Completed projects

Researches carried out by the Group of limnology and environmental geology are mainly focused on fresh water environments such as lakes and rivers, using interdisciplinary approaches. Several studies focus on the sediments, their interactions with surface and subsurface waters, fauna and flora. Observations and measurements in the field are associated with experiments in microcosm and in the laboratory.

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SEDFATE - Sediment fate in a changing watershed during the Anthropocene

  • Funding : SFN sinergia programme
  • 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




  • 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)