Geomorphic change and sediment flux as drivers of flood risk in the Philippines:


Applications of Google Earth Engine (GEE) in fluvial geomorphology:

Boothroyd, RJ., Nones, M and Guerrero, M. (2021). Deriving planform morphology and vegetation coverage from remote sensing to support river management applications. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 9:657354. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.657354

Boothroyd, RJ., Williams, RD., Hoey, TB., Tolentino, PLM and Yang, X. (2021). National-scale assessment of decadal river migration at critical bridge infrastructure in the Philippines. Science of the Total Environment. 768:144460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144460

Boothroyd, RJ., Williams, RD., Hoey, TB., Barrett, B and Prasojo, OA. (2021). Applications of Google Earth Engine in fluvial geomorphology for detecting river channel change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. 8:e21496. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1496


Natural flood management (NFM) and green infrastructure (GI):

Norbury, M., Phillips, H., Macdonald, N., Brown, D., Boothroyd, RJ., Wilson, C., Quinn, P and Shaw, D. (2021). Quantifying the hydrological implications of pre- and post-installation willowed engineered log jams in the Pennine Uplands, NW England. Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126855

Green, D., O’Donnell, E., Johnson, M., Slater, L., Thorne, C., Zheng, S., Stirling, R., Chan, F.K.S., Li, L and Boothroyd, RJ(2021). Green infrastructure: the future of urban flood risk management? Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. (Accepted for Publication)


Spatial organisation of peat blocks in upland fluvial peatland ecosystems:

Boothroyd, RJ and Warburton, J. (2020). Spatial organisation and physical characteristics of large peat blocks in an upland fluvial peatland ecosystem. Geomorphology. 370:107397. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107397


Flow-vegetation interactions in rivers:

PhD in Department of Geography, Durham University

Supervised by Prof. Rich Hardy and Prof. Jeff Warburton

NERC funded PhD research involved investigating the effects of vegetation on river flow. Vegetation is abundant in rivers and has a significant influence on their hydraulic, geomorphological and ecological functioning. The morphological complexity of natural plants (i.e. how plants looks to flow) is often neglected. I applied remote sensing techniques, designed laboratory-based flume experiments and used high-resolution numerical modelling (CFD modelling) to improve the process-understanding of flow-vegetation interactions at the plant-scale. The research focused on vegetation that intermittently interacts with river flow during flood events (i.e. floodplain and riparian vegetation).

Boothroyd, RJ., Hardy, RJ., Warburton, J and Marjoribanks, TI. (2016). The importance of accurately representing submerged vegetation morphology in the numerical prediction of complex river flow. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 41:567-576. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3871

Boothroyd, RJ., Hardy, RJ., Warburton, J and Marjoribanks, TI. (2017). Modeling complex flow structures and drag around a submerged plant of varied posture. Water Resources Research. 53:2877-2901. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR020186

Boothroyd, RJ., Hardy, RJ., Warburton, J and Marjoribanks, TI. (2019). The importance of riparian plant orientation in river flow: implications for flow structures and drag. Journal of Ecohydraulics. 3:108-129. https://doi.org/10.1080/24705357.2019.1573648

PhD thesis: Flow-vegetation interactions at the plant-scale: the importance of volumetric canopy morphology on flow field dynamics