This NERC funded Large Grant project will deliver new models and quantitative understanding of how the world’s largest rivers and floodplains function, and how they respond to natural and anthropogenic-driven disturbances over timescales of years to centuries. Our objectives are to: (i) deliver new datasets, understanding and model representations of key processes that control river and floodplain functioning, including interactions between vegetation and morphodynamics; (ii) integrate these process representations in models of river-floodplain functioning, using modelling frameworks across varying scales; (iii) apply the resulting models to address unresolved questions concerning responses of large rivers to natural and anthropogenic sediment supply perturbations and eco(vegetation)-morphodynamic controls on future changes in flood risk; (iv) extend the modelling framework to embrace fundamental questions facing the scientific community.
Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups
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& Stephen E. Darby, 2023 , Scientific Data , 10 (1)