Course on Ecohydrology at NEO

A joint course between Stockholm University and Cornell University on Ecohydrology took place during 17-23 June at NEO with the title: Ecohydrology: a Mediterranean perspective.

Ecohydrology is an evolving discipline that deals with the interaction between ecosystems and hydrology. This course was developed by Dr. Steve W. Lyon, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University (Sweden) and Dr. M. Todd Walter, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (USA) for the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) to explore some of the central concepts of ecohydrology. The course brought together students from both universities to investigate processes driving plant-water interactions in the Mediterranean environment surrounding Costa Navarino. Students designed and carried out several field experiments highlighting both the location’s uniqueness and potential sensitivity to climatic changes. This provided an excellent opportunity for both the students and teachers to bridge the gap between theory and practice by placing NEO in an ecohydrologic-relevant framework.

    NEO - Ecohydrology, Research and Educationposter - Lyon St.