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Dr. Roser Casas Mulet

Technische Universität München

Lehrstuhl für Hydraulic Engineering (Prof. Rüther)


Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Thesis: Dynamics of dewatering and flooding during river hydropeaking
M.Sc. in Forestry Engineering (Natural Resources Management spec.), University of Lleida (UdL), Spain / The University of Aberdeen, UK
Thesis: The geomorphological and hydroecological impacts of flow regulation in the River Lyon, Scotland
B.Sc. in Forestry Technical Engineering, University of Lleida (UdL), Spain
Thesis: Adaptation of an integrated catchment management plan in the Upper Corb River, Catalonia


Professional Experience

Senior Researcher, Chair of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management, TUM, Germany
Honorary Research Fellow, Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources Group, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Independent Research Fellow, Aquatic Systems Biology Unit, TUM, Germany
Research Fellow, Water Research Institute, The University of Cardiff, UK
Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Research Fellow / PhD Candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Research officer / Centre Manager, Centre for River EcoSystem Science (CRESS), The University of Stirling, UK
Project officer, TECNOMA Environmental Consultancy (TYPSA Group), Spain
Freelance Environmental Consultant for ENDESA Energy Company


Awards and Scholarships

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany
EPSRC Global Changes Research Fund, UK
River Basin Management Society Australia Award (Technical Excellence in Waterway Management), Australia
TUM Knowledge exchange grant, Germany
Norwegian Committee for UNESCO's International Hydrology Program Award, Norway
Endeavour Research Fellowship Award, Australian Government, Australia
Norwegian Institute of Technology Funds (UNIFOR) Award
PhD Scholarship funded by the Norwegian Research Council and Hydropower Industry, Norway
Socrates-Erasmus European Scholarship


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Scientific Journals
  • Mejia F, Ouellet V, Briggs M, Carlson S, Casas-Mulet R, Mollie C, Mathias C, Dugdale S, Ebersole J, Frechette D, Fullerton A, Gillis CA, Zachary J, et al. 2023. Closing the gap between sicence and management of cold-water refuges in rivers and streams. Global Change Biology.
  • Hayes DS, Bruno MC, Alp M, Boavida I, Batalla RJ, Bejarano MD, Noack M, Vanzo D, Casas-Mulet R, Vericat D, Carolli M, Tonolla D, Hallerarker JH, Gosselin MP, Chiogna G, Zolezzi G, Venus TE. Venus T. 2023. 100 key questions to guide hydropeaking research and policy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
  • Vanzo D, Bejarano MD, Boavida I, Carolli M, Venus T, Casas-Mulet R. 2023. Innovations in Hydropeaking Research. Special Issue on Hydropeaking: Editorial. River Research and Applications.
  • Pander J, Casas-Mulet R, Geist J. 2023. Contribution of a groundwater hinterland drainage channel to the restoration of salmonid spawning habitats. Front. Environ. Sci. - Freshwater Science
  • Lakhanpal G, Black JR, Casas-Mulet R, Arora M, Stewardson JM. 2023. Micro‐computed tomography scanning approaches to quantify, parameterize and visualize bioturbation activity in clogged streambeds: A proof of concept. River Research and Applications.
  • Alp M, Batalla RJ, Bejarano MD, Boavida I, Capra H, Carolli M, Casas-Mulet R, Costa MJ, Hallerarker JH, Hauer C, Hayes DS, Harby A, Noack M, Palau A, Schneider M, Schonfelder L, Tonolla D, Vanzo D, Venus T, Vericat D, Zolezzi G, Bruno MC. 2023. Introducing HyPeak: An international network on hydropeaking research, practice, and policy. River Research and Applications.
  • Habersetzer L, Pander J, Casas-Mulet R, Geist J. 2022. Effects of Stream Thermal Variability on Macroinvertebrate Community Composition. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 374.
  • Pander J, Casas-Mulet R, Geist J. 2022. Hydropeaking impairs upstream salmonid spawning habitats in a restored Danube tributary. River Research and Applications.
  • Perry I, Jams IB, Casas-Mulet R, Marchbank A, Hamutoko J, Naomab E, Ormerod S, Mapani B, Wanke H, Kille P, Durance I. 2021. Challenges to Implementing Environmental-DNA Monitoring in Namibia. Frontiers in Environmental Science.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Matthews E, Geist J, Durance I, Cable J. 2021. Negative effects of parasite exposure and variable thermal stress on brown trout (Salmo trutta ) under future climatic and hydropower production scenarios. Climate Change Ecology.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Pander J, Prietzel M, Geist J. 2021. The HydroEcoSedimentary tool: An integrated approach to characterise interstitial hydro-sedimentary and associated ecological processes. River Research and Applications.
  • Kuhn J, Casas-Mulet R, Pander J, Geist J. 2021. Assessing stream cold-water patches from UAV-based imagery: a matter of classification method and metrics. Remote sensing 13 (7), 1379.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Pander J, Ryu D, Stewardson MJ, Geist J. 2020. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-based Thermal Infra-Red (TIR) and optical imagery reveal multi-spatial scale controls of cold-water areas over a groundwater-dominated riverscape. Front. Environ. Sci. - Freshwater Science 8, 64.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Adeva-Bustos A, Vanzo D, Macnaughton C, Enders E, Pasternack G, Stewardson MJ, Dyer F. 2020. How to strengthen interdisciplinarity in Ecohydraulics? Outcomes from ISE2018. Journal of Ecohdyraulics, 1-12.
  • Wilkes M, Gittins J, Mathers K, Mason R, Casas-Mulet R, Vanzo D, McKenzie M, Murray-Bligh J, England J, Gurnell A, Jones JI. 2019. Physical and biological controls on fine sediment transport and storage in rivers. WIREs WATER.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Lakhanpal G, Stewardson M. 2018. The relative contribution of near-bed vs. intragravel horizontal transport to fine sediment accumulation processes in river gravel beds. Geomorphology, 303, 299-308.
  • Miller K, Casas-Mulet R, de Little SC, Stewardson M, Koster W, Webb A. 2018. Deficiencies in our understanding of the hydro-ecology of several native Australian fish: a rapid evidence synthesis. Marine & Freshwater Research.
  • de Little SC, Casas-Mulet R, Patulny L, Wand J, Miller KA, Fidler F, Stewardson MJ, Webb JA. 2018. Minimising cognitive bias in expert elicitations to inform environmental management: case studies from environmental flows in Australia. Environmental Modelling and Software, 100, 145-158.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, McCluskey AH, Stewardson M. 2017. Key hydraulic drivers and patterns of fine sediment accumulation: a conceptual model and a case study from the Kiewa River, Australia. Geomorphology, 303, 299-308.
  • Casas-Mulet R, King E, Hoogeveen D, Long DT, Baldwin T, Lakhanpahl G, Stewardson M. Webb A. 2016. Two decades of Ecohydraulics: trends of an emerging interdiscipline. Journal of Ecohydraulics, (1-2), 16-33.
  • Wilkes M, Neverman A., Casas-Mulet R, Adeva A, Mccluskey A, Ouellet V, Vanzo D, Franklin P, Ana T Silva. 2016. Early careers on Ecohydraulics: Challenges, opportunities and future directions. Journal of Ecohydraulics, (1-2), 102-107.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, Saltveit SJ. 2016. Hydrological and thermal effects of hydropeaking on early life stages of salmonids: a modelling approach for implementing mitigation strategies. Science of the Total Environment, Special Issue on «Hydropeaking», 573, 1660-1672.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, Brabrand Å, Saltveit SJ. 2016. Hydropower operations in groundwater-influence rivers: implications for Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, early life stage development and survival. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 23(2):144-151.  
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, Brabrand Å, Saltveit SJ. 2015. Survival of eggs of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in a drawdown zone of a regulated river influenced by groundwater. Hydrobiologia, 743 (1), 269-284.  
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, Sundt H, Boissy T, Rüther N. 2015. Performance of a one-dimensional hydraulic model for the calculation of stranding areas in hydropeaking rivers. River Research and Applications, 31(2) 143-155.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, Hamududu B, Timalsina N. 2015. The effects of hydropeaking on hyporheic interactions based on field experiments. Hydrological Processes, 29(6), 1370-1384.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, Saltveit SJ. 2015. The survival of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) eggs during dewatering in a river subjected to hydropeaking. River Research and Applications, 31(4), 433-446.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, Killingtveit Å. 2014. Modelling of environmental flow options for optimal Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) embryo survival during hydropeaking. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 21(6), 480-490.
  • Casas-Mulet R, Alfredsen K, Garcia-Escudero A. 2014. A cost-effective approach to predict dynamic variation of mesohabitats at the river scale in Norwegian systems. International Journal of River Basin Management, 12(2) 145-159.
  • Gilvear DJ, Spray CJ, Casas-Mulet R. 2013. River rehabilitation for the delivery of multiple ecosystem services at the river network scale. Journal of Environmental Management, 126, 30-43.
  • Gilvear DJ, Casas-Mulet R, Spray CJ. 2012. Trends and issues in delivery of integrated catchment scale river restoration: lessons learned from a national river restoration survey within Scotland. River Research and Applications, 28(2), 234-246.
  • Webb JA, Costelloe J, Casas-Mulet R, Lyon J, Stewardson M, editors. 2016. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics. Melbourne, Australia: The University of Melbourne.
  • Casas-Mulet R. 2014. Dynamics of dewatering and flooding during hydropeaking. PhD thesis. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
  • Casas-Mulet R. 2004. The geomorphological and hydro-ecological impacts of flow regulation in the River Lyon. MSc thesis. University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Casas-Mulet R. 2002. Adaptation of the River Contract catchment management plan in the Upper Corb basin, Catalonia. BSc-Eng thesis. University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. (in Catalan)


Book Chapters
  • Hayes DS, Shuelting L, Carolli M, Greimel F, Batalla RJ, Casas-Mulet R. 2022. Hydropeaking: processes, effects and mitigation. In: Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, 2nd Edition. Elsevier.
  • Arora M, Casas-Mulet R, Peterson TJ, Costelloe J, Stewardson MJ. 2017. Impacts of hydrological alterations on water quality. In: Water for the Environment (eds Horne A, Webb A, Stewardson M, Richter B & Acreman M). Elsevier.
  • Camprodon J, Vericat P, Pique M, Casas Mulet R, Batalla RJ. 2012. Forestry management in riparian areas. In: River management and restoration (eds. Camprodon J, Ferreira MT & Ordeix M). CTFC & ISA press. pp 95-103. (in Spanish)
  • Palau Ibars A, Cia Abaurre I, Casas Mulet R, Rosico Ramon E. 2005. Zebra mussel distribution and habitat in the Ebro basin, North East Spain. Chapter 10 in: The Zebra Mussels in Europe (eds. Van der Veld G, Rajagopal S & bij de Vaate A). Margraf Publishers GmbH. pp 113-118.