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 email@example.com
Roser Casas Mulet University of Melbourne, Australia
Roser is an Alexander von Humboldt Research fellow at the Chair
TUM, and an Honorary fellow at the Department of Infrastructure
Melbourne (Australia). She obtained her PhD in Environmental
University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Her general
of environmental changes occurring in rivers, particularly in
difficult decisions on how best to balance water demands and environmental protection
made. Currently research interests are the links between physical habitat, thermal
ecological processes in rivers.
Ana is a researcher at SINTEF in the Water Resources team. She has recently finished her PhD at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. During her four-year PhD program, she has been working on tools and methods to support a more environmental and sustainable management in Norwegian regulated rivers. With emphasis on the potential of integrated tools and methods such as hydraulic modelling, individual based models, hydropower, and habitat modelling, for generating results that are end-user/stakeholder oriented. Her current interest research topics are: impacts from stressors (e.g. hydropower, climate change) on river eco-hydraulics, mitigation measures and cost-effective decision support systems in regulated rivers through the use of Bayesian Networks.
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 Vanzo, Eawag, Switzerland
Davide is a Research Fellow in the Surface Waters – Research and Management Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). 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.
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 (http://www.hydronet.umontreal.ca). 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!
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.
Lennart Schönfelder, SINTEF, Norway
Lennart Schönfelder currently works in the water resources group at SINTEF Energy. He studied Environmental Engineering with focus on hydraulics and water management at the University of Stuttgart. He took exchange semesters at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico and at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His master thesis at NTNU gives a perspective on how to assess natural hydrological conditions in a hydropower dominated country like Norway. His current research interests are classification of freshwater bodies in accordance to the EU water framework directive, hydraulic and hydrological modelling.