• 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?

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    Research Output

    Depth distribution of soil water sourced by plants at the global scale: a new direct inference approach

    Amin, A., Zuecco, G., Geris, J., Schwendenmann, L., McDonnell, J. J., Borga, M. & Penna, D., Mar 2020, In : Ecohydrology. 13, 2, e2177.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
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    Opportunities and challenges in using catchment-scale storage estimates from cosmic ray neutron sensors for rainfall-runoff modelling

    Dimitrova-Petrova, K., Geris, J., Wilkinson, M. E., Rosolem, R., Verrot, L., Lilly, A. & Soulsby, C., 24 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Hydrology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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



    Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Doerthe Tetzlaff (Recipient), 15 Feb 2017

    Prize: Election to learned society


    • 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