Laboratory of ecohydrology ECHO

The focus of the laboratory ECHO (short for ECoHydrOlogy) is the understanding and modelling of the function of river networks as ecological corridors for the migration of species and diseases. ECHO’s research blends laboratory and field work with theoretical modelling to develop an integrated ecohydrological framework to understand for instance the spatial ecology of species, biodiversity in river basins, population dynamics, biological invasions along waterways, and the spread of waterborne and water related diseases.

Journal papers

Characterizing human mobility patterns in rural settings of sub-Saharan Africa

H. R. Meredith; J. R. Giles; J. Perez-Saez; T. Mande; A. Rinaldo et al. 

Elife. 2021-09-17. Vol. 10, p. e68441. DOI : 10.7554/eLife.68441.

The epidemicity index of recurrent SARS-CoV-2 infections

L. Mari; R. Casagrandi; E. Bertuzzo; D. Pasetto; S. Miccoli et al. 

Nature Communications. 2021-05-12. Vol. 12, num. 1, p. 2752. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-021-22878-7.

Range of reproduction number estimates for COVID-19 spread

D. Pasetto; J. C. Lemaitre; E. Bertuzzo; M. Gatto; A. Rinaldo 

Biochemical And Biophysical Research Communications. 2021-01-29. Vol. 538, p. 253-258. DOI : 10.1016/j.bbrc.2020.12.003.

Dynamic spatio-temporal patterns of metapopulation occupancy in patchy habitats

L. E. Bertassello; G. Botter; J. W. Jawitz; A. F. Aubeneau; J. T. Hoverman et al. 

Royal Society Open Science. 2021-01-13. Vol. 8, num. 1, p. 201309. DOI : 10.1098/rsos.201309.

True scale-free networks hidden by finite size effects

M. Serafino; G. Cimini; A. Maritan; A. Rinaldo; S. Suweis et al. 

Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America. 2021-01-12. Vol. 118, num. 2, p. e2013825118. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.2013825118.

Assessing the long-term sustainability of the groundwater resources in the Bacchiglione basin (Veneto, Italy) with the Mann-Kendall test: suggestions for higher reliability

M. Meggiorin; G. Passadore; S. Bertoldo; A. Sottani; A. Rinaldo 

Acque Sotterranee-Italian Journal Of Groundwater. 2021-01-01. Vol. 10, num. 1, p. 35-48. DOI : 10.7343/as-2021-499.

On the fractal structure of soil moisture fields

I. Rodriguez-Iturbe; Z. Chen; A. Rinaldo 

Advances In Water Resources. 2021-01-01. Vol. 147, p. 103826. DOI : 10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103826.

Tree water deficit and dynamic source water partitioning

M. F. Nehemy; P. Benettin; M. Asadollahi; D. Pratt; A. Rinaldo et al. 

Hydrological Processes. 2020-12-21.  p. e14004. DOI : 10.1002/hyp.14004.

Toward catchment hydro-biogeochemical theories

L. Li; P. L. Sullivan; P. Benettin; O. A. Cirpka; K. Bishop et al. 

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Water. 2020-12-03.  p. e1495. DOI : 10.1002/wat2.1495.

Estimation spatiale des précipitations et assimilation de données de débit pour la prévision hydrologique en milieu alpin

A. Foehn; J. García Hernández; G. De Cesare; A. Rinaldo; B. Schaefli et al. 

Wasser, Energie, Luft – Eau, Energie, Air. 2020-09-01. Vol. 112, num. 3, p. 175-182.