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Daniele Tonina

Daniele Tonina, Ph.D.


Office: Center for Ecohydraulics Research
Phone: 208-364-6194
Email: dtonina@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: University of Idaho
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 340
Boise, ID 83702

College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor

Campus Locations: Boise

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Hydrology, water resources, aquatic habitat, surface subsurface interaction, fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport and river restoration.
  • Biography
    Dr. Tonina joined the Center of Ecohydraulics Research and the Department of Civil Engineering in 2009. Natural environments are complex systems that require a holistic approach for synthesizing physical and biological processes. He follows this approach in his research, which can be broadly defined as ecohydrology. His research interests are in identifying and modeling linkages between physical processes and biological systems. This line of research would improve our knowledge and ability to manage and protect river basins, water supplies, and riverine ecosystems, and thus forms an important base for new public policy, urban development, and engineering designs. His research is not focused on one subject, but it examines the connection and interaction of different components that form a natural system.

    His interests include surface and ground water processes, the interface between these two major systems, the hyporheic zone. In subsurface hydrology, he has investigated solute transport in heterogeneous formations with a stochastic approach. In the surface water area, he is interested in sediment transport, river morphology response to disturbances and their effect on solute mixing and aquatic habitat. He is particularly interested in surface-subsurface water interaction and its implications for ecosystems and water quality. He has been investigating how these interactions affect nutrient cycles, in-stream self-cleaning processes, which answer both engineering needs and ecological questions on how to manage and protect water resources. He is interested in defining the importance of hyporheic flow in different environments and under changing conditions. He is currently collaborating on the evaluation of a new airborne green lidar technology for surveying both terrestrial and aquatic systems (EAARL systems). This tool will provide extremely accurate topography of river networks and their surrounding riparian and floodplain zones and will support new research in river network evolution and structure, aquatic and terrestrial habitats, and surface processes.

    Current Professional Activities

     Member of American Geophysical Union

     Member of Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

     Member of the Guild of the Professional Engineers of the Autonomous Province of Trento

  • Selected Publications

    Refereed Journals:

    Marzadri, A., Tonina, D. and A. Bellin (2011), A semianalytical three-dimensional process-based model for hyporheic nitrogen dynamics in gravel bed rivers, Water Resour. Res., 47, W11518, doi:10.1029/2011WR010583.

    Gariglio, F., Tonina, D. and C. H. Luce (2013), Spatio-temporal variability of hyporheic exchange through a pool-riffle-pool sequence, Water Resour. Res., 49(11), 7185-7204, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20419.

    Conner*, J. and Tonina D. (in-press), Effect of cross section interpolated bathymetry on 2D hydrodynamic model results in a large river, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms,

    McKean, J.A. and Tonina D. (in-press), Bed stability in unconfined gravel-bed mountain streams: With implications for salmon spawning viability in future climates, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface,

    Benjankar, R., Koenig, F., Tonina, D., (2013), Comparison of hydromorphological assessment methods: Application to the Boise River, USA, Journal of Hydrology, 492(7), 128-138, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.03.017.

    Marzadri, A.*, Tonina, D., and Bellin, A. (2013), Effects of stream morphodynamics on hyporheic zone thermal regime, Water Resour. Res., 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20199.

    Goode, J.R., Buffington, J.M., Tonina, D., Isaak, D., Thurow, R., Luce, C., Wenger, S., Nagel, D., Tetzlaff, D., Soulsby, C. (2013), Potential effects of climate change on streambed scour and risks to salmon survival in mountain basins, Hydrological Processes, 27, 5, pp. 750-765, Invited, Special Issue doi:10.1002/hyp.9728

    Luce, C. H., Tonina, D., Gariglio*, F. and Applebee, R. (2013), Solutions for the diurnally forced advection-diffusion equation to estimate bulk fluid velocity and diffusivity in streambeds from temperature time series, Water Resour. Res., 49,doi:10.1029/2012WR012380.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., and Bellin, A., (2012), Morphodynamic controls on redox conditions and on nitrogen dynamics within the hyporheic zone: Application to gravel bed rivers with alternate-bar morphology, Journal of Geophysical Research 117, G00N10, doi:10.1029/2012JG001966.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., and Bellin, A., (2011), A semi-analytical three-dimensional process-based model for hyporheic nitrogen dynamics in gravel bed rivers, Water Resources Research 47, W11518, doi:10.1029/2011WR010583.

    Tonina, D., and Buffington, J.M., (2011) Effects of stream discharge, alluvial depth and bar amplitude on hyporheic flow in pool-riffle channels, Water Resources Research,  47, W08508, doi:10.1029/2010WR009140.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., Bellin, A., Vignoli, G., Tubino, M., (2010) Effects of bar topography on hyporheic flow in gravel-bed rivers, Water Resources Research, 46, W07531, doi:10.1029/2009WR008285.

    Tonina, D., and Buffington, J.M., (2009), Effects of salmon redds on river hydraulics and hyporheic flow in gravel-bed rivers, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 66, 12, pp. 2157-2173.

    McKean, J., Nagel, D., Tonina, D., Bailey, P., Wright, C. W., Bohn, C., Nayegandhi, A., (2009), Remote sensing of channels and riparian zones with a narrow-beam aquatic-terrestrial Lidar, Remote Sensing, 1, 4, pp. 1065-1096.

    Tonina, D., and Buffington, J.M., (2009), Hyporheic exchange in mountain rivers I: Mechanics and measuring hyporheic exchange, Geography Compass, 3, 3, pp. 1063-1086.

    Buffington, J.M., and Tonina, D., (2009), Hyporheic exchange in mountain rivers II: Effects of channel morphology on mechanics, scales, and rates of exchange, Geography Compass, 3, 3, pp. 1038-1062.

    Tonina D., Luce, C., Clayton, S.R., Alì, S.Md., Barry, J.J., Rieman, B., Goodwin, P., Buffington, J.M., Berenbrock, C., (2008), Hydrological response to timber harvest in northern Idaho: Implications for channel scour and persistence of salmonids, Journal of Hydrological Processes, 22.

    Tonina, D., and Bellin, A., (2008), The influence of pore scale dispersion, formation heterogeneity, source size, and sampling volume on the concentration of conservative tracers, Advances in Water Resources, 31.

    Bellin, A., and Tonina D., (2007), Probability density function of non-reactive solute concentration in heterogeneous porous formations, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 94, 1, pp. 109-125.

    Tonina, D., and Buffington, J.M., (2007), Hyporheic exchange in gravel-bed rivers with pool-riffle morphology: Laboratory experiments and three-dimensional modeling, Water Resources Research, 43, W01421, doi:10.1029/2005WR004328.

    Peer Reviewed/Evaluated Conference Proceedings:

    Marzadri, A.*, Tonina, D., Bellin, A., (2012), Effect of hyporheic fluxes on streambed pore water temperature, in Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics HIC 2012, 4th-8th July 2012, Hamburg, Germany.

    Marzadri, A.*, Tonina, D., McKean, J., Tiedemann, M. G. (2012), Hyporheic exchange along a river bel;ow a dam, in Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics ISE 2012, 17th-21th September 2012, Vienna, Austria.

    Tonina, D., Marzadri, A.*, Bellin, A., (2011), Effect of hyporheic flows induced by alternate bars on benthic oxygen uptake, in Proceedings of 34th IAHR World Congress 2011, 26th June-1st July 2011, pp:3129-3137, Brisbane, Australia.

    Tonina, D., McKean, J.A., Tang, C., and Goodwin, P. (2011), New tools for aquatic habitat modeling, in Proceedings of 34th IAHR World Congress 2011, 26th June-1st July 2011, pp: 3137-3144, Brisbane, Australia.

    Tonina, D., and McKean, J.A., (2010), Climate change impact on low-gradient salmonid spawning reaches in central Idaho, in Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Hydroinformatics 2010, 7th-11th September 2010, Tianjin, China.

    Books and Book Chapter:

    Tonina, D. and Klaus Jorde, (2013), Hydraulic modeling approaches for ecohydraulics studies: 3D, 2D, 1D and non-numerical modeling, in Ecohydraulics: an integrated approach, Eds. Maddock I., Harby A., Kemp P. and Wood P., J. Wiley and Sons. ISBN: 978-0-470-97600-5

    Tonina, D., (2012), Surface water and streambed sediment interaction: The hyporheic exchange, in Fluid mechanics of environmental interfaces Eds. Gualtieri C. and Mihailovic D. T., Taylor and Francis, pp 500. ISBN-13: 978-0415621564.

    Abstracts and Presentations:

    Reeder*, W.J., Carnie*, R., Gariglio*, F., Tonina, D., McKean, J., Isaak, D., Tang, C., 2013, Modeling Aquatic Habitat Under Climate Variability, Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, Boise, Idaho.

    Bellin, A., Marzadri, A., Tonina, D. 2013, Hyporheic processes and the Lagrangian framework: Dimensionless numbers for morphological, thermal and biogeochemical controls, EGU Spring meeting, Vienna, (Austria).

    Luce, C. H., Tonina, D., Gariglio*, F. and Applebee, R. 2013, Solutions for the diurnally forced advection-diffusion equation to estimate bulk fluid velocity and diffusivity in streambeds from temperature time series, EGU Spring meeting, Vienna, (Austria).

    Tonina, D., Luce, C. H., and Gariglio, F*. 2013, A novel theoretical approach to monitor spatio-temporal variation of streambed elevation from hyporheic temperature time series, EGU Spring meeting, Vienna, (Austria).

    Goode, J.R., J. M. Buffington, D. Tonina, D. Isaak, R. Thurow, C. Luce, S. Wenger, D. Nagel, D. Tetzlaff, C. Soulsby (2012), Field data drives modeling predictions of climate change effects on incubating salmonids, 43rd Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium: The field tradition in geomorphology, Jackson, WY.

    Goode, J.R., J. M. Buffington, D. Tonina, D. Isaak,  S. Wenger, R. Thurow, C. Luce, D. Nagel, D. Tetzlaff, C. Soulsby (2012), Effects of climate change on streambed scour and risks to salmonid survival in snow-dominated mountain basins. Northern Watershed Ecosystem Response to Climate Change (NORTH-WATCH), Workshop V: Catchments of the future North: towards science for management in the 21st century, Potsdam, Germany, May 21-25, 2012.

    Goode, J.R., J. M. Buffington,  D. Isaak, D. Tonina, R. Thurow, C. Luce,  S. Wenger, D. Nagel, (2012), Scour Power: Potential climate change risks for incubating salmonids in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho, Western Division American Fisheries Society, Jackson, WY.

    Goode, J.R., J. M. Buffington, D. Tonina, D. Isaak, R. Thurow, C. Luce, S. Wenger, D. Nagel, D. Tetzlaff, C. Soulsby, 2012 (Invited), Predicting climate change risks for incubating salmonids in mountain streams, Northern Rivers Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

    Tonina, D., Luce, C. H., and Gariglio, F*. 2012, A novel theoretical approach: from hyporheic temperature time series to streambed scour, EOS, AGU Trans., 93.

    Reeder*, J.W., McKean, J.A., and Tonina D. 2012, Automatic and objective detection of shallow landslides from lidar-derived, high-resolution digital elevation models using wavelet transform, EOS, AGU Trans., 93.

    Jackson, T.R., Haggerty, R., Apte, S.V., Budwig, R., and Tonina D. 2012, Laboratory experiments of roughness effects on the lateral surface transient storage mean residence time in small streams, EOS, AGU Trans., 93.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., Bellin, A. 2012. A new dimensionless number for redox conditions within the hyporheic zone: morphological and biogeochemical controls. EOS, AGU Trans., 93.

    Luce, C. H., Tonina, D., Gariglio, F*. and Applebee, R. 2012, Solutions for the diurnally forced advection-diffusion equation to estimate bulk fluid velocity and diffusivity in streambeds from temperature time series. EOS, AGU Trans., 93.

    Hassan, M. and D. Tonina, 2012, The footprint of salmonids on river morphology, EOS, AGU Trans., 93.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., Bellin, A. 2011. modeling nitrogen cycle at the surface-subsurface water interface. EOS, AGU Trans., 92.

    McKean, J., Tonina, D., Marzadri, A., Tiedemann, M. 2011 (Invited), analyses of bed topography and hyporheic exchange using a high-resolution bathymetric lidar, EOS, AGU Trans., 92.

    Conner*, J. and D. Tonina, 2011, Effect of cross-section interpolated bathymetry on 2D hydrodynamic results in a large river system, EOS, AGU Trans., 92.

    Gariglio*, F. and D. Tonina, Luce, Charlie 2011, Quantifying Hyporheic Exchange Over a Long Time Scale Using Heat as a Tracer in Bear Valley Creek, Idaho, USA, EOS, AGU Trans., 92.

    Goode, J.R., Buffington, J.M., Isaak, D.J, Tonina, D., Tetslaff, D., Souldby, C., Tockner, K., Thurow, R.F., Luce, C., Wenger, S., Nagel, D., 2011. Climate-driven changes in scour regime and risks to salmonid survival in the Middle Fork Salmon River, Idaho. EOS, AGU Trans., 92.

    Tonina D., McKean, J., Isaak, D., Tang, C., 2011, new techniques for aquatic habitat modeling, 141st Annual Meeting American Fisheries Society.

    Hassan, M. and D. Tonina D., 2011 (Invited), salmon as geomorphic agents in gravel-bed rivers, 141st Annual Meeting American Fisheries Society.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., Bellin, A. 2011. A semi-analytical three-dimensional process-based model for hyporheic dissolved oxygen and nitrogen dynamics in gravel bed rivers. 2011 EGU Spring meeting.

    Glenn*, J., Tonina, D., Fiddler, F. Morehead, M. 2011. Effects of cross-section location and interpolation methods on the accuracy of 3d bathymetric surfaces. 2011 Boise State University Graduate Student Research Symposium.

    Gariglio*, F., Tonina, D., Luce, C. 2011. Hyporheic water temperature and fluxes. 2011 Boise State University Graduate Student Research Symposium.

    Goode, J.R., Buffington, J.M., Isaak, D.J, Tonina, D., Tetslaff, D., Souldby, C., Tockner, K., Thurow, R.F., Luce, C., Wenger, S., Nagel, D., 2010. Climate-driven changes in scour regime and risks to salmonid survival in the Middle Fork Salmon River, Idaho. EOS, AGU Trans., 91.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., Bellin, A. 2010. a process based model to predict hyporheic flow induced by alternate bars. EOS, AGU Trans., 91.

    McKean, J., Thurow, R., Tonina, D., Isaak, D., Bphn, C. 2010. Changes in side-channel salmon rearing habitat associated with climatically-induced summer flow declines in a mountain stream. EOS, AGU Trans., 91.

    Maturana*, O., Tonina, D., McKean, J.A., Caamano, D., Link, O., Buffington, J.M., Luce, C., 2010. Transport of pulse and chronic inputs of sand and its effects on salmonids spawning habitat in Bear Valley Creek, Idaho, USA. EOS, AGU Trans., 91.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., Bellin, A. 2010. Heat transport model within the hyporheic zone. 2010 EGU Spring meeting.

    McKean, J., Wright, C, Tonina, D. 2010. Working through the water: Stream bathymetry with the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL). 2010 GSA annual meeting.

    Tonina, D., McKean, J., Maturana*, O.R., Luce, C., Buffington, J. 2009. (Invited). New tools for stream morpho-dynamic modeling. EOS, AGU Trans., 90.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., Bellin, A. 2009. Modeling temperature within the hyporheic zone. EOS, AGU Trans., 90.

    Wheaton, J., McKean, J., Tonina, D., Garrard, C. 2009. Implications of geomorphic change on salmonid habitat using a narrow beam terrestrial-aquatic Lidar and dem uncertainty accounting. EOS, AGU Trans., 90.

    Tonina, D., Bellin, A., Marzadri*, A. 2008. Modeling fine sediment infiltration within the hyporheic zone. EOS, AGU Trans., 89.

    Marzadri*, A., Tonina, D., Bellin, A. 2008. Quantifying the role of the hyporheic zone of gravel bed rivers in the nitrogen cycle. EOS, AGU Trans., 89.

    McKean, J.; Tonina, D.; Bohn, C.; Wright, C. 2008. Effects of bathymetric lidar errors on hydraulic models. EOS, AGU Trans., 89.

    Tonina, D., McKean, J.A., Buffington, J. M., Luce, C., and Dietrich E. W. 2007. Numerical model to analyze the effects of sediment supply on river morphology and streambed characteristics. EOS, AGU Trans., 88.

    Bellin, A., Tonina D. 2007. Probability density function of non-reactive solute concentrations in heterogeneous porous formations. EOS, AGU Trans., 88.

    Buffington, J.M. and Tonina, D. 2007. Effects of channel type on hyporheic exchange in mountain river basins: a Process hierarchy. EOS, AGU Trans., 88.

    McKean, J.A., Wright, W., Tonina, D., Isaak, D., and Bohn, C. 2007. High resolution mapping and monitoring of channel and floodplain topography with a narrow-beam terrestrial-aquatic lidar. EOS, AGU Trans., 88.

    Tonina, D., Luce, C., Clayton, S.R., Alì, S.Md., Barry, J.J., Rieman, B., Goodwin, P., Buffington, J.M., and Berenbrock, C. 2006. Hydrological Response to Timber Harvest in Northern Idaho: Implications for Channel Scour and Persistence of Salmonids. EOS, AGU Trans., 87.

    Tonina, D., and Buffington, J.M. 2005. Effects of salmon redds on river hydraulics and hyporheic flow in gravel-bed rivers. EOS, AGU Trans., 86.

    Tonina, D., and Buffington, J.M. 2004. A 3D Model For Hyporheic Exchange in Gravel-Bed Rivers With Pool-Riffle Morphology. EOS, AGU Trans., 85.

    Tonina, D., and Buffington, J.M. 2003. Effects of discharge on hyporheic flow in a pool-riffle channel: Implications for aquatic habitat. EOS, AGU Trans., 84.

    Tonina, D., and Bellin, A. 2002. The influence of source size and sampling volume on the concentration pdf of conservative tracers released in heterogeneous formations.  EOS, AGU Trans., 83.

    Seminar and Invited Speaker

    University Polytechnic Madrid (UPM), April 25, 2013, Surface subsurface exchange.

    University of Concepcion and University La Catolica de la Santissima Concepcion, January 18, 2013, Nitrogen processes within the hyporheic zone.

    34th IAHR world meeting, 2011 Young professional workshop, Challenges facing water engineers and scientists.

    Boise City Club, Advances in remote sensing for detecting river bathymetry, May 2011

    Boise River Workshop, October 2011. Urban Rivers Management

    Hydrologic Synthesis Capstone Symposium, University of British Columbia, August 2010. Morphodynamic Controls on Hyporheic Exchange in Gravel Bed Rivers with Alternate-bar Morphology.

    Utah State University, April 2010. Hyporheic flows in mountain streams: Hierarchy, hydraulics and nitrogen cycle.

    Rocky Mountain Research Station, April 2008. Fine sediment transport and infiltration in gravel bed rivers.

    Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, May 2007. Fine sediment transport in gravel bed rivers.

    University of California, Berkeley, May 2006. Introduction to the intra-gravel flow paths and hyporheic zone.

    University of Trento, 8 January 2004. Interaction between river morphology and intra-gravel flow paths within the hyporheic zone.

     

  • Research Projects
    • Effect of hyporheic flow on solute, heat and nutrient transport in river and streambed sediment
    • Effect of cross-section distance and bathymetry accuracy on flow field.
    • Detection of shallow landslides.
    • Aquatic habitat modeling for salmonid spawning sites.
    • Advancing the Experimental Advance Airborne Laser (EAARL) system.