Skip to navigation Skip to content

Stephen Addy

Successfully connected to Oracle.

Highlighted publications

Recent publications

Staff picture: Stephen Addy
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
stephen.addy@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)844 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

Steve is a hydromorphologist who is interested in physical processes and forms within river systems.  His background is in physical geography and fluvial geomorphology.  Based at the University of Aberdeen, he gained a BSc degree in geography in 2005 and completed a PhD in fluvial geomorphology in 2009.  The PhD work examined controls on the distribution of channel reach types and tested the effectiveness of an existing channel reach classification system in upland catchments of the upper River Dee catchment, north-east Scotland.

Current research interests 

His main current research interests are:

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of river restoration at the reach scale in a degraded agricultural stream (Logie Burn, Aberdeenshire) and a large gravel bed river with an altered floodplain (River Dee near Braemar, Aberdeenshire).
  • The effectiveness of natural flood management and coarse sediment measures including novel in-stream wooden structures in upland catchments (Bowmont Water, Scottish Borders).
  • The impacts of hydroelectric power on river geomorphology and the habitats of freshwater pearl mussels and salmonids (River Kerry, Wester Ross).
  • Investigating the geomorphic impact of the 30th of December 2015 'Storm Frank'  flood on the River Dee and the 8th of January 2016 flood on other rivers in Aberdeenshire to help inform sustainable river management.

In addition to this core research, Steve undertakes consultancy work for river restoration and managment assessments where expertise in fluvial geomorphology is required.  In collaboration with the EnviroCentre, he has worked as the principal hydromorphologist on a number of projects for SNH (EU LIFE funded Pearls in Peril project; sites in the River Dee catchment, Aberdeenshire and South Esk catchment, Angus), SEPA (Pow Burn, Angus) and the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership (River Avon, Moray).   

Bibliography 

Highlighted publications

Recent publications

  • Addy, S.; Soulsby, C.; Hartley, A.J., (2014) Controls on the distribution of channel reach morphology in selectively glaciated catchments., Geomorphology, 211, 121-133.
  • Barker, H.; Addy, S.; Cooksley, S.; MacDougall, K., (2014) River Dee at Banchory: Hydromorphological assessment and recommendations for river restoration., Report for Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Barker, H.; Addy, S.; Cooksley, S.; MacDougall, K., (2014) River Dee: hydromorphological assessment and recommendatoins for river restoration., Contract Report for Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Barker, H.; Addy, S.; Cooksley, S.; MacDougall, K., (2014) River South Esk: Hydromorphological assessment and recommendations for river restoration., Commissioned Contract Report for Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Vinten, A.J.A.; Loades, K.; Addy, S.; Richards, S.; Stutter, M.I.; Cook, Y.; Watson, H.; Taylor, C.; Abel, C.; Baggaley, N.; Ritchie, R.; Jeffrey, W., (2014) Assessment of the use of sediment fences for control of erosion and sediment phosphorus loss after potato harvesting on sloping land., Science of the Total Environment, 468-469, 1234-1244.
  • Addy, S.; Ghimire, S.; Cuthbert, A., (2013) Geomorphic assessment of the River Nethan 2013., Contract Report for Allen Gordon and Co.
  • Addy, S; Cooklsey, S.L., (2013) Investigating the impacts of hydroelectric power on the river environment and ecology., Research Summary as part of RESAS end of year reporting.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Addy, S.; Hough, R.L.; Loades, K.; Stutter, M.I.; Vinten, A.J.A., (2013) A scoping study into BSI PAS100 compost use to mitigate field and riverbank erosion in Scotland., Contract Report for Zero Waste Scotland, ZWS ORI003-005 PO:538.
  • Perfect, C.; Addy, S.; Gilvear, D., (2013) The Scottish rivers handbook : a guide to the physical character of Scotland's rivers., Centre of Expertise for Waters. CREW Project Number C203002, 42pp.
  • Addy, S.; Cooksley, S.L.; Sime, I., (2012) Impacts of flow regulation on freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) habitat in a Scottish montane river., Science of the Total Environment, 432, 318-328.
  • Cooksley, S.; Brewer, M.; Donnelly, D.; Spezia, L.; Addy, S., (2012) Linking hydromorphological pressure data with freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera distribution in the River Spey (Moray and Highland)., Commissioned Contract Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Cooksley, S.L.; Addy, S.; Watson, H.; Johnstone, L., (2010) Fluvial audit of upper River Moriston., Commissioned Contract Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.

  • Email: info@hutton.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)844 928 5428
  • Craigiebuckler Aberdeen AB15 8QH Scotland
  • Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA Scotland
A Scottish charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No SC374831.
Registered office: The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA. Charity No SCO41796

Printed from /staff/stephen-addy on 30/05/16 05:47:11 AM

The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.