‘Soil Bag’ experiment ended in M-TROPICS/MSEC site in Laos

The “Soil Bag” soil column incubation experiment on the M-TROPICS/MSEC site in Laos, under teak tree plantation, was ended during the week of June 3, 2019. The global challenges of this experiment is to address the role of soil engineers on soil quality, conservation, and rehabilitation, under different environmental constraints. It also aims to provide […]


Nicolas Gallion started his internship within the Houay Pano CZO, Laos

Nicolas Gallion studies environmental sciences at the University of Burgundy (Master 1 Sol, Eau, Milieux, Environnement). He is currently having his first year of master’s internship within the Houay Pano CZO in northern Laos (M-TROPICS/MSEC). He his learning the various protocols for hydrological monitoring, water sampling and laboratory analyzes, and will give a focus on […]


Field survey in Huay Ma Nay catchment, Thailand, for building land use map

Jean-Louis Janeau (IRD-iEES Paris) and Nitjaporn Koonklang (IRD assistant) were in the field during the first week of May to survey the land use in Huay Ma Nay catchment, Phrae Province, Thailand. They described the soil surface features of more than 300 measurement points in this hilly catchment with steep slopes, mostly covered by maize […]


Rutuja Chitra-Tarak won 2018 Harper Prize

The Journal of Ecology awarded the 2018 Harper Prize to Rutuja Chitra-Tarak. According to the editors, her paper is an “excellent and novel example of integrating different approaches to answer an important ecological issue. In this case, her study uses a combination of demographic data, hydrological data, and eco-hydrological modelling to relate tropical tree mortality […]


Prof. Kyunghwa CHO’s EM2 research group visiting iEES Paris and GET

This week both iEES Paris and GET laboratories welcomed Prof. Kyunghwa CHO and 3 of his PhD students within the PHC STAR collaboration funded by Campus France, involving iEES Paris, GET, and UNIST. On April 3, we had a seminar in Toulouse to present on-going work from both sides, including hyper-spectral imagery and its application […]


Khemngeun PONGMALA started her PhD within M-TROPICS on B. pseudomallei dissemination in soils and waters in Laos

Khemngeun PONGMALA is a former student from the National University of Laos (Bachelor of Civil Engineering / Environnement), the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Toulouse (Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development), and the Ecole Polytechnique Montreal (Master’s degree in environmental engineering). Her research during her second master was on the transport of microbial contamination […]


Jean RIOTTE successfully defended his HDR on January 30 at GET!

Jean RIOTTE, from IRD, successfully defended his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) on January 30 at the GET laboratory, by explaining biogeochemical cycles in both forested ecosystems and agro-ecosystems in southern India, within the M-TROPICS/BVET CZO and the Indo French Cell for Water Sciences (LMI CEFIRSE). Congratulations Jean!


Experimental and modelling evidence of short-term effect of raindrop impact on hydraulic conductivity and overland flow intensity

Tropical montane areas of Southeast Asia are exposed to high-intensity rainfall during the monsoon period. This is particularly problematic in areas where soils on steep slopes are cultivated as it can lead to heavy runoff, high soil erosion, and water pollution. The objective of this study, performed in the Houay Pano catchment (M-TROPICS/MSEC in Laos), […]


Tripti MUGULI is visiting GET for greenhouse gases characterization

Tripti MUGULI (DST-INSPIRE Faculty at National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India) is visiting the laboratory Géosciences Environnement Toulouse since October 4th until December 21st, 2018, within the ANR-ATCHA project. She previously worked as a SERB-DST National PDF (2017-2018) on the research project ‘Carbon and nitrogen gaseous emissions from irrigated agriculture: Kabini Critical Zone […]