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Dr Joshua Ahmed

Dr Josh Ahmed

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Summary

I am a fluvial geomorphologist interested in understanding how meandering rivers evolve through time. I am particularly interested in the interaction between channel bars and flow hydrodynamics that combine to change the shape of meanders. I mainly employ the use of remote sensing to monitor changes in meander form through time and combine these observations with measurements from the field.

I have interests in understanding how water moves through the landscape and how this may alter in response to climatic and land use changes in the future. I am currently exploring how changes in land management may impact the routing of water and how this may provide a range of benefits for society, the environment, and the economy.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Rapid megaflood-triggered base-level rise on Mars

Ahmed, J., Peakall, J., Balme, M., & Parsons, D. (2022). Rapid megaflood-triggered base-level rise on Mars. Geology, https://doi.org/10.1130/G50277.1

The role of sediment supply in the adjustment of channel sinuosity across the Amazon Basin

Ahmed, J., Constantine, J. A., & Dunne, T. (2019). The role of sediment supply in the adjustment of channel sinuosity across the Amazon Basin. Geology, 47(9), 807-810. https://doi.org/10.1130/G46319.1

Report

UK Parliament Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Flooding Inquiry: Written Evidence from Dr Kate Smith et al. (FLO0043)

Smith, K., Thomas, R. E., Skinner, C., Davidson, G., Parsons, D., McLelland, S., …Betts, P. (2021). UK Parliament Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Flooding Inquiry: Written Evidence from Dr Kate Smith et al. (FLO0043)

Hedgerows: Mapping The Gaps Final Report

Wolstenholme, J., Cooper, F., Davidson, G., Parsons, K., Ahmed, J., & Thomas, R. (2021). Hedgerows: Mapping The Gaps Final Report. Natural England

Research interests

Fluvial geomorphology, floodplains, meandering rivers, pollutants, soil hydrology, flood risk, remote sensing of the environment

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

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Project

Quantifying bank-pull and bar-push processes in the evolution of river bends with changing hydroclimate

Funder

British Society for Geomorphology

Grant

£3,500.00

Started

1 April 2020

Status

Ongoing

Project

Leverhulme Early Career - Life after cutoff: quantifying the 3D evolution of oxbow lakes

Funder

The Leverhulme Trust

Grant

£118,000.00

Started

1 February 2022

Status

Ongoing

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