Welcome to the Laboratory of Ecohydrology

The Laboratory ECHO has been established in 2008 under the direction of Prof. Andrea RINALDO.

It replaced the laboratory HYDRAM.

ECHO focuses on research at the interface of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology under an integrated framework of analysis with an aim for a general theory. More

 

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Modéliser la propagation d’épidémies en temps réel

INRS Université de recherche: Un éminent chercheur en visite à l’INRS, le professeur Andrea Rinaldo. 22 juillet 2016 // par Gisèle Bolduc.

  

The PNAS podcast program.

Andrea Rinaldo explains how cell phone data can be used to model disease spread.

Modeling disease spread. (mp3)

Modeling disease spread. (Transcript pdf)

 

Von Grippe bis Ebola: Oft ist es schwierig, die Ausbreitung von Infektionskrankheiten vorherzusagen. Schweizer Forscher zeigen, dass Handydaten dabei helfen können. Und es gibt weitere Methoden.

Epidemie-Prognose mit Handydaten (SWR2)

 

  •  Mass gatherings such as pilgrimages may act as hotspots of cholera transmission. © thinkstockphotos

    Using cellphone data to study the spread of cholera

    24.05.16 For the first time, EPFL researchers have used mobile phone records to reconstruct the spread of a cholera epidemic.

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    Topography shapes mountain biodiversity

    05.02.16 A warming climate is likely to drive species to higher, cooler altitudes. A new study highlights a less obvious, yet crucial way in which their new habitat could differ from ...

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    Tackling a neglected disease with math

    16.11.15 Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. While humanitarian projects have successfully brought down the number of victims, researchers are developing a computer model to achieve ...

Recent publications

2016

Reply to comment by Porporato and Calabrese on "Storage selection functions: A coherent framework for quantifying how catchments store and release water and solutes''.

A. Rinaldo, P. Benettin, C. J. Harman, M. Hrachowitz, K. J. Mcguire, Y. Van Der Velde, E. Bertuzzo and G. Botter.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 52, num. 1, p. 616-618, 2016.

Field study on drainage densities and rescaled width functions in a high‐altitude alpine catchment.

R. Mutzner, P. Tarolli, G. Sofia, M. B. Parlange and A. Rinaldo.

in Hydrological Processes, vol. 30, num. 13, p. 2138-2152, 2016.

Hydrology and density feedbacks control the ecology of intermediate hosts of schistosomiasis across habitats in seasonal climates.

J. Perez-Saez, T. Mande, N. Ceperley, E. Bertuzzo, L. Mari, M. Gatto and A. Rinaldo.

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, p. 201602251, 2016.

Mobile phone data highlights the role of mass gatherings in the spreading of cholera outbreaks.

F. Finger, T. Genolet, L. Mari, G. C. de Magny, N. M. Manga, A. Rinaldo and E. Bertuzzo.

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2016.

Transit times-the link between hydrology and water quality at the catchment scale.

M. Hrachowitz, P. Benettin, B. M. Van Breukelen, O. Fovet, N. J. K. Howden, L. Ruiz, Y. Van Der Velde and A. J. Wade.

in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 2016.

Geomorphic controls on elevational gradients of species richness.

E. Bertuzzo, F. Carrara, L. Mari, F. Altermatt, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe and A. Rinaldo.

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, p. 201518922, 2016.

2015

Linking water age and solute dynamics in streamflow at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH, USA.

P. Benettin, S. W. Bailey, M. B. Green, A. Rinaldo, G. E. Likens, K. J. McGuire and G. Botter.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 51, num. 11, p. 9256-9272, 2015.

Mimicking biochar-albedo feedback in complex Mediterranean agricultural landscapes.

E. Bozzi, L. Genesio, P. Toscano, M. Pieri and F. Miglietta.

in Environmental Research Letters, vol. 10, num. 8, p. 084014, 2015.

Spatial patterns of schistosomiasis in Burkina Faso: relevance of human mobility and water resources development.

J. Perez-Saez, L. Mari, E. Bertuzzo, T. Mande, N. Ceperley, S. Sokolow, G. De Leo, R. Casagrandi, M. Gatto and A. Rinaldo.

A Theoretical Analysis of the Geography of Schistosomiasis in Burkina Faso Highlights the Roles of Human Mobility and Water Resources Development in Disease Transmission.

J. Perez-Saez, L. Mari, E. Bertuzzo, R. Casagrandi, S. H. Sokolow, G. A. De Leo, T. Mande, N. Ceperley, J.-M. Froehlich, M. Sou, H. Karambiri, H. Yacouba, A. Maiga, M. Gatto and A. Rinaldo.

in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 9, num. 10, p. e0004127, 2015.

Integrated stochastic modeling of pharmaceuticals in sewage networks.

S. Coutu, T. Pouchon, P. Queloz and N. Vernaz.

in Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 2015.

Modeling chloride transport using travel time distributions at Plynlimon, Wales.

P. Benettin, J. W. Kirchner, A. Rinaldo and G. Botter.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 51, num. 5, p. 3259-3276, 2015.

Storage selection functions: A coherent framework for quantifying how catchments store and release water and solutes.

A. Rinaldo, P. Benettin, C. J. Harman, M. Hrachowitz, K. J. Mcguire, Y. Van Der Velde, E. Bertuzzo and G. Botter.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 51, num. 6, p. 4840-4847, 2015.

Generalized receptor law governs phototaxis in the phytoplankton Euglena gracilis.

A. Giometto, F. Altermatt, A. Maritan, R. Stocker and A. Rinaldo.

in Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America, vol. 112, num. 22, p. 7045-7050, 2015.

Resilience and reactivity of global food security.

S. Suweis, J. A. Carr, A. Maritan, A. Rinaldo and P. D'Odorico.

in Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America, vol. 112, num. 22, p. 6902-6907, 2015.

Sample and population exponents of generalized Taylor's law.

A. Giometto, M. Formentin, A. Rinaldo, J. E. Cohen and A. Maritan.

in Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America, vol. 112, num. 25, p. 7755-7760, 2015.

Point rainfall statistics for ecohydrological analyses derived from satellite integrated rainfall measurements.

M. Del Jesus, A. Rinaldo and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 51, num. 4, p. 2974-2985, 2015.

Using Heat as a Tracer to Characterize Streambed Water Fluxes of the Brenta River (Italy).

G. Passadore, A. Sottani, L. Altissimo, M. Putti and A. Rinaldo.

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Detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139 in environmental waters of rural Bangladesh: a flow-cytometry-based field trial.

L. Righetto, R. U. Zaman, Z. H. Mahmud, E. Bertuzzo, L. Mari, R. Casagrandi, M. Gatto, S. Islam and A. Rinaldo.

in Epidemiology And Infection, vol. 143, num. 11, p. 2330-2342, 2015.

Inferring species interactions in ecological communities: a comparison of methods at different levels of complexity.

F. Carrara, A. Giometto, M. Seymour, A. Rinaldo and F. Altermatt.

in Methods In Ecology And Evolution, vol. 6, num. 8, p. 895-906, 2015.

Editorial changes – Advances in Water Resources.

D. A. Barry, P. D'Odorico and A. Rinaldo.

in Advances in Water Resources, vol. 84, p. A1, 2015.

Stream temperature prediction in ungauged basins: review of recent approaches and description of a new physics-derived statistical model.

A. Gallice, B. Schaefli, M. Lehning, M. B. Parlange and H. Huwald.

in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 19, num. 9, p. 3727-3753, 2015.

Metapopulation capacity of evolving fluvial landscapes.

E. Bertuzzo, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe and A. Rinaldo.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 51, num. 4, p. 2696-2706, 2015.

Transport of fluorobenzoate tracers in a vegetated hydrologic control volume: 2. Theoretical inferences and modeling.

P. Queloz, L. Carraro, P. Benettin, G. Botter, A. Rinaldo and E. Bertuzzo.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 51, num. 4, p. 2793-2806, 2015.

Transport of fluorobenzoate tracers in a vegetated hydrologic control volume: 1. Experimental results.

P. Queloz, E. Bertuzzo, L. Carraro, G. Botter, F. Miglietta, P. S. C. Rao and A. Rinaldo.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 51, num. 4, p. 2773-2792, 2015.

Big answers from small worlds: a user's guide for protist microcosms as a model system in ecology and evolution.

F. Altermatt, E. A. Fronhofer, A. Garnier, A. Giometto, F. Hammes, J. Klecka, D. Legrand, E. Maechler, T. M. Massie, F. Pennekamp, M. Plebani, M. Pontarp, N. Schtickzelle, V. Thuillier and O. L. Petchey.

in Methods In Ecology And Evolution, vol. 6, num. 2, p. 218-231, 2015.

Demodulation of time series highlights impacts of hydrologic drivers on the Everglades ecosystem.

R. Foti, M. Del Jesus, A. Rinaldo, F. R. Miralles-Wilhelm and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe.

in Ecohydrology, vol. 8, num. 2, p. 204-213, 2015.

The temporal patterns of disease severity and prevalence in schistosomiasis.

M. Ciddio, L. Mari, M. Gatto, A. Rinaldo and R. Casagrandi.

in Chaos, vol. 25, num. 3, 2015.

Experimental evidence for strong stabilizing forces at high functional diversity of aquatic microbial communities.

F. Carrara, A. Giometto, M. Seymour, A. Rinaldo and F. Altermatt.

in Ecology, vol. 96, num. 5, p. 1340-1350, 2015.

Scale-dependent effects of solar radiation patterns on the snow-dominated hydrologic response.

F. Comola, B. Schaefli, P. Da Ronco, G. Botter, M. Bavay, A. Rinaldo and M. Lehning.

in Geophysical Research Letters, 2015.

Projecting hydropower production under future climates: a guide for decision-makers and modelers to interpret and design climate change impact assessments.

B. Schaefli.

in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, p. n/a-n/a, 2015.

On the predictive ability of mechanistic models for the Haitian cholera epidemic.

L. Mari, E. Bertuzzo, F. Finger, R. Casagrandi, M. Gatto and A. Rinaldo.

in Journal of The Royal Society Interface, vol. 12, num. 104, p. 20140840-20140840, 2015.

Thermodynamics in the hydrologic response: Travel time formulation and application to Alpine catchments.

F. Comola, B. Schaefli, A. Rinaldo and M. Lehning.

in Water Resources Research, vol. 51, 2015.

On the predictive ability of mechanistic models for the Haitian cholera epidemic.

L. Mari, E. Bertuzzo, F. Finger, R. Casagrandi, M. Gatto and A. Rinaldo.

in Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society, vol. 12, num. 104, 2015.