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Andrew House


Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Maclean Building
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Crowmarsh Gifford

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My research centres on groundwater/surface-water interaction and wetland hydrological processes. Aside from these areas, I am also keenly interested in hydrological/hydraulic modelling, climate change, conservation management, and natural flood management. My thesis concerns ecohydrological response to climate change at the Lambourn Observatory, Boxford, UK, a 10 ha chalk valley riparian wetland. Here, the physically based, distributed model MIKE SHE was used to simulate hydrology. Building on a robust conceptual model, the hydrological impacts of climate change were assessed for the river and wetland site. These were linked to water level requirements for designated species and communities in the wetland, and habitat availability for brown trout in the river. Impacts on each are shown to differ spatially, with implications for multiple objective management.



2012 – date     PhD candidate
2010 – 2012    FdSc River and Coastal Engineering, University of the West of England

2001 – 2004    BSc Geography (hons), University of Exeter

Select employment

2010 – 2012    Flood Risk Management Officer, Gloucestershire County Council
2006 – 2007    Planning Investigation Officer, Cheltenham Borough Council

2005 – 2006    Geotechnical Engineer, Cotswold Geotech


Uhlemann, S.S., Sorensen, J.P.R., House, A.R., Wilkinson, P.B., Roberts, C., Gooddy, D.C., Binley, A.M. & Chambers, J.E. (2016), Integrated time-lapse geoelectrical imaging of wetland hydrological processes. Water Resources Research. DOI 10.1002/2015WR017932

House, A.R., Thompson, J.R. & Acreman, M.C. (2016). Projecting impacts of climate change on hydrological conditions and biotic responses in a chalk valley riparian wetland. Journal of Hydrology. DOI 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.01.004

House, A.R., Thompson, J.R., Sorensen, J.P., Roberts, C. & Acreman, M.C. (2015). Modelling groundwater/surface-water interaction in a managed riparian chalk valley wetland. Hydrological Processes. DOI 10.1002/hyp.10625.

House, A.R. (2015). Physical Hydrology. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60(9): 1649-1650. DOI 10.1080/02626667.2015.1059141.

House, A.R., Sorensen, J.P., Gooddy, D.C., Newell, A.J., Marchant, B., Mountford, J.O., Scarlett, P., Williams, P.J. & Old, G.H. (2015). Discrete wetland groundwater discharges revealed with a three-dimensional temperature model and botanical indicators (Boxford, UK). Hydrogeology Journal, 23(4): 775-787. DOI 10.1007/s10040-015-1242-5.