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.
- Apr. 25, 2018
Linden Fairbairn, a Master's Student working with the Ecohydrology Research Group, was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST). The scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for graduate students registered in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field. Congratulations, Linden!
- Apr. 13, 2018
A new publication, co-authored by Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad, has been published in Journal of Hydrology. The article, titled "Evaluating the hydraulic and transport properties of peat soil using pore network modeling and X-Ray micro computed tomography", was written in collaboration with Behrad Gharedaghloo, Dr. Jonathan S. Price and Dr. William L. Quinton.
- Apr. 12, 2018
Last week, Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad visited Beijing, China to meet with members of the Soil and Solid Waste Institute from the China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), to discuss future collaborations between CRAES and the Water Institute.
Read the article posted by the Water Institute for more information about the visit.
- May 1, 2018
Dr. Adam Gordon Yates from Western University will be presenting a talk as part of the Ecohydrology Seminar Series on May 1st, 2018, titled "Understanding the Effects of Phosphorus Concentration Dynamics on Benthic Primary Production using Artificial Stream Experiments".
- May 24, 2018
Join Professor Ryan Walter from California Polytechnic State University as he presents, "What lies beneath: Internal waves in the nearshore coastal environment" as part of the Water Institute's WaterTalk lecture series.
For more information about the speaker and the presentation, visit the Water Institute's page.
- May 29, 2018
Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle from the University of Guelph will be presenting a talk as part of the Ecohydrology Seminar Series on May 29th.
The details of the presentation will be available closer to the seminar date.