Dr Neil Entwistle

Lecturer in Geography

Biography

Currently I am a Lecturer in Geography with a focus on Physical Geography. Specific areas of research are hydromorphology, river restoration, fluvial and glacial sediment dynamics, catchment connectivity, flooding and ecohydraulics. 

My doctoral scholarship was completed at the University of Salford; Geomorphological Effectiveness and Maintenance of a Riffle-Pool Sequence. Following the conclusion of the scholarship I pursuing a career in Environmental Consultancy before returning to research and teaching within Geography at Salford. 

Teaching

My research-led teaching here at Salford has a focus on river restoration monitoring to understand river dynamics with strong links have been formed with the UK River Restoration Centre and the fluvial industry. A resent success was the partnership project to restore part of the River Trent in Staffordshire, there was a fantastic success receiving the accolade of runner up in the 2016 European River Restoration prize.

Research Interests

My research centres on the use of Terrestrial and Aerial Lidar (TLS and ALS), and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) to map and model spatial and temporal changes in topography, hydraulics, fluvial habitat and the use of these data for a variety of environmental decision making scenarios.

I collaboratively use data captured from these varying platforms in a number of research projects for example; UK Natural Flood Management and river restoration, water level management in South Africa and Uganda and forest ecosystems in Chernobyl.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD in Physical Geography

BSc in Geography

PGCHE in Academic Practice

Fellow of the Higher Education Society

CEO of the Alpine Glacier Project

Publications

Heritage, G. L and Entwistle N.S, (2017). The impact of floodplain degradation on flooding in the UK, E-proceedings of the 37th IAHR World Congress August 13 – 18, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Schofield, L. A., Danson, F. M., Entwistle, N. S., Gaulton, R., & Hancock, S. (2016). Radiometric calibration of a dual-wavelength terrestrial laser scanner using neural networks. Remote Sensing Letters, 7(4), 299-308.

Heritage G.L., Entwistle N.S and Bentley, S. (2016), 'Floodplains: the forgotten and abused component of the fluvial system' E3S Web of Conferences (3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016)), 7 (13007)

Entwistle N.S. Heritage G.L. and Burrows N., (2015) Quantifying River Restoration. North West Geography.

Entwistle, N.S., Heritage, G.L., Tooth, S, and Milan D.J. (2014) Anastomosing reach control on hydraulics and sediment distribution on the Sabie River, South Africa. Proceedings of the ICCE/IAHS Symposium December 11-14, New Orleans, USA Publ.367

Heritage, G.L., Entwistle, N.S., Milan D.J. and Tooth, S. (2014) Long term controls on semi-arid river form: evidence from the Sabie and Olifants rivers. Proceedings of the ICCE/IAHS Symposium December 11-14, New Orleans, USA Publ.367

Milan, D.J., Heritage, G.L., Large, A.R.G., Entwistle, N.S., 2010. Mapping hydraulic biotopes using terrestrial laser scan data of water surface properties. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35 (8), 918-931

Entwistle, N.S., Milan, D.J. & Heritage, G.L., 2010. Biotope mapping using combined LiDAR and acoustic Doppler profiler survey Proceedings of the BHS 2010: Role of Hydrology in Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment

Heritage, G., Milan, D.J. & Entwistle, N.S., 2010. Temporal change in hydraulic habitat inferred from a high resolution 2D flow modelling approach Proceedings of the BHS 2010: Role of Hydrology in Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment

Entwistle, N.S., Fuller I.C., 2009. Terrestrial laser scanning to derive the surface grain size facies character of gravel bars. In Heritage G.L., and Large A.R.G., Laser Scanning for the Environmental Sciences, Chichester: Wiley.

Heritage, G.L., Milan, D.J., Entwistle, N.S., 2009.  An investigation of the role of geomorphology in influencing biotope distribution. Paper to be presented at the 8th IAHS assembly, Hyderabad, India, 6-12th September 2009.

Heritage, G.L., Milan, D.J., Entwistle, N.S., 2009.  Optimising catchment management through integrated geomorphological, ecological and hydraulic modelling: a demonstration through floodplain habitat maximisation.   Paper to be presented at the 8th IAHS assembly, Hyderabad, India, 6-12th September 2009.

Entwistle, N.S., Heritage, G.L., Milan, D.J. 2009.  An assessment of temporal habitat availability in a gravel-bed river using a LiDAR–derived CFD model.  Paper to be presented at the 8th IAHS assembly, Hyderabad, India, 6-12th September 2009.