Dr. Seifeddine Jomaa

Contact / Address

Dr. Seifeddine Jomaa

Department of Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis and Management (ASAM)
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Brückstr. 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany

phone +49 391 810-9135
fax +49 391 810-9699

Dr. Seifeddine Jomaa


since June 2015

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ,
Department of Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis and Management (ASAM)

March 2012 - Dec 2015

UFZ Department of Bioenergy, Scientist-Post Doc

Aug 2007- Feb 2012

PhD student at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) - Switzerland 


Advanced degree in hydrology

University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse (UPS) – France


Master of science in hydrology

National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT) – France


Engineering degree in hydraulics (ESIER) – Tunisia


1. D.A. Barry, Sander, G.C., Jomaa, S., Heng, B.C.P., Parlange, J.-Y., Lisle, I.G. and Hogarth, W.L. 2010. Exact solutions of the Hairsine-Rose precipitation-driven erosion model for a uniform grain size soil. Journal of Hydrology, 389(3–4), 399–405.doi

2. S. Jomaa, Barry, D.A., Brovelli, A., Sander, G.C., Parlange, J.-Y., Heng, B.C.P. and Tromp-van Meerveld, H.J. 2010. Effect of raindrop splash and transversal width on soil erosion: Laboratory flume experiments and analysis with the Hairsine-Rose model. Journal of Hydrology, 395(1–2), 117–132.doi

3. S. Jomaa, Barry, D.A., Brovelli, A., Heng B.C.P., Sander, G.C., Parlange, J-Y. and Rose, C.W. 2012. Rain splash soil erosion estimation in the presence of rock fragments. Catena, 92(1), 38−48.doi

4. S. Jomaa, D.A. Barry, B.C.P. Heng, A. Brovelli, G.C. Sander, and Parlange, J.-Y. 2012. Effect of stone coverage on soil erosion and hydrological responses: Laboratory flume experiments and modeling. Water Resources Research, 48, W05535.doi

5. J-Y. Parlange, Hogarth, W.L., Heng, B.C.P., Sander, G.C., Barry, D.A., Brovelli, A., Jomaa, S., Parlange, M., Hairsine, P.B., Steenhuis, T.S., Tromp-van Meerveld, H.J. and Rose, C.W. 2011. Erosion of soils due to rainfall impact – an interpolation method. Ecohydrology, doi: 10.1002/eco.1257.doi

6. S. Jomaa, Barry, D.A., Heng, B.C.P. Brovelli, A., Sander, G.C. and Parlange, J.-Y. 2013. Effect of antecedent conditions and rock fragment cover on soil erosion dynamics through multiple rainfall events. Journal of Hydrology, 484 (2013) 115–127. doi

7. Barry, D. A.; Sander, G. C.; Jomaa, S.; Yeghiazarian, L.; Steenhuis, T. S.; Selker, J. S. 2013. Solute and sediment transport at laboratory and field scale: Contributions of J.-Y. Parlange. Water Resources Research. doi

8. S. Jiang, S. Jomaa, M. Rode. 2014. Modelling inorganic nitrogen leaching in nested mesoscale catchments in central Germany. Ecohydrology, doi

9. S. Jiang, S. Jomaa, O. Büttner, G. Meon, M. Rode. 2015. Multi-site identification of a distributed hydrological nitrogen model using Bayesian uncertainty analysis. Journal of Hydrology. doi

10. M. Cheraghi, S. Jomaa, G. C. Sander, D. A. Barry (2015). Hysteresis Effects in Splash Sediment Transport, Conference Paper in the 17th International Conference Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles, September 22-25, 2015, Delft, The Netherlands.

11. S. Jomaa, S. Jiang, D. Thraen and M. Rode (2016). Modelling the effect of different agricultural practices on stream nitrogen load in central Germany. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 2016, 6:11, doi

12. J. Chaibou Begou, S. Jomaa, S. Benabdallah, P. Bazie, A. Afouda, M. Rode (2016). Multi-Site Validation of the SWAT Model on the Bani Catchment: Model Performance and Predictive Uncertainty. Water, 2016, 8(5), 178; doi:10.3390/w8050178, doi

13. Dupas, R., Jomaa, S., Musolff, S., Borchardt, D., Rode, M., (2016). Disentangling the influence of hydroclimatic patterns and agricultural management on river nitrate dynamics from sub-hourly to decadal time scales. Science of the Total Environment, doi

14. Rode, M., Wade, A,J,, Cohen, M.J., Hensley, R.T., Bowes, M.J., Kirchner, J.W., Arhonditsis, G.B., Jordan, P., Kronvang, B., Halliday, S.J., Skeffington, R.A., Rozemeijer, J.C., Aubert, A.H., Rinke, K., Jomaa, S., (2016). Sensors in the stream: the high-frequency wave of the present. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (19), 10297-10307, doi

15. M. Ghazouani, H. Akrout, S. Jomaa, S. Jellali, L. Bousselmi (2016). Enhancing removal of nitrates from highly concentrated synthetic wastewaters using bipolar Si/BDD cell: Optimization and mechanism study. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, In press,  doi

16. M. Cheraghi, S. Jomaa, G. C. Sander, D.A. Barry (2016). Hysteretic sediment fluxes in rainfall-driven soil erosion: Particle size effects. Water Resources Research. 52, doi:10.1002/2016WR019314. doi

17. S. Jomaa, D.A. Barry, M. Rode, G. C. Sander, J.-Y. Parlange (2017). Linear scaling of precipitation-driven soil erosion in laboratory flumes. Catena 2017, 152, 285-291. DOI:10.1016/j.catena.2017.01.025. doi

18. Moeder, M., Carranza-Diaz, O., López-Angulo, G., Vega-Aviña, R., Chávez-Durán, F.A., Jomaa, S., Winkler, U., Schrader, S., Reemtsma, T., Delgado-Vargas, F., (2017). Potential of vegetated ditches to manage organic pollutants derived from agricultural runoff and domestic sewage: A case study in Sinaloa (Mexico). Science of The Total Environment, 598: 1106-1115. doi

19. I. G. Lisle, G. C. Sander, J.-Y. Parlange, C. W. Rose, W. L. Hogarth, R. D. Braddock, F. Stagnitti, D. A. Lockington, S. Jomaa, M. Cheraghi and D. A. Barry. (2017). Transport time scales in soil erosion modelling. Vadose Zone Journal, 16(12). DOI:10.2136/vzj2017.06.0121, 2017. doi

20. Reusch, T. H. B., J. Dierking, H. Andersson, E. Bonsdorff, J. Carstensen, M. Casini, M. Czajkowski, B. Hasler, K. Hinsby, K. Hyytiäinen, K. Johannesson, S. Jomaa, V. Jormalainen, H. Kuosa, S. Kurland, L. Laikre, B. R. MacKenzie, P. Margonski, F. Melzner, D. Oesterwind, H. Ojaveer, J. C. Refsgaard, A. Sandström, G. Schwarz, K. Tonderski, M. Winder, M. Zandersen (2018): The Baltic Sea as a time machine for the future coastal ocean. Science Advances 2018;4: eaar8195. doi

21. Jomaa, S., I. Aboud, R. Dupas, X. Yang, J. Rozemeijer, and M. Rode (2018), Improving nitrate load estimates in an agricultural catchment using Event Response Reconstruction, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190(6), 330. doi

22. Yang, X., Jomaa, S., Zink, M., Fleckenstein, J.H., Borchardt, D., Rode, M., (2018): A new fully distributed model of nitrate transport and removal at catchment scale Water Resour. Res. doi

23. Sanyuan Jiang, Qiande Zhu and Seifeddine Jomaa (2018). Field-Controlled Hydrological Experiments in Red Soil-Covered Areas (South China): A Review. Book Chapter in Hydrology of Artificial and Controlled Experiments Jiu-Fu Liu and Wei-Zu Gu, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70547. doi

24. Jiang, S.Y, Q. Zhang, A.D. Werner, C. Wellen, S. Jomaa, Q.D. Zhu, O. Büttner, G. Meon, M. Rode (2018). Effects of stream nitrate data frequency on watershed model performance and prediction uncertainty. Journal of Hydrology 569 (2019), 22-36. doi

25. Yang, X., S. Jomaa, O. Büttner, M. Rode, (2019). Autotrophic nitrate uptake in river networks: A modeling approach using continuous high-frequency data. Water Research. doi

26. Huang, J., Yin, H., Jomaa, S., Rode, M., and Zhou, Q, (2019). Limited nitrogen retention in an urban river receiving raw sewage and wastewater treatment plant effluent,
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, DOI: 10.1039/C9EM00201D. doi

27. Ben-Salem, N., Anane, M., Jomaa, S., and Jellali, S. (2019). Impact of Anthropogenic Activities on Physiochemical Properties of Wadi El Bey (Northeast of Tunisia). Special Issue Groundwater in the IAHR members magazine Hydrolink, number 3/2019. link

28. Yang, X., S. Jomaa, M. Rode, (2020). Sensitivity analysis of fully distributed parameterization reveals insights into heterogeneous catchment responses for water quality modeling. Water Resources Research doi.

29. Chukalla, A. D., Reidsma, P., Van Vliet, M. T. H., Silva, J. V., van Ittersum, M. K., Jomaa, S., Rode, M., Merbach, I. and van Oel, P. R. (2020). Balancing indicators for sustainable intensification of crop production at field and river basin levels, Science of the total environment doi.

30. J. F. Carolus, A. Bartosova, S. B. Olsen, S. Jomaa, A. Veinbergs, A. Zīlāns, S. M. Pedersen, G. Schwarz, M. Rode, K. Tonderski (2020). Nutrient mitigation under the impact of climate and land-use changes: A hydro-economic approach to participatory catchment management, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 271, 1 October 2020, 110976, doi.

31. X. Zhang, X. Yang, S. Jomaa, M Rode (2020). Analyzing impacts of seasonality and landscape gradient on event-scale nitrate-discharge dynamics based on nested high-frequency monitoring. Journal of Hydrology, Volume 591, December 2020, 125585, doi.

32. Ghaffar, S. S. Jomaa, G. Meon, M. Rode (2020). Spatial validation of a semi-distributed hydrological nutrient transport model. Journal of Hydrology, December 2020, 125818, doi.

33. Yıldırım, Ü.; Güler, C.; Önol, B.; Rode, M.; Jomaa, S (2021). Modelling of the Discharge Response to Climate Change under RCP8.5 Scenario in the Alata River Basin (Mersin, SE Turkey). Water 2021, 13, 483. doi.