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. Sep. 11, 2019Ecohydrology researchers deliver keynotes at WETSCAPES conference

    On September 10, 2019, Philippe Van Cappellen and Fereidoun Rezanezhad gave two Keynote talks at the WETSCAPES conference in Rostock, Germany.

  2. Sep. 6, 2019Paper by Ecohydrology researchers featured in CSA News

    The latest edition of CSA News, the magazine of the Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, and American Society of Agronomy, features the recent publication “Impact of hydrofluoric acid on humic acid extracted from organic soils and amendments”, co-authored by Ecohydrology Research Group members Yuki Audette, Chris Parsons, Fereidoun Rezanezhad and Philippe Van Cappellen, together with colleagues from the University of Guelph, and published in Soil Science Society of America Journal.

  3. Sep. 6, 2019New paper looks at the importance of peat degradation as the main driver of nitrous oxide and DOC release

    Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad (member of the Ecohydrology Research Group and the Water Institute) co-authored a paper titled "Soil degradation determines release of nitrous oxide and dissolved organic carbon from peatlands", which was recently published in Environmental Research Letters.

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  1. Sep. 22 to 27, 201924th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry

    The International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB) is holding their 24th Symposium in Potsam, Germany, September 22-27, 2019, at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences – GFZ.

  2. Oct. 26, 2019Science Open House

    The annual Sceince Open House will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 10am to 4pm in the Science Teaching Complex (STC) and EIT. This free event is open to the pblic and offer activities for kids to leanr more about science at the Unviersity of Waterloo.

  3. Nov. 13 to 15, 2019Canadian Science Policy Conference 2019

    The 11th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) will be held in Ottawa, Ontario. 

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