Tom Ian Battin

GR A0 402 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Teaching & PhD


Environmental Sciences and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Fundamentals in ecology

The students will learn the fundamentals in ecology with the goal to perceive the environment beyond its physical and chemical characteristics. Starting from basic concepts, they will acquire mechanistic understanding of biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and global change.

Aquatic ecosystems

Inland waters are now being recognized are major players of global biogeochemical cycles. They also provide essential ecosystem services such as fresh water and fish, and link continental processes with atmospheric and marine processes. The understanding of the structure and function of inland water

Fluvial biogeosciences

Stream and river ecosystems are increasingly deteriorated owing to global change and climate change. Students will understand basic physical, chemical and biological processes in streams and rivers, and how they relate to ecosystem health and integrity .