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

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.

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.

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.

The intrusion of ecology into hydrology and morphodynamics

R. Bassi; A. Rinaldo; G. Seminara 

Rendiconti Lincei-Scienze Fisiche E Naturali. 2022-05-10. DOI : 10.1007/s12210-022-01072-x.

Ecohydrology 2.0

A. Rinaldo; I. Rodriguez-Iturbe 

Rendiconti Lincei-Scienze Fisiche E Naturali. 2022-05-04. DOI : 10.1007/s12210-022-01071-y.

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. Vol. 37, p. 695–711. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-022-01400-4.