Limnology (ENV-425)

Limnology is a master course thaught during the spring semester. It focuses on lakes, rivers and reservoirs as aquatic systems. Specific is the quantitative description / analyse of physical, biological, biogeochemical and sedimentological processes and interactions. The goal is to understand the relevant processes (focus on water quality) from a practical point.

Learn more about the course here

Student projects

Currently the Physics of Aquatic System Laboratory is offering several Master & SIE projects:

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  1. A 3D online monitoring and forecasting system for Lake Neuchatel (PdM)
  2. Validating Lake Geneva’s 3D hydrodynamic & water quality model with in-situ
    measurement stations (Projet SIE)
  3. Surface structures on Lake Geneva (Projet SIE/PdM)
  4. Seasonal deep-mixing in Lake Lugano: effects of turbidity and climate change (Projet SIE)
  5. Formation of ice in Swiss lakes (Projet SIE)
  6. Semeter – Surface temperature variability in lakes (Projet SIE)
  7. Mixing by bacteria in Lago di Cadagno, Ticino (Projet SIE)

Interested candidates can learn more about the projects and contact the supervisors as indicated in the link.


  • Analyse of the temperature at  the lake intake system of EPFL

Report N° APHYS-13-1 (Bouffard and Wüest)