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Doctor Andrew Vowles

Dr Andrew Vowles

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Ecological Engineering
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Ecohydraulics

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Dr Andrew Vowles is a Senior Research Fellow within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.


His research interests broadly relate to mitigating anthropogenic impacts on freshwater environments. Initially this was achieved while working for a river restoration consultancy and, more recently in academia. Andrew’s research is truly interdisciplinary, linking biology and ecology with principles of hydraulic engineering with the aim of advancing river management. Andrew mainly works with fish and adopts a range of techniques, from lab-based studies that allow the fine-scale behaviour of fish to be quantified to field-based research on fish habitat use and community composition.


Andrew also lectures at the University, focusing on topics such as freshwater ecosystems, river restoration and environmental impact assessment and mitigation.