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

Phloem water isotopically different to xylem water: Potential causes and implications for ecohydrological tracing

M. F. Nehemy; P. Benettin; S. T. Allen; K. Steppe; A. Rinaldo et al. 

Ecohydrology. 2022-03-25.  p. e2417. DOI : 10.1002/eco.2417.

Epidemicity of cholera spread and the fate of infection control measures

C. Trevisin; J. C. Lemaitre; L. Mari; D. Pasetto; M. Gatto et al. 

Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 2022-03-09. Vol. 19, num. 188. DOI : 10.1098/rsif.2021.0844.

Persistence of amphibian metapopulation occupancy in dynamic wetlandscapes

L. E. Bertassello; J. W. Jawitz; E. Bertuzzo; G. Botter; A. Rinaldo et al. 

Landscape Ecology. 2022-01-19. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-022-01400-4.

A Note on the Role of Seasonal Expansions and Contractions of the Flowing Fluvial Network on Metapopulation Persistence

J. Giezendanner; P. Benettin; N. Durighetto; G. Botter; A. Rinaldo 

Water Resources Research. 2021-11-01. Vol. 57, num. 11, p. e2021WR029813. DOI : 10.1029/2021WR029813.

Scaling of joint mass and metabolism fluctuations in in silico cell-laden spheroids

E. Botte; F. Biagini; C. Magliaro; A. Rinaldo; A. Maritan et al. 

Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America. 2021-09-21. Vol. 118, num. 38, p. e2025211118. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.2025211118.

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.

Tracing and Closing the Water Balance in a Vegetated Lysimeter

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

Water Resources Research. 2021-04-01. Vol. 57, num. 4, p. e2020WR029049. DOI : 10.1029/2020WR029049.

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.