Ecohydrology at the University of Waterloo

Water is our most precious natural resource. The availability and quality of fresh water not only impact human health and wellbeing, but also the functioning of essential ecosystems, including rivers, wetlands, lakes and coastal ecosystems.

Most available fresh water is present as groundwater. Exchanges between groundwater and surface water occur throughout the landscape and support a plethora of key ecosystem services. The multidisciplinary research program in ecohydrology is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the fluxes and transformations of nutrient elements (especially P, N, Si) and metals at the groundwater-surface water interface, and assessing their consequences for the health and functioning of aquatic ecosystems.

Our research team includes biogeochemists, hydrologists, ecologists, environmental chemists and microbiologists, who combine laboratory experiments, field sampling and mathematical modelling.

  1. Feb. 18, 2019Geochemistry community remembers Grandfather of Climate Science

    The geochemistry community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Wallace S. Broecker on 18 February 2019 at the age of 87. 

    Known affectionately as the "Grandfather of Climate Science", Wally was an amazing force for scientific innovation.

  2. Feb. 13, 2019Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad receives Technical University of Munich Visiting Professorship

    Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad received the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Visiting Professor award. As part of this award, Fereidoun will visit the TUM in Spring 2019 to collaborate with Professors Kögel-Knabner and Carsten Muller on cold regions hydrogeochemistry research, to better understand the role of winter soil processes on the export of carbon and nutrients under non-growing season in cold region soil ecosystems. Congratulations, Fereidoun!

  3. Jan. 31, 2019Philippe visits SUBATECH and OSUR

    Philippe visited the Laboratoire the Physique Subatomique et des Technologies Associées (SUBATECH) in Nantes on January 28-29. He met with members of the Radiochemistry group, including Dr. Catherine Landesman and Dr. Abdesselam Abdelouas, to discuss joint research projects using environmental radioisotopes. He presented a talk entitled “What’s in a Name: Ecohydrology – Waterloo Style”.

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  1. Feb. 26, 2019Earth Science Department Seminar

    Anthropogenic changes to inland water nutrient cycles: From sky to sea

    Presenter

    Dr. Taylor Maavara
    Earth and Environmental Sciences Area
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  2. June 10 to 14, 2019IAGLR 2019

    Submit and abstract for the 62nd annual Conference on Great Lakes Research by February 1st, 2019 at: http://iaglr.org/iaglr2019/abstracts

    Conference theme: Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas

  3. Aug. 18 to 23, 2019Goldschmidt Conference 2019

    Register to attend the 2019 Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona!

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