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. Oct. 4, 20185th International Workshop on Induced Polarization at Rutgers University

    The 5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization was held at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, from October 3rd to 5th, 2018.

  2. Sep. 26, 2018Ecohydrology Group Members attend the ELLS-IAGLR Big Lakes, Small World Conference in Evian, France

    The first international joint conference between the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) and the European Large Lakes Symposium (ELLS-IAGLR 2018), entitled "Big Lakes, Small World", is being held in Evian, France from September 23 to 28, 2018. The conference featured five days of plenaries, workshops, posters, and keynote presentations focused on Large Lakes’ research.

  3. Sep. 26, 2018New publication by Ecohydrology Researcher in Frontiers in Marine Science

    A new paper, co-authored by Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad, has been published in Frontiers in Marine Science. The article, titled "Understanding the Coastal Ecocline: Assessing Sea–Land Interactions at Non-tidal, Low-Lying Coasts Through Interdisciplinary Research", was written in collaboration with Baltic TRANSCOAST research group in Germany.

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  1. Oct. 18, 2018Ecohydrology Seminar Series: Dr. Lakshika Girihagama

    Join Dr. Lakshika Girihagama from the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough, as she presents "Physical circulation in the coastal zone of a large lake controls the benthic biological distribution".

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