C. Barouillet

  Dr. Cécilia Barouillet
  Postdoctoral Researcher
    VP Communication & Publication International Society of Limnology (SIL)
    Member of  the organizing  board sedaDNAscientific society
    enviroSPACE, University of Geneva, Bd. Carl Vogt 66, 1211 Geneva 4,
    +41 (022.37) 96919


Cécilia is specilized in aquatic ecology.

Trained as a paleolimnologist & limnologist, she combined monitoring data, the paleolimnological approach and molecular biology technics to reconstruct the long-term ecological trajectory and historical functioning of lake ecosystems in response to environmental change and anthropogenic stressors at the local and global scale.

At the EnviroSpace Lab, she works on a NCCS-impact project that aims to assess the impacts of climate change on Aquatic Ecosystem Services (AES) through:

  1. the development of qualitative models of climate impacts on aquatic species according to climate scenarios 2.5 and 8.6
  2. the development of an app to present a selection of AES modifying water quality and quantity, as well as aquatic ecosystem integrity in relation to specific end user needs (e.g., water temperature, flood mitigation, etc...).



  • Barouillet, C., Domaizon, I., Capo, E., 2023. Protist DNA from Lake Sediments, in: Capo, E., Barouillet, C., Smol, J.P. (Eds.), Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 175–203.
  • Barouillet, C., González‐Trujillo, J.D., Geist, J., Gíslason, G.M., Grossart, H., Irvine, K., Jähnig, S.C., Boon, P.J., 2024. Freshwater conservation: Lost in limnology? Aquatic Conservation 34, e4049.
  • Barouillet, C., Monchamp, M., Bertilsson, S., Brasell, K., Domaizon, I., Epp, L.S., Ibrahim, A., Mejbel, H., Nwosu, E.C., Pearman, J.K., Picard, M., Thomson‐Laing, G., Tsugeki, N., Von Eggers, J., Gregory‐Eaves, I., Pick, F., Wood, S.A., Capo, E., 2022a. Investigating the effects of anthropogenic stressors on lake biota using sedimentary DNA. Freshwater Biology fwb.14027.
  • Barouillet, C., Vasselon, V., Keck, F., Millet, L., Etienne, D., Galop, D., Rius, D., Domaizon, I., 2022b. Paleoreconstructions of ciliate communities reveal long-term ecological changes in temperate lakes. Sci Rep 12, 7899.
  • Capo, E., Barouillet, C., Smol, J. (Eds.), In prep. Sedimentary DNA, Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments. Elsevier.