Conferences

Khemngeun PONGMALA was awarded the second place for best oral presentations at 9th World Melioidosis Congress

The 9th World Melioidosis Congress was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on October 15-18. Four researchers and engineers involved in M-TROPICS participated to the congress: Khemngeun PONGMALA (PhD student at GET), her supervisors Olivier RIBOLZI (IRD, GET) and Alain PIERRET (IRD, iEES Paris), and Anne PANDO (IRD, iEES Paris). Khemngeun presented her current work on the […]

Workshop

Hydrological modelling training with SWAT+ in Luang Prabang, Laos, Oct. 8-10

From Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, Laurie BOITHIAS (CNAP, GET) offered a hydrological modelling training with SWAT+ (Bieger et al., 2017). The objective for the participants was to learn how to use the tool and get basic knowledge of numerical modelling. The training lasted 3 days. The attendees first implemented the tool by using long […]

Missions

E. coli in tropical swamps: decay or regrowth ? EC2CO NARIBACT project

Fecal contamination in surface water is a major health concern in developing countries. The objective of the EC2CO NARIBACT project (2019-2020), led by Laurie BOITHIAS (Phys.-adj. CNAP, GET), is to better understand the drivers of the bacterial dissemination in tropical areas. In August 2019, Laurie BOITHIAS, together with Olivier RIBOLZI (IRD, GET), Norbert SILVERA (IRD, […]

PhD-Post-docs-Jobs

Post-doc position: carbon and greenhouse gas cycling in a tropical watershed

Post-doc position: Carbon and greenhouse gas cycling in a tropical watershed: contribution of soil and vegetation organic matter and hydrology. Aim:  tracking carbon in all reservoirs in a tropical watershed (groundwater, rivers, sediments, soil and vegetation) in order to establish of carbon mass balance of the Nyong river basin Tasks Establishment of a fortnightly monitoring […]

Missions

‘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 […]

Events

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 […]

Missions

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 […]

Events

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 […]

Workshop

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 […]