Laurie Boithias

Hydrology, water quality

PhD, Assoc. Prof / Phys.-adj. CNAP

Address: Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, 14 avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, FRANCE

Phone: +33 (0)5 61 33 27 12

Email: laurie.boithias|DONTWANTSPAM|


Main fields of research and expertise

Laurie BOITHIAS got her PhD in 2012 from the University of Toulouse, France. After three post-docs in Spain and France, she got an associate professor position at GET in Toulouse in 2017, within the M-TROPICS CZO. Her research is about catchment-scale hydrology, erosion processes, and fate and transport of contaminants such as pathogens, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals. The overall aim of her research is to contribute to the interdisciplinary understanding of the biogeochemical functioning of hydrological systems and to ecosystem services assessment. Her approach is triple: field measurement, experimental studies and catchment-scale modelling.

Selected publications

Abbas, A., Baek, S., Kim, M., Ligaray, M., Ribolzi, O., Silvera, N., Min, J.-H., Boithias, L., Cho, K.H., 2020. Surface and sub-surface flow estimation at high temporal resolution using deep neural networks. J. Hydrol. 590, 125370.

Archundia, D., Boithias, L., Duwig, C., Morel, M.-C., Flores Aviles, G., Martins, J.M.F., 2018. Environmental fate and ecotoxicological risk of the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole across the Katari catchment (Bolivian Altiplano): Application of the GREAT-ER model. Sci. Total Environ. 622–623, 1046–1055.

Boithias, L., Acuña, V., Vergoñós, L., Ziv, G., Marcé, R., Sabater, S., 2014a. Assessment of the water supply:demand ratios in a Mediterranean basin under different global change scenarios and mitigation alternatives. Sci. Total Environ. 470–471, 567–577.

Boithias, L., Choisy, M., Souliyaseng, N., Jourdren, M., Quet, F., Buisson, Y., Thammahacksa, C., Silvera, N., Latsachack, K., Sengtaheuanghoung, O., Pierret, A., Rochelle-Newall, E., Becerra, S., Ribolzi, O., 2016a. Hydrological regime and water shortage as drivers of the seasonal incidence of diarrheal diseases in a tropical montane environment. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 10, e0005195.

Boithias, L., Ribolzi, O., Lacombe, G., Thammahacksa, C., Silvera, N., Latsachack, K., Soulileuth, B., Viguier, M., Auda, Y., Robert, E., Evrard, O., Huon, S., Pommier, T., Zouiten, C., Sengtaheuanghoung, O., Rochelle-Newall, E., 2021. Quantifying the effect of overland flow on Escherichia coli pulses during floods: Use of a tracer-based approach in an erosion-prone tropical catchment. J. Hydrol. 594, 125935.

Boithias, L., Sauvage, S., Lenica, A., Roux, H., Abbaspour, K.C., Larnier, K., Dartus, D., Sánchez-Pérez, J.-M., 2017. Simulating flash floods at hourly time-step using the SWAT model. Water 9, 929.

Boithias, L., Sauvage, S., Merlina, G., Jean, S., Probst, J.-L., Sánchez Pérez, J.M., 2014b. New insight into pesticide partition coefficient Kd for modelling pesticide fluvial transport: Application to an agricultural catchment in south-western France. Chemosphere 99, 134–142.

Boithias, L., Terrado, M., Corominas, L., Ziv, G., Kumar, V., Marqués, M., Schuhmacher, M., Acuña, V., 2016b. Analysis of the uncertainty in the monetary valuation of ecosystem services — A case study at the river basin scale. Sci. Total Environ. 543, 683–690.

Kim, M., Boithias, L., Cho, K.H., Sengtaheuanghoung, O., Ribolzi, O., 2018. Modeling the Impact of Land Use Change on Basin-scale Transfer of Fecal Indicator Bacteria: SWAT Model Performance. J. Environ. Qual. 47, 1115–1122.

Kim, M., Boithias, L., Cho, K.H., Silvera, N., Thammahacksa, C., Latsachack, K., Rochelle-Newall, E., Sengtaheuanghoung, O., Pierret, A., Pachepsky, Y.A., Ribolzi, O., 2017. Hydrological modeling of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in a tropical mountain catchment. Water Res. 119, 102–113.

Meaurio, M., Zabaleta, A., Boithias, L., Epelde, A.M., Sauvage, S., Sánchez-Pérez, J.-M., Srinivasan, R., Antigüedad, I., 2017. Assessing the hydrological response from an ensemble of CMIP5 climate projections in the transition zone of the Atlantic region (Bay of Biscay). J. Hydrol. 548, 46–62.

Nakhle, P., Ribolzi, O., Boithias, L., Rattanavong, S., Auda, Y., Sayavong, S., Zimmermann, R., Soulileuth, B., Pando, A., Thammahacksa, C., Rochelle-Newall, E., Santini, W., Martinez, J.M., Gratiot, N., Pierret, A., 2021. Effects of hydrological regime and land use on in-stream Escherichia coli concentration in the Mekong basin, Lao PDR. Sci. Rep. 11, 3460.

Pachepsky, Y.A., Allende, A., Boithias, L., Cho, K., Jamieson, R., Hofstra, N., Molina, M., 2018. Microbial Water Quality: Monitoring and Modeling. J. Environ. Qual. 47, 931–938.

Rochelle-Newall, E.J., Ribolzi, O., Viguier, M., Thammahacksa, C., Silvera, N., Latsachack, K., Dinh, R.P., Naporn, P., Sy, H.T., Soulileuth, B., Hmaimum, N., Sisouvanh, P., Robain, H., Janeau, J.-L., Valentin, C., Boithias, L., Pierret, A., 2016. Effect of land use and hydrological processes on Escherichia coli concentrations in streams of tropical, humid headwater catchments. Sci. Rep. 6, 32974.

Song, L., Boithias, L., Sengtaheuanghoung, O., Oeurng, C., Valentin, C., Souksavath, B., Sounyafong, P., de Rouw, A., Soulileuth, B., Silvera, N., Lattanavongkot, B., Pierret, A., Ribolzi, O., 2020. Understory Limits Surface Runoff and Soil Loss in Teak Tree Plantations of Northern Lao PDR. Water 12, 2327.

Terrado, M., Momblanch, A., Bardina, M., Boithias, L., Munné, A., Sabater, S., Solera, A., Acuña, V., 2016. Integrating ecosystem services in river basin management plans. J. Appl. Ecol. 53, 865–875.