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Dr Ben Jackson

Dr Ben Jackson

Research Fellow

 CREWW Building 


I am a research fellow within CREWW, specialising in watershed modelling. Previous work includes using models to:

  • Estimate the impacts of the re-introduction of beavers on flow regimes in England
  • Predict the impact of changing land management on water quality and the shellfish industry
  • Determine the risk posed by down-the-drain chemicals in river catchments in China

My main interests relate to catchment management, model uncertainty and making the best use of poorly available data.


Broad research specialisms:

River catchment management, environmental modelling, modelling uncertainty and GIS.


BSc Geography
MSc Catchment management and dynamics
PhD Environmental Science

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Research interests

My research focuses on the use of environmental models for the purpose of river catchment management. 

Research projects

I currently work on the CastCo project, in collaboration with the Rivers Trust and South West Water. This project focuses on modelling the potential for nature based solutions to reduce CSO spills in the UK as an alternative to "grey solutions" such as storm tanks.

Previous work:

Impact of beaver re-introduction on hydrology: This project utilised hydraulic models to try and determine the possible impact of beaver re-introduction on high and low flows in England.

Research networks

British Hydrological Society

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