Dr. Joris Eekhout

Postdoctoral researcher


PhD in Environmental Science, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands

MSc in Civil Engineering with specialization in Water Engineering and Management, Twente University, Enschede, the Netherlands

Research Interests

I’m a postdoctoral researcher with a Juan de la Cierva fellowship. I focus on the impact of climate change and landuse change on hydrology and soil erosion in Mediterranean environments. I have developed a coupled hydrology-soil erosion model (SPHY-MMF), which I have applied in the Segura River catchment. I did my PhD in the Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management group at Wageningen University (the Netherlands). During my PhD I focused on the morphodynamics of lowland streams, within the setting of stream restoration. In this period I collected field data at several field sites in the Netherlands and Poland. I also applied hydraulic models to simulate the flow of water in small lowland streams.

Generally speaking, my research interests are:

  • Hydrology
  • Soil erosion
  • Sustainable Land Management (SLM)
  • River morphology
  • Stream restoration
  • Ecohydraulics

Follow my research updates through: @JorisEekhout and www.joriseekhout.com

Selected Publications

Eekhout, J.P.C. and de Vente, J., 2019. Assessing the effectiveness of Sustainable Land Management for large-scale climate change adaptation. Science of the Total Environment, 654: 85-93.

Eekhout, J.P.C. and de Vente, J., 2019. The implications of bias‐correction methods and climate model ensembles on soil erosion projections under climate change. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44(5): 1137-1147.

Eekhout, J.P.C., Terink, W. and de Vente, J., 2018. Assessing the large-scale impacts of environmental change using a coupled hydrology and soil erosion model. Earth Surface Dynamics, 6(3): 687-703.

Eekhout, J.P.C., Hunink, J.E., Terink, W. and de Vente, J., 2018. Why increased extreme precipitation under climate change negatively affects water security. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22(11): 5935-5946.

de Brouwer, J.H.F., Eekhout, J.P.C., Besse-Lototskaya, A.A., Hoitink, A.J.F., Ter Braak, C.J.F., Verdonschot, P.F.M., 2017. Flow thresholds for leaf retention in hydrodynamic wakes downstream of obstacles. Ecohydrology 10(7).

Hunink, J.E., Eekhout, J.P.C., de Vente, J., Contreras, S., Droogeres, P. and Baille, A., 2017. Hydrological Modelling using Satellite-Based Crop Coefficients: A Comparison of Methods at the Basin Scale. Remote Sensing, 9(2): 174.

Eekhout, J.P.C., Hoitink, A.J.F., 2015. Chute cutoff as a morphological response to stream reconstruction: The possible role of backwater, Water Resources Research, 51: 3339–3352.

Eekhout, J.P.C., Hoitink, A.J.F., de Brouwer, J.H.F., Verdonschot, P.F.M., 2015. Morphological assessment of reconstructed lowland streams in the Netherlands, Advances in Water Resources, 81: 161–171.

Eekhout, J.P.C., Fraaije, R.G.A., Hoitink, A.J.F., 2014. Morphodynamic regime change in a reconstructed lowland stream, Earth Surface Dynamics, 2: 279-293.

Eekhout, J.P.C., Hoitink, A.J.F., Mosselman, E., 2013. Field experiment on alternate bar development in a straight sand-bed stream, Water Resources Research, 49: 8357-8369.

Eekhout, J.P.C., Hoitink, A.J.F., Makaske, B., 2013. Historical analysis indicates seepage control on initiation of meandering, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38: 888-897.