• 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 Dive into the research topics where Northern Rivers Institute (NRI) is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

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 1994 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Analysis and numerical modelling of large-scale controls on aquifer structure and hydrogeological properties in the African basement (Benin, West Africa)

Dickson, N., Comte, J-C., Koussoube, Y., Ofterdinger, U. S. & Vouillamoz, J-M., 11 Apr 2019, In : Geological Society Special Publications . 479, 1, p. 81-100 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquifers
Groundwater
aquifer
Boreholes
groundwater

A simple modelling framework for shallow subsurface water storage and flow

Verrot, L., Geris, J., Gao, L., Peng, X., Oyesiku-Blakemore, J., Smith, J. U., Hodson, M. E., Zhang, G. & Hallett, P. D., Aug 2019, In : Water . 11, 8, 20 p., 1725.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Richards equation
subsurface flow
water storage
water flow
Acrisol
2 Citations (Scopus)
7 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
File
topography
runoff
calibration
catchment
parameterization

Datasets

Stable water isotopes in Western Siberian inland waters

Soulsby, C. (Creator), Ala-Aho, P. (Creator), Pokrovsky, O. S. (Creator), Kirpotin, S. N. (Creator), Karlsson, J. (Creator), Serikova, S. (Creator), Manasypov, R. M. (Creator), Lim, A. Y. (Creator), Krickov, I. V. (Creator), Vorobyev, S. N. (Creator), Kolesnichenko, L. G. (Creator), Loiko, S. (Creator), Tetzlaff, D. (Creator), NERC Environmental Information Data Centre, 21 Jul 2017

Dataset

Prizes

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