VeWa Publications & Presentations

Project: Vegetation effects on water flow and mixing in high-latitude ecosystems



  • Douinot A, Tetzlaff D, Maneta M, Kuppel S, Schulte‐Bisping H, Soulsby C: Ecohydrological modelling with EcH2O‐iso to quantify forest and grassland effects on water partitioning and flux ages. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13480

  • Piovano TI, Tetzlaff D, Carey SK, Shatilla NJ, Smith A, Soulsby C: Spatially distributed tracer-aided runoff modelling and dynamics of storage and water ages in a permafrost-influenced catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. doi 10.5194/hess-23-2507-2019

  • Wang H, Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Carey SK, Laudon H, McNamara JP, Spence C, Soulsby C: Climate-phenology-hydrology interactions in northern high latitudes: assessing the value of remote sensing data in catchment ecohydrological studies. Science of the Total Environment. doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.361


  • Tetzlaff D, Piovano TI, Ala-aho P, Smith A,  Carey S, Marsh P, Wookey P, Street L, Soulsby C: Using stable isotopes to estimate travel times in a data-sparse arctic catchment: challenges and possible solutions. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13146.

  • Serikova S, Pokrovsky O, Ala-Aho P, Kazantsev V, Kirpotin S, Kopysov S, Krickov I, Laudon H, Manasypov R, Shirokova L, Soulsby C, Tetzlaff D, Karlsson J: High riverine CO2 emissions at the permafrost boundary of Western Siberia. Nature Geoscience. doi: 10.1038/s41561-018-0218-1.

  • Smith A, Tetzlaff D, Soulsby C: On the use of StorAge Selection functions to assess time-variant travel times in lakes. Water Resources Research. doi: 10.1029/2017WR021242.

  • Sprenger M, Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Laudon H, Soulsby C: Water ages in the critical zone of long-term experimental sites in northern latitudes. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS). doi: 10.5194/hess-22-3965-2018.

  • Kuppel S, Tetzlaff D, Maneta MP, Soulsby C: EcH2O-iso 1.0: Water isotopes and age tracking in a process-based, distributed ecohydrological model. Geoscientific Model Development. doi: 10.5194/gmd-2018-25.

  • Maneta M, Soulsby C, Kuppel S, Tetzlaff D: Conceptualizing catchment storage dynamics and nonlinearities. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13262.

  • Tunaley C, Tetzlaff D, Wang H, Soulsby C: Spatio-temporal diel DOC cycles in a wet, low energy, northern catchment: highlighting and questioning the sub-daily rhythms of catchment functioning. Journal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.056.

  • Sprenger M, Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Carey SK, McNamara JP, Laudon H, Shatilla NJSoulsby C: Storage, mixing and fluxes of water in the critical zone across northern environments inferred by stable isotopes of soil water. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13135.

  • Piovano TI, Tetzlaff D, Ala-aho P, Buttle J, Mitchell CPJ, Soulsby C: Testing a spatially distributed tracer-aided runoff model in a snow-influenced catchment: effects of multi-criteria calibration on streamwater ages. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13238

  • Scheliga B, Tetzlaff D, Nuetzmann G, Soulsby C: Groundwater dynamics at the hillslope - riparian interface in a year with extreme winter rainfall. Journal of Hydrology.  doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.082.

  • Dick J, Tetzlaff D, Bradford J, Soulsby C: Using repeat electrical resistivity surveys to assess heterogeneity in soil moisture dynamics under contrasting vegetation types. Journal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.02.062.

  • Dick J, Tetzlaff D, Soulsby C: Role of riparian wetlands and hydrological connectivity in the dynamics of stream thermal regimes. Hydrology Research. doi: 10.2166/nh.2017.066.

  • Wang, H, Tetzlaff, D, Soulsby, C: Modelling the effects of land cover and climate change on soil water partitioning in a boreal headwater catchment. Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.02.002

  • Kuppel, S, Tetzlaff, D, Maneta, MP, Soulsby, C: What can we learn from multi-data calibration of a process-based ecohydrological model?. Environmental Modelling & Software. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.01.001
  • Sprenger, M, Tetzlaff, D, Buttle, J, Laudon, H, Leistert, H, Mitchell, CP, Snelgrove, J, Weiler, M, Soulsby, C: Measuring and modelling stable isotopes of mobile and bulk soil water. Vadose zone journal. doi:10.2136/vzj2017.08.0149


  • Wang, H, Tetzlaff, D, Soulsby, C: Testing the Maximum Entropy Production approach for estimating evapotranspiration from closed canopy shrubland in a low-energy humid environment. Hydrological Processes. doi:10.1002/hyp.11363
  • Ala-aho, P, Tetzlaff, D, McNamara, JP, Laudon, H, Soulsby, C: Using isotopes to constrain water flux and age estimates in snow-influenced catchments using the STARR (Spatially distributed Tracer-Aided Rainfall-Runoff) model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. doi:10.5194/hess-21-5089-2017
  • Soulsby, C, Braun, H, Sprenger, M, Weiler, M, Tetzlaff, D: Influence of forest and shrub canopies on precipitation partitioning and isotopic signatures. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.11351
  • Tunaley, C, Tetzlaff, D, Birkel, C, Soulsby, C: Using high resolution isotope data and alternative calibration strategies for a tracer-aided runoff model in a nested catchment. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.11313
  • Sprenger M, Soulsby C, Tetzlaff D: Soil water stable isotopes reveal evaporation dynamics at the soilplant-atmosphere interface of the critical zone. Hydrology and Earth System Science. doi: 10.5194/hess-21-3839-2017
  • Scheliga B, Tetzlaff D, Nuetzmann G, Soulsby C: Groundwater isoscapes in a montane headwater catchment show dominance of well-mixed storage. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.11271
  • Soulsby C, Dick J, Scheliga B, Tetzlaff D: Taming the Flood – how far can we go with trees? Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.11226
  • Ala-Aho P, Tetzlaff D, McNamara JP, Laudon, H, Kormos P, Soulsby, C: Modeling the isotopic evolution of snowpack and snowmelt: testing a spatially distributed parsimonious approach. Water Resources Research. doi: 10.1002/2017WR020650
  • Tetzlaff D, Carey S, McNamara J, Laudon H, Soulsby C: The essential value of long-term experimental data for hydrology and water management. Water Resources Research. doi: 10.1002/2017WR020838
  • Laudon L, Spence C, Buttle J, Carey SK, McDonnell J, McNamara JP, Soulsby C, Tetzlaff D: Preserve High Northern Latitude Catchment Research. Nature Geoscience. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2947
  • Ala-Aho P, Soulsby, C, Wang H, Tetzlaff D: Integrated surface-subsurface model to investigate the role of groundwater in headwater catchment runoff generation: a minimalist approach to parameterisation. Journal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.02.023.
  • Tunaley C, Tetzlaff D, Soulsby, C: Scaling effects of riparian peatlands on stable isotopes in runoff and DOC mobilizationJournal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.03.056
  • Geris J, Tetzlaff D, McDonnell J, Soulsby C: Spatial and temporal patterns of soil water storage and vegetation water use in humid northern catchments. Science of the Total Environment. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.275.
  • Wang H, Tetzlaff D, Dick J, Soulsby C: Assessing the environmental controls on Scots pine transpiration and the implications for water partitioning in a boreal headwater catchment. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.04.002.
  • Sprenger, M, Tetzlaff D, Soulsby C: No influence of CO2 on stable isotope analysis of soil waters with OA-ICOS. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. doi: 10.1002/rcm.7815.
  • Sprenger, M, Tetzlaff D, Tunaley C, Dick J, Soulsby C: Evaporation fractionation in a peatland drainage network affects stream water isotope composition. Water Resources Research. doi: 10.1002/2016WR019258.


  • van Huijgevoort MHJ, Tetzlaff D, Sutanudjaja EH, Soulsby C: Visualisation of spatial patterns of connectivity and runoff ages derived from a tracer-aided model. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10961.
  • Soulsby C, Bradford J, Blumstock M., Dick J., Geris J, Lessels J, McNamara JP, Tetzlaff D: Using electrical resistivity surveys to test tracer-based storage estimates in headwater catchments. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10889.
  • Tunaley C, Tetzlaff D, Soulsby, C: Linking high-frequency DOC dynamics to time variant flow paths, connectivity and water ages. Water Resources Research. doi: 10.1002/2015WR018419.
  • Dick J, Tetzlaff D, Birkel C, Malcolm IA, Soulsby C: Continuous dissolved oxygen measurements and modelling metabolism in peatland streams. PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161363.
  • van Huijgevoort MHJ, Tetzlaff D, Sutanudjaja EH, Soulsby C: Using high resolution tracer data to constrain water storage, flux and age estimates in a spatially distributed rainfall-runoff model. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10902.
  • Soulsby C, Birkel C, Tetzlaff D: Characterising the age distribution of catchment evaporative losses. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10751.
  • Lessels JS, Tetzlaff D, Birkel C, Dick J, Soulsby C: Water sources and mixing in riparian wetlands revealed by tracers and geospatial analysisWater Resources Research. doi: 10.1002/2015WR017519.


  • Geris J, Tetzlaff D, Soulsby C: Resistance and Resilience to Droughts: Hydropedological Controls on Catchment Storage and Runoff Response. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10480.
  • Soulsby C, Birkel C, Geris J, Dick J, Tunaley C, Tetzlaff D: Stream water age distributions controlled by storage dynamics and non-linear hydrologic connectivity: modelling with high resolution isotope dataWater Resources Research. doi: 10.1002/2015WR017888.
  • Geris J, Tetzlaff D, McDonnell JJ, Anderson JA, Paton GI, Soulsby C: Ecohydrological separation in wet, low energy northern environments? A preliminary assessment using different soil water extraction techniquesHydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10603.
  • Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Carey SK, Huijgevoort van MHJ, Laudon H, McNamara J, Mitchell CPJ, Spence C, Gabor RS, Soulsby C: A preliminary assessment of water partitioning in northern headwaters using stable isotopes and conceptual runoff models: challenges and open questionsHydrological Processes. doi:10.1002/hyp.10515.
  • Geris J, Tetzlaff D, McDonnell J, Soulsby C: The relative role of soil type and tree cover on water storage and transmission in northern headwater catchments. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10289.
  • Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Carey SK, McGuire K, Laudon H, Soulsby C: Tracer-based assessment of flow paths, storage and runoff generation in northern catchments: a review. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10412.
  • Birkel C, Soulsby C, Tetzlaff D: Conceptual modelling to assess how the interplay of hydrological connectivity, catchment storage and tracer dynamics controls non-stationary water age estimatesHydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10.


  • Tetzlaff D, Birkel C, Dick J, Soulsby C: Storage dynamics in hydropedological units control hillslope connectivity, runoff generation and the evolution of catchment transit time distributionsWater Resources Research. doi: 10.1002/2013WR014147.



  • Dörthe Tetzlaff: Isotopes in catchments: past and present insights from monitoring and modelling, AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC
  • Eric A. Sproles, Christopher Soulsby, DörtheTetzlaff, Shelley MacDonell, Anne W. Nolin, Andres Hevia Cruz: Linking mountain snowmelt to interbasin transfers of groundwater in the semi-arid Andes, AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC
  • Dörthe Tetzlaff: Isotope data and modelling to investigate water storage and flux dynamics, Tereno International Conference, Berlin
  • Dörthe Tetzlaff: Linking isotope data in process-based ecohydrological models, Ettersburg Ecohydrology Workshop, Weimar
  • Dörthe Tetzlaff: Ecohydrological connectivity between landscapes and riverscapes, CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium, Sheperdstown
  • Dörthe Tetzlaff, Sylvain Kuppel, Marco Maneta, Aaron Smith, Chris Soulsby: Advances in ecohydrological modelling at multiple scales using stable isotopes, EGU General Assembly, Vienna
  • Matthias Sprenger, Dörthe Tetzlaff, Chris Soulsby: Water ages in the critical zone of northern environments: Relation between storage and travel times of transpiration and recharge fluxes, EGU General Assembly, Vienna
  • Neill, Aaron James; Tetzlaff, Doerthe; Strachan, Norval James Colin; Hough, Rupert Lloyd; Avery, Lisa Marie; Watson, Helen; Soulsby, Christopher: Spatial-stream-network models as novel tools for predicting catchment-scale spatial patters of microbial water quality, EGU General Assembly, Vienna
  • Dörthe Tetzlaff: Integration von Tracerdaten in ökohydrologische Modelle, Tag der Hydrologie, Dresden


  • Matthias Sprenger, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Markus Weiler, and Chris Soulsby (invited): Soil water storage, mixing dynamics and resulting travel times through the critical zone in northern latitudes, EGU General Assembly, Vienna
  • Claire Tunaley, Doerthe Tetzlaff, and Chris Soulsby: Using stable isotopes to identify the scaling effects of riparian peatlands on runoff generation processes and DOC mobilisation, EGU General Assembly, Vienna
  • Josie Geris, Chris Soulsby, and Doerthe Tetzlaff: On informal hypothesis testing in hydrology: the example of the “two water worlds” hypothesis, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, PICO
  • Paolo Benettin, Chris Soulsby, Christian Birkel, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Gianluca Botter, and Andrea Rinaldo: Using "StorAge Selection" functions and high resolution isotope data to unravel travel time distributions in headwater catchments, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, POSTER
  • Thea Ilaria Piovano, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Pertti Ala-Aho, Philip Andrew Wookey, and Chris Soulsby, Use of a tracer-aided model to identify water sources, flow paths and ages in a data sparse arctic headwater catchment, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, POSTER
  • Matthias Sprenger, Doerthe Tetzlaff, and Chris Soulsby: Tracing dynamics of soil – vegetation interactions in northern environments with stable isotopes, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, POSTER


  • Hailong Wang, Doerthe Tetzlaff, and Chris Soulsby: Environmental constraints on plant transpiration and the hydrological implications in a northern high latitude upland headwater catchment. AGU Fall meeting
  • Sylvain Kuppel, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Marco P. Maneta, and Chris Soulsby: Using stable isotopes in process-based ecohydrologic modelling to infer vegetation imprint on water fluxes, partitioning and storage in boreal ecosystems. AGU Fall meeting
  • Jonathan Dick, Doerthe Tetzlaff, John Bradford, and Chris Soulsby: Electrical resistivity surveys to understand vegetation-water interlinkages in a northern latitude headwater catchment. AGU Fall meeting, POSTER
  • Matthias Sprenger, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Sean Kevin Carey, Nadine J Shatilla, Hjalmar Laudon, James P McNamara, and Chris Soulsby: Ecohydrological partitioning of water at long-term experimental sites in Northern latitudes using stable isotopes. AGU Fall meeting, POSTER
  • Claire Tunaley, Doerthe Tetzlaff, and Chris Soulsby: Scaling Effects of Riparian Peatlands on Stable Isotopes in Runoff and DOC Mobilization. AGU Fall meeting, POSTER
  • Pertti Ala-Aho, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Hjalmar Laudon, James McNamara, and Chris Soulsby: Conceptualisation of Snowpack Isotope Dynamics in Spatially Distributed Tracer-Aided Runoff Models in Snow Influenced Northern Catchments. AGU Fall meeting, POSTER
  • Doerthe Tetzlaff keynote lecture at the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) and the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, at the Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Doerthe Tetzlaff and Chris Soulsby (INVITED): Towards integrated approaches to advance understanding of ecohydrological systems across scales. EGU Vienna
  • Chris Soulsby, Christian Birkel, Josie Geris, and Doerthe Tetzlaff (INVITED): Sensitivity of stream water age to climatic variability and land use change: implications for water quality. EGU Vienna
  • Doerthe Tetzlaff, Jim Buttle, Sean Carey, Hjalmar Laudon, Jeff McDonnell, Jim McNamara, Chris Spence, Matthias Sprenger, Marjolein van Huijgevoort, and Chris Soulsby: Using stable isotopes and integrated flow-tracer modeling to conceptualise vegetation influences on water partitioning, storage and runoff generation in high-latitude environments. EGU Vienna
  • Pertti Ala-aho, Chris Soulsby, Hailong Wang, and Doerthe Tetzlaff: Simulating spatially distributed catchment response using a fully-integrated surface-subsurface model based on dual calibration with streamflow and evapotranspiration. EGU Vienna
  • Chris Soulsby, Marjolein van Huijgevoort, Jonathan Dick, Christian Birkel, and Doerthe Tetzlaff: Towards tracer-aided spatially distributed models of catchment storage and mixing to predict non-stationary hydrologic and biogeochemical response. EGU Vienna, POSTER
  • Hannah Braun, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Chris Soulsby, and Markus Weiler: Influence of vegetation canopies on precipitation partitioning and isotope fractionation in northern upland catchments. EGU Vienna, 2016. POSTER.
  • Jonathan Dick, Doerthe Tetzlaff, John Bradford, and Chris Soulsby: Revealing plot scale heterogeneity in soil moisture dynamics under contrasting vegetation assemblages using 3D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) surveys. EGU Vienna, POSTER
  • Bernhard Scheliga, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Gunnar Nuetzmann, and Chris Soulsby: Integrated assessment of groundwater – surface water exchange in the hillslope – riparian interface of a montane catchment. EGU Vienna, POSTER


  • Doerthe Tetzlaff, Chris Soulsby (Invited): Hydroecological Interfaces between Landscapes and Riverscapes. AGU Fall meeting
  • Claire Tunaley, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Jason Lessels, Chris Soulsby: Linking High Frequency Variations in Stream Water DOC to Ages of Water Sources in Peat-Dominated Montane Watersheds. AGU Fall meeting
  • Marjolein Van Huijgevoort, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Edwin Sutanudjaja, Chris Soulsby: Using High Resolution Tracer Data to Constrain Storage and Flux Estimates in a Spatially Distributed Rainfall-runoff Model. AGU Fall meeting
  • Doerthe Tetzlaff, James Buttle, Sean Carey, Hjalmar Laudon, Jeffrey McDonnell, James McNamara, Marjolein Van Huijgevoort, Christopher Spence, Chris Soulsby: VeWa: Assessing Vegetation Effects on Water Flows and Mixing in Northern Mountain Environments using Stable Isotopes and Conceptual Runoff Models. AGU Fall meeting
  • Doerthe Tetzlaff: Hydroecological interfaces between landscapes and riverscapes within the ‘hydrosphere and biosphere’ theme. Keynote at this year’s 6th Water Research Horizon Conference in Berlin, Germany
  • Doerthe Tetzlaff, Jim Buttle, Sean K. Carey, Marjolein H.J. van Huijgevoort, Hjalmar Laudon, Jim McNamara, Carl P.J. Mitchell, Chris Spence, Chris Soulsby: VeWa: Investigating effects of Vegetation on Water flows and mixing in northern ecosystems using stable isotopes and conceptual models, EGU General Assembly, POSTER


  • Claire Tunaley, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Jason Lessels, Chris Soulsby: Process inference from high frequency temporal variations in DOC dynamics across nested spatial scales, AGU Fall meeting, POSTER
  • Rachel Gabor, Doerthe Tetzlaff, James Buttle, Sean Carey, Hjalmar Laudon, Carl Mitchell, James McNamara, Chris Soulsby: Influence of vegetation on water isotope partitioning across different northern headwater catchments, AGU Fall meeting, POSTER
  • Marjolein van Huijgevoort, Doerthe Tetzlaff, James Buttle, Sean Carey, Hjalmar Laudon, James McNamara, Chris Soulsby: Estimation of Dynamic Storage across Northern Catchments, AGU Fall Meeting, POSTER
  • Marjolein van Huijgevoort, Doerthe Tetzlaff, James Buttle, Sean Carey, Rachel Gabor, Hjalmar Laudon, Jeff McDonnell, James McNamara, Chris Soulsby: The VeWa project: Understanding water isotope partitioning and storage dynamics across northern headwater catchments, 11th Annual Krycklan Symposium
  • Doerthe Tetzlaff,: Always connected? Hydrological connectivity and water storage dynamics in northern watersheds, Woo lecture CGU (Canadian Geophysical Union), Banff, Canada

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