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

Morphometry of Tidal Meander Cutoffs Indicates Similarity to Fluvial Morphodynamics

C. Gao; E. D. Lazarus; A. D’Alpaos; M. Ghinassi; A. Ielpi et al. 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2024-01-16. Vol. 51, num. 1, p. e2023GL105893. DOI : 10.1029/2023GL105893.

Short-term dynamics of drainage density based on a combination of channel flow state surveys and water level measurements

I. Bujak-Ozga; H. J. (. van Meerveld; A. Prof Rinaldo; J. Freiin von Freyberg 

Hydrological Processes. 2023-12-01. Vol. 37, num. 12, p. e15041. DOI : 10.1002/hyp.15041.

Spatially Explicit Linkages Between Redox Potential Cycles and Soil Moisture Fluctuations

F. Miele; P. Benettin; S. Wang; I. Retti; M. Asadollahi et al. 

Water Resources Research. 2023-02-16. Vol. 59, num. 3, p. 1-23. DOI : 10.1029/2022WR032328.

Comparison of Three Imputation Methods for Groundwater Level Timeseries

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

Water. 2023-02-01. Vol. 15, num. 4, p. 801. DOI : 10.3390/w15040801.

Spatially explicit effective reproduction numbers from incidence and mobility data

C. Trevisin; E. Bertuzzo; D. Pasetto; L. Mari; S. Miccoli et al. 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2023. Vol. 120, num. 20, p. e2219816120. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.2219816120.

Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe (1942–2022): A review of a pathbreaking academic career combining chance and self-organization

A. Rinaldo; S. A. Levin 

Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences. 2022-11-30. Vol. 119, num. 49. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.2217606119.

Transit Time Estimation in Catchments: Recent Developments and Future Directions

P. Benettin; N. B. Rodriguez; M. Sprenger; M. Kim; J. Klaus et al. 

Water Resources Research. 2022-11-01. Vol. 58, num. 11, p. e2022WR033096. DOI : 10.1029/2022WR033096.

The effects of urbanization on water quantity and quality in the Panke watershed, Berlin

A. Vexina Wilkinson 


Seeing the forest for the trees through metabolic scaling

I. Volkov; A. Tovo; T. Anfodillo; A. Rinaldo; A. Maritan et al. 

PNAS Nexus. 2022-07-13. Vol. 1, num. 1, p. 1-8. DOI : 10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac008.

Optimal control of the spatial allocation of COVID-19 vaccines: Italy as a case study

A. Rinaldo; J. C. Lemaitre; D. Pasetto; M. Zanon; E. Bertuzzo et al. 

PLOS Computational Biology. 2022-07-08. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010237.