Mitarbeiterfoto María Díaz

M.Sc. María Díaz Redondo

  • Scientific staff
  • Research
  • Group: Auen-Institut
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Kaiserstr. 12
    76131 Karlsruhe

María Díaz Redondo

Research on heavily modified large European rivers (Danube, Rhine): study of their reference conditions, analysis of their ecological deficit, existing constraints for restoration and proposal of processed-based restoration actions.


  • Morphodynamic processes and riverine habitat evolution
  • Reference conditions for heavily modified large European rivers
  • Pressures and ecological deficit of rivers and their floodplains
  • Process-based river restoration and rehabilitation
  • Ecosystem services and sustainable river restoration


Ph.D. Thesis: Process-based river restoration for heavily modified sections of European large rivers.


Contributions in peer-reviewed journals
2018Díaz Redondo, M., Egger, G., Marchamalo, M., Damm, C., de Oliveira, R. P., Schmitt, L. (2018): Targeting lateral connectivity and morphodynamics in a large river‐floodplain system: The upper Rhine River. River Research and Applications, pp. 1–11. 10.1002/rra.3287

Díaz Redondo, M., Marchamalo, M., Egger, G., Magdaleno, F. (2018): Toward floodplain rejuvenation in the middle Ebro River (Spain): From history to action. Geomorphology 317, pp. 117–127. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.05.014

2017Garófano-Gómez, V., Metz, M., Egger, G., Díaz Redondo, M., Hortobágyi, B., Geerling, G., Corenblit, D., Steiger, J. (2017): Vegetation succession processes and fluvial dynamics of a mobile temperate riparian ecosystem: the lower Allier River (France). Géomorphologie: Relief, Processus, Environnement 23(3), pp. 187–202. 10.4000/geomorphologie.11805 PDF

2016Díaz Redondo, M., Egger, G., Marchamalo, M., Hohensinner, S., Dister, E. R. (2016): Benchmarking fluvial dynamics for process-based river restoration: The Upper Rhine River (1816–2014). River Research and Applications 33(3), pp. 403–414. 10.1002/rra.3077 PDF

Contributions in journals and series (not peer-reviewed)
2012Díaz Redondo, M., Egger, G., Marchamalo, M., Damm, C., de Oliveira, R. P., Schmitt, L. (2012): ASSESSING PROCESS-BASED RIVER RESTORATION IN A LARGE RIVER-FLOODPLAIN SYSTEM: THE UPPER RHINE RIVER (FRANCE & GERMANY). River Research and Application.

2011Arenillas, L., Díaz Redondo, M., Martínez, D. (2011): Ramp for fish in river Tiétar in Ramacastañas (Ávila). Montes. Revista de Ámbito Forestal. 107, pp. 11–16.

Book chapters
2002Díaz Redondo, M. (2002): Changing attitudes towards drought. pp. 62f.. In: García Marín, M. A.: The Earth, our home. Guide on sustainable consumption. Edited by FUHEM with Iberdrola Sponsorship.

2012Díaz Redondo, M. (2012): Social Impact Assessment for River Restoration. Principles, Practices and Sustainable Approach. 132 pp., LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. ()

Publications in Conference Proceedings
2016Metz, M., Egger, G., Díaz Redondo, M., Garófano-Gómez, V., Hortobágyi, B., Steiger, J., Corenblit, D. (2016): Succession processes of a dynamic riparian ecosystem: the lower Allier River (France). In: 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics 2016, Melbourne, Australia. PDF

2011Díaz Redondo, M., Martínez, D. (2011): Methodology for selection of bioengineering techniques and for dimensioning of structures in river restoration projects. In: Iberian Centre for River Restoration (CIREF), Ministry of Environment and Duero Hydrographic Confederation (ed.): I. Iberian Congress for River Restoration RESTAURARÍOS, León (Spain), October 18-19, 2011.

2004Díaz Redondo, M. (2004): Local Agenda 21 for Municipalities in Madrid Autonomous Region. In: Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), Cluster of Basque Country Environmental Companies (ACLIMA) (ed.): IX. Environmental Engineering Congress PROMA 2004. Bilbao (Spain), November 9-11, 2004.