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I use various types of data, from long term but low temporal resolution water quality timeseries to short-term but high spatio-temporal data recorded with high-technology instruments.
I recently raised a large interest on the use of water optical properties to characterize ecohydrological variability, enabling the link with remote sensing products.
Open projects for students
- Zooplankton diel vertical migration in Lake Léman (analysis of high resolution data, 1D numerical modelling)
- Uncertainty estimation of Gross Primary Production and Ecosystem Respiration based on high-resolution oxygen profiles and oxygen time series
- Exploring the water quality of Lake Geneva through long-term profiles of electrical conductivity
Fields of expertise
- eutrophication processes in freshwater systems
- spatial and temporal variations of biogeochemical constituants
- water optical properties in streams and lakes
Current work - Optical properties in lakes
Since October 2018, the sophisticated Thetis autonomous profiler was deployed near the LéXPLORE research platform, and scans the top 50m every 3 hours with a 10cm resolution. The profiler measures optical properties (e.g. absorption, attenuation, fluorescence, radiations) and physic-chemical parameters (e.g. temperature, dissolved oxygen).
Each time the Thetis reaches the surface, the data is sent automatically to our servers. Then, the data is analyzed extensively with a focus on spatiotemporal heterogeneities of primary production in large lakes (link to PP project). Our data serves also as referenced in situ measurements to validate numerical modelling approaches, and calibrate remote sensing observations.
- Minaudo, C., Dupas, R., et al., 2019, Seasonal and event-based concentration-discharge relationships to identify catchment controls on nutrient export regimes, Advances in Water Resources, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.103379
- Abbott, B.W., Bishop, K., Zarnetske, J.P., Minaudo, C., et al. 2019, Human domination of the global water cycle absent from depictions and perceptions, Nature Geoscience, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0374-y
- Dupas, R., Minaudo, C., Abbott, B.W., 2019, Stability of spatial patterns in water chemistry across temperate ecoregions, Environmental Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab24f4
- Dupas, R., Abbott, B.W., Minaudo, C., Fovet, O., 2019, Distribution of Landscape Units Within Catchments Influences Nutrient Export Dynamics, Frontiers in Environmental Science, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00043
- Minaudo, C., Curie, F., Jullian, Y., Gassama, N., Moatar, F., 2018, QUAL-NET, a high temporal-resolution eutrophication model for large hydrographic networks, Biogeosciences, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2251-2018
- Minaudo, C., Dupas, R., Gascuel-Odoux, C., Fovet, Ophélie Mellander, P.E., Jordan, P., Shore, M., Moatar, F., 2018, Nonlinear empirical modeling to estimate phosphorus exports using continuous records of turbidity and discharge, Water Resources Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR020590
- Minaudo, C., Meybeck, M., Moatar, F., Gassama, N., Curie, F., 2015, Eutrophication mitigation in rivers: 30 years of trends in spatial and seasonal patterns of biogeochemistry of the Loire River (1980–2012), Biogeosciences, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2549-2015