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Professor Terry Langford BSc, PhD, FLs

Visiting Professor

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Professor Terry Langford is Visiting Professor within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Graduated from the University of Liverpool. Spent 4 years as Fisheries and Pollution Inspector with the Lincolnshire River Board, 26 years as Ecologist and Senior Manager with the Electric Power Industry (CEGB, National Power), 21 years as Visiting Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at University of Southampton.



Work in progress, 2016

At present finishing a book for Springer on “Recovery and Rehabilitation of Polluted Rivers”, due for delivery at the end of April 2016.

Grant from the FSBI to complete a study of the effects of restoring a New Forest Stream, fish,invertebrates and plants.

Completing papers on precious New Forest stream fish and invertebrates.





Research interests


Fish and invertebrate ecology, long-tern data. Effects of land uses and contamination on streams and river ecosystems, river management and ecology, history of river pollution and ecology, ecology of water uses by industry. Effects of temperature and thermal alterations on river ecology.

Current Research

Effects of forestry on river ecosystems, shade, wood debris and restoration, Historical ecology of the River Trent basin and other polluted rivers, Ecology of Lincolnshire rivers, prediction of ecological status from historic data, Effects of river management on chalk stream ecology, shade and restoration, ecohydraulics of invertebrates.


Aquatic ecology in relation to human impacts, 30 years of power industry ecology and environment, aquatic ecology research, fish biology and fisheries, invertebrate ecology, pollution assessment, (biological), fish problems at water intakes and thermal discharges, environmental impact assessment (terrestrial and aquatic), water quality, ecological effects of land and water contamination, effects of shade on fish and invertebrates. 20 years in academia, research on forest streams and chalk streams, large rivers. Fish communities in inshore waters.

Research projects
  • Ecology of New Forest streams, fish and invertebrates
  • Archival analysis of long-term changes in polluted rivers.
    (collaboration with Dr.P.J.Shaw)

Research group

Centre for Environmental Sciences

Fellowships, memberships: Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, Member of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI), Honorary Member (>50 years) of the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA). SERVICE ON OTHER BODIES AND ORGANISATIONS: Publicity Co-ordinator of the FSBI
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Professor Terry Langford
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 178/5021

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