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

Currently, I’m studying the hydrological and geomorphological impact of sustainable land management (SLM) practices in a semiarid Mediterranean catchment in the south east of Spain. I will apply a hydrological model, coupled with a soil erosion module, to study the processes after catchment-scale implementation of SLM measures.

In 2014 I successfully defended my PhD thesis with the title ‘Morphological processes in lowland streams – Implications for stream restoration’. During the period as a PhD student, I focused on the morphological impact of stream restoration in the Netherlands. In a research project I collaborated with ecologists and studied the interaction between ecology and hydraulics.

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., 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.