Our last paper

Our latest paper: Assessing the Connectivity of Riparian Forests across a Gradient of Human Disturbance: The Potential of Copernicus “Riparian Zones” in Two Hydroregions published see here

A new review “Improving river hydromorphological assessment through better integration of riparian vegetation”

This paper reviews and synthesizes the relevance of riparian vegetation for river hydromorphology. We also examine how riparian vegetation is considered in the WFD and how it is included in national hydromorphological protocols currently in use. We argue that the hydromorphological context of the WFD should be revisited and offer guidance to integrate riparian vegetation in river hydromorphological monitoring and assessment. See here

Special Session “River vegetation, the challenges of management and conservation and their values and ecosystem services”

A Special Session entitled “River vegetation, the challenges of management and conservation and their values and ecosystem services” will take place at the 63rd International Association of Vegetation Science Symposium, from the 20th till the 23rd of September 2021. This year the meeting will be held entirely online.

Abstract submissions are open until the 20th of June, at: IAVS 2021 Virtual Symposium

Contact : Francisca Aguiar ( and Rui Pedro Rivaes

New publication from COST CONVERGES STSM !

Seasonal variation in vegetation coverage is potentially important for local flood risk, and remotely sensed information can provide river scientists with new insights to support the management of highly anthropized watercourses.

See : Boothroyd, RJ., Nones, M. and Guerrero, M. (2021). Deriving planform morphology and vegetation coverage from remote sensing to support river management applications. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 9: 657354.

Last newsletter online

The last newsletter of the COST Action CONVERGES (March 2021) is online here



The COST CONVERGES Action aims to establish a baseline in the state of knowledge regarding riparian vegetation and ecosystems. It is a network created to coordinate research efforts, to contribute to knowledge conversion between countries and actors (scientists, managers, policy makers, etc.) and to promote practitioners research interests in the scientific community.