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 […]


OZCAR: The French Network of Critical Zone Observatories

M-TROPICS is one of the 21 CZOs part of OZCAR, the French network of environmental observatories aiming at monitoring the various compartments of the critical zone over the long term. The position paper of OZCAR has been published in Vadose Zone Journal and is available here (open access).


M-TROPICS at UNIST and Konkuk University, South-Korea

Three researchers involved in M-TROPICS CZO went to South Korea from November 26 to December 6 within the French-Korean Campus France-funded project “Investigating fate and transport of microbial pathogens in freshwater-environment”. Emma Rochelle-Newall (IRD – iEES Paris), Olivier Ribolzi (IRD – GET), and Laurie Boithias (CNAP – GET) met Prof. Yongeun PARK at Konkuk University in […]


Guillaume MASSELIS started his Volontariat International (VI) at IRD Vietnam

Guillaume MASSELIS is a former student of the ENSEGID, with a specialization in environmental sciences and environment management. During his 6-month internship at BRGM he worked on soil erosion and landslide issues. Now he just started his VI at iEES Paris, within the M-TROPICS critical zone observatory, and was posted at SFRI in Hanoi with […]


Layheang SONG started his PhD within M-TROPICS on erosion processes and sediment transport in tropical catchments

Layheang Song is a former student from both the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (Diploma of Engineering in water resources and rural infrastructure) and the University of Montpellier 2 (Master degree in Hydrology Risks and Environment). He did his master’s internship at the HSM laboratory on the hydrological modelling of small glaciated basins in the […]