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Peer-reviewed publications
Peer-reviewed journal publications fully or partly financed by the GENESIS project.


Balderacchi M., Filippini M., Gemitzi A., Klöve B., Petitta M., Trevisan M., Wachniew P., Witczak S., Gargini A. 2014. Does groundwater protection in Europe require new EU-wide environmental quality standards? Frontiers in Chemistry, Agricultural Biological Chemistry, doi: 10.3389/fchem.2014.00032. Link to full text.

Bertrand, G., Siergieiev, D., Ala-Aho, P., Rossi, P. 2014. Environmental tracers and indicators bringing together groundwater, surface water and groundwater dependent ecosystems: Importance of scale in choosing relevant tools. Environmental Earth Sciences. doi:10.1007/s12665-013-3005-8. Link to abstract.

Gemitzi, A., Stefanopoulos, K., Schmidt, M., Richnow, H.H. 2014. Sea water intrusion into groundwater aquifer through coastal lake - Complex interaction characterised by D and 18O isotopes. Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies, 50: 74-87. DOI:10.1080/10256016.2013.823960. Link to abstract. 

Kármán, K., Maloszewski, P., Deák, J., Fórizs, I., and Szabó, C.  (2014): Transit Time Determination in Riverbank Filtrated System by Oxygen Isotopic Data Using the Lumped Parameter Model. Hydrological Science Journal, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2013.808345. Link to abstract. 

Kløve, B., Balderacchi, M., Gemitz, A., Henry, S., Kværner, J., Muotka, T., Preda, P. 2014. Protection of groundwater dependent ecosystems: Current policies and future management options. Water Policy. doi:10.2166/wp.2014.014. Link to abstract.

Pulido-Velazquez, D., García-Aróstegui, J.L., Molina, J.-L., Pulido-Velazquez, M. 2014. Assessment of future groundwater recharge in semi-arid regions under climate change scenarios (Serral-Salinas aquifer, SE Spain). Could increased rainfall variability increase the recharge rate? Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10191. Link to abstract.

Rühle, F., Zentner, N., and Stumpp, C. 2014. Changes in water table level influence solute transport in uniform porous media. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10200. Link to abstract.

Schmidt, M., Lege, S. and Nijenhuis, I. 2014. Comparison of 1,2-dichloroethane, dichloroethene and vinyl chloride carbon stable isotope fractionation during dechlorination by two Dehalococcoides strains. Water Research. 52: 146–154. Link to abstract.

Schmidt, M., Wolfram, D., Birkigt, J., Ahlheim, J., Paschke, H., Richnow, HH. and Nijenhuis, I. 2014. Iron oxides stimulate microbial monochlorobenzene in situ transformation in constructed  wetlands and laboratory systems. Science of the Total Environment. 472: 185-193. Link to abstract.

Siergieiev D., Lundberg A., Widerlund A. 2013. Hyporheic water exchange in a large hydropower-regulated boreal river – directions and rates. Hydrology Research. doi:10.2166/nh.2013.011. Link to abstract.

Siergieiev D., Widerlund A., Lundberg A., Almquist, L., Collomp M., Drugge L., Ingri J., Öhlander B. 2014. Impact of hydropower regulation on river water composition in Northern Sweden. Aquatic Geochemistry 20(1), 59-80. doi:10.1007/s10498-013-9215-6. Link to abstract.

Stefanopoulos, K., Yang, H., Gemitzi, A. Tsagarakis, K.P., 2014. Application of multi-attribute value theory for engaging stakeholders in groundwater protection in the Vosvozis catchment in Greece. Science of the Total Environment. 470–471: 26-33. Link to abstract.



Ala-aho P., Rossi P.M., Kløve, B. 2013. Interaction of esker groundwater with headwater lakes and streams. Journal of Hydrology. 500, 144-156. Link to abstract.

Balderacchi, M., Benoit, P., Cambier, P., Eklo, O.M., Gargini, A., Gemitzi, A., Gurel, M., Klove, B., Nakic, Z., Preda, E., Ruzicic, S., Wachniew, P., Trevisan, M., 2012. Groundwater pollution and quality monitoring approaches at the European level. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 43:4, 323-408. Link to abstract.

Chalhoub, M., Coquet, Y., Vachier, P. 2013. Water and bromide dynamics in a soil amended with different composts, Vadoze Zone Journal. doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0056. March 2013. Link to abstract.

Ilmonen, Virtanen, R., Paasivirta, L.,and Muotka, T. 2013. Detecting restoration impacts in inter-connected habitats: Spring invertebrate communities in a restored wetland. Ecological Indicators 30 (2013) 165–169. Link to abstract.

Karjalainen, T.P., Rossi, P.M., Ala-aho, P., Eskelinen, R., Reinikainen, K., Kløve, B., Pulido-Velázquez, M., Yang, H. 2013.  A decision analysis framework for stakeholder involvement and learning in groundwater management. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 5141–5153. Link to full text.

Kaufhold, T., Schmidt, M., Cichocka, D., Nikolausz, M. and Nijenhuis, I.  2013. Dehalogenation of diverse halogenated substrates by a highly enriched Dehalococcoides-containing culture derived from the contaminated mega-site in Bitterfeld. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 83(1), 176-188. Link to abstract.

Klammler, G., Kupfersberger, H. & G. Rock (2013) Conceptual approach to investigating the impact of climate change scenarios on groundwater recharge, nitrogen leaching and maize yield predictions at Wagna test site, Austria. Die Bodenkultur Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment 64(1-2):15-26. Link to abstract.

Klammler, G., Kupfersberger, H., Rock G. & J. Fank. 2013. Modeling coupled unsaturated and saturated nitrate distribution of the aquifer Westliches Leibnitzer Feld, Austria; Environ Earth Sci, DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2302-6. Link to full text pdf.

Kløve, B., Ala-Aho,P.,  Bertrand, G., Gurdak, JJ, Kupfersberger, H., Kværner, J., Muotka, T., Mykrä, H.,  Preda, E., Rossi, P., Uvo, C.BG., Velasco, E., Wachniew, P., Pulido-Velázquez, M. 2013. Climate Change Impacts on Groundwater and Dependent Ecosystems. Journal of Hydrology. Link to abstract.

Kübeck, C., Maloszewski, P., and Benischke, R. 2013. Determination of the conduit structure in a karst aquifer based on tracer data – Lurbach system, Austria. Hydrological Processes, 27, 225-235. Link to abstract.

Molina, J.L., Pulido-Velazquez, D., García-Aróstegui, J.L., Pulido-Velazquez, M. 2013. Dynamic Bayesian Networks as a Decision Support Tool for assessing Climate Change impacts on highly stressed groundwater systems. Journal of Hydrology, 479, 113–129. Link to abstract.

Molina, J.L., Pulido-Velazquez, M., Llopis-Albert C., Peña-Haro, S. 2013. Stochastic hydro-economic model for groundwater quality management using Bayesian networks: El Salobral-Los Llanos aquifer system. Water Science and Technology. Vol 67 No 3 pp 579–586. doi:10.2166/wst.2012.598. Link to abstract.

Nakić, Z., Ružičić, S., Posavec, K., Mileusnić, M., Parlov, J., Bačani, A. and Durn, G. (2013). Conceptual model for groundwater status and risk assessment - case study of the Zagreb aquifer system, Geologia Croatica 66/1, 55-76. Link to full text pdf.

Nijenhuis, I., Schmidt, M., Pellegatti, E., Paramatti, E., Richnow, H.H., Gargini, A. 2013. A stable isotope approach for source apportionment of chlorinated ethene plumes at a complex multi-contamination events urban site. In: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 153, 92-105, ISSN 0169-7722. Link to abstract.

Olsson, J., Yang, W. and Bosshard, T. 2013. Climate model precipitation in hydrological impact studies: limitations and possibilities. Journal of Water Management and Research 69: 221-230, 2013. Link to full text pdf.



Bertrand, G. , Masini, J., Goldscheider, N., Meeks, J.,  Lavastre, V., Celle-Jeanton, H., Gobat, J-M. and Hunkeler, D. 2012. Determination of spatiotemporal variability of tree water uptake using stable isotopes (d18O, d2H) in an alluvial system supplied by a high-altitude watershed, Pfyn forest, Switzerland. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco.1347. Link to abstract.

Erturk, A., Alganci, U., Tanik, A., Seker, D. Z.  2012. Determination of land-use dynamics in a lagoon watershed by remotely sensed data. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, PSP Volume 21, no.10, 2012. Link to abstract.

Gemitzi A. 2012. Evaluating the anthropogenic impacts on groundwaters; a methodology based on the determination of Natural Background Levels and Threshold Values. Environmental Earth Sciences. December 2012, Volume 67, Issue 8, pp 2223-2237. Link to abstract. 

Godyn, I. 2012. Water use analysis in Silesia Region using an input–output model. Czasopismo Techniczne. Ś. Środowisko / Politechnika Krakowska - Kraków, ISSN 0011-4561, p. 69-85, Kraków 2012. Link to full text.

Ilmonen, J., Mykrä, H., Virtanen, R., Paasivirta, L.,and Muotka, T. 2012. Responses of spring macroinvertebrate and bryophyte communities to habitat modification: community composition, species richness and red-listed species. Freshwater Science 31(2):657–667. Link to abstract.

Koundouri, P. Kougea, E. Stithou, M. Ala-aho, P. Eskelinen, R. Karjalainen, T. P. Kløve, B. Pulido-Velazquez, M. Reinikainen K. & Rossi, P. M. 2012. The value of scientific information on climate change: a choice experiment on Rokua esker, Finland. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy 1 (1): 85-102. Link to full text.

Okkonen, J. Kløve, B. 2012. Assessment of temporal and spatial variation in groundwater composition in an unconfined esker aquifer in cold temperate climate of Northern Finland. Cold Regions Science and Technology 71, 118–128. Link to abstract.

Pulido-Velazquez, M., Alvarez-Mendiola, E., and Andreu, J. 2012. Design of Efficient Water Pricing Policies Integrating Basinwide Resource Opportunity Costs. J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage. (ISSN: 0733-9496). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000262. Aug. 17, 2012. Link to abstract.

Rossi, P. M. Ala-aho, P.  Ronkanen, A.-R. Kløve, B. 2012. Groundwater–surface water interaction between an esker aquifer and a drained fen. Journal of Hydrology 432-433: 52-60. Link to abstract.

Ružičić, S., Mileusnić, M., Posavec, K. (2012). Building of Conceptual Model for Water Flow and Solute Transport in the unsaturated zone of the Zagreb Aquifer System, the Mining-Geological-Petroleum Engineering Bulletin. 25, 21-31. Link to full text pdf.

Stumpp, C., Stichler, W., Kandolf, M., and Simunek, J. 2012. Effects of land cover and fertilization method on water flow and solute transport in five lysimeters: A long-term study using stable water isotopes. Vadose Zone Journal doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0075. Link to abstract.

van Walsum, P. E. V.  Supit, I. 2012. Influence of ecohydrological feedbacks from simulated crop growth on integrated regional hydrologic simulations  under climate scenarios. Hydrol. Earth Syst. 16, 1577-1593, 2012. Link to full text.

Ward, F., Pulido-Velazquez, M., 2012. Economic Costs of Sustaining Water Supplies: Findings from the Rio Grande. Water Resources Management, vol 26 (10), p 2883-2909. Link to abstract.



Allan, A. 2011. Implementing the Water Framework and Groundwater Directives in Finland: lessons from the GENESIS project. Journal of Water Law (2011) 22 5 185. Link to abstract.

Bertrand, G., Goldscheider, N., Gobat, J-M. and Hunkeler, D.  2011. Review: From multi-scale conceptualization to a classification system for inland groundwater-dependent ecosystems. Hydrogeology Journal, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg. Issue 1431 - 2174. Link to abstract.

Chau, N.D., Dulinski, M., Jodlowski, P., Nowak, J., Rozanski, K., Sleziak, M., Wachniew, P. 2011. Natural radioactivity in groundwater – a review, Isotopes in Env. & Health Studies, 47(4):415-437. Link to abstract.

Ekdal, A., Gürel, M., Guzel, C., Erturk, A., Tanik, A. and Gonenc, I. E. 2011. Application of WASP and SWAT models for a Mediterranean Coastal Lagoon with limited seawater exchange. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), 1023 - 1027. Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208. Link to full text pdf. 

Engeler, I., Hendricks Franssen,H. J., Müller, R. and Stauffer, F. 2011. The importance of coupled modelling of variably saturated groundwater flow-heat transport for assessing river-aquifer interactions. Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.12.007. Link to abstract.

Gemitzi, A. and Stefanopoulos, K. 2011. Evaluation of the effects of climate and man intervention on ground waters and their dependent ecosystems using time series analysis, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 403, Issues 1-2, 6 June 2011, Pages 130-140, ISSN 0022-1694, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.04.002. Link to abstract.

Hendry, S. 2011. The implementation of the Groundwater Directive in Spain: legal analysis of the GENESIS case study. Journal of Water Law (2011) 22 4 160. Link to abstract.

Kløve, B., Ala-aho, P., Bertrand, G., Boukalova, Z., Ertürk, A., Goldscheider, N., Ilmonen, J., Karakaya, N., Kupfersbergern, H., Kværner, J., Lundberg, A., Mileusnic, M. Moszczynska, A., Moutka, T., Preda, E., Rossi, P., Siergieiev, D., Simek, J., Wachniew, P., Angheluta, V. and Widerlund, A. 2011. Groundwater dependent ecosystems. Part 1: Hydroecological status and trends. Environmental Science and Policy 2011 (14): 770-781. Link to abstract.

Kløve, B., Ala-aho, P., Allan, A., Bertrand, G., Druzynska, E., Ertürk, A., Goldscheider, N., Henry, S., Karakaya, N., Karjalainen, T.P. , Koundouri, P., Kværner, J., Lundberg, A.., Muotka, T., Preda, E., Pulido Velázquez, M. and Schipper, P. 2011. Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems: Part II - Ecosystem services and management under risk of climate Change and Land-Use Management. Environmental Science and Policy 2011 (14): 782-793. Link to abstract.

Okkonen, J. Kløve, B. 2011. A sequential modelling approach to assess groundwater-surface water resources in a snow dominated region of Finland. Journal of Hydrology, 411 (1-2): 91-107. Link to abstract.

Okkonen, J. Kløve, B. 2011. Erratum to ‘‘A sequential modelling approach to assess groundwater–surface water resources in a snow dominated region of Finland’’. Journal of Hydrology. 411(1–2) (2011) 91–107. Link to abstract.

Peña-Haro S., Pulido-Velazquez M. & Llopis-Albert C. 2011. Stochastic hydro-economic modeling for optimal management of agricultural groundwater nitrate pollution under hydraulic conductivity uncertainty. Environmental Modelling & Software 26 (2011) 999 - 1008. Link to abstract.

Pot, V., Benoit, P., Etievant, V., Bernet, N., Labat, C., Coquet, Y., Houot, S. 2011.  Effects of tillage practice and repeated urban compost application on bromide and isoproturon transport in a loamy Albeluvisol. European Journal of Soil Science, 62, 797–810. December 2011. Link to abstract.

Pulido-Velazquez, D., Llopis-Albert, C., Peña-Haro, S., Pulido-Velazquez, M. 2011. Efficient conceptual model for simulating the effect of aquifer heterogeneity on natural groundwater discharge to rivers. Advances in Water Resources. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.07.010. Link to abstract.

Savoy, L., Surbeck, H. and Hunkler, D. 2011. Radon and CO2 as natural tracers to investigate the recharge dynamics of karst aquifers. Journal of Hydrology 406(3-4): 148-157. Link to abstract.

Stauffer, F., S. Stoll, R. Kipfer, and W. Kinzelbach. 2011. Analytical model for environmental tracer transport in well catchments, Water Resour. Res., 47, W03525, doi:10.1029/2010WR009940. Link to abstract.

van Walsum, P.E.V.  and Veldhuizen, A. A. 2011. Integration of models using shared state variables: Implementation in the regional hydrologic modelling system SIMGRO, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 409, Issues 1-2, 28 October 2011, Pages 363-370, ISSN 0022-1694, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.08.036. Link to abstract.



Adomako, D., Maloszewski, P., Stumpp, C., Osae, S., and Akiti, T. T. (2010) Estimating groundwater recharge from water isotope (δ2H, δ18O) depth profiles in the Densu River basin, Ghana. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 55, 1405-1416. Link to abstract.

Balderacchi, M. & Trevisan, M. 2010. Comments on pesticide risk assessment by the revision of the Directive EU 91/414. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 17:523-528. Link to abstract.

Gargini A., Pasini M., Picone S., Stefani M. and Dall'Olio L. 2010. Aquifers contaminated by vinyl chloride below a kindergarten: investigation and sanitary risk assessment issues. Engineering Hydro Environmental Geology, 13, pp.15-31, doi: 10.1474/EHEGGeology.2010-13.0-2.0278. Link to abstract.

Hendricks Franssen, H.J., Stöckli, R., Lehner, I., Rotenberg, E., Seneviratne, S.I. 2010. Energy balance closure of eddy-covariance data: A multisite analysis for European FLUXNET stations. J. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 150, (12), 1553-1567. Link to abstract.

Nakić, Z., Posavec, K. and Parlov, J. 2010. Model-based objective methods for the estimation of groundwater geochemical background. AQUA Mundi 1 (2010) 65-72. Link to full text pdf.

Okkonen J.  Kløve, B.  2010. A conceptual and statistical approach for the analysis of climate impact on ground water table fluctuation patterns in cold conditions. Journal of Hydrology 388 (2010) 1-12. Link to abstract.

Peña-Haro S., Llopis-Albert C., Pulido-Velazquez M. & Pulido-Velazquez D. 2010. Fertilizer standards for controlling groundwater nitrate pollution from agriculture: El Salobral-Los Llanos case study, Spain. Journal of Hydrology 392 (2010) 174-187. Link to abstract.

Stumpp, C. and Maloszewski, P., 2010. Quantification of preferential flow and flow heterogeneities in an unsaturated soil planted with different crops using the environmental isotope d18O. Journal of Hydrology 394 (2010) 407-415. Link to abstract.

Zuber A., Rozanski K., Kania J., Purtschert R. 2010. On some methodological problems in the use of environmental tracers to estimate hydrogeologic parameters and to calibrate flow and transport models. Hydrogeological Journal, DOI 10.1007 s 10040-010-0655-4. Link to abstract.

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