Limnogeology and Geomicrobiology

About Us

We use lake sediments as:

  • Archives of (paleo)environmental changes
  • Archives of human/climate interactions
  • natural laboratories to study:
    • Lacustrine subsurface biosphere
    • Microbe-mineral interactions
    • Sedimentological processes

Projects

ICDP Drilling Projects

  • The Dead Sea Deep Drilling Project (DSDDP)
  • The Potrok-Aike Maar Lake Sediments Archive Drilling Project (PASADO)
  • The Lake Petén-Itza (Guatemala)
  • Lake Towiti, Indonesia
  • Que Coisa: The Côlonia Project, Brazil

Other Lake projects

  • Quantifying human impact and recent climate change using clastic sediments from lacustrine records in Western Switzerland
  • BANBU: Holocene climate change in the Mediterranean Basin across an East to West gradient

Geomicrobiology

  • Microbial carbonates in Northern Patagonian lakes
  • Microbial role in freshwater carbonate ooid precipitation

More Projects

  • Paleoenvironmental record of Lake Chad sediments
  • The canyons of the Rhone delta (Lake Geneva): Formation, sedimentation, stability, mass flows
  • A multibeam-bathymetric device to acquire high-resolution lake floor morphologic data
  • The paleoenvironmental record of Lake Trasimeno (central Italy) since the early Pleistocene
  • The Late-Glacial environmental history of Val-de-Travers (Swiss Jura) from pollen, ostracod and charophyte assemblages
  • Evaluation du risque lié à un tsunami généré par un glissement sous-lacustre dans le delta du Rhône (Lac Léman).
  • Prévenir un désastre écologique ? Le cas des munitions militaires englouties dans les lacs suisses ?

People

Faculty

Daniel Ariztegui

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Markus Stoffel

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Stéphanie Girardclos

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Research Associates

Camille Thomas

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Ina Neugebauer

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Lucia Guerra

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PhD Students

Inès Eymard

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Luis Ordonez Rendon

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Marta Marchegiano

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Group Former Members

Jean-Michel Jaquet

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Andrés Bilmes

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Aurèle Vuillemin

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Cristina Recasens

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Katrina Kremer

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Maria Del Pilar Alvarez

Nicolas Waldmann

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