Ecohydrology-a challenging multidisciplinary research perspective


Journal Article

Ecohydrology is the science that studies the mutual interaction between the hydrological cycle and ecosystems. Such an interaction is especially intense in water-controlled ecosystems, where water may be a limiting factor, not only because of its scarcity, but also because of its intermittent and unpredictable appearance. Soil moisture is the key variable modulating the complex dynamics of the climate-soil-vegetation system and controlling the spatial and temporal patterns of vegetation. In this note the authors' perspective to the field is discussed and some open questions are outlined. © 2002 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Porporato, A; Rodriguez-iturbe, I

Published Date

  • January 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 811 - 821

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2150-3435

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0262-6667

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02626660209492985

Citation Source

  • Scopus