This PhD proposal aims at better understanding the transport and fate of pathogen bacteria in tropical areas, e.g. fecal pathogens such as the Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) Escherichia coli and the environmental pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei. The methods suggested to be implemented in this PhD will be a mix of in situ observations, field and laboratory experimentation, and numerical modelling.

The PhD will be held at the Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET) laboratory with possible missions in Laos. The PhD will be part of the long-term critical zone observatory (Service National d’Observation – SNO) M-TROPICS/MSEC/BVET and will take advantage of the extensive database including meteorological, hydrological and water quality records since 2000. A strong collaboration is expected with the iEES Paris laboratory, LOWMRU and UNIST.

For more details please contact

  • Dr. Laurie Boithias, Physicien-Adjoint CNAP, laurie.boithias|DONTWANTSPAM|@get.omp.eu, +33 (0)5 61 33 27 12
  • Dr. Olivier Ribolzi, HDR, Directeur de Recherche IRD, olivier.ribolzi|DONTWANTSPAM|@ird.fr, +33 (0)5 61 33 26 64