• University of Aberdeen, St. Mary’s, Kings College, Old Aberdeen

    AB24 3UE Aberdeen

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Northern Rivers Institute (NRI) is a centre of research excellence in environmental hydrology which delivers internationally leading catchment science to help underpin sustainable water management.

We are located in the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen and our network of monitoring and experimental field sites spreads over the whole of Scotland. In addition, we also conduct experimental field investigations at sites in Zambia,  Spain, the USA and New Zealand. The focus of the Institute is developing interdisciplinary approaches to catchment science.

We envision catchments as ecosystems which we have to better understand to inform policy making with regards to climate impacts, land use, disturbance and natural resources management.

Our research is aimed at providing answers to the following questions:

  • What is the variability in hydrological functioning at the many different space and time scales over which catchments operate?
  • How should that scale-dependent variability be assessed?
  • What are the potential implications for short- and long-term predictions of catchment behaviour?

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

catchment Earth & Environmental Sciences
groundwater Earth & Environmental Sciences
headwater Earth & Environmental Sciences
runoff Earth & Environmental Sciences
tracer Earth & Environmental Sciences
isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences
water Earth & Environmental Sciences
stable isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1995 2019

5 Downloads (Pure)

A simple topography-driven and calibration-free runoff generation module

Gao, H., Birkel, C., Hrachowitz, M., Tetzlaff, D., Soulsby, C. & Savenije, H. H. G., 13 Feb 2019, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 23, 2, p. 787-809 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Surface waters

Climate-phenology-hydrology interactions in northern high latitudes: Assessing the value of remote sensing data in catchment ecohydrological studies

Wang, H., Tetzlaff, D., Buttle, J., Carey, S. K., Laudon, H., McNamara, J. P., Spence, C. & Soulsby, C., Mar 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 656, p. 19-28 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Remote sensing


Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Doerthe Tetzlaff (Recipient), 15 Feb 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2015 2018

  • 1 Editor of research journal / publication series
  • 1 Invited talk

Hydrogeology Journal (Journal)

Jean-Christophe Comte (Editor)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal / publication series

Democracy, Development, and Debt: Euro-Mediterranean Relations and the Politics of Confession

Andrea Teti (Speaker)
24 Nov 2015

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk