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Jeffrey J. McDonnell PhD, FRSC Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Associate Director, Global Institute for Water Security
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

National Hydrology Research Centre

Research Area(s)

  • Watershed hydrology
  • Runoff processes and modelling
  • Isotope hydrology
  • Hydrological theory

Academic Credentials and Affiliations

  • Doctor of Science, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Hydrology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Master of Science in Watershed Ecosystems, Trent University
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography, University of Toronto

Selected Publications

McDonnell, J.J.  2017.  The sustainable scientist.  Science, 357(6356): 1202. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.357.6356.1202  

Evaristo, J. and McDonnell, J.J.  2017.  Prevalence and magnitude of groundwater use by vegetation: A global stable isotope meta-analysis.  Scientific Reports, 7:11440.  https://doi.org/10.1038/srep44110

Jasechko, S., Perrone, D., Befus, K., Cardenas, M.B., Ferguson, G., Gleeson, T., Luijendijk, E., McDonnell, J.J., Taylor, R.G., Wada, Y., and Kirchner, J.W.  2017.  Global aquifers dominated by fossil groundwaters but wells vulnerable to modern contamination.  Nature Geoscience, 10: 425-429. https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2943  

McDonnell J.J.  2017.  Beyond the water balance.  Nature Geoscience, 10: 396.  https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2964

Pfister L., Martínez-Carreras N., Hissler C., Klaus J., Carrer G.E., Stewart M.K., and McDonnell, J.J.  2017.  Bedrock geology controls on catchment storage, mixing, and release: A comparative analysis of 16 nested catchments.  Hydrological Processes, 31(10): 1828-1845.  https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11134