Welcome to the UofG’s Ecohydrology Research Lab!
The discipline of ecohydrology focuses on interactions and feedbacks between the elements of the water cycle, ecosystems and organisms. Our group aims to diagnose and predict how terrestrial (e.g., forested, agricultural, periurban) and aquatic (e.g., stream and wetland) systems interact with climate drivers to produce distinct eco-hydrological behaviour. To that end, we use approaches that rely on discrete field samples (e.g., water, soil and plant) and geochemical analyses, continuously recording field instruments, experimental manipulations, digital maps, satellite images and models. The dropdown menu at the top of this page will allow you to learn more about our teaching and research activities. Prospective students are also encouraged to visit the “Join the team” section for available positions.
We acknowledge the traditional lands and waters on which – and adjacent to which – we live and work. As members of the University of Guelph community, we particularly acknowledge the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Dish with One Spoon Wampum. We are keenly aware of the complex ways via which water, soil, plants and biota interact to give rise to living ecohydrological systems. We also stand witness to the fact that the delicate equilibrium of those ecohydrological systems can be seriously affected by natural as well as man-made disturbances. We therefore offer deep gratitude to the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples as long-standing caretakers of Mother Earth, and we strive to learn from their holistic approaches to environmental stewardship and guardianship.