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

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.

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.

Beyond the patch: on landscape-explicit metapopulation dynamics

J. Giezendanner / A. Rinaldo; D. Pasetto (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Comparative analysis of time-based and quadrat sampling in seasonal population dynamics of intermediate hosts of human schistosomes

J. Perez-Saez; T. Mande; D. Zongo; A. Rinaldo 

Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2019-12-01. Vol. 13, num. 12, p. e0007938. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007938.

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.