University of Aberdeen
Pronouns she/her/hers
Current Position Lecturer in Hydrology
Previous Position Postdoctoral Research
Telephone +44 (0)1224 273728
Departments School of Geosciences
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Land use/management impacts on catchment hydrological processes
  • Vegetation-soil-water linkages with respect to water storage, transmission and release
  • Flood and drought management
  • River regulation impacts on in-stream flows and aquatic ecology of rivers
  • Integrating tracer (stable water isotopes, water quality, temperature) analyses with hydrometric monitoring and other (cosmic ray, geophysical) sensing and modelling techniques

Recent Key Papers

  • Penna, D., … , Geris, J., et al (2018). ‘Ideas and perspectives: Tracing terrestrial ecosystem water fluxes using hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes – challenges and opportunities from an interdisciplinary perspective‘. Biogeosciences, vol. 15, no. 21, pp. 6399-6415.
  • Geris, J., Tetzlaff, D., McDonnell, JJ. & Soulsby, C. (2017). ‘Spatial and temporal patterns of soil water storage and vegetation water use in humid northern catchments‘. Science of the Total Environment, vol. 595, pp. 486-493.
  • Geris, J., Tetzlaff, D., Seibert, J., Vis, M. & Soulsby, C. (2015). ‘Conceptual modelling to assess hydrological impacts and evaluate environmental flow scenarios in montane river systems regulated for hydropower‘. River Research and Applications, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 1066-1081.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Integrating novel water storage and flow sensing techniques to improve hydrological models/predictions
  • Evaluating nature based strategies in rural landscapes for managing low flows and stream temperatures
  • Multiscale modelling to assess impacts on flows and ecology in regulated rivers in Scotland