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

Earth and field observations underpin metapopulation dynamics in complex landscapes: Near-term study on carabids

J. Giezendanner; D. Pasetto; J. Perez-Saez; C. Cerrato; R. Viterbi et al. 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2020-05-27.  p. 201919580. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.1919580117.

Spread and dynamics of the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy: Effects of emergency containment measures

M. Gatto; E. Bertuzzo; L. Mari; S. Miccoli; L. Carraro et al. 

Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America. 2020-05-12. Vol. 117, num. 19, p. 10484-10491. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.2004978117.

Advancing ecohydrology in the 21st century: A convergence of opportunities

A. J. Guswa; D. Tetzlaff; J. S. Selker; D. E. Carlyle-Moses; E. W. Boyer et al. 

Ecohydrology. 2020-04-23.  p. e2208. DOI : 10.1002/eco.2208.

SESTET: A spatially explicit stream temperature model based on equilibrium temperature

L. Carraro; M. Toffolon; A. Rinaldo; E. Bertuzzo 

Hydrological Processes. 2019-11-11. DOI : 10.1002/hyp.13591.

Generalized size scaling of metabolic rates based on single-cell measurements with freshwater phytoplankton

S. Zaoli; A. Giometto; E. Maranon; S. Escrig; A. Meibom et al. 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2019-08-27. Vol. 116, num. 35, p. 17323-17329. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.1906762116.

Allometric Scaling of physiologically-relevant organoids

C. Magliaro; A. Rinaldo; A. Ahluwalia 

Scientific Reports. 2019-08-15. Vol. 9, p. 11890. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-019-48347-2.

Effects of altered river network connectivity on the distribution of Salmo trutta: Insights from a metapopulation model

A. M. Gonzalez-Ferreras; E. Bertuzzo; J. Barquin; L. Carraro; C. Alonso et al. 

Freshwater Biology. 2019-08-12. DOI : 10.1111/fwb.13379.

Modelled effects of prawn aquaculture on poverty alleviation and schistosomiasis control

C. M. Hoover; S. H. Sokolow; J. Kemp; J. N. Sanchirico; A. J. Lund et al. 

Nature Sustainability. 2019-07-01. Vol. 2, num. 7, p. 611-620. DOI : 10.1038/s41893-019-0301-7.

Estimation of streamflow recession parameters: New insights from an analytic streamflow distribution model

A. C. Santos; M. M. Portela; A. Rinaldo; B. Schaefli 

Hydrological Processes. 2019-05-30. Vol. 33, num. 11, p. 1595-1609. DOI : 10.1002/hyp.13425.

Conditions for transient epidemics of waterborne disease in spatially explicit systems

L. Mari; R. Casagrandi; E. Bertuzzo; A. Rinaldo; M. Gatto 

Royal Society Open Science. 2019-05-01. Vol. 6, num. 5, p. 181517. DOI : 10.1098/rsos.181517.