Research Projects - Limnology and Environmental Geology

On going projects:

Investigating the potential of intracellular mineral inclusions (micropearls) in microorganisms as a novel bioremediation method

  • Funding : Gebert Rüf Stiftung
  • 2018-2020
  • UniGe Responsibles : Daniel Ariztegui, François Barja, Montserrat Filella
  • PhD student : Inés Segovia Campos
  • Partners :

SEDFATE - Sediment fate in a changing watershed during the Anthropocene

  • Funding : SFN sinergia programmeBV_Rhone_200X100.jpg
  • 2014-2018
  • This project explores the human impact on erosion and fine sediment transfer in the Upper Rhône drainage basin, from the sediment sources to their main final deposition in Lake Geneva.
  • UniGe Responsibles : Jean-Luc Loizeau – Stéphanie Girardclos
  • PhD student : Tiago Adrião Silva
  • Partners : Uni Bern, Uni Lausanne, ETH Zurich


NOTICE - Network on technology-critical elements - from environmental processes to human health threats

  • Funding : Cost action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology
  • 2014-2019
  • This project will create a network of scientists working and interested on technology-critical elements, from an environmental perspective to potential human health threats.
  • UniGe Responsible : Montserrat Filella (vice-chair of the action)
  • Partners : Institutions from 22 countries



  • Funding : CIPEL (Commission Internationale pour la protection des eaux du Léman)
  • 2015-2017
  • Distribution of micropolluants in surficial Lake Geneva sediments and risk assessment of their transfer to zoobenthos.
  • UniGe Responsible : Jean-Luc Loizeau
  • Partners : CIPEL, Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology (EPF Lausanne), Environmental Office (Canton de Vaud)

Archive of research projects