Upstream Thinking

Since July I’ve, Joe Oliver, taken on the diverse and interesting role of the Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer for the West Cornwall Catchments which includes the River Cober catchment. My background as a Conservation Adviser for Natural England working across Cornwall has given me a good start in the new area of work. The main…

Valuing the Cober – Ecosystem Services Mapping

In 2015 Katrina Threadgill conducted her MSc Geography dissertation on different ways people value the Cober catchment. You can read the full report here: Mapping social and biophysical values of ecosystem services on a catchment scale: a case study of the River Cober catchment, West Cornwall. Kindly Katrina has also summarised her research and findings for this…

What is the role of land use for downstream pollution and flooding?

Loe Pool Forum’s partnership with Exeter University’s Centre for Geography, Environment and Society has enabled mutually beneficial research opportunities. Geography students are granted data access and assistance on real world catchment problems and Loe Pool Forum benefit from insightful and useful reports. One recent research collaboration has been on the issue of land use and its relationship with downstream…