Organising commitee


ECoENet has currently 7 Commitee members working towards the short and long-term goals stated in our Strategy. Below our contact details and a short summary of who we are. If you would all members of the organising committee, please email

Roser    Roser Casas Mulet University of Melbourne, Australia

Roser is a Research fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She obtained her PhD in Environmental Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Her general research interests lie in the analysis of environmental changes occurring in rivers, particularly in regulated systems where more often difficult decisions on how best to balance water demands and environmental protection need to be made. Currently, following up from her PhD research, Roser is interested in the physical processes occurring in the the hyporheic zone and areas of groundwater upwelling during  hydrological disturbances (flood, drought) in extreme climatic conditions (heat, cold).


skype: roser.casas.mulet


Ana    Ana Adeva Bustos NTNU, Norway

Ana is a PhD student at the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. During her four-year PhD program, she will be working on environmental flows and sustainable management in Norwegian regulated rivers, seeking the opportunity to investigate if it is possible to find a “best practice” method. Her current interest research topics are: hydrological modelling, hydrological alterations by hydropower development, hydraulic modelling, individual based modelling for mitigation measures and Atlantic salmon status linked to hydropower impacts.


skype: ana.adeva



Alex pic    Alexander McCluskey Technical University of Munich, Germany

Alexander is a University Foundation Foundation Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He was awarded is PhD in August 2016 at the University of Melbourne, Australia. With a background in environmental engineering, his interests lie in hydraulics, environmental fluid mechanics and geomorphology. His recent research has focused on studying the hydrological mechanisms driving hyporheic exchange and how they interact at multiple scales. This work is being expanded to look at the feedbacks induced by geomorphic and ecological processes in the benthic region of streams. He has also taught Civil Hydraulics as part of the Masters of Engineering program at the University of Melbourne. Alexander is motivated to make research more accessible, to educate about emerging environmental challenges and to be a mentor to help students reach their potential.


skype: alexander.mccluskey

Andrew_bio_pic.jpg    Andrew Neverman Massey University, New Zealand

Andrew is a PhD student in the Physical Geography Group, Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, New Zealand. His PhD work focuses on the role of substrate stability for periphyton management. The main aims of his project are to identify the thresholds for incipient motion in gravel-bed rivers as a means of setting effective hydrological limits for managing excess periphyton. He is focused on using advancements in sensing and monitoring methods to improve the approach to identifying initiation thresholds in natural channels. Andrew’s main interests are focused around the tools and methods used to obtain geomorphic, hydrological, and ecological data in the field, with a focus on GeoInformatics, remote sensing, UAVs, and GIS.



Davide pic.jpg    Davide Vanzo, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Davide is a Research Fellow in the Applied Numerics group of the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He gained his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. Davide’s research interests lie in three main topics. First, the development of numerical models for environmental problems with specific focus on river eco-hydraulics. In particular he worked on shallow-water numerical models to describe pollutant and thermal transport in rivers. The second topic is concerned with the analysis of hydraulic and thermal alterations in rivers caused by hydro-power plant water releases, with particular focus on the numerical modelling of the eco-hydraulic effects of the interaction between hydropeaking and river morphology. Finally, the third topic is related to the numerical modelling of two-dimensional morphodynamic processes in gravel bed rivers.


skype: davide.vanzo85


Camille pic    Camille Macnaughton, Freshwater Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Camille is a recent PhD graduate from the department of biology at the University of Montreal, affiliated with NSERC HydroNet ( Her doctoral research broadly focused on studying the impacts of river regulation on fish across temperate Canadian rivers. Specifically, she quantified the changes in fish responses to flow alteration for different regulation practices and assessed the role of flow and thermal regimes on different fish guilds. Her interests for developing tools to better assess and manage the effects of hydropower on fish habitats have fostered collaborations with government and industry stakeholders. Camille is now a postdoctoral fellow at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, working on occupancy/habitat modelling for threatened fish species. She has been a member of ecohydraulics since 2014 and is also motivated to make research more collaborative!


skype: camille.macnaughton



Martin    Martin Wilkes Coventry University, UK

Martin is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University, UK. He has been a member of the ecohydraulics community since 2012. His PhD implemented a hydrodynamic view of rivers at multiple scales in order to develop new ways of assessing habitat quality for Atlantic salmon and modelling the impacts of hydropower development on threatened fish communities in South America. Martin’s current research interests include fish passage, river restoration, functional diversity, biomonitoring and the ecological impacts of fine sediment pollution. He uses a variety of analytical approaches in his research, including traditional parametric statistics, numerical modelling, time-series analysis and Bayesian networks.


skype: wilkesma



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