Josh Wolstenholme

Mr Josh Wolstenholme

Research Assistant

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Leeds)
  • MSc (University of Leeds)
  • PhD

Summary

Josh is a research assistant and PhD candidate researching the influence of natural flood management interventions such as leaky woody dams on geomorphology, and how changing morphologies may impact flood risk reduction in the future. Josh uses a combination of fieldwork monitoring and numerical modelling using CAESAR-Lisflood to verify the impact of the leaky dams on the flood hydrograph and sediment transfer throughout a catchment in North Yorkshire.

As part of Josh's research assistant role, he is mapping bioeconomy assets as part of the THYME project. Josh is also project lead on the 360 Lab, a public engagement initiative to provide 3D models, 360 video and learning resources for flood risk management and coastal morphologies for educators and the public. Josh also leads the Hedgerows: Mapping the Gaps project which aims to quantify hedgerow gaps across the East Riding of Yorkshire using deep learning.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

A new approach for measuring surface hydrological connectivity

Wolstenholme, J. M., Smith, M. W., Baird, A. J., & Sim, T. G. (2019). A new approach for measuring surface hydrological connectivity. Hydrological Processes, 15. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13602

Presentation / Conference

Geomorphological numerical modelling of woody dams in CAESAR-Lisflood

Wolstenholme, J., Skinner, C., Milan, D., & Parsons, D. (2021, April). Geomorphological numerical modelling of woody dams in CAESAR-Lisflood. Poster presented at EGU General Assembly 2021 (European Geosciences Union), vEGU21: Gather Online

The 360 Lab

Wolstenholme, J., & Skinner, C. (2021, April). The 360 Lab. Presented at EGU General Assembly 2021 (European Geosciences Union), vEGU21: Gather Online

Mapping hedgerow gaps and fostering positive environmental behaviours through a combination of citizen scientists and artificial intelligence

Parsons, K., & Wolstenholme, J. (2021, April). Mapping hedgerow gaps and fostering positive environmental behaviours through a combination of citizen scientists and artificial intelligence. Presented at EGU General Assembly 2021 (European Geosciences Union), vEGU21: Gather Online

Report

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

Josh is interested in how natural flood management structures interact with fluvial processes and geomorphology, using a combination of high-resolution surveying, uncrewed aerial vehicles and numerical modelling to assess this.

Josh is also interested in public engagement through digital media such as 3D models and 360 videos through 'The 360 Lab'. Josh also is currently working on utilising deep learning for hedgerow gap identification.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Coastal Explorers: Engaging communities with the geomorphology of their coast

Funder

British Society for Geomorphology

Grant

£5,000.00

Started

1 April 2021

Status

Ongoing

Project

Hedgerows: Mapping the Gaps

Funder

Natural England

Grant

£8,529.00

Started

1 November 2020

Status

Complete