hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, environmental management, nature conservation (principally river ecosystems, including wetlands).
Malcolm Newson is professor of physical geography. His research interests include the fields of fluvial geomorphology (bedload transport, channel habitat) and environmental management (river catchment plans).
Reports/papers on geomorphological survey techniques, siltation, wetland hydrology, catchment response to land-use change.
Third Edition of Routledge text 'Land, Water and Development' (1992, 1997) due for delivery January 2008.
Further development of 'physical biotopes' approach to river habitats.
Regular reviewer of national/international research proposals, research posts and journal articles.
River dynamics: historical development and bed material transport.
Sustainable river basin strategy and operations.
GEO105: Environmental Issues
GEO203: Geomorphological Techniques
GEO230: Land, Water and Development