Stéphane Joost

GC D2 398 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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CH C2 397 (Bâtiment CH)
Station 6
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Fields of expertise

Geographic Information Science and spatial statistics
Molecular ecology, Landscape genomics, Seascape genomics
Spatial epidemiology, Geomedicine & Precision population health

Teaching & PhD


Environmental Sciences and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Geografic information system (GIS)

Acquisition of basic concepts and skills of (geographic) data structures and of their storage in (geographic) database systems. Learning of relevant geographic data analysis processes for environmental and civil engineers (spatial autocorrelation, spatial interpolation, digital elevation modeling).

Exploratory data analysis in environmental health

This course teaches how to apply exploratory spatial data analysis to health data. Teaching focuses on the basics of spatial statistics and of epidemiology, and proposes a context to analyse geodatasets making it possible to study the relationship between health and the environment.

Border Forensics

The course will introduce students to different forms of violence related to the existence of state borders and social boundaries, focusing on particular situations in Switzerland, and the way spatial, geostatistical analysis and architectural design can be used to document and contest this violence