Papers in Web of Science (ex ISI) indexed journals


Accepted for publication or published online



Link O, García M, Pizarro A, Alcayaga H, & Palma S (2019) “Local scour and sediment deposition at bridge piers during floods”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. (accepted for publication)


Díaz G, Arriagada P, Gorski K, Link O, Karelovic B, González J, & Habit E. (2019) “Fragmentation of Chilean andean rivers: expected effects of hydropower development”. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural.  92:1. DOI: 10.1186/s40693-019-0081-5.


Wilkes M, Webb A, Pompeu P, Silva L, Baker C, Franklin P, Link O, Habit E, Kemp P, & Vowles A. (2019) “Not just a migration problem: metapopulations, habitat shifts and gene flow are also important for fishway science and management”. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3320.




Link O, Mignot E, Roux S, Camenen B, Escauriaza C, Chauchat J, Brevis W, & Manfreda S. (2019) “Scour at bridge foundations in supercritical flows: an analysis of knowledge gaps”. Water 11(8):1656. DOI: 10.3390/w11081656


Arriagada P, Dieppois B, Sidibe M, & Link O (2019) “Impacts of climate change and climate variability on hydropower potential in data-scarce regions subjected to multi-decadal variability”. Energies 12(14):2747.  DOI: 10.3390/en12142747.


Habit E, García A, Díaz G, Arriagada P, Link O, Parra O, & Thoms M. (2019) “River science and management issues in Chile: hydropower development and native fish communities”. River Research and Applications. 35:489–499. DOI:  10.1002/rra.3374.


Link O, Henríquez S & Ettmer B (2019) “Physical scale modelling of scour around bridge piers”. Journal of Hydraulic Research. 57(2):227-237. DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2018.1475428.


Wilkes M, Baumgartner L, Boys C, Silva L, O'Connor J, Jones M, Stuart I, Habit E, Link O, & Webb JA. (2018) “Fish-Net: probabilistic models for fishway planning, design and monitoring to support environmentally sustainable hydropower”. Fish and Fisheries 19:677-697. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12282.


Manfreda S, Link O, & Pizarro A. (2018) “A theoretically derived probability distribution of scour “. Water 10(11):1520. DOI: 10.3390/w10111520.


Pizarro A, Samela C, Fiorentino M, Link O & Manfreda S. (2017) “BRISENT: an entropy-based model for bridge-pier scour estimation under complex hydraulic scenarios”. Water 9(11):889. DOI:10.3390/w9110889.


Pizarro A, Ettmer B, Manfreda S, Rojas A, & Link O. (2017) “Dimensionless, effective flow work for estimation of pier scour caused by flood waves”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 143(7): 06017006.


Link O, Castillo C, Pizarro A, Rojas A, Ettmer B, Escauriaza C, & Manfreda S. (2017) “A model of bridge pier scour during flood waves”. Journal of Hydraulic Research 55(3):310-323.


Link O, Sanhueza C, Arriagada P, Brevis W, Laborde A, González A, Wilkes M, & Habit E. (2017) “The fish Strouhal number as a criterion for hydraulic fishway design”. Ecological Engineering 103, Part A (June 2017):118-126.


Laborde A, González A, Sanhueza C, Arriagada P, Wilkes M, Habit E, & Link O. (2016) “Hydropower development, riverine connectivity and non-sport fish species: criteria for hydraulic design of fishways”. River Research and Applications 32(9):1949-1957.


Aguayo M, Stehr A, & Link O. (2016) “Respuesta hidrológica de una cuenca de meso escala frente a futuros escenarios de expansión forestal”. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande 65:197-214.


Link O. (2016) “Book Review: Fluvial Hydrodynamics. Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Phenomena”. River Research and Applications 32(6):1410-1411.


Wilkes M, Maddock I, Link O & Habit E. (2016) “A community-level, mesoscale analysis of fish assemblage structure in shoreline habitats of a large river using multivariate regression trees” River Research and Applications 32(4):652-665.


Ettmer B, Orth F, & Link O. (2015) “Live-bed scour at bridge piers in a lightweight Polystyrene bed” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 141(9):1-10.


Link O & Habit E. (2015) “Requirements and boundary conditions for fish passes of non-sport fish species based on Chilean experiences” Reviews in Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology 14(1):9-21.


Sabat I, Link O & Ettmer B. (2015) “The dam break induced flow: Analysis through numerical modeling” Water Technology and Sciences (in Spanish) 6(1):5-23.


Link O, Klischies K, Montalva G, & Dey S. (2013) “Effects of bed compaction on scour at a bridge pier in sandy clay mixtures” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 139(9):1013-1019. 


Bretón F, Baki A, Link O, Zhu D, & Rajaratnam N. (2013) “Flow in nature-like fishway and its relation to fish behaviour” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 40:567–573. 


Link O, Huerta A, Stehr A, Monsalve A, Meier C, & Aguayo M. (2013) “The Solar to Stream Power Ratio: A Dimensionless Number Explaining Diel Fluctuations of Temperature in Mesoscale Rivers” River Research and Applications 29(6): 792–803.


Sobenes C, Link O, & Habit E. (2013) “Density-dependent microhabitat selection in Galaxias platei: An experimental study” Gayana 77(1): 35-42.


Pedreros P, Gevara M, Figueroa R, Araneda A, Stehr A, Link O, & Urrutia R. (2013) “Thermal behavior of mediterranean andean streams in south-central Chile” Limnética 32(1): 87-96.


Link O, González C, Maldonado M,, & Escauriaza C. (2012) “Coherent structure dynamics and sediment motion around a cylindrical pier in developing scour holes” Acta Geophysica 60(6):1689-1719.


Monsalve A, Link O, & Stehr A. (2012) “The thermal regime of rivers: development, verification and application of a numerical model” Water Technology and Sciences (in Spanish) 3(4):41-56.


Andreoli A, Mao L, Iroumé A, Arumí J, Nardini A, Pizarro R, Caamaño D, Meier C, & Link O. (2012) “The need for a hydromorphological approach to Chilean river management” Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 85(3):339-343.


García A, Sobenes C, Link O, & Habit E. (2012) “Bioenergetic models of the threatened darter Percilia irwini” Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 45(1):17-28.


Zanke U, Hsu T, Roland A, Link O, & Diab R. (2011) “Equilibrium Scour Depth around Piles in Noncohesive Sediments under Currents and Waves” Coastal Engineering 58:986-991.


Stehr A, Aguayo M, Link O, Parra O, Romero F, & Alcayaga H. (2010) "Modelling the hydrologic response of a mesoscale Andean watershed to changes in land use patterns for environmental planning" Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 14:1963-1977.


Diab R, Link O, & Zanke U. (2010) "Geometry of Developing and Equilibrium Scour Holes at Bridge Piers in Gravel" Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 37(4):544-552.


Gobert C, Link O, Manhart M, & Zanke U. (2010) "Discussion of Coherent Structures in the Flow Field around a Circular Cylinder with Scour Hole by G. Kirkil, S. G. Constaninescu and R. Ettema" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 119(1):82-84.


Sangüesa C, Arumí J, Pizarro R, & Link O. (2010) "Un simulador de lluvia para el estudio in situ de la escorrentía superficial y la erosión de suelos" Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 70(1):178-182.


Link O, Pfleger F, & Zanke U. (2008) "Characteristics of developing scour-holes at a sand-embedded cylinder" International Journal of Sediment Research 23(3):268-276.


Link O & Donoso J. (2008) "Development and Verification of a Numerical Model for Calculation of Flow in Open Channels using the Finite Volume Method" Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 56(3):190-200.


Link O. (2008) "Measurement of the spatio-temporal development of scour around a cylinder in coarse sand” Hydraulic Engineering in Mexico (in Spanish) 23(2): 59-74.


Link O. (2006) "Physical and numerical dispersion in bidimensional modeling of contaminants transport with finite volumes” Hydraulic Engineering in Mexico (in Spanish) 21(1):129-136.


Link O, Cecioni A, Duyvestein A, & Vargas J. (2002) "Hydrology of the Bio Bio River" Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Suppl.-Bnd. 129. Sept. 2002.