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Prof. Eva Nora Paton


TU Berlin
Chair in Ecohydrology & Landscape Evaluation
Institute of Ecology
Building BH-N, Room 801
Phone: +49 (0)30 314-73541
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-23309


Speaking hour: please contact by email to arrange an appointment









  • Ecohydrological monitoring, skaling and modelling
  • Urban ecohydrology: integrated modelling of urban vegetation and water fluxes
  • Analysis of connectivity, self-organisation and complex systems
  • Analysis of land degradation, erosion and effects of land use changes (Spain, New Mexico, Brasil, Namibia, Iran, Sudan, Westafrica)
  • Analysis of soil-water-plant-feedbacks


  • 2009-2016 Head of the DFG Emmy-Noether Group ECHO (University of Potsdam)
  • 2015 Habilitation
  • 2012 Guest researcher at the School of Geosciences (University of Edinburgh)
  • 2005-2008 Postdoc at the Institute of Geoökology, University of Potsdam)
  • 2001-2004 Promotion in Hydrology and Geomorphology (King's College, London)
  • 2000-2001 MSc in Non-linear Dynamics (University College London)
  • 1994-2000 Diplom Bauingenieurwesen (TU Darmstadt)


  • Seit 2012 Chair of the working group Ecohydrology of the german hydrological association (DHG)
  • Seit 2014 Member of the extended committee of the German Hydrological Association (DHG)
  • Seit 2014 Leader of the working group ‚Connectivity & Society’ in the COST-Action CONNECTEUR


For more information see project list


Before 2016: publications are authored with my maiden name (Eva Nora Mueller)

  • Paton, E., Vogel, J., Kluge, B., Nehls, T. (2021): Ausmaß, Trends und Extrema von Dürren in der Stadt. 65, (1), 5-16. Hydrologie & Wasserwirtschaft. DOI: 10.5675/HyWa_2021.1_1
  • Haacke, N., E. Paton (2021, in press) Analysis of diurnal, seasonal and annual distribution of urban sub-hourly to hourly rainfall extremes in Germany. Hydrology Research
  • Vogel, J., Paton, E., Aich, V., Bronstert, A.: Increasing compound warm spells and droughts in the Mediterranean Basin, Weather and climate extremes, in press, 2021.
  • Kluge, B., Reck, A., Paton, E., Sommer, H., Kaiser, M. (2020). Schadstoffbelastung und Sickerwasserkonzentrationen in langjährig betriebenen dezentralen Versickerungsmulden. In: Essener Tagung für Wasserwirtschaft, 18.-20.03.2020, Essen. In: Gewässerschutz – Wasser – Abwasser 252. S. 53/1-53/12.
  • Reck, A., Paton, E., Kuge, B. 2019: Advanced in-situ soil water sampling system for monitoring solute fluxes in the vadose zone. Vadose Zone Journal. doi: 10.2136/vzj2019.01.0008
  • Paton, E.N., Smetanová, A., Krueger, T., Parsons, A. 2019. Perspectives and ambitions of interdisciplinary connectivity researchers. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 537–548, 2019. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-537-2019
  • Smetanová, A., Paton, E.N., Maynard, C., Tindale, S., Fernández‐Getino, A.P., Marqéus Pérez, M.J., Bracken, L., Le Bissonnais, Y., Keesstra, S.D. 2018. Stakeholders' perception of the relevance of water and sediment connectivity in water and land management. Land Degradation and Development 29, 1833 –1844
  • Aich, V.; Akhundzadah, N.A.; Knuerr, A.; Khoshbeen, A.J.; Hattermann, F.; Paeth, H.; Scanlon, A.; Paton, E.N. Climate Change in Afghanistan Deduced from Reanalysis and Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX)—South Asia Simulations. Climate 2017, 5, 38. doi:10.3390/cli5020038
  • Shikangalah, R.; Paton, E.; Jetlsch, F.; and Blaum, N. (2017) Quantification of a real extent of soil erosion in dryland urban areas: an example from Windhoek, Namibia. Cities and the Environment Vol 10, Iss. 1, A8.
  • Krueger,T., Carly Maynard, Gemma Carr, Antje Bruns, Eva Mueller, Stuart Lane (2016) A transdisciplinary account of water research, WIREs Wileys Inderdisciplinary Reviews Water. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1132
  • Aich, V. Stefan Liersch, Tobias Vetter, Jafet Andersson , Eva N. Müller and Fred F. Hattermann (2015) Climate or land use? - Attribution of changes in river flooding in the Sahel Zone using a simulation-based approach, Water 7: 2796-2820
  • Hunke, P., Roller, R., Zeilhofer , P., Schroeder, B, Mueller, E. N. 2015. Soil changes under different  land-uses in the Cerrado of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Geoderma Regio nal. (4) 31 – 43.
  • HUNKE, P., MUELLER, EN., ZEILHOFER, P. (2014) The Brazilian Cerrado: assessment of water and soil degradation in catchments under intensive agricultural use. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1573
  • MUELLER, EN., WAINWRIGHT, J., PARSONS, T., TURNBULL, L. (Eds). (2014) Patterns of land degradation in drylands: Understanding self-organized ecogeomorphic systems. Springer, 297p
  • Aich, V. Koné, B., Hattermann, F. F. and E. N. Müller (2014) Floods in the Niger basin – analysis and attribution, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 2, 5171-5212, doi:10.5194/nhessd-2-5171-2014.
  • Bronstert, A., de Araújo, JC., Batalla, RJ., Costa, AC., Delgado, JM., Francke, T., Förster, S., Güntner, A., Lopez-Tarazon, J., Mamede, G.L., Medeiros, PAH., Müller, EN., Vericat, D. (2014): Process-based modelling of erosion, sediment transport and reservoir siltation in mesoscale semi-arid catchments. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 14(12), 2001-2018.
  • Müller, Eva Nora, Loes van Schaik, Theresa Blume, Axel Bronstert, Jana Carus, Jan Fleckenstein, Nicola Fohrer, Katja Geißler, Horst H. Gerke, Thomas Gräff, Cornelia Hesse, Anke Hildebrandt, Franz Hölker, Philip Hunke, Katrin Körner, Jörg Lewandowski, Dirk Lohmann, Karin Meinikmann, Anett Schibalski, Britta Schmalz, Boris Schröder, Britta Tietjen (2014) Skalen, Schwerpunkte, Rückkopplungen und Herausforderungen der ökohydrologischen Forschung in Deutschland. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 58, 222-240
  • Aich, V., Liersch, S., Vetter, T., Huang, S., Tecklenburg, J., Hoffmann, P., Koch, H., Fournet, S., Krysanova, V., Müller, E. N. and F. F. Hattermann (2013) Comparing impacts of climate change on streamflow in four large African river basins. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi:10.5194/hess-10-13005-2013
  • MUELLER, EN., PFISTER, A. (2011) Increasing occurrence of high-intensity rainstorm events relevant for the generation of soil erosion in a temperate lowland region in Central Europe, Journal of Hydrology 411: 266-278
  • MUELLER, EN., GÜNTNER, A., FRANCKE, T., MAMEDE, G. (2010): Modelling water availability, sediment export and reservoir sedimentation in drylands with the WASA-SED model. Geosci. Model Dev., 3, 275-291, doi:10.5194/gmd-3-275-2010
  • WAINWRIGHT, J., PARSONS, AJ., MÜLLER, EN., BRAZIER, R.E., POWELL, D.M (2010) Standing proud: a response to ‘Soil-ersoion models: where do we really stand?’ by Smith et al., Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI: 10.1002/esp.2047
  • MUELLER, EN., RJ. BATALLA, T. FRANCKE, A. BRONSTERT (2009) Modelling the effects of land-use change on runoff and sediment yield for a meso-scale catchment in the Southern Pyrenees, CATENA 79: 103-111
  • WAINWRIGHT, J., PARSONS, AJ., MÜLLER, EN., BRAZIER, R.E., POWELL, D.M (2009) Response to Kinnell’s ‚Comment on „A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: III. Evaluating scaling characteristics of Mahleran”’, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI: 10.1002/esp.1816
  • WAINWRIGHT, J., PARSONS, AJ., MÜLLER, EN., BRAZIER, R.E., POWELL, D.M (2009) Response to Hairsine’s and Sander’s ‚Comment on „A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: III. Evaluating scaling characteristics of Mahleran”’, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI: 10.1002/esp.1781
  • MÜLLER, EN., BATALLA, RJ., GARCIA, C. AND BRONSTERT, A. (2008): Modelling bed-load rates from fine grain-size patches during small floods in a gravel-bed river, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 134, 1430-1439.
  • WAINWRIGHT, J., PARSONS, AJ., MÜLLER, EN., BRAZIER, R.E., POWELL, D.M. AND FENTI, B. (2008): A transport-    distance approach to scaling erosion rates: 1. Background and model development, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.1624.
  • WAINWRIGHT, J., PARSONS, AJ., MÜLLER, EN., BRAZIER, R.E., POWELL, D.M. AND FENTI, B. (2008): A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: 2. Sensitivity and evaluation of MAHLERAN, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.1623.
  • WAINWRIGHT, J., PARSONS, AJ., MÜLLER, EN., BRAZIER, R.E., POWELL, D.M. AND FENTI, B. (2008): A transport-distance approach to scaling erosion rates: 3. Evaluating scaling characteristics of MAHLERAN, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.1622.
  • FRANCKE, T., A. GÜNTNER, A. BRONSTERT, G. MAMEDE, EN. MÜLLER (2008), Automated Catena-based Discretisation of Landscapes for Semi-distributed Hydrological Modelling. International Journal of Geographical Information Science DOI: 10.1080/13658810701300873
  • MÜLLER, EN., WAINWRIGHT, J. AND PARSONS, A.J. (2007): The Impact of Connectivity on the Modelling of Overland Flow within Semi-Arid Shrubland Environments, Water Resour. Res., 43, W09412, doi:10.1029/2006WR005006.
  • MÜLLER, EN., WAINWRIGHT, J. AND PARSONS, A.J. (2007): The Stability of Vegetation Boundaries and the Propagation of Desertification in the American Southwest: A Modelling Approach, Ecological Modelling. Ecological Modelling 2008, 91-101.
  • MÜLLER, EN., WAINWRIGHT, J. AND PARSONS, A.J. (2007): Spatial variability of soil and nutrient characteristics of semi-arid grasslands and shrublands, Jornada Basin, New Mexico, Ecohydrology, DOI: 10.1002/eco.1.
  • MÜLLER, EN., R. J. BATALLA, A. BRONSTERT. (2006) Dryland river modelling of water and sediment fluxes using a representative river stretch approach. Book chapter IN: Natural Systems and Global Change, RCAFE PAS Poznan, p. 115-122.
  • MÜLLER, EN (2007) Scaling approaches to the modelling of water, sediment and nutrient fluxes within semi-arid landscapes, Jornada Basin, New Mexico, Logos Verlag Berlin, ISBN 978-3-8325-1754-0, PhD thesis submitted 2004 to King’s College London, UK

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