 21 ) 2804 - 2823 .
Gurnell AM, England J, Shuker L, Wharton G ( 2019 ) . The contribution of citizen science volunteers to river monitoring and management: International and national perspectives and the example of the MoRPh survey . River Research and Applications vol. 35 , ( 8 ) 1359 - 1373 .
Pinter N, Brasington J, Gurnell A, Kondolf GM, Tockner K, Wharton G, Yarnell SM ( 2019 ) . River research and applications across borders . River Research and Applications vol. 35 , ( 6 ) 768 - 775 .
Brighenti S, Tolotti M, Bruno MC, Wharton G, Pusch MT, Bertoldi W ( 2019 ) . Ecosystem shifts in Alpine streams under glacier retreat and rock glacier thaw: A review . Science of the Total Environment vol. 675 , 542 - 559 .
England J, Dobbek L, Finn Leeming B, Gurnell AM, Wharton G ( 2019 ) . Restoration of a chalk stream using wood: assessment of habitat improvements using the Modular River Survey . Water and Environment Journal
Cornacchia L, van der Wal D, van de Koppel J, Puijalon S, Wharton G, Bouma TJ ( 2019 ) . Flow-divergence feedbacks control propagule retention by in-stream vegetation: the importance of spatial patterns for facilitation . Aquatic Sciences vol. 81 , ( 1 )
Grabowski RC, Gurnell AM, Burgess-Gamble L, England J, Holland D, Klaar MJ, Morrissey I, Uttley C et al. ( 2019 ) . The current state of the use of large wood in river restoration and management . Water and Environment Journal vol. 33 , ( 3 ) 366 - 377 .
CASHMAN M, WHARTON G, HARVEY GL, Naura M, Bryden A ( 2018 ) . Trends in the use of large wood in UK river restoration projects: insights from the National River Restoration Inventory . Water and Environment Journal
CORNACCHIA L, FOLKARD A, DAVIES G, GRABOWSKI R, van de KOPPEL J, van der WAL D, WHARTON G, PUIJALON S et al. ( 2018 ) . Plants face the flow in V-formation: a study of plant patch alignment in streams . Limnology and Oceanography
Serlet AJ, Gurnell AM, Zolezzi G, Wharton G, Belleudy P, Jourdain C ( 2018 ) . Biomorphodynamics of alternate bars in a channelized, regulated river: An integrated historical and modelling analysis . Earth Surface Processes and Landforms vol. 43 , ( 9 ) 1739 - 1756 .
Manfrin A, Lehmann D, van Grunsven RHA, Larsen S, Syväranta J, Wharton G, Voigt CC, Monaghan MT et al. ( 2018 ) . Dietary changes in predators and scavengers in a nocturnally illuminated riparian ecosystem . Oikos vol. 127 , ( 7 ) 960 - 969 .
Cornacchia L, van de Koppel J, van der Wal D, Wharton G, Puijalon S, Bouma TJ ( 2018 ) . Landscapes of facilitation: how self-organized patchiness of aquatic macrophytes promotes diversity in streams . Ecology vol. 99 , ( 4 ) 832 - 847 .
SERLET A, GURNELL A, Zolezzi G, WHARTON G, Belleudy P, Jourdain C ( 2018 ) . BIOMORPHODYNAMICS OF ALTERNATE BARS IN A CHANNELIZED, REGULATED RIVER: AN INTEGRATED HISTORICAL AND MODELLING ANALYSIS . Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
WHARTON G, Mohajeri SH, Righetti M ( 2017 ) . The pernicious problem of streambed colmation: a multi-disciplinary reflection on the mechanisms, causes, impacts, and management challenges . WIREs Water vol. 4 , ( September/October )
Cashman MJ, Harvey GL, Wharton G, Bruno MC ( 2017 ) . Wood mitigates the effect of hydropeaking scour on periphyton biomass and nutritional quality in semi-natural flume simulations . Aquatic Sciences vol. 79 , ( 3 ) 459 - 471 .
Shuker L, Gurnell A, Wharton G, Gurnell D, England J, Finn-Leeming B, Beach E ( 2017 ) . MoRPh: A citizen science tool for monitoring and appraising physical habitat changes in river . Water and Environment Journal
NONES M, GERSTGRASER C, WHARTON G ( 2017 ) . Consideration of hydromorphology and sediment in the implementation of the EU Water Framework and Floods Directives: a comparative analysis of selected EU Member States . Water and Environment Journal
Pilotto F, Harvey GL, Wharton G, Pusch MT ( 2016 ) . Simple large wood structures promote hydromorphological heterogeneity and benthic macroinvertebrate diversity in low-gradient rivers . Aquatic Sciences vol. 78 , ( 4 ) 755 - 766 .
Gurnell AM, Bertoldi W, Tockner K, Wharton G, Zolezzi G ( 2016 ) . How large is a river? Conceptualizing river landscape signatures and envelopes in four dimensions . Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water vol. 3 , ( 3 ) 313 - 325 .
Mohajeri SH, Righetti M, Wharton G, Romano GP ( 2016 ) . On the structure of turbulent gravel bed flow: Implications for sediment transport . Advances in Water Resources vol. 92 , 90 - 104 .
Cashman MJ, Pilotto F, Harvey GL, Wharton G, Pusch MT ( 2016 ) . Combined stable-isotope and fatty-acid analyses demonstrate that large wood increases the autochthonous trophic base of a macroinvertebrate assemblage . Freshwater Biology vol. 61 , ( 4 ) 549 - 564 .
Cornacchia L, Licci S, van de Koppel J, van der Wal D, Wharton G, Puijalon S, Bouma TJ ( 2016 ) . Flow Velocity and Morphology of a Submerged Patch of the Aquatic Species Veronica anagallis-aquatica L . 141 - 152 .
Pilotto F, Bertoncin A, Harvey GL, Wharton G, Pusch MT ( 2014 ) . Diversification of stream invertebrate communities by large wood . Freshwater Biology vol. 59 , ( 12 ) 2571 - 2583 .
Marion A, Nikora V, Puijalon S, Bouma T, Koll K, Ballio F, Tait S, Zaramella M et al. ( 2014 ) . Aquatic interfaces: A hydrodynamic and ecological perspective . Journal of Hydraulic Research vol. 52 , ( 6 ) 744 - 758 .
Rameshwaran P, Sutcliffe A, Naden P, Wharton G ( 2014 ) . Modelling river flow responses to weed management . Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2014467 - 474 .
Wharton G, Kronvang B, Ogrinc N, Blake WH ( 2012 ) . Interactions between sediments and water: perspectives on the 12th International Association for Sediment Water Science Symposium . JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS vol. 12 , ( 10 ) 1497 - 1500 .
Grabowski RC, Wharton G, Davies GR, Droppo IG ( 2012 ) . Spatial and temporal variations in the erosion threshold of fine riverbed sediments . JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS vol. 12 , ( 7 ) 1174 - 1188 .
Sgouridis F, Heppell CM, Wharton G, Lansdown K, Trimmer M ( 2011 ) . Denitrification and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) in a temperate re-connected floodplain . Water Res vol. 45 , ( 16 ) 4909 - 4922 .
Grabowski RC, Droppo IG, Wharton G ( 2011 ) . Erodibility of cohesive sediment: The importance of sediment properties . EARTH-SCI REV vol. 105 , ( 3-4 ) 101 - 120 .
Grabowski RC, Droppo IG, Wharton G ( 2010 ) . Estimation of critical shear stress from cohesive strength meter-derived erosion thresholds . Limnology and Oceanography: Methods vol. 8 , ( 12 ) 678 - 685 .
Warren LL, Wotton RS, Wharton G, Bass JAB, Cotton JA ( 2009 ) . The transport of fine particulate organic matter in vegetated chalk streams . ECOHYDROLOGY vol. 2 , ( 4 ) 480 - 491 .
Heppell CM, Wharton G, Cotton JAC, Bass JAB, Roberts SE ( 2009 ) . Sediment storage in the shallow hyporheic of lowland vegetated river reaches . HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES vol. 23 , ( 15 ) 2239 - 2251 .
Sanders IA, Heppell CM, Cotton JA, Wharton G, Hildrew AG, Flowers EJ, Trimmer M ( 2007 ) . Emission of methane from chalk streams has potential implications for agricultural practices . FRESHWATER BIOL vol. 52 , ( 6 ) 1176 - 1186 .
Wharton G, Gilvear DJ ( 2007 ) . River restoration in the UK: Meeting the dual needs of the European union water framework directive and flood defence? . International Journal of River Basin Management vol. 5 , ( 2 ) 143 - 154 .
WHARTON G, Cotton JA, Clarke SJ ( 2006 ) . Spatial and temporal variations in the sediment habitat of Ranunculus spp. in lowland chalk streams - implications for ecological status? . Water, Air and Soil Pollution vol. 6 , 393 - 401 .
Wharton G, Cotton JA, Wotton RS, Bass JAB, Heppell CM, Trimmer M, Sanders IA, Warren LL ( 2006 ) . Macrophytes and suspension-feeding invertebrates modify flows and fine sediments in the Frome and Piddle catchments, Dorset (UK) . J HYDROL vol. 330 , ( 1-2 ) 171 - 184 .
Cotton JA, Wharton G, Bass JAB, Heppell CM, Wotton RS ( 2006 ) . The effects of seasonal changes to in-stream vegetation cover on patterns of flow and accumulation of sediment . GEOMORPHOLOGY vol. 77 , ( 3-4 ) 320 - 334 .
Wharton G ( 2006 ) . Book Review: Geomorphology and river management: applications of the river styles framework . Progress in Physical Geography Earth and Environment vol. 30 , ( 1 ) 134 - 135 .
WHARTON G, Wotton RS ( 2006 ) . Combining biology and hydrology - questions from an integrated study of chalk streams . Sediment Dynamics and the Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems (Proceedings of a Symposium held in Dundee, UK, July 2006) , Editors: Rowan, JS, Duck, RW, Werritty, A et al. , IAHS Press ( Wallingford, Oxfordshire ),
Clarke SJ, Wharton G, Cotton JA ( 2006 ) . Spatial and temporal variations in the sediment habitat of ranunculus spp. in lowland chalk streams-implications for ecological status? . The Interactions Between Sediments and Water ,
WHARTON G, Wotton RS, Warren LL ( 2005 ) . The role of faecal pellets in lowland permeable catchments . Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung fur theoretische und angewandte vol. 29 , 167 - 179 .
Wharton G ( 2004 ) . Book Review: Geomorphological change and river rehabilitation - case studies on lowland fluvial systems in the Netherlands . Progress in Physical Geography Earth and Environment vol. 28 , ( 3 ) 462 - 464 .
Clarke SJ, Bruce-Burgess L, Wharton G ( 2003 ) . Linking form and function: towards an eco-hydromorphic approach to sustainable river restoration . AQUAT CONSERV vol. 13 , ( 5 ) 439 - 450 .
Clarke SJ, Wharton G ( 2001 ) . Sediment nutrient characteristics and aquatic macrophytes in lowland English rivers . SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT vol. 266 , ( 1-3 ) 103 - 112 .
Clarke SJ, Wharton G ( 2000 ) . An investigation of marginal habitat and macrophyte community enhancement on the River Torne, UK . Regulated Rivers: Research and Management vol. 16 , ( 3 ) 225 - 244 .
WHARTON G, Tomlinson JJ ( 1999 ) . Flood discharge estimation from river channel dimensions: results of applications in Java, Burundi, Ghana and Tanzania . Hydrological Sciences Journal vol. 1 , ( 44 ) 1 - 17 .
Clarke SJ, WHARTON G ( 1998 ) . Sediment - macrophyte interactions in rivers: using macrophytes for environmental assessment of rivers . Hydrology in a Changing Environment , Editors: Wheater, H, Kirby, C , Wiley ( Chichester ),
Wharton G ( 1995 ) . The channel‐geometry method: Guidelines and applications . Earth Surface Processes and Landforms vol. 20 , ( 7 ) 649 - 660 .
Wharton G ( 1994 ) . Progress in the use of drainage network indices for rainfall-runoff modelling and runoff prediction . Progress in Physical Geography Earth and Environment vol. 18 , ( 4 ) 539 - 557 .
Wharton G ( 1992 ) . Flood estimation from channel size: guidelines for using the channel-geometry method . Applied Geography vol. 12 , ( 4 ) 339 - 359 .
Wharton G, Arnell NW, Gregory KJ, Gurnell AM ( 1989 ) . River discharge estimated from channel dimensions . Journal of Hydrology vol. 106 , ( 3-4 ) 365 - 376 .