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PhD Thesis and HDR


PhD Thesis

  • Laurent Strohmenger: Influence of climate on Diosssolved organic carbon, nitrate and phosphate transfers within an agricultural headwater catchment. Supervisors: Chantal Gascuel, Ophélie Fovet
  • Nataline Simon: Development of active methods for distributed temperature sensing by optic fiber for quantifying groundwater flows: opportunities and limits for caracterizing Groundwater/river exchanges. Supervisor: Olivier Bour.


  • Valerie Viaud: Spatio‐temporal Heterogeneity of agricultural landscapes and soil organic matter dynamics


PhD Thesis

  • Laurène Casal: Assessment of landscape nitrogen management scenarios by modelling in agricultural catchments. Supervisors: Patrick Durand


PhD Thesis

  • Marie Denis: production mechanisms, sources and fluxes of dissolved organic matter in agro-hydro-systems. Supervisors: Gerard Gruau, Laurent Jeanneau
  • Sen Gu: Release of dissolved and colloidal phosphorus from riparian wetlands: a field and laboratory assessment of the mechanisms and controlling factors. Supervisor: Gerard Gruau
  • Michael Bell: Emission, dispersion and deposition of ammonia from the plot to the landscape scale. Supervisor: Chris Flechard


  • Anne Jaffrezic:Dissolved Organic Carbon and veterinary medicinal residuals: sources and transfers in agro-hydro-systems
  • Anne Catherine Pierson-Wickmann: Transfer of Matter on Earth surface: insights from isotopic geochemistry at different time scales


PhD Thesis

  • Benjamin Louis: Integrating the role of microbial biodiversity in simulating the dynamics of soil organic matter for transition towards agro-ecology. Supervisors: Philippe Leterme ; Safya Menasseria; Valérie Viaud


PhD Thesis

  • Rémi Dupas: Identifying and modelling processes controlling dissolved phosphorus transfers in agricultural catchment. Supervisor: Chantal Gascuel-Odoux
  • Guillaume Humbert: Hydro-climatic determinants of composition and transfert of Dissolved Organic Matters in agricultural catchment. Supervisors: Patrick Durand, Anne Jaffrézic


PhD Thesis

  • Emmanuel TETE: Intra-annual dynamic of organic carbon mineralization in hydromorphic mineral soils on an agricultural hillslope. Supervisor: Christian Walter, Valérie Viaud


PhD Thesis

  • Alice AUBERT: Climatic variability and water quality variability in agro-hydro-systems. Supervisors: Philippe Mérot and Chantal Gascuel
  • Alban De LAVENNE: Transposition of stream flow in hydrographic networks by modelling and upscaling. Supervisor: Christophe Cudennec 
  • Thibault LAMBERT: Sources, production and transfer of dissolved organic carbon in headwater catchments laying on impervious bedrocks: contribution of the use of stable carbon isotopes. Supervisors: Gérard Gruau and Anne-Catherine Pierson-Wickmann


  • Cyril Benhamou: Modelling the effect crop-hedgerow interaction on water and nitrogen transfer in a small agricultural catchment. Supervisor: Philippe MEROT 


PhD Thesis

  • Matthieu ROUXEL: Solute transfer in catchments laying on impervious bedrock. Supervisors: Jérôme Molénat and Laurent Ruiz
  • Morgane DERRIEN: Validation of the use of steroids as a tool for tracking the origin of fecal contamination in surface waters. Supervisors: Gérard Gruau and Emilie Jardé
  • Rémi MARSAC: Control of rare earth elements speciation by humics acids : Role of the binding sites heterogeneity and cation competition. Supervisors: Gérard Gruau and Mélanie Davranche


PhD Thesis 

  • Mathieu PEDROT: Collids and primary composition of soil solutions. Supervisors: Aline Dia and Mélanie Davranche


PhD Thesis

  • Bruno MOREL: Modelling Dissolved Organic Carbon in catchments. Supervisors: Patrick Durand and Gérard Gruau. 
  • Olivier MONTREUIL: Temporal and spatial variability of transversal exchanges between the riparian corridor and the stream : impacts for water quality. Supervisors: Philippe Mérot, Pierre Marmonnier 
  • Mohamad FAKIH: Biogeochemistry of Iron and associated species: case of Arsenic (V). Supervisors: Aline Dia, Mélanie Davranche and Xavier Chatellier
  • Luc SOREL: Virtual landscapes and scenario analysis for assessing envrionmental impacts of agricultural production systems. Supervisors: Christian Walter, Patrick Durand


  • Mélanie DAVRANCHE: Impacts of processes at the interfaces soil-water on speciation: field observations - experiments -Modelling


  • Jérôme MOLENAT: Hydrology and solutes transfer in shallow aquifers. 


PhD Thesis

  • Nolwenn BOUGON: Influence of hydrological pathways on the structure of bacterial communities at the interface soil-groundwater. Supervisors: Luc Aquilina and Philippe Vandenkoorhuyse
  • Julie LEFRANCOIS: Dynamic and origin of suspended solids in headwater catchment laying on schists. Supervisors: Chantal Gascuel and Catherine Grimaldi 


PhD Thesis

  • Malgorzata GRYBOS: Experimental approach of the role of reductive dissolution of Iron oxyhydroxydes and organic matter dynamics on the transfer of metals at the interface water/soil. Supervisors: Gérard Gruau and Mélanie Davranche
  • François OEHLER: Measuring denitrification and spatially distributed modelling of nitrogen fluxes in a farming headwater catchment. Supervisors: Patrick Durand and Paul Bordenave
  • Olivier POURRET: Impact of organic matter on the behavior of rare earth elements in solution: experimental and modelling approaches. Supervisors: Gérard Gruau and Mélanie Davranche


PhD Thesis

  • Virginie AYRAUD: Determination of residence time in groundwater for application to nitrogen transfer in fractured heterogeneous bedrock. Supervisors: Luc Aquilina and Hélène Pauwels (BRGM)
  • Cédric LEGOUT: Groundwater hydrological and hydrochemical processes in catchments laying on impervious bedrocks. Supervisors: Jérôme Molénat, Chantal Gascuel, Luc Aquilina. 


PhD Thesis

  • Valérie VIAUD: Spatial Organisation of bocage landscapes and water and nutrients fluxes: empirical approach and modelling approaches. Supervisors: Jacques Baudry and Philippe Mérot


  • Catherine GRIMALDI: Hydrochemistry of headwater catchments. Contribution to the understanding of soils geochemistry and stream water quality.


PhD Thesis

  • Stéphane LEFEBVRE: Interface water-sediments in agricultural streams: role in biogeochemical cycles. Supervisor: Pierre Marmonnier
  • Charlotte MARTIN: Hydrological and hydrochemical mecanisms involved in seasonal variations of nitrates concentrations in agricultural catchments. Experimental and modelling approaches. Supervisors: Luc Aquilina and Chantal Gascuel


  • Patrick DURAND: Hydrology and water quality: from budgets to models, about the catchment approach. 



  • Christian WALTER: Spatial analysis of soils for precise management and monitoring.