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The Riverfly Partnership

The Riverfly Partnership is a dynamic network of organisations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant authorities, working together to: - protect the water quality of our rivers; - further the understanding of riverfly populations; - and actively conserve riverfly habitats. The Riverfly Partnership is hosted by the Freshwater Biological Association.

Critically Endangered Stonefly (Isogenus nubecula) Rediscovered after 22 Year Absence

After a 22-year absence the critically endangered stonefly Isogenus nubecula has been rediscovered in the River Dee in North Wales by John Davy-Bowker of the Freshwater Biological Association. Click here to read more. 

 

interesting paper about comparing macroinvertebrate data for river health assessment gathered using semi-quantitative (kick/sweep sampling) and quantitative (surber sampling) methodologies

With kind permission of its authors the Riverfly Partnership is pleased to share the following paper which compares macroinvertebrate data for river health assessment gathered using semi-quantitative (kick/sweep sampling) and quantitative (surber sampling) methodologies.

Full citation: Everall N, Johnson MF, Wood P, Farmer A, Wilby RL and Measham N. (2017) Comparability of macroinvertebrate biomonitoring indices of river health derived from semi-quantitative and quantitative methodologies. Ecological Indicators 78: 437 - 448. DOI 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.03.040 

Freshwater Biological Association takes over as Riverfly Partnership host from April 2017

Freshwater Communities and the Riverfly Partnership

The Freshwater Biological Association is to become the Riverfly Partnership host from April 2017. (Click title above to access full press release).

The British Dragonfly Society is on the hunt for the rare and beautiful Common Clubtail dragonfly and needs your help!

The Common Clubtail dragonfly (Gomphus vulgatissimus) is listed as Near Threatened on the British Red List.

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