Huw Thomas, BSc, MSc

Project Manager

Huw Thomas

Email: huw.thomas1@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tel: +44 (0)7810 863799

Address:
Forest Research
Talybont Research Office
Cefn Gethiniog
Talybont-on-Usk
Brecon
Powys LD3 7YN
UK

Huw gained his first degree in Environmental Earth Science in 1999 at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and MSc in Environmental Water Management at the University of Cranfield, Silsoe in 2000. He joined Forest Research in 2003, previously working for the Environment Agency and a private engineering consultancy firm. He now specialises in floodplain forestry and hydrology.

Current role

Project Manager

Current programmes

  • Sustainable flood management 

Affiliations and achievements

  • Qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

Research/work areas

  • Hydraulic and hydrological impact of woodland restoration on floodplains
  • Restoration of large woody debris dams into watercourses
  • Educating and promoting the use of floodplain woodland as a sustainable approach to flood defence and alleviation
  • Forestry Commission representative at meetings involved in flood defence, river basin planning and land use management.  

Publications

Nisbet, T.R., Thomas, H. and Shah, N. (2011). Short Rotation Forestry and Water in McKay, H. (ed.) (2011). Short Rotation Forestry: review of growth and environmental impacts (PDF-3255K). Forest Research Monograph, 2, Forest Research, Surrey, pp13-34.

Nisbet, T.R., Marrington, S.. Thomas, H., Broadmeadow, S. and Valatin, G. (2011). Slowing the flow at Pickering. Final Report to Defra, 28pp.

Nisbet, T.R., Thomas, H. and Broadmeadow, S.B. (2008). Trees and Water – A Forestry Perspective. Journal of Practical Ecology and Conservation, 7(1): 100-103.

Nisbet, T.R., Thomas, H. and Broadmeadow, S.B. (2008). Trees and Water – A Forestry Perspective. Journal of Practical Ecology and Conservation, 7(1): 100-103.

Thomas, H. and Nisbet, T. R. (2007). An assessment of the impact of floodplain woodland on flood flows. Water and Environment Journal, 1747-6585.

Nisbet, T. R. and Thomas, H. (2006). The role of woodland in flood control – a landscape perspective. In ‘Water and the landscape: the landscape ecology of freshwater ecosystems’. Proceedings of the 14th Annual IALE(UK) Conference, Eds B. Davies & S. Thompson, p118-125. IALE(UK), Oxford.