Research concerns sediment dynamics with respect to morphological change and ecological habitat. Current projects include bank change along the river Mekong and use of hydraulic modelling of flow conditions on the river Feshie to assess spatial-temporal changes in physical habitat.
Landscape evolution modelling
I am interested in the development and employment of empirical-conceptual and numerical Landscape Evolution Models (LEMs) in order to explore both contemporary and long term evolution of landscape features.
Acquisition and processing of high resolution morphological data
Geography and Environment has a Leica Scanstation Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS). This equipment allows the rapid collection of high spatial resolution 3-D data for large areas. This data can be used in a number of ways to further our geomorphological understanding of Earth systems. Current projects include research into the spatial and temporal changes in bank roughness between high flow events.
Earth Surface Dynamics
STELAR-S2S is a multi-institutional project, led by Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton. The project is developing new insights into the way large rivers interact with climate to modulate sediment transfer from source to their sinks zones (e.g. in deltas). This requires detailed understanding of the role of bank erosion, floodplain sedimentation and climatic fluctuations on sediment delivery and storage.
Dr Julian Leyland
University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ
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