Volume 20, 2020
Blowout Evolution Between 1999 and 2015 in Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve, England.
Thomas A.G. Smyth1&2, Ella Thorpe3 and Paul Rooney3
1Department of Biological and Geographical Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield,
2Beach and Dune Systems (BEADS) Laboratory, School of the Environment, Flinders University, Adelaide,
3Liverpool Hope University, Department of Geography and Environmental Science.
Mobile coastal sand dunes are an important habitat for a range of species that require warm substrates and a diversity of habitat structures. The extent of bare sand on coastal dunes in the UK has, however, dramatically declined since 1945. As a result, the removal of vegetation has become a management tool to re-create mobile and dynamic habitats that are typically associated with the earlier stages of dune succession. Blowouts, erosional hollows in dunes, act as important natural mechanisms for landscape disturbance by interrupting succession and providing a source of nutrient deficient sediment, via aeolian (wind) sediment erosion and subsequent deposition. This study investigates the evolution of three blowouts within Ainsdale Sand Dunes Natural Nature Reserve, North West England, in a dunescape that had been cleared of Corsican Pine approximately 25 years prior. Our results demonstrate that, contrary to previous studies of blowout evolution in highly vegetated dune systems, continued blowout expansion and growth has continued for at least 15 years (2005 to present). We anticipate these findings to be a starting point for deeper analysis of coastal dune mobility in the UK and northwest Europe, in order to better understand the environmental drivers maintaining dynamism in these environments.
Volume 23, Number 1, 2023
“Carrying with her a most influential and intelligent audience.” Women Lecturers, the British Empire, and the Manchester Geographical Society, 1884-1920.
The changing face of Whalley Nab, Lancashire: A naturalistic and cultural landscape.
Obituary: Nigel Lawson 1941-1922.
Book Review ‘Are mathematicians human?’ Alan Turing’s Manchester. By Jonathan Swinton
Volume 22, Number 2, 2022
Jonathan G.A. Lageard and Eleanor A. Robinson,
An investigation of subfossil Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) from Curlew Lane, Lancashire.
Volume 22, Number 1, 2022
Mapping the city: One man’s contribution to city centre maps.
Dr Samantha Wilkinson and Dr Catherine Wilkinson,
Not a hair out of place? Embracing messy positionality when researching the geographies of hair in Greater Manchester.
Volume 21, Number 1, 2021
Haseeb Mahmood and Robert Sparkes,
Spatio-temporal analysis of the potential toxicological burden of pollutants in a fluvial system, the River Irwell, Manchester, through anthropogenic activities (present and historical) and natural mechanisms.
Reconstructing the late-nineteenth century landscape and natural habitats of south west Accrington using the artwork of Thomas Frederick Worrall (1872–1957).
Osborne, A.W., Keightley, A.T., Ingleby, E.R., Longden, M.T., Rogers, A.V., Steel, D. and Davies, M.C.,
From bare peat desert to nature reserve within ten years: a review of restoration practice on Little Woolden Moss, Manchester, UK.
Volume 20, Number 1, 2020
Thomas A.G. Smyth, Ella Thorpe and Paul Rooney,
Blowout Evolution Between 1999 and 2015 in Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve, England.
Volume 19, Number 2, 2019
Rory Scott and Neil Entwistle,
Toward a protocol for UAV surveying in Environmental Sciences.
Philip D. Hughes, Matt D. Tomkins and Andrew G. Stimson,
Glaciation of the English Lake District during the Late-glacial: a new analysis using 10Be and Schmidt hammer exposure dating.
Volume 19, Number 1, 2019
P J Murphy,
The Vaccary Walls of Wycoller, Pennine East Lancashire – a geologist’s view.
Book Review. Manchester – Mapping the City, T. Wyke, B. Robson & M. Dodge.
Volume 18, Number 2, 2018
Mapping the Rise and Fall of Ancoats Hall.
William J. Fletcher and Peter A. Ryan,
Radiocarbon constraints on historical peat accumulation rates and atmospheric deposition of heavy metals at Holcroft Moss, Warrington.
Obituary: Kieth Sutton 1943-1918
Volume 18, Number 1, 2018
Michael Hardman, Rebecca St. Clair, Richard Armitage, Veronica Barry, Peter Larkham and Graeme Sherriff,
Urban agriculture: evaluating informal and formal practices.
Samantha Wilkinson and Catherine Wilkinson,
‘Working from home’: academics and Airbnb, an autoethnographic account.
Volume 17, Number 2, 2017
K. R. Butt and P. D. Putwain,
Earthworm community development in organic matter-amended plots on reclaimed colliery spoil.
Jonathan Lageard, Lizzie Bonnar, Thomas Briggs, Simon Caporn, Emma Clarke, Chris Field, Callum Hayles, Anna Keightley, Graham Smith, Lydia McCool, Peter Ryan and Tor Yip,
Educational potential of peatlands and prehistoric bog oaks in Lancashire and adjoining region.
Brian Robson and Nick Scarle,
Bury in 1831: a newly-discovered early plan of the town.
A–Level Geography Workshop — a funding report.
Volume 17, Number 1, 2017
Fieldwork is good – but why?
Stories from “The World in One City”: Migrant Lives in Liverpool.
Volume 16, Number 1, 2016
Cathy Delaney and Oliver Sikora,
Evidence for Paleolake Rawtenstall around Stacksteads, Upper Irwell Valley, Rossendale, U.K.
Volume 15, Number 2, 2015
Rodolfo Alves da Luz, Nigel Lawson, Ian Douglas and Cleide Rodrigues,
Historical sources and meandering river systems in urban sites: the case of Manchester, UK.
Volume 15, Number 1, 2015
Irene Delgado-Fernandez, Matthew McBride, Rachel Platt and Mark Cameron,
Sefton Coast’s vulnerability to coastal flooding using DEM data.
Simon J. Cook, Toby N. Tonkin, Nicholas G. Midgley and Anya Wicikowski,
Analysis of ‘hummocky moraine’ using Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry
Volume 14, Number 1, 2014
Peter Wilson and Tom Lord,
Towards a robust deglacial chronology for the northwest England sector of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet.
Volume 13, Number 2, 2013
John Wood’s town plans and the evolving urban hierarchy of Cumbria.
Volume 13, Number 1, 2013
Did a glacier exist in the valley of Bleatarn Gill, central Lake District, during the Loch Lomond Stade?
Mark Toogood and Hannah Neate,
Preston Bus Station: Heritage, Regeneration, and Resistance
Volume 12, Number 1, 2012
Claire Smith and Nigel Lawson,
Exceeding climate thresholds: Extreme weather impacts on the environment and population of Greater Manchester.
Philip D. Hughes, Roger J. Braithwaite, Cassandra R. Fenton and Christoph Schnabel,
Two Younger Dryas glacier phases in the English Lake District: geomorphological evidence and preliminary 10Be exposure ages.
Jonathan Darling, Ruth L Healey and Lauren Healey,
Seeing the City anew: Asylum Seeker perspectives of ‘belonging’ in Greater Manchester.
Volume 11, Number 2, 2011
Re-interpretation of the ‘relict protalus rock glacier’ at Grasmoor End, northwest Lake District.
Volume 11, Number 1, 2011
Ramirez, F. A., Armitage, R. P., Danson, F. M., and Bandugula, V.,
Characterising phenological changes in North West forests using terrestrial laser scanning: some preliminary results.
The last glacier in Dovedale, Lake District.
Thomas Jeffery’s Map of “The County of Westmoreland” (1770): an evaluation of its contribution to understanding late eighteenth century landscape.
Richard J. Payne,
Meteors and perceptions of environmental change in the annus mirabilis AD1783-4.
Volume 10, Number 2, 2010
Richard J. Payne,
The ‘Meteorological Imaginations and Conjectures’ of Benjamin Franklin.
The use of a field open-sided direct shear box for the determination of the shear strength of shallow residual and colluvial soils on hillslopes in the south Pennines, Derbyshire.
Continuing change: Manchester Geographical Society, 1998-2010.
Volume 10, Number 1, 2010
C. A. Delaney, E. J. Rhodes, R. G. Crofts, and C. D. Jones,
Evidence for former glacial lakes in the High Peak and Rossendale Plateau areas, north west England.
Volume 9, Number 2, 2009
Changing Representation of the Industrial Town: an analysis of official guides in Bury from 1925.
Three Stories of Salford: transformation, identity and metropolitan peripheries.
Volume 9, Number 1, 2009
The Impact of Parliamentary Enclosure on a Cumbrian Community: Watermillock, c. 1780-1840.
Volume 8, Number 2, 2008
Changing Land Use in North East Lancashire during the Second World War.
Volume 8, Number 1, 2008
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Irish Manchester, 1825-1922.
Nigel Lawson and Sarah Lindley,
A deeper understanding of climate induced risk to urban infrastructure: case studies of past events in Greater Manchester.
Chris Perkins and Martin Dodge,
The potential of user-generated cartography: a case study of the OpenStreetMap project and Mapchester mapping party.
S. Watkins and I. Whyte,
Extreme flood events in upland catchments in cumbria since 1600: the evidence of historical records.
Andrew M. Folkard,
Temperature structure and turbulent mixing processes in Cumbrian lakes.
Volume 7, Number 2, 2007
Richard D. Knowles and Adwoa A. Ametepe,
Bus Patronage, Bus Deregulation and Ten Year Transport Plan Targets in Gateway Cities: the case of Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
Volume 7, Number 1, 2007
Kevin R. Butt and Emma J. Chamberlain,
Distribution of earthworms across the Sefton Coast sand dune ecosystem.
Kirkby Fell rock slope failure.
Volume 6, Number 1, 2006
East Lancashire housing markets.
Fabienne Carraz, Kevin G. Taylor, Stefan Stainsby and Davina Robertson,
Contaminated urban road deposited sediment (RDS), Greater Manchester, UK: a spatial assessment of potential surface water impacts.
Human or Physical? People and Places of Edge Hill,
Volume 5, Number 1, 2005
David W. Shimwell,
Evidence for the vegetation and habitat of the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the Loch Lomond stadial of north-west England.
The tram roads of the Manchester Bolton & Bury canal
Chris Perkins and Anna Z.Thomson,
Mapping for health: cycling and walking maps of the city.
Volume 3, Number 2, 2003
Richard D. Knowles and Adwoa A. Kevin R. Butt, Christopher N. Lowe and Tim Walmsley,
Monitoring earthworm communities in translocated grasslands affected by the construction of Runway 2 at Manchester Airport.
Volume 3, Number 1, 2003
Agricultural practices and state intervention during the Second World War: a case study of South West Lancashire.
Breakdown mechanisms and morphology for man-made rockslopes in North West England.
The last glacial stage (the Devensian) in North West England.
Volume 2, Number 2, 2002
Whose Lake District? Contested landscapes and changing sense of place.
Tactile mapping quality: the Manchester experience.
Ordnance Survey 25 inch Maps of Lancashire.
Stockport Green A-Z, Section 1: Brinnington, Reddish and the Heatons.
Volume 2, Number 1, 2002
Exploring an imperial region: North West England.
A. D. Thomas, A. J. Dougill, K. Berry and J. A. Byrne,
Soil crusts in the Molopo Basin, Southern Africa.
M. E. J. Cutler, J. McMorrow and M. Evans,
Remote sensing of upland peat erosion in the southern Pennines.
The North West in Maps: Thomas Donald’s map of Cumberland, 1774.
Wilfred H. Theakstone,
‘Manchester’ by Clare Hartwell.
Volume 1, Number 2, 2001
G. L. Heritage, A. Chappell and A. D. Thomas,
A field-based approach to integrating catchment and river channel processes.
Esker formation and the nature of deglaciation: the Ballymahon Esker, Central Ireland.
Research report on Irish Nationalist Processions in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Manchester.
The North West in Maps: Ordnance Survey 25 inch maps – Rochdale (South), 1908.
Volume 1, Number 1, 2001
Representing regional life: the place discourses of Granada Tonight.
Andrew J. Dougill and Matt Stroh,
Recreational users of Lake District bridleways: conflict or camaraderie?
”I shall never return to Hibernia’s bowers“ Irish migrant identities in early Victorian Manchester.
Laura Shotbolt, Andrew D. Thomas, Simon M. Hutchinson and Andrew J. Dougill,
Reconstructing the history of heavy metal pollution in the southern Pennines from the sedimentary record of reservoirs: methods and preliminary results.
The influence of the Gay Village on migration to central Manchester.
The North West in Maps: Ordnance Survey One Inch Maps – Rossendale 1895.