Dr. Gerrit de Rooij

Soil Physicist


gerrit.derooij@ufz.de


phone: +49 (0) 345 558 5343

fax: +49 (0)345 558-5449


Theodor-Lieser-Straße 4
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany


Dr. Gerrit de Rooij

Education/training

1990 MSc Land and Water Studies, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands

1996 PhD Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands. Thesis: Preferential flow in water-repellent sandy soils - Model development and lysimeter experiments

Employment

1996 Research associate, Dept. Water Resources, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands

1997-1998 Associate Professor, Dept. Agricultural Sci., Saga University, Japan (Research and teaching)

1998-2003 Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, based at Wageningen University, The Netherlands (Research and teaching)

2003-2009 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Soil Physics, Ecohydrology, and Groundwater Management Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands (Research and teaching)

2010-present Senior Researcher, Soil System Sciences Dept., Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Halle, Germany

Research visits

1998, 1999 Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2000-2001 School of Ecology and Environment, Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus, Australia

Professional service (selected)

1999-2003 Sub-section Secretary and Subdivision President for the Unsaturated Zone within the Hydrological Sciences Division of the European Geophysical Society

2011-2015 President of the Hydrological Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union

2015-2017 Programme Committee Chair of the European Geosciences Union

Member of several editorial boards over the years, reviewer for approximately 20 journals and multiple funding organizations.





Research interests

Hydrological controls on export of dissolved organic carbon to streams

Large-scale subsurface hydrology

Limitations on the validity of Darcy's Law

Groundwater recharge and movement of liquid water and water vapor in soils in (semi-)arid areas

Index:

2018 (2)
2016 (2)
2015 (2)
2014 (2)
2013 (3)
2012 (4)
2011 (2)
2010 (7)

You could use our publication index for further requests.

2018 (2)

  • Madi, R., de Rooij, G.H., Mielenz, H., Mai, J., (2018):
    Parametric soil water retention models: a critical evaluation of expressions for the full moisture range. Supplement
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 22 (2), 1193 - 1219
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  • Madi, R., de Rooij, G.H., Mielenz, H., Mai, J., (2018):
    Parametric soil water retention models: a critical evaluation of expressions for the full moisture range
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 22 (2), 1193 - 1219
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2016 (2)

  • de Rooij, G.H., (2016):
    Subsurface flow of water in soils and geological formations
    In: Shugart, H.H., (ed.)
    Environmental science: Oxford research encyclopedias
    Oxford University Press, p. 1 - 33
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  • Schulz, S., de Rooij, G.H., Michelsen, N., Rausch, R., Siebert, C., Schüth, C., Al-Saud, M., Merz, R., (2016):
    Estimating groundwater recharge for an arid karst system using a combined approach of time-lapse camera monitoring and water balance modelling
    Hydrol. Process. 30 (5), 771 - 782
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2015 (2)

  • Kumahor, S.K., de Rooij, G.H., Schlüter, S., Vogel, H.-J., (2015):
    Water flow and solute transport in unsaturated sand — a comprehensive experimental approach
    Vadose Zone J. 14 (2), 10.2136/vzj2014.08.0105
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  • Schulz, S., de Rooij, G.H., Michelsen, N., Rausch, R., Siebert, C., Schüth, C., Merz, R., (2015):
    Setting up a groundwater recharge model for an arid karst system using time lapse camera data
    EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, 12–17 April 2015
    Geophysical Research Abstracts 17
    European Geosciences Union (EGU), p. EGU2015-12957
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2014 (2)

  • Bloem, E., Hermon, K.M., de Rooij, G.H., Stagnitti, F., (2014):
    Spatial and temporal distribution of the leaching of surface applied tracers from an irrigated monolith of a loamy vineyard soil
    Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 21 (15), 8981 - 8991
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  • de Rooij, G.H., (2014):
    Is the groundwater reservoir linear? A mathematical analysis of two limiting cases
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Diss. 11 (1), 93 - 108
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2013 (3)

  • de Rooij, G.H., (2013):
    Aquifer-scale flow equations as generalized linear reservoir models for strip and circular aquifers: links between the Darcian and the aquifer scale
    Water Resour. Res. 49 (12), 8605 - 8615
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  • te Brake, B., Hanssen, R.F., van der Ploeg, M.J., de Rooij, G.H., (2013):
    Satellite-based radar interferometry to estimate large-scale soil water depletion from clay shrinkage: possibilities and limitations
    Vadose Zone J. 12 (3), 10.2136/vzj2012.0098
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  • te Brake, B., van der Ploeg, M.J., de Rooij, G.H., (2013):
    Water storage change estimation from in situ shrinkage measurements of clay soils
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 17 (5), 1933 - 1949
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2012 (4)

  • Bloem, E., de Gee, M., de Rooij, G.H., (2012):
    Parameterizing the leaching surface by combining curve-fitting for solute breakthrough and for spatial solute distribution
    Transp. Porous Media 92 (3), 667 - 685
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  • de Rooij, G.H., (2012):
    Transient flow between aquifers and surface water: analytically derived field-scale hydraulic heads and fluxes
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 16 (3), 649 - 669
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  • Tilma, M., Hilkert, E.J., de Rooij, G.H., Jesiek, J., Mohtar, R.H., (2012):
    Air sparging for contaminant removal: theory
    In: Heldman, D.R., Moraru, C.I., (eds.)
    Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, 2. ed.
    CRC Press / Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, p. 1 - 5
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  • Tilma, M., Hilkert, E.J., de Rooij, G.H., Jesiek, J., Mohtar, R.H., (2012):
    Air sparging for contaminant removal: applications
    In: Heldman, D.R., Moraru, C.I., (eds.)
    Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, 2. ed.
    CRC Press / Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, p. 1 - 7
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2011 (2)

  • de Rooij, G.H., (2011):
    Averaged water potentials in soil water and groundwater, and their connection to menisci in soil pores, field-scale flow phenomena, and simple groundwater flows
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 15 (5), 1601 - 1614
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  • van der Velde, Y., Rozemeijer, J.C., de Rooij, G.H., van Geer, F.C., Torfs, P.J.J.F., de Louw, P.G.B., (2011):
    Improving catchment discharge predictions by inferring flow route contributions from a nested-scale monitoring and model setup
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 15 (3), 913 - 930
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2010 (7)

  • Bloem, E., Hogervorst, F.A.N., de Rooij, G.H., Stagnitti, F., (2010):
    Variable-suction multicompartment samplers to measure spatiotemporal unsaturated water and solute fluxes
    Vadose Zone J. 9 (1), 148 - 159
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  • de Rooij, G.H., (2010):
    Comments on "Improving the numerical simulation of soil moisture-based Richards equation for land models with a deep or shallow water table"
    J. Hydrometeorol. 11 (4), 1044 - 1050
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  • Lenartz, B., Tiemeyer, B., de Rooij, G.H., Doležal, F., (2010):
    Artificially drained catchments - from monitoring studies towards management approaches
    Vadose Zone J. 9 (1), 1 - 3
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  • Rozemeijer, J.C., van der Velde, Y., van Geer, F.C., de Rooij, G.H., Torfs, P.J.J.F., Broers, H.P., (2010):
    Improving load estimates for NO3 and P in surface waters by characterizing the concentration response to rainfall events
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 44 (16), 6305 - 6312
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  • van der Ploeg, M.J., Gooren, H.P.A., Bakker, G., Hoogendam, C.W., Huiskes, C., Koopal, L.K., Kruidhof, H., de Rooij, G.H., (2010):
    Polymer tensiometers with ceramic cones: direct observations of matric pressures in drying soils
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 14 (10), 1787 - 1799
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  • van der Velde, Y., de Rooij, G.H., Rozemeijer, J.C., van Geer, F.C., Broers, H.P., (2010):
    Nitrate response of a lowland catchment: on the relation between stream concentration and travel time distribution dynamics
    Water Resour. Res. 46 (11), W11534
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  • van der Velde, Y., Rozemeijer, J.C., de Rooij, G.H., van Geer, F.C., Broers, H.P., (2010):
    Field-scale measurements for separation of catchment discharge into flow route contributions
    Vadose Zone J. 9 (1), 25 - 35
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