Review and visionary paper by Lex Bouwman co-authored by members of our group

Prof Lex Bouwman of the Netherlands Environmental Agency and  the Geochemistry group of Utrecht University published a paper in Biogeosciences, reviewing the various approaches used to model local to global scale nutrient dynamics in rivers, lakes and wetlands as well various river ecological concepts to describe the impact of disturbances on aquatic ecosystems. He proposes to merge concepts from river ecology and river biogeochemistry to build a global integrated framework that is able to explicitly calculate nutrient dynamics, transfer and retention from headwater to the ocean. Global hydrological models such as PCR-GLOBWB developed by our group are instrumental in this synthesis of approaches.

The paper is freely downloadable from