Professor Paul Brewer
BSc Geography (UCW)
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622 586
- AU Quality Assurance Committee
- AU Research Degrees Board
- IGHPP Executive Committee
- DGES Executive Committee
- DGES and IGHPP Director of Postgraduate Studies
- DGES Postgraduate Exam Board Chair
- DGES Learning and Teaching Committee
Module coordinator for:
- Earth Surface Environments (GG10610)
- Geography Fieldwork (GG22420)
- Catchment Systems (GG22610)
- Advanced Research Skills 2 (EAM4720)
Geomorphology, fluvial processes, channel pattern change, siltation and sedimentation problems, impacts of tailings dam failures and metal mining activity on fluvial systems.
DGES Projects (Principle Investigator)
- COWEB - Citizen Observatory Web. Funded by EU FP7
DGES Projects (Affiliated With)
- Virtual Observatory. Funded by NERC.
- Impacts of hydrological variability on material transfers through the river estuary transition zone. Funded by NERC.
Current PhD Students
- Dr Barry Evans
- 2013-present Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Aberystwyth University
- 1993-2012 – Lecturer in Physical Geography, Aberystwyth University
- 1987-1993 Research Assistant (UWA)
- 1987 BSc Geography (UCW)
- Member of Centre for Catchment and Coastal Research (CCCR) Executive Committee
- Director of Fluvio river basin consultancy
A novel behavioral model of the pasture-based dairy cow from GPS data using data mining and machine learning techniques. Journal of Dairy Science 99 (3) pp. 2063-2075.2016.
Isotopic provenancing of Pb in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo: source identification of chronic Pb enrichment in soils, house dust and scalp hair. Applied Geochemistry 64 pp. 164-175. 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.08.003 Other2015.
Micro-XRF Applications in Fluvial Sedimentary Environments of Britain and Ireland: Progress and Prospects. In I. Croudace, R. Rothwell (eds), Micro-XRF studies of sediment cores: Applications of an non-destructive tool for the environmental sciences. Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores, vol. 17 Springer pp. 227-265. 10.1007/978-94-017-9849-5_8 Other2015.
Flood-related contamination in catchments affected by historical metal mining: an unexpected and emerging hazard of climate change. Science of the Total Environment 476-477 pp. 165-180. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.12.0792014.
Geomorphological assessment of bank erosion on the River Chelt near Uckington, Gloucestershire. 1st edn, Fluvio2014.
Geomorphological assessment of bank erosion on the River Wharfe at Ilkley, Yorkshire. 1st edn, Fluvio2014.
Modelling remediation scenarios in historically mined catchments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21 (11) pp. 6952-6963. 10.1007/s11356-013-2170-32014.
A geomorphological approach to optimising the location of gas pipeline river crossings. In M. Bassett, H. Boulton, D. Nichol (eds), Urban Geology in Wales: 3. National Museum of Wales Geological Series pp. 162-173. 10.1002/gj.24912013.
Potentially harmful elements (PHEs) in scalp hair, soil and metallurgical wastes in Mitrovica, Kosovo: The role of oral bioaccessibility and mineralogy in human PHE exposure. Environment International 60 pp. 56-70. 10.1016/j.envint.2013.07.0142013.
The age and environmental significance of agro-industrial alluvium in the Swale catchment, northern England, as an event marker for the Anthropocene. Holocene 23 (4) pp. 587-602. 10.1177/0959683612465445 Other2013.
The nature, timing and controls of the Quaternary development of the Rio Bergantes, Ebro basin, northeast Spain. Geomorphology 196 pp. 106-121. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.04.0142013.
A geochemical record of flooding on the upper River Severn, UK, during the last 3750 years. Geomorphology 179 pp. 89-105. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.08.0032012.
Causes and consequences of a large summer storm and flood in west Wales, 8th-9th June 2012. 1st edn, Fluvio Other2012.
Contemporary and historical sediment-associated metal dispersal and storage in the lower River Danube: an example study within a multi-national drainage basin. From Catchment to Coast: Fluxes and transformations through the river-estuary system, Bangor, , 08/01/2012 - 10/01/2012.2012.
Morphodynamics in tidally-influenced rivers: re-thinking catchment management, flood risk and material fluxes. From Catchment to Coast: Fluxes and transformations through the river-estuary system, Bangor, , 08/01/2012 - 10/01/2012. Other2012.
A proposed Management Plan for the consolidation and conservation of the remains of a 19th Century Mining Complex at Middle Greenlaws Level Head and Ore works: hydrological and geomorphological assessment. Fluvio2011.
Altered morphodynamics in tidally-influenced rivers: re-thinking catchment management, flood risk & material fluxes. Advances in River Science 2011, Swansea, UK, , 18/04/2011 - 21/04/2011.2011.
Developing communication tools for stakeholder engagement. Catchment Science 2011, Dublin, Ireland, , 14/09/2011 - 16/09/2011.2011.
Flood series extension using geomorphological records to identify climate and land-use signals. Advances in River Science, Swansea University, , 18/04/2011 - 21/04/2011.2011.
Geochemical assessment of soils in Bosniak Mahalla, Mitrovicë/a, Kosovo: identification of contaminant sources and implications for human health. Fluvio2011.
Geochemical assessment of soils in Bosniak Mahalla, Mitrovicë/a, Kosovo: implications for the proposed resettlement of families presently living in the Osterode camp. Fluvio2011.
Historical vertical instability dynamics on Welsh rivers. Advances in River Science, Swansea University, , 18/04/2011 - 21/04/2011.2011.
Late Quaternary River Development and Archaeology of the Middle Tywi Valley. Environment Agency2011.
Modelling and Management Issues in a Geomorphologically Active Environment. 2011 DHI UK User Group Meeting, London, UK, , 08/03/2011 - 09/03/2011.2011.
Reconstructing Late Holocene flood records in the Tywi and Severn catchments. Unknown Publisher2011.
Reconstructing Late Holocene flood records in the Tywi catchment. Unknown Publisher2011.
The bioavailability and bioaccessibility of PHEs in soils and other contaminant sources in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo. Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health European Conference, Ormskirk, UK, , 10/04/2011 - 15/04/2011.2011.
Vertical channel instability dynamics on Welsh rivers. Advances in River Science Conference, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 01/04/2011.2011.
A geomorphological assessment of the impacts of gravel extraction activities on the Afon Tywi at Llwynjack, near Llandovery. Fluvio2010.
Assessment of the distribution of exposed river shingle on the River Wye SSSI. CCW contract science report, vol. 930 Fluvio2010.
Geochemical assessment of soils in Roma Mahalla, Mitrovica, Kosovo: implications for the proposed resettlement of families presently living in the Osterode and Cesmin Lug Camps. Fluvio2010.
Holocene flooding and river development in a Mediterranean steepland catchment: The Anapodaris Gorge, south central Crete, Greece. Global and Planetary Change 70 (1-4) pp. 35-52. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.11.006 Other2010.
Management of the Danube drainage basin: Implications of contaminant metal dispersal for the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. International Journal of River Basin Management 8 (1) pp. 63-78. 10.1080/15715121003715115 Other2010.
Pb isotope evidence for contaminant-metal dispersal in an international river system: The lower Danube catchment, Eastern Europe. Applied Geochemistry 25 (7) pp. 1070-1084. 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2010.04.012 Cadair2010.
Pb levels and Pb isotopic signatures determined in samples of scalp hair from residents of the Osterode and Cesmin Lug camps, Mitrovica, Kosovo. Fluvio2010.
Provenancing sources of Pb contamination in Mitrovica, Kosovo: implications for human health & environmental management. 2010 Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health Conference, Galway, Ireland, , 28/06/2010 - 02/07/2010.2010.
Quantifying sediment-associated metal dispersal using Pb isotopes: Application of binary and multivariate mixing models at the catchment-scale. Environmental Pollution 158 (6) pp. 2158-2169. 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.02.020 Cadair2010.
River water and river sediment contamination with copper, zinc, arsenic, cadmium and lead. In I. Kopralev (ed), Bulgaria Geographic Atlas. pp. 201-204.2010.
Sediment origin and dispersal dynamics in the lower Danube Basin. In J. Bloesch, I. Teodorovic, C. Sandu (eds), Proceedings of the 38th IAD Conference. 38th International Association of Danube Research Conference, Dresden, Germany, , 21/06/2010 - 25/06/2010. pp. 1-6.2010.
Source to sink river pollution assessment in northern Bulgaria: Preliminary results on contaminant delivery in the lower Danube basin. Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 01/08/2005. pp. 387-396. Other2010.
Are floods in Wales getting bigger and more frequent? Aber Climate Day, Aberystwyth, UK, , 02/12/2009 - 02/12/2009.2009.
Assessment of bank erosion rates on the River Severn at Abermule, mid Wales. Wales & West Utilities2009.
Dispersal of Contaminant Metals in the Mining-Affected Danube and Maritsa Drainage Basins, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 206 (1-4) pp. 105-127. 10.1007/s11270-009-0090-0 Cadair2009.
River dynamics and environmental change in Wales. In D. Williams, C. Duigan (eds), The Rivers of Wales: A Natural Resource of International and Historical Significance. Margraf Publishers pp. 17-34.2009.
Assessment of Metal Mining-Contaminated River Sediments in England and Wales. Environment Agency Other2008.
Flood Consequences Assessment for Ship Inn Fields on the Afon Arth at Pennant, Ceredigion. Fluvio2008.
Fluvial-controlled metal and As mobilisation, dispersal and storage in the Río Guadiamar, SW Spain and its implications for long-term contaminant fluxes to the Doñana wetlands. Science of the Total Environment 394 (1) pp. 144-161. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.12.021 Cadair2008.
Historical rates of vertical instability dynamics on Welsh rivers. 4th International Paleoflood Workshop, Crete, Greece, 24/06/2007 - 30/06/2007.2008.
Holocene River Development in the Lower Usk Valley near Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales: Final Report. Unknown Publisher2008.
Management of Metal Mining-Contaminated River Systems in England and Wales. Environment Agency Other2008.
Recent river channel dynamics on the River Rheidol at Lovesgrove. Fluvio2008.
River bank erosion on Smestow Brook at Hinksford Mobile Home Park: geomorphological assessment and mitigation options. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University2008.
The Holocene fluvial history of the Lugg catchment. The Lugg Valley, Herefordshire: Archaeology, Landscape Change and Conservation. pp. 51-66.2008.
Flood risk and development of the Gazprom headquarters building, St Petersburg: A scoping study. Gazprom2007.
Geomorphological assessment of river bank erosion on the Afon Tywi at Carmarthen: Bank protection and alternative route options for the HW021 gas pipeline river crossing. Wales & West Utilities2007.
Geomorphological assessment of river bank erosion on the Sutton Brook, Hilton: Implications for the 18” Alrewas – Sutton on the Hill and 24” Alrewas – Ambergate high pressure gas pipelines. National Grid plc2007.
Geomorphological assessment of river channel stability on the Afon Dyfi at Dol-Twymyn: Recommendations for bank protection and VN094 pipeline re-routing. Wales & West Utilities2007.
High-resolution interpretative geomorphological mapping of river valley environments using airborne LiDAR data. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 32 (10) pp. 1574-1592. 10.1002/esp.1505 Cadair Other2007.
Historical rates of vertical channel instability dynamics on Welsh rivers. BGRG Annual Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 01/01/2007.2007.
Improved Fluvial Geomorphic Interpretation from DEM Differencing. Other2007.
Redefining the Holocene fluvial history of the Lugg catchment: New evidence from geomorphological investigations of the Lugg Valley in Herefordshire and its implications for alluvial archaeological studies. English Heritage2007.
Suspended and bedload dynamics in a tidally influenced river: The river Dyfi, Wales, UK: The river Dyfi, Wales, UK. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2007, San Francisco, California, United States of America, 10/12/2007 - 14/12/2007. Other2007.
A geomorphological approach to the management of rivers contaminated by metal mining. 7th Symposium on remediation. Metal stress: biotic and abiotic factors., Jena, Germany., , 22/09/2008 - 23/09/2008. pp. 423-447. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.06.024 Cadair2006.
A geomorphological assessment of blockstone weir installation on the River Cothi between Edwinsford road bridge and Abergorlech. The River Restoration Centre2006.
Dating and correlating Late Pleistocene and Holocene alluvial sequences in Welsh river catchments. British Geological Survey2006.
Geomorphological assessment of river bank erosion on the River Elwy at St Asaph: implications for the VN082 gas pipeline river crossing. Wales & West Utilities2006.
Geomorphological assessment of river bank erosion on the River Kenn: Part 2 – implications for the BGSW/KW/2 gas pipeline. Wales & West Utilities2006.
Geomorphological assessment of river bank erosion on the River Otter: Implications for the Aylesbeare to Branscombe 10” intermediate pressure gas pipeline. Wales & West Utilities2006.
Hydro-geomorphological assessment of proposed engineering works on the Afon Dyfi at Abergwydol. Faber Maunsell Ltd2006.
Late Holocene River Development in the Lower Usk Valley near Caerleon. The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust2006.
Long-term river channel and planform dynamics in Wales: Phases 1 and 2. Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru Other2006.
Predictive and investigative modelling of flood hazard in Welsh river catchments. Final report to WAG, BGS, CCW and EA. Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru2006.
River Channel and Floodplain Restoration on the Western Cleddau at Corsydd Llangloffan. Environment Agency2006.
A geomorphological reappraisal of the River Severn Roundabout GCR site. Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru2005.
An initial geomorphological/geochemical assessment of the Ecsed-Marsh in Hungary and Romania: Towards a strategy of sustainable alluvial wetland restoration and flood protection in the upper Tisa Basin. World Wide Fund for Nature2005.
Flooding-related research in Wales: Some recent developments. In M. Bassett, D. Nichol, V. Deisler (eds), Urban geology in Wales. Amgueddfa Cymru pp. 229-238.2005.
Geomorphological assessment of river bank erosion on the River Kenn: Part 1 - implications for the BGSW/KW/2 gas pipeline. Wales & West Utilities2005.
Geomorphological assessment of river bank erosion on the River Rhiw near Garthmyl: Implications for the VN070 gas pipeline river crossing. Wales & West Utilities2005.
Geomorphological investigation of the River Aire at Kirkstall Forge, Leeds. Weetwood2005.
Heavy metal contamination in the Aries river catchment, western Romania: Implications for development of the Rosia Montand gold deposit. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 86 (1) pp. 26-48. 10.1016/j.gexplo.2005.02.0022005.
Monitoring river bank erosion on the River Severn at Caersws: Assessing the potential threat to gas pipeline river crossings. National Grid plc2005.
The ecological, geomorphological and geochemical controls on river shingle heath development on the Afon Rheidol and Afon Ystwyth, Ceredigion. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University2005.
The long term fate and environmental significance of contaminant metals released by the January and March 2000 mining tailings dam failures in Maramureş County, upper Tisa Basin, Romania. Applied Geochemistry 18 (2) pp. 241-257. 10.1016/S0883-2927(02)00123-3 Other2003.
The solid state partitioning of contaminant metals and As in river channel sediments of the mining affected Tisa drainage basin, northwestern Romania and eastern Hungary. Applied Geochemistry 18 (10) pp. 1583-1595. 10.1016/S0883-2927(03)00078-7 Cadair2003.
The use of geomorphological mapping and modelling for identifying land affected by metal contamination on river floodplains. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Other2003.
Use of geomorphological mapping and modelling for identifying land affected by heavy metal contamination on river floodplains. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Other2003.
A study of Holocene floodplain particle size characteristics with special reference to palaeochannel infills from the upper Severn basin, Wales, UK. Geological Journal 36 (2) pp. 143-157. 10.1002/gj.885 Cadair2001.