Journal Articles

Design and development of the efficient anguilliform swimming robot- MAR

K. Struebig; B. Bayat; P. Eckert; A. Looijestijn; T. C. Lueth et al. 

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 2020-05-01. Vol. 15, num. 3, p. 035001. DOI : 10.1088/1748-3190/ab6be0.

A Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Formulation for Optimizing Multi-Scale Material and Energy Integration

I. Kantor; J-L. Robineau; H. Butun; F. Marechal 

Frontiers in Energy Research. 2020-04-15. Vol. 8, p. 49. DOI : 10.3389/fenrg.2020.00049.

Mitigation of impact of a major benzene spill into a river through flow control and in-situ activated carbon absorption

G. Jin; Z. Zhang; Y. Yang; S. Hu; H. Tang et al. 

Water Research. 2020-04-01. Vol. 172, p. 115489. DOI : 10.1016/j.watres.2020.115489.

Measured greenhouse gas budgets challenge emission savings from palm-oil biodiesel

A. Meijide; C. de la Rua; T. Guillaume; A. Roell; E. Hassler et al. 

Nature Communications. 2020-02-27. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 1089. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-020-14852-6.

Barcoding analysis and taxonomic revision of Goliathus Lamarck, 1802 (Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae)

M. De Palma; H. Takano; P. Leonard; T. Bouyer 

Entomologia Africana. 2020-02-14. Vol. 25, num. 1, p. 11-32.

Utilization of research knowledge in sustainable development pathways: Insights from a transdisciplinary research-for-development programme

J. Jacobi; A. Llanque; S. Bieri; E. Birachi; R. Cochard et al. 

Environmental Science & Policy. 2020-01-01. Vol. 103, p. 21-29. DOI : 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.10.003.

Density effects on solute release from the streambed

G. Jin; W. Yang; H. Xu; Z. Zhang; S. Yuan et al. 

Hydrological Processes. 2020. Vol. 34, num. 5, p. 1144-1153. DOI : 10.1002/hyp.13655.

Unpacking the Green Economy concept: A quantitative analysis of 140 definitions

A. Merino-Saum; J. Clément; R. Wyss; M. G. Baldi 

Journal of Cleaner Production. 2020. Vol. 242, num. 1, p. 118339. DOI : 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118339.

Conference Papers

Application of data reconciliation methods for performance monitoring of power-to-gas plants

J. Schnidrig; T-V. Nguyen; A. Santecchia; F. Maréchal 

2020-06-29. 33rd International Conference onEfficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems – ECOS 2020.

Industrial flexibility as demand-side response for electrical grid stability

A. Santecchia; I. D. Kantor; F. Maréchal 

2020-06-29. 33rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems – ECOS 2020, Osaka, Japan, June 29 – July 3, 2020.

Key Performance Indicators for Decision Making in Building Energy Systems

L. Middelhauve; A. Santecchia; L. Girardin; F. Maréchal; M. Margni et al. 

2020-06-29. 33rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems – ECOS 2020, Osaka, Japan, June 29- July 3, 2020.


Advancing ecohydrology in the 21st century: A convergence of opportunities

A. J. Guswa; D. Tetzlaff; J. S. Selker; D. E. Carlyle-Moses; E. W. Boyer et al. 

Ecohydrology. 2020-04-23.  p. e2208. DOI : 10.1002/eco.2208.

Recent progress in black phosphorus nanostructures as environmental photocatalysts

T. Sakthivel; X. Huang; Y. Wu; S. Rtimi 

Chemical Engineering Journal. 2020-01-01. Vol. 379, p. 122297. DOI : 10.1016/j.cej.2019.122297.


Geotechnical and environmental performance of retaining structures in unsaturated soils

G. Speranza / L. Laloui; A. Ferrari (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Student Projects

Integrate the concept of adherence into the urban thinking

G. Curis 



Journal Articles

Eco-friendly pesticide based on peppermint oil nanoemulsion: preparation, physicochemical properties, and its aphicidal activity against cotton aphid

M. Heydari; A. Amirjani; M. Bagheri; I. Sharifian; Q. Sabahi 

Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 2019-12-24. DOI : 10.1007/s11356-019-07332-y.

Seasonal variability of groundwater level effects on the growth of Carex cinerascens in lake wetlands

W. Feng; P. Mariotte; L. Xu; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza et al. 

Ecology And Evolution. 2019-12-17. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.5926.

Electrochemical Behavior of Carbon Electrodes for In Situ Redox Studies in a Transmission Electron Microscope

R. Girod; N. Nianias; V. Tileli 

Microscopy And Microanalysis. 2019-12-01. Vol. 25, num. 6, p. PII S1431927619015034. DOI : 10.1017/S1431927619015034.

Do wind turbines impact plant community properties in mountain region?

I. Patru-Stupariu; A-M. Calota; M. Santonja; P. Anastasiu; I. Stoicescu et al. 

Biologia. 2019-12-01. Vol. 74, num. 12, p. 1613-1619. DOI : 10.2478/s11756-019-00333-9.

Composition and superposition of alluvial deposits drive macro-biological soil engineering and organic matter dynamics in floodplains

A. Schomburg; D. Sebag; P. Turberg; E. P. Verrecchia; C. Guenat et al. 

Geoderma. 2019-12-01. Vol. 355, p. 113899. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.113899.

Carbon neutral expansion of oil palm plantations in the Neotropics

J. C. Quezada; A. Etter; J. Ghazoul; A. Buttler; T. Guillaume 

Science Advances. 2019-11-01. Vol. 5, num. 11, p. eaaw4418. DOI : 10.1126/sciadv.aaw4418.

Effects of climate warming on Sphagnum photosynthesis in peatlands depend on peat moisture and species-specific anatomical traits

V. E. J. Jassey; C. Signarbieux 

Global Change Biology. 2019-09-09. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.14788.

Effects of Sphagnum Leachate on Competitive Sphagnum Microbiome Depend on Species and Time

S. Hamard; B. J. M. Robroek; P-M. Allard; C. Signarbieux; S. Zhou et al. 

Frontiers In Microbiology. 2019-09-06. Vol. 10, p. 2042. DOI : 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02042.

Linking soil’s volatilome to microbes and plant roots highlights the importance of microbes as emitters of belowground volatile signals

D. Schenkel; A. Deveau; J. Niimi; P. Mariotte; A. Vitra et al. 

Environmental Microbiology. 2019-09-01. Vol. 21, num. 9, p. 3313-3327. DOI : 10.1111/1462-2920.14599.

Occurrence and ecological determinants of the contamination of floodplain wetlands with Klebsiella pneumoniae and pathogenic or antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli

C. P. Henriot; D. Martalc; Q. Cuenot; C. Loup; H. Masclaux et al. 

FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2019-08-01. Vol. 95, num. 8, p. fiz097. DOI : 10.1093/femsec/fiz097.

Nutrient limitations induced by drought affect forage N and P differently in two permanent grasslands

M. Meisser; A. Vitra; C. Deleglise; S. Dubois; M. Probo et al. 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2019-08-01. Vol. 280, p. 85-94. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2019.04.027.

Drivers of soil carbon stabilization in oil palm plantations

J. Ruegg; J. C. Quezada; M. Santonja; J. Ghazoul; Y. Kuzyakov et al. 

Land Degradation & Development. 2019-07-22. DOI : 10.1002/ldr.3380.

Dispersal limitations and historical factors determine the biogeography of specialized terrestrial protists

D. Singer; E. A. D. Mitchell; R. J. Payne; Q. Blandenier; C. Duckert et al. 

Molecular Ecology. 2019-07-12. DOI : 10.1111/mec.15117.

Long-term effects of crop succession, soil tillage and climate on wheat yield and soil properties

P. S. de Carcer; S. Sinaj; M. Santonja; D. Fossati; B. Jeangros 

Soil & Tillage Research. 2019-07-01. Vol. 190, p. 209-219. DOI : 10.1016/j.still.2019.01.012.

Spontaneous ecological recovery of vegetation in a red gypsum landfill: Betula pendula dominates after 10 years of inactivity

J. Zapata-Carbonell; C. Begeot; N. Carry; F. Choulet; P. Delhautal et al. 

Ecological Engineering. 2019-07-01. Vol. 132, p. 31-40. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.03.013.

Responses of plant leaf economic and hydraulic traits mediate the effects of early- and late-season drought on grassland productivity

A. Vitra; C. Deleglise; M. Meisser; A. C. Risch; C. Signarbieux et al. 

AoB PLANTS. 2019-06-01. Vol. 11, num. 3, p. plz023. DOI : 10.1093/aobpla/plz023.

Conditions for transient epidemics of waterborne disease in spatially explicit systems

L. Mari; R. Casagrandi; E. Bertuzzo; A. Rinaldo; M. Gatto 

Royal Society Open Science. 2019-05-01. Vol. 6, num. 5, p. 181517. DOI : 10.1098/rsos.181517.

NanoElectronics roadmap for Europe: From nanodevices and innovative materials to system integration

J. Ahopelto; G. Ardila; L. Baldi; F. Balestra; D. Belot et al. 

Solid-State Electronics. 2019-05-01. Vol. 155, p. 7-19. DOI : 10.1016/j.sse.2019.03.014.

Pioneer plant Phalaris arundinacea and earthworms promote initial soil structure formation despite strong alluvial dynamics in a semi-controlled field experiment

A. Schomburg; P. Brunner; P. Turberg; C. Guenat; M. Riaz et al. 

CATENA. 2019-04-04. Vol. 180, p. 41-54. DOI : 10.1016/j.catena.2019.04.001.

Review of eco-industrial development around the globe: Recent progress and continuing challenges

Z. Liu; M. Adams; Z. Wen; G. Massard; H. Dong 

Resources Conservation And Recycling. 2019-04-01. Vol. 143, p. 111-113. DOI : 10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.12.027.

Eco-Sim: A Parametric Tool to Evaluate the Environmental and Economic Feasibility of Decentralized Energy Systems

K. Siraganyan; A. Perera; J-L. Scartezzini; D. Mauree 

Energies. 2019-02-26. Vol. 12, num. 5, p. 776. DOI : 10.3390/en12050776.

Drought-induced decline of productivity in the dominant grassland species Lolium perenne L. depends on soil type and prevailing climatic conditions

A. Buttler; P. Mariotte; M. Meisser; T. Guillaume; C. Signarbieux et al. 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2019-02-01. Vol. 132, p. 47-57. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.01.026.

Microstructured Fibers for the Production of Food

F. Sordo; E-R. Janecek; Y. Qu; V. Michaud; F. Stellacci et al. 

Advanced Materials. 2019.  p. 1807282. DOI : 10.1002/adma.201807282.

Marteloscopes as training tools for the retention and conservation of habitat trees in forests

F. Krumm; T. Lachat; A. Schuck; R. Bütler Sauvain; D. Kraus 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. 2019. Vol. 170, num. 2, p. 86-93. DOI : 10.3188/szf.2019.0086.

The Legacy Effects of Winter Climate on Microbial Functioning After Snowmelt in a Subarctic Tundra

M. Vaisanen; K. Gavazov; E. J. Krab; E. Dorrepaal 

Microbial Ecology. 2019-01-01. Vol. 77, num. 1, p. 186-190. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-018-1213-1.

Plastic and genetic responses of a common sedge to warming have contrasting effects on carbon cycle processes

T. W. N. Walker; W. Weckwerth; L. Bragazza; L. Fragner; B. G. Forde et al. 

Ecology Letters. 2019-01-01. Vol. 22, num. 1, p. 159-169. DOI : 10.1111/ele.13178.

Conference Papers

Quels horizons pour des communs agro-urbains ?

V. Bourdon 

2019-08-27. Dessiner des (éco)systèmes agro-urbains résilients. Urbanisme, architecture et agriculture au défi du changement climatique, Agadir, Maroc, September 9-10, 2019.

Semantic Model-Driven PLM Data Interoperability: An Application for Aircraft Ground Functional Testing with Eco-Design Criteria

D. Arena; M. Oliva; I. Eguia; C. Del Valle; D. Kiritsis 

2019-01-01. IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Austin, TX, Sep 01-05, 2019. p. 299-306. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-30000-5_38.

Wastewater management towards a sustainable futureDairy production: a study case

R. Amorim Leandro De Castro Amoedo; A. S. Wallerand; H. E. Bütün; I. D. Kantor; F. Maréchal 


Potential of hydrothermal black liquor gasification integrated in pulp production plant

J. Granacher; F. Maréchal; A. D. Celebi; M. Kermani 


Influence of photovoltaic panel orientation on modern energy systems in residential buildings

L. Middelhauve 



Sols et paysages. Types de sols, fonctions et usages en Europe moyenne

J-M. Gobat; C. Guenat 

Lausanne: PPUR, 2019.


Responses of permanent grasslands to drought during the plant growing season: combining agronomic, functional and ecophysiological approaches

A. Vitra / A. Buttler; P. R. Mariotte (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Book Chapters

Chapter 7 – Biological pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass—Current trends and future perspectives

S. B. Ummalyma; R. D. Supriya; S. Raveendran; B. Parameswaran; A. Pandey et al. 

Second and Third Generation of Feedstocks: The Evolution of Biofuels; Elsevier, 2019. p. 654.

Chapter 3: Enzyme Catalysis: A Workforce to Productivity of Textile Industry

S. Rebello; A. Embalil Mathachan; S. Raveendran; B. Parameswaran; A. Pandey et al. 

A Handbook on High Value Fermentation Products, Volume 2: Human Welfare; Wiley, 2019. p. 49-65.


Policy, program and project in social housing of the welfare state: A comparative analysis of postwar Mediterranean models in translation of existenzminimum

S. Karatas Basoglu 

5e Journée d’études Bernardo Secchi – Existenzminimum: les 90 ans du 2e CIAM, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2019-09-24.

De l’Existenzminimum à l’existence commune

V. Bourdon; A. Porotto 

5e Journée d’études Bernardo Secchi, Rolex Learning Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, September 24, 2019.

Architecture, système agricole et construction

E. Cogato Lanza 

Dessiner des (éco)systèmes agro-urbains résilients. Urbanisme, architecture et agriculture au défi du changement climatique, Agadir, Maroc, Septembre 09-10, 2019.

Projet et Subsistance : systèmes agro-urbains en transition

E. Cogato Lanza 

Dessiner des (éco)systèmes agro-urbains résilients. Urbanisme, architecture et agriculture au défi du changement climatique, Agadir, Maroc, Septembre 09-10, 2019.

Quels horizons pour des communs agro-urbains ?

V. Bourdon 

Dessiner des (éco)systèmes agro-urbains résilients, Université Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Maroc, September 9-10, 2019.

Water Ecosystems Threats Across the Vietnam Mekong Delta’s Diffused Territories

S. T. Nguyen 

Dessiner des (éco)systèmes agro-urbains résilients. Urbanisme, architecture et agriculture au défi du changement climatique, Agadir, Morocco, September 9-10, 2019.

Teaching Resources

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Atlas Poliphilo, Grand Genève

D. Dietz; A. Dupuis; J. Lafontaine Carboni 



Le biomimétisme (2/5): un biociment éco-responsable grâce au génie d’une bactérie

D. Terzis 



Journal Articles

Eco-efficient cements: Potential economically viable solutions for a low-CO2 cement-based materials industry

K. L. Scrivener; V. M. John; E. M. Gartner 

Cement And Concrete Research. 2018-12-01. Vol. 114, p. 2-26. DOI : 10.1016/j.cemconres.2018.03.015.

Development and implementation of eco-genomic tools for aquatic ecosystem biomonitoring: the SYNAQUA French-Swiss program

E. Lefrancois; L. Apotheloz-Perret-Gentil; P. Blancher; S. Botreau; C. Chardon et al. 

Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 2018-12-01. Vol. 25, num. 34, p. 33858-33866. DOI : 10.1007/s11356-018-2172-2.

Sphagnum Species Modulate their Phenolic Profiles and Mycorrhizal Colonization of Surrounding Andromeda polifolia along Peatland Microhabitats

G. Chiapusio; V. E. J. Jassey; F. Bellvert; G. Comte; L. A. Weston et al. 

Journal Of Chemical Ecology. 2018-12-01. Vol. 44, num. 12, p. 1146-1157. DOI : 10.1007/s10886-018-1023-4.

Shifts in wind energy potential following land-use driven vegetation dynamics in complex terrain

J. Fang; A. Peringer; M-S. Stupariu; I. Pǎtru-Stupariu; A. Buttler et al. 

Science of The Total Environment. 2018-10-15. Vol. 639, p. 374-384. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.083.

Contrasting responses of bacterial and fungal communities to plant litter diversity in a Mediterranean oak forest

M. Santonja; Q. Foucault; A. Rancon; T. Gauquelin; C. Fernandez et al. 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2018-10-01. Vol. 125, p. 27-36. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.06.020.

Seasonality alters drivers of soil enzyme activity in subalpine grassland soil undergoing climate change

J. Puissant; V. E. J. Jassey; R. T. E. Mills; B. J. M. Robroek; K. Gavazov et al. 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2018-09-01. Vol. 124, p. 266-274. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.06.023.

Increasing temperature and decreasing specific leaf area amplify centipede predation impact on Collembola

M. Santonja; A. Aupic-Samain; E. Forey; M. Chauvat 

European Journal Of Soil Biology. 2018-09-01. Vol. 89, p. 9-13. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2018.08.002.

Environmental and taxonomic controls of carbon and oxygen stable isotope composition in Sphagnum across broad climatic and geographic ranges

G. k. Granath; H. Rydin; J. L. Baltzer; F. Bengtsson; N. Boncek et al. 

Biogeosciences. 2018-08-29. Vol. 15, num. 16, p. 5189-5202. DOI : 10.5194/bg-15-5189-2018.

The Least Cost Path From Landscape Genetics to Landscape Genomics: Challenges and Opportunities to Explore NGS Data in a Spatially Explicit Context

S. A. Cushman; A. J. Shirk; G. T. Howe; M. A. Murphy; R. J. Dyer et al. 

Frontiers in Genetics. 2018-06-19. Vol. 9, p. 1-4. DOI : 10.3389/fgene.2018.00215.

Oxidation Processes in Water Treatment: Are We on Track?

U. von Gunten 

Environmental Science & Technology. 2018-05-01. Vol. 52, num. 9, p. 5062-5075. DOI : 10.1021/acs.est.8b00586.

Impact of drought on the functioning of grassland systems

M. Meisser; A. Vitra; L. Stevenin; E. Mosimann; P. Mariotte et al. 

Agrarforschung Schweiz. 2018-03-01. Vol. 9, num. 3, p. 82-91.

Mineral-Associated Soil Carbon is Resistant to Drought but Sensitive to Legumes and Microbial Biomass in an Australian Grassland

A. Canarini; P. Mariotte; L. Ingram; A. Merchant; F. A. Dijkstra 

Ecosystems. 2018-03-01. Vol. 21, num. 2, p. 349-359. DOI : 10.1007/s10021-017-0152-x.

Flussrevitalisierungs-Forschung. Wissenchatliche Erkenntnisse zweier Forschungsprojekte im Einzugsgebiet der Thur

C. Guenat 

Aqua & Gaz. 2018. Vol. 4, p. 30-38.

Inventaire des coléoptères saproxyliques de treize forêts du canton de Vaud

G. Braulin; Y. Chittaro; A. Sanchez; R. Bütler Sauvain 

Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles. 2018. Vol. 97, p. 13-32.

Vascular plant-mediated controls on atmospheric carbon assimilation and peat carbon decomposition under climate change

K. Gavazov; R. Albrecht; A. Buttler; E. Dorrepaal; M. Garnett et al. 

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY. 2018. Vol. 24, num. 9, p. 3911-3921. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.14140.

Vapor-pressure deficit and extreme climatic variables limit tree growth

P. Sanginés de Cárcer; Y. Vitasse; J. Penuelas; V. Jassey; A. Buttler et al. 

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY. 2018. Vol. 24, num. 3, p. 1108-1122. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13973.

Unprecedented risk of spring frost damage in Switzerland and Germany in 2017

Y. Vitasse; M. Rebetez 

CLIMATIC CHANGE. 2018. Vol. 149, num. 2, p. 233-246. DOI : 10.1007/s10584-018-2234-y.

Topsoil structure stability in a restored floodplain: Impacts of fluctuating water levels, soil parameters and ecosystem engineers

A. Schomburg; O. Schilling; C. Guenat; M. Schirmer; R. Le Bayon et al. 

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 2018. Vol. 639, p. 1610-1622. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.120.

The integrated synusial approach to vegetation classification and analysis

F. Gillet; P. Julve 

PHYTOCOENOLOGIA. 2018. Vol. 48, num. 2, p. 141-152. DOI : 10.1127/phyto/2017/0164.

The Impact of Experimental Temperature and Water Level Manipulation on Carbon Dioxide Release in a Poor Fen in Northern Poland

M. Samson; S. Slowinska; M. Slowinski; M. Lamentowicz; J. Barabach et al. 

WETLANDS. 2018. Vol. 38, num. 3, p. 551-563. DOI : 10.1007/s13157-018-0999-4.

Sponge inventory of the French Mediterranean waters, with an emphasis on cave-dwelling species

M. Grenier; C. Ruiz; M. Fourt; M. Santonja; M. Dubois et al. 

ZOOTAXA. 2018. Vol. 4466, num. 1, p. 205-228. DOI : 10.11646/zootaxa.4466.1.16.

Predator-prey mass ratio drives microbial activity under dry conditions in Sphagnum peatlands

M. Reczuga; M. Lamentowicz; M. Mulot; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler et al. 

ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 11, p. 5752-5764. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.4114.

Modelling vegetation dynamics in managed grasslands: Responses to drivers depend on species richness

T. Moulin; A. Perasso; F. Gillet 

ECOLOGICAL MODELLING. 2018. Vol. 374, p. 22-36. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.02.013.

Meteorological data series from Swiss long-term forest ecosystem research plots since 1997

M. Rebetez; G. von Arx; A. Gessler; E. Pannatier; J. Innes et al. 

ANNALS OF FOREST SCIENCE. 2018. Vol. 75, num. 2, p. 41. DOI : 10.1007/s13595-018-0709-7.

Long-term in situ permafrost thaw effects on bacterial communities and potential aerobic respiration

S. Monteux; J. Weedon; G. Blume-Werry; K. Gavazov; V. Jassey et al. 

ISME JOURNAL. 2018. Vol. 12, num. 9, p. 2129-2141. DOI : 10.1038/s41396-018-0176-z.

Litter decomposition in peatlands is promoted by mixed plants

F. Leroy; S. Gogo; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza; F. Laggoun-Defarge 

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS. 2018. Vol. 18, num. 3, p. 739-749. DOI : 10.1007/s11368-017-1820-3.

Increase in the risk of exposure of forest and fruit trees to spring frosts at higher elevations in Switzerland over the last four decades

Y. Vitasse; L. Schneider; C. Rixen; D. Christen; M. Rebetez 

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2018. Vol. 248, p. 60-69. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.09.005.

Global warming leads to more uniform spring phenology across elevations

Y. Vitasse; C. Signarbieux; Y. Fu 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2018. Vol. 115, num. 5, p. 1004-1008. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.1717342115.

Full N-15 tracer accounting to revisit major assumptions of N-15 isotope pool dilution approaches for gross nitrogen mineralization

J. Braun; M. Mooshammer; W. Wanek; J. Prommer; T. Walker et al. 

SOIL BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY. 2018. Vol. 117, p. 16-26. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.11.005.

Fresh and composted industrial sludge restore soil functions in surface soil of degraded agricultural land

M. Arif; M. Riaz; S. Shahzad; T. Yasmeen; M. Ashraf et al. 

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 2018. Vol. 619, p. 517-527. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.143.

Fagopyrum esculentum Alters Its Root Exudation after Amaranthus retroflexus Recognition and Suppresses Weed Growth

A. Gfeller; G. Glauser; C. Etter; C. Signarbieux; J. Wirth 

FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 2018. Vol. 9. DOI : 10.3389/fpls.2018.00050.

Carbon costs and benefits of Indonesian rainforest conversion to plantations

T. Guillaume; M. Kotowska; D. Hertel; A. Knohl; V. Krashevska et al. 

Nature Communications. 2018. Vol. 9. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-018-04755-y.

A Modular Timber Construction System for the Sustainable Vertical Extension of Office Buildings

A. Dind; S. Lufkin; E. Rey 

Designs. 2018. Vol. 2, num. 3, p. 1-14. DOI : 10.3390/designs2030030.

Long-term regeneration of a tropical plant community after sand mining

M. L. Garbin; F. Misaki; P. F. Ferreira; K. G. Guidoni-Martins; R. B. Soares et al. 

Ecology and Evolution. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 11, p. 5712-5723. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.4111.

Tipping point in plant-fungal interactions under severe drought causes abrupt rise in peatland ecosystem respiration

V. E. J. Jassey; M. K. Reczuga; M. Zielińska; S. Słowińska; B. J. M. Robroek et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2018. Vol. 24, num. 3, p. 972-986. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13928.
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Selective synthesis of dimethyl ether on eco-friendly K10 montmorillonite clay

A. M. Bahmanpour; F. Héroguel; C. J. Baranowski; J. S. Luterbacher; O. Kröcher 

Applied Catalysis A: General. 2018. Vol. 560, p. 165-170. DOI : 10.1016/j.apcata.2018.05.006.

Tree related microhabitats in temperate and Mediterranean European forests: A hierarchical typology for inventory standardization

L. Larrieu; Y. Paillet; S. Winter; R. Bütler; D. Kraus et al. 

Ecological Indicators. 2018. Vol. 84, p. 194-207. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.08.051.

Rock-Eval pyrolysis discriminates soil macro-aggregates formed by plants and earthworms

A. Schomburg; E. Verrecchia; C. Guenat; P. Brunner; D. Sebag et al. 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2018. Vol. 117, p. 117-124. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.11.010.

Conference Papers

Integration of solid oxide fuel cells in cruise ship energy systems

F. Baldi; L. Wang; F. Maréchal 

2018-06-22. ECOS 2018 – 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 17-22, 2018.

A Scheduling Tool for Achieving Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM): A Conceptual Framework

F. Psarommatis; D. Kiritsis 

2018-01-01. IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Seoul, SOUTH KOREA, Aug 26-30, 2018. p. 271-278. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-99707-0_34.

Thermal profile construction for energy-intensive industrial sectors

I. D. Kantor; A. S. Wallerand; M. Kermani; H. E. Bütün; A. Santecchia et al. 

2018. 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 17-22, 2018.


An ecotoxicological view on neurotoxicity assessment

J. B. Legradi; C. Di Paolo; M. H. S. Kraak; H. G. van der Geest; E. L. Schymanski et al. 

Environmental Sciences Europe. 2018-12-14. Vol. 30, p. 46. DOI : 10.1186/s12302-018-0173-x.

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics Linked to Horizontal Gene Transfer in Vibrios

F. Le Roux; M. Blokesch 

Annual Review of Microbiology. 2018. Vol. 72, num. 1. DOI : 10.1146/annurev-micro-090817-062148.

Plant–Soil Feedback: Bridging Natural and Agricultural Sciences

P. Mariotte; Z. Mehrabi; T. M. Bezemer; G. B. De Deyn; A. Kulmatiski et al. 

Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 2018. Vol. 33, num. 2, p. 129-142. DOI : 10.1016/j.tree.2017.11.005.

Book Chapters

Soil biota as drivers of plant community assembly

P. Kardol; J. De Long; P. Mariotte 

Aboveground-belowground Community Ecology; Springer, 2018-10-09.


Seeing is building better understanding – the Integrate+ Marteloscopes

D. Kraus; A. Schuck; F. Krumm; R. Bütler Sauvain; H. Cosyns et al. 



Using plant-soil feedback knowledge to improve agricultural sustainability and productivity

P. Mariotte 

Sfécologie 2018, Rennes, October 22-25, 2018.

Student Projects

Analyse des performances de confort et énergétiques (thermique et électrique) de différents systèmes de ventilation simple flux dans l’habitat collectif

Y. Pétremand 


Measurement and determinants of consistency across key pro-environmental consumption behaviours in EPFL community

M. Tarik 


Influence of pure and mixed cover crops on microbial activity and soil fertility

L. G. J-P. Freund 

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LaMoViDA: Laboratoire des Modes de Vie Durables et Alternatifs. Un éco-hameau sur le campus de l’UNIL

L. Bernet; C. Nachbar 

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“De Salix ædificatoria”. Une architecture vivante pour un hébergement à Château d’Oex (VD)

C. Joly-Pottuz 

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Architecture hybride et légère en bambou. Un pavillon public polyvalent à Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville, Vietnam

C. Legrand 

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La Chevalière, sauvegarde et extension d’un spécimen de l’habitat intermédiaire français des années 70

C. Perrier; D. Perrier 


Teaching Resources

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Atlas Polipilo, Ouest Lausannois

D. Dietz; A. Dupuis; J. Lafontaine Carboni 



Moving countries to navigate the academic system

P. Mariotte 



Journal Articles

The peatland map of Europe

F. Tanneberger; C. Tegetmeyer; S. Busse; A. Barthelmes; S. Shumka et al. 

Mires and Peat. 2017-11-10. Vol. 19, num. 22, p. 1-17. DOI : 10.19189/MaP.2016.OMB.264.

The evolution of phenotypic plasticity under global change

E. M. Gibbin; G. M. N’Siala; L. J. Chakravarti; M. D. Jarrold; P. Calosi 

Scientific Reports. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 1, p. 17253. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-17554-0.

Cytochrome c oxidase barcodes for aquatic oligochaete identification: development of a Swiss reference database

R. Vivien; M. Holzmann; I. Werner; J. Pawlowski; M. Lafont et al. 

PeerJ. 2017. Vol. 5, p. e4122. DOI : 10.7717/peerj.4122.

Robust multi-objective optimization of gasifier and solid oxide fuel cell plant for electricity production using wood

S. Sharma; A. D. Celebi; F. Marechal 

Energy. 2017. Vol. 137, p. 811-822. DOI : 10.1016/

Taxonomic and functional turnover are decoupled in European peat bogs

B. J. M. Robroek; V. E. J. Jassey; R. J. Payne; M. Marti; L. Bragazza et al. 

Nature Communications. 2017. Vol. 8, num. 1, p. 1161. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-017-01350-5.

Genetic Determinism vs. Phenotypic Plasticity in Protist Morphology

M. Mulot; K. Marcisz; L. Grandgirard; E. Lara; A. Kosakyan et al. 

Journal Of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 2017. Vol. 64, num. 6, p. 729-739. DOI : 10.1111/jeu.12406.

Effects of flooding on phosphorus and iron mobilization in highly weathered soils under different land-use types: Short-term effects and mechanisms

D. Maranguit; T. Guillaume; Y. Kuzyakov 

Catena. 2017. Vol. 158, p. 161-170. DOI : 10.1016/j.catena.2017.06.023.

Asymmetric effects of cooler and warmer winters on beech phenology last beyond spring

C. Signarbieux; E. Toledano; P. Sangines De Carcer; Y. H. Fu; R. Schlaepfer et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2017. Vol. 23, num. 11, p. 4569-4580. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13740.

Interaction of compost additives with phosphate solubilizing rhizobacteria improved maize production and soil biochemical properties under dryland agriculture

S. M. Shahzad; M. S. Arif; M. Riaz; M. Ashraf; T. Yasmeen et al. 

Soil & Tillage Research. 2017. Vol. 174, p. 70-80. DOI : 10.1016/j.still.2017.06.004.

Eco-industrial development around the globe: recent progress and continuing challenges

Z. Liu; M. Adams; Z. Wen; G. Massard; H. Dong 

Resources Conservation And Recycling. 2017. Vol. 127, p. A1-A2. DOI : 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.09.018.

Coupling X-ray computed tomography and freeze-coring for the analysis of fine-grained low-cohesive soils

A. Liernur; A. Schomburg; P. Turberg; C. Guenat; R-C. Le Bayon et al. 

Geoderma. 2017. Vol. 308, p. 171-186. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.08.010.

Nitrogen-enriched compost application combined with plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) improves seed quality and nutrient use efficiency of sunflower

M. S. Arif; S. M. Shahzad; M. Riaz; T. Yasmeen; T. Shahzad et al. 

Journal Of Plant Nutrition And Soil Science. 2017. Vol. 180, num. 4, p. 464-473. DOI : 10.1002/jpln.201600615.

Effect of crop rotation on mycorrhizal colonization and wheat yield under different fertilizer treatments

S. Bakhshandeh; P. E. Corneo; P. Mariotte; M. A. Kertesz; F. A. Dijkstra 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2017. Vol. 247, p. 130-136. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2017.06.027.

Disturbance-grazer-vegetation interactions maintain habitat diversity in mountain pasture-woodlands

A. Peringer; A. Buttler; F. Gillet; I. Patru-Stupariu; K. A. Schulze et al. 

Ecological Modelling. 2017. Vol. 359, p. 301-310. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.06.012.

Frost hardening and dehardening potential in temperate trees from winter to budburst

A. Vitra; A. Lenz; Y. Vitasse 

New Phytologist. 2017. Vol. 216, num. 1, p. 113-123. DOI : 10.1111/nph.14698.

Freeze-thaw cycles simultaneously decrease peatland photosynthetic carbon uptake and ecosystem respiration

M. Kuttim; M. L. Hofsommer; B. J. M. Robroek; C. Signarbieux; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Boreal Environment Research. 2017. Vol. 22, p. 267-276.

Tropical soils degraded by slash-and-burn cultivation can be recultivated when amended with ashes and compost

J. M. Gay-Des-Combes; C. Sanz Carrillo; B. J. M. Robroek; V. E. J. Jassey; R. T. E. Mills et al. 

Ecology And Evolution. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 14, p. 5378-5388. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.3104.

Responses of antinomic foliar traits to experimental climate forcing in beech and spruce saplings

P. S. De Carcer; C. Signarbieux; R. Schlaepfer; A. Buttler; P. Vollenweider 

Environmental And Experimental Botany. 2017. Vol. 140, p. 128-140. DOI : 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.05.013.

Integrating geo-biodiversity features in the analysis of landscape patterns

I. Patru-Stupariu; M-S. Stupariu; I. Stoicescu; A. Peringer; A. Buttler et al. 

Ecological Indicators. 2017. Vol. 80, p. 363-375. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.05.010.

Contrasting processes drive alpha and beta taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of orthopteran communities in grasslands

B. Fournier; A. Mouly; M. Moretti; F. Gillet 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2017. Vol. 242, p. 43-52. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2017.03.021.

Stoichiometric N:P flexibility and mycorrhizal symbiosis favour plant resistance against drought

P. Mariotte; A. Canarini; F. A. Dijkstra 

Journal Of Ecology. 2017. Vol. 105, num. 4, p. 958-967. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12731.

Soil protistology rebooted: 30 fundamental questions to start with

S. Geisen; E. A. D. Mitchell; D. M. Wilkinson; S. Adl; M. Bonkowski et al. 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2017. Vol. 111, p. 94-103. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.001.

Integrating models across temporal and spatial scales to simulate landscape patterns and dynamics in mountain pasture-woodlands

R. S. Snell; A. Peringer; H. Bugmann 

Landscape Ecology. 2017. Vol. 32, num. 5, p. 1079-1096. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-017-0511-1.

Effect of replacement of silica fume with calcined clay on the hydration and microstructural development of eco-UHPFRC

W. Huang; H. Kazemi-Kamyab; W. Sun; K. Scrivener 

Materials & Design. 2017. Vol. 121, p. 36-46. DOI : 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.02.052.

Winter ecology of a subalpine grassland: Effects of snow removal on soil respiration, microbial structure and function

K. Gavazov; J. Ingrisch; R. Hasibeder; R. T. E. Mills; A. Buttler et al. 

Science Of The Total Environment. 2017. Vol. 590, p. 316-324. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.010.

Spruce tree-ring proxy signals during cold and warm periods

J. Esper; A. L. Carnelli; C. Kamenik; M. Filot; M. Leuenberger et al. 

Dendrobiology. 2017. Vol. 77, p. 3-18. DOI : 10.12657/denbio.077.001.

Slash-and-burn agriculture and tropical cyclone activity in Madagascar: Implication for soil fertility dynamics and corn performance

J. M. Gay-Des-Combes; B. J. M. Robroek; D. Herve; T. Guillaume; C. Pistocchi et al. 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2017. Vol. 239, p. 207-218. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2017.01.010.

Separating sources of density-dependent and density-independent establishment limitation in invading species

E. N. Spotswood; P. Mariotte; E. C. Farrer; L. Nichols; K. N. Suding 

Journal Of Ecology. 2017. Vol. 105, num. 2, p. 436-444. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12686.

Design guidelines for remote laser welding in automotive assembly lines

J. Um; I. A. Stroud 

International Journal Of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 2017. Vol. 89, num. 1-4, p. 1039-1051. DOI : 10.1007/s00170-016-9096-0.

Approaching truly sustainable solar cells by the use of water and cellulose derivatives

F. Bella; S. Galliano; M. Falco; G. Viscardi; C. Barolo et al. 

Green Chemistry. 2017. Vol. 19, num. 4, p. 1043-1051. DOI : 10.1039/c6gc02625g.

Positive litter feedbacks of an introduced species reduce native diversity and promote invasion in Californian grasslands

P. Mariotte; E. N. Spotswood; E. C. Farrer; K. N. Suding 

Applied Vegetation Science. 2017. Vol. 20, num. 1, p. 28-39. DOI : 10.1111/avsc.12291.

Climate change effects on the stability and chemistry of soil organic carbon pools in a subalpine grassland

J. Puissant; R. T. E. Mills; B. J. M. Robroek; K. Gavazov; Y. Perrette et al. 

Biogeochemistry. 2017. Vol. 132, num. 1-2, p. 123-139. DOI : 10.1007/s10533-016-0291-8.

Unveiling exceptional Baltic bog ecohydrology, autogenic succession and climate change during the last 2000 years in CE Europe using replicate cores, multi-proxy data and functional traits of testate amoebae

M. Gaika; K. Tobolski; L. Lamentowicz; V. Ersek; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Quaternary Science Reviews. 2017. Vol. 156, p. 90-106. DOI : 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.11.034.

Response to Editor to the comment by Delarue (2016) to our paper entitled “Persistent high temperature and low precipitation reduce peat carbon accumulation”

L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; B. J. Robroek; R. Albrecht; C. Zaccone et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2017. Vol. 23, num. 10, p. e7-e8. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13559.

Impacts of regional climatic fluctuations on radial growth of Siberian and Scots pine at Mukhrino mire (central-western Siberia)

G. Blanchet; S. Guillet; B. Calliari; C. Corona; J. Edvardsson et al. 

Science Of The Total Environment. 2017. Vol. 574, p. 1209-1216. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.225.

Land-use change affects phosphorus fractions in highly weathered tropical soils

D. Maranguit; T. Guillaume; Y. Kuzyakov 

Catena. 2017. Vol. 149, p. 385-393. DOI : 10.1016/j.catena.2016.10.010.

Conference Papers

A process integration method with multiple heat exchange interfaces

H. E. Bütün; I. D. Kantor; F. Maréchal 

2017. 30th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, San Diego, California, USA, July 2-6, 2017. p. 1447-1460.

Integration of CO2 networks and Power to Gas for emerging energy autonomous cities in Europe

R-A. Suciu; L. Girardin; F. Maréchal 

2017. ECOS 2017 – The 30th Environmental Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy systems, San Diego, California, USA, July 2-6, 2017.

Business model for energy efficiency in manufacturing

G. May; D. Kyritsis 

2017. 24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (CIRP LCE), Kamakura, JAPAN, March 08-10, 2017. p. 410-415. DOI : 10.1016/j.procir.2016.11.140.

Energy integration on a gasoline engine for a vehicular application

Z. Dimitrova; F. Maréchal 

2017. The 30th International Conference On Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, San Diego, California, USA, July 2-6, 2017.

Exergy assessment of future energy transition scenarios with application to Switzerland

V. Codina Gironès; M. Allais; D. Favrat; F. Vuille; F. Maréchal 

2017. 30th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, San Diego, California, USA, July 2-6, 2017.


Improving slash-and-burn agriculture in Central Menabe, Madagascar

J. M. Gay des Combes / A. Buttler; B. J. M. Robroek (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2017. 

Ecological response of tree saplings to simulated climate change along an elevational gradient (CLIMARBRE)

M. P. Sanginés De Cárcer / A. Buttler; C. Signarbieux (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2017. 

Exploiting Satisfiability Solvers for Efficient Logic Synthesis

A. Petkovska / P. Ienne (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2017. 

Hydro-morphological processes through permeable sediment traps at mountain rivers

S. Schwindt / A. Schleiss; M. J. Rodrigues Pereira Da Franca (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2017. 

Human and eco-toxicological impacts of organometallic halide perovskites

R. I. Benmessaoud / L. Forró; H. Lashuel (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2017. 

Book Chapters

Earthworms as ecosystem engineers : a review

R-C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; A. C. Schomburg; P. Turberg; R. Schlaepfer et al. 

Earthworms. Types, roles and research; New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2017. p. 129-177.

Conference Proceedings

Dans les vignes, une architecture climatique

I. Lamunière 

2017-09-27. Construire selon Minergie-ECO.


Densuisse Part 3 – La métropole Alpino-Lémanique

A. Vialle; R. Sega 

The Eco-Century Project – Séminaire de Genève 2017, Genève, 2017-11-30.

Dans les vignes, une architecture climatique

I. Lamunière 

Construire selon Minergie-ECO, Agroscope, centre de recherche agricole de la Confédération, Changins, Nyon, 27.09.2017.

La métropole Alpino-Lémanique

R. Sega 

The Eco-Century Project, Genève, November 30,2017.

Student Projects

Effect of drought on grasslands: Soil core reciprocal transplantation experiment

G. Mercier 


Effects of drought on the effectiveness of Phalaris arundinacea and Impatiens glandulifera in building up soil aggregates – a microcosm approach

T. G. McMullin 


Soil aggregation and associated nutrient content along a distance-from-tree gradient in a low input cropping system. Comparing the effect for two tree species: Mangifera indica (mango, Anacardiaceae) vs. Faidherbia albida (faidherbia, Fabaceae)

P. Chrobot 

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Habiter les Alpes, vivre au cœur de Leysin

A. Mann 



Journal Articles

Anthropogenic- and natural sources of dust in peatland during the Anthropocene

B. Fialkiewicz-Koziel; B. Smieja-Krol; M. Frontasyeva; M. Slowinski; K. Marcisz et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2016-12-01. Vol. 6, p. 38731. DOI : 10.1038/srep38731.

A novel testate amoebae trait-based approach to infer environmental disturbance in Sphagnum peatlands

K. Marcisz; D. Colombaroli; V. E. J. Jassey; W. Tinner; P. Kolaczek et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2016-09-01. Vol. 6, p. 33907. DOI : 10.1038/srep33907.

Herbaceous Angiosperms Are Not More Vulnerable to Drought-Induced Embolism Than Angiosperm Trees

F. Lens; C. Picon-Cochard; C. E. L. Delmas; C. Signarbieux; A. Buttler et al. 

Plant Physiology. 2016. Vol. 172, num. 2, p. 661-667. DOI : 10.1104/pp.16.00829.

Subfossil peatland trees as proxies for Holocene palaeohydrology and palaeoclimate

J. Edvardsson; M. Stoffel; C. Corona; L. Bragazza; H. H. Leuschner et al. 

Earth-Science Reviews. 2016. Vol. 163, p. 118-140. DOI : 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.10.005.

Soil degradation in oil palm and rubber plantations under land resource scarcity

T. Guillaume; A. M. Holtkamp; M. Damris; B. Brümmer; Y. Kuzyakov 

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2016. Vol. 232, p. 110-118. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2016.07.002.

Sensitivity and resistance of soil fertility indicators to land-use changes: New concept and examples from conversion of Indonesian rainforest to plantations

T. Guillaume; D. Maranguit; K. Murtilaksono; Y. Kuzyakov 

Ecological Indicators. 2016. Vol. 67, p. 49-57. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.02.039.

Associative interplay of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa QS40) with nitrogen fertilizers improves sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) productivity and fertility of aridisol

M. S. Arif; M. Riaz; S. M. Shahzad; T. Yasmeen; M. J. Akhtar et al. 

Applied Soil Ecology. 2016. Vol. 108, p. 238-247. DOI : 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.08.016.

Combining short-term manipulative experiments with long-term palaeoecological investigations at high resolution to assess the response of Sphagnum peatlands to drought, fire and warming

M. Lamentowicz; S. Slowinska; M. Slowinski; V. E. J. Jassey; B. H. Chojnicki et al. 

Mires And Peat. 2016. Vol. 18, p. 20. DOI : 10.19189/MaP.2016.OMB.244.

Loss of testate amoeba functional diversity with increasing frost intensity across a continental gradient reduces microbial activity in peatlands

V. E. J. Jassey; M. Lamentowicz; L. Bragazza; M. L. Hofsommer; R. T. E. Mills et al. 

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PROTISTOLOGY. 2016. Vol. 55, p. 190-202. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejop.2016.04.007.

Persistent high temperature and low precipitation reduce peat carbon accumulation

L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; B. J. M. Robroek; R. Albrecht; C. Zaccone et al. 

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY. 2016. Vol. 22, num. 12, p. 4114-4123. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13319.

Soil microbial community resistance to drought and links to C stabilization in an Australian grassland

A. Canarini; Y. Carrillo; P. Mariotte; L. Ingram; F. A. Dijkstra 

SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY. 2016. Vol. 103, p. 171-180. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.08.024.

Peatland vascular plant functional types affect dissolved organic matter chemistry

B. J. M. Robroek; R. J. H. Albrecht; S. Hamard; A. Pulgarin; L. Bragazza et al. 

Plant And Soil. 2016. Vol. 407, num. 1-2, p. 135-143. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-015-2710-3.

Responses of soil properties and crop yields to different inorganic and organic amendments in a Swiss conventional farming system

G. Blanchet; K. Gavazov; L. Bragazza; S. Sinaj 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2016. Vol. 230, p. 116-126. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2016.05.032.

Multiple Assembly Rules Drive the Co-occurrence of Orthopteran and Plant Species in Grasslands: Combining Network, Functional and Phylogenetic Approaches

B. Fournier; A. Mouly; F. Gillet 

Frontiers In Plant Science. 2016. Vol. 7, p. 1224. DOI : 10.3389/fpls.2016.01224.

Unveiling iodine-based electrolytes chemistry in aqueous dye-sensitized solar cells

F. Bella; S. Galliano; M. Falco; G. Viscardi; C. Barolo et al. 

Chemical Science. 2016. Vol. 7, num. 8, p. 4880-4890. DOI : 10.1039/c6sc01145d.

Local tributary widening for river rehabilitation

M. L. Ribeiro; K. Blanckaert; A. Schleiss 

Ecohydrology. 2016. Vol. 9, num. 2, p. 204-217. DOI : 10.1002/eco.1588.

Energy management in manufacturing: Toward eco-factories of the future – A focus group study

G. May; B. Stahl; M. Taisch 

Applied Energy. 2016. Vol. 164, p. 628-638. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.11.044.

Subordinate plant species moderate drought effects on earthworm communities in grasslands

P. Mariotte; R-C. Le Bayon; N. Eisenhauer; C. Guenat; A. Buttler 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2016. Vol. 96, p. 119-127. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.01.020.

Landscape persistence and stakeholder perspectives: The case of Romania’s Carpathians

I. Patru-Stupariu; C. A. Tudor; M. S. Stupariu; A. Buttler; A. Peringer 

Applied Geography. 2016. Vol. 69, p. 87-98. DOI : 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.07.015.

Significance testing testate amoeba water table reconstructions

R. J. Payne; K. V. Babeshko; S. Van Bellen; J. J. Blackford; R. K. Booth et al. 

Quaternary Science Reviews. 2016. Vol. 138, p. 131-135. DOI : 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.030.

Multi-scale feedbacks between tree regeneration traits and herbivore behavior explain the structure of pasture-woodland mosaics

A. Peringer; K. A. Schulze; I. Stupariu; M-S. Stupariu; G. Rosenthal et al. 

Landscape Ecology. 2016. Vol. 31, num. 4, p. 913-927. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-015-0308-z.

Impact of nitrogen inputs on multiple facets of plant biodiversity in mountain grasslands: does nutrient source matter?

L. Mauchamp; A. Mouly; P-M. Badot; F. Gillet 

Applied Vegetation Science. 2016.  p. 206-217. DOI : 10.1111/avsc.12214.

Recent changes in mountain grasslands: a vegetation resampling study

F. Gillet; L. Mauchamp; P-M. Badot; A. Mouly 

Ecology and Evolution. 2016.  p. 2333-2345. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.1987.

Landscape-scale simulation experiments test Romanian and Swiss management guidelines for mountain pasture-woodland habitat diversity

A. Peringer; F. Gillet; G. Rosenthal; I. Stoicescu; I. Pătru-Stupariu et al. 

Ecological Modelling. 2016. Vol. 330, p. 41-49. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.03.013.

Contrasting effects of untreated textile wastewater onto the soil available nitrogen-phosphorus and enzymatic activities in aridisol

M. S. Arif; M. Riaz; S. M. Shahzad; T. Yasmeen; A. Buttler et al. 

Environmental Monitoring And Assessment. 2016. Vol. 188, num. 2, p. 102. DOI : 10.1007/s10661-016-5112-y.

Environmental drivers of carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures in peatland vascular plants along an altitude gradient

K. Gavazov; F. Hagedorn; A. Buttler; R. Siegwolf; L. Bragazza 

Oecologia. 2016. Vol. 180, num. 1, p. 257-264. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-015-3458-4.

Linking historical land use to present vegetation and soil characteristics under slash-and-burn cultivation in Madagascar

A. Randrianarison; R. Schlaepfer; R. Mills; D. Herve; S. Razanaka et al. 

Applied Vegetation Science. 2016. Vol. 19, num. 1, p. 40-52. DOI : 10.1111/avsc.12202.

Conference Papers

Towards energy-autonomous cities using CO2 networks and Power to Gas storage

R. Suciu; P. Stadler; A. Ashouri; F. Maréchal 

2016. 29th International Conférence on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of energy systems, Postoroz, Slovenia, June 19-23, 2016.

Methodology for the optimal design of an integrated sugarcane distillery and cogeneration process for ethanol and power production

R. Bechara; A. Gomez; V. Saint-Antonin; J-M. Schweitzer; F. Marechal 

2016. 28th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS). p. 540-549. DOI : 10.1016/

Towards optimal design of solar assisted industrial processes: Case study of a dairy

A. S. Wallerand; R. Voillat; F. Maréchal 

2016. The 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 19-23, 2016.

Multi-objective Optimization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell–Gas Turbine Hybrid Cycle and Uncertainty Analysis

S. Sharma; C. A. Dilan; E. Peduzzi; F. Maréchal; A. V. Ensinas 

2016. The 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 19-23, 2016.

Optimal use of biomass in large-scale energy systems: insights for energy policy

V. Codina Gironès; S. Moret; E. Peduzzi; M. Nasato; F. Maréchal 

2016. The 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 19-23, 2016. DOI : 10.1016/

The information platform on the energy transition scenarios

D. Favrat; V. Codina Gironès; F. Vuille; F. Maréchal 

2016. The 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 19-23, 2016.

Environomic design of hybrid electric vehicles

Z. Dimitrova; F. Maréchal 

2016. The 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 19-23, 2016.

In-building waste water heat recovery: an urban scale method for energy saving assessments

A. Bertrand; R. Aggoune; F. Maréchal 

2016. The 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 19-23, 2016.

Methodology for streams definition and graphical representation in Total Site Analysis

E. M. Méchaussie; S. L. Bungener; F. Maréchal; G. M. Van Eetvelde 

2016. 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS), Portorož, Slovenia, June 19-23, 2016.

Environmental, Energetic and Economic Evaluation of Implementing a Supercritical Fluid-Based Nanocellulose Production Process in a Sugarcane Biorefinery

J. Queiroz Albarelli; A. Paidosh; D. T. Santos; F. Maréchal; M. A. A. Meireles 

2016. NINE: International Conference on nanotechnology based innovative applications for the environment, Rome, Italy, March 20-23, 2016. p. 49-54. DOI : 10.3303/CET1647009.

Book Chapters

Ecophysiologie: les réactions des arbres forestiers aux changements climatiques

M. Arend; S. Brown; A. Buttler; R. Siegwolf; C. Signarbieux et al. 

Forêts et changement climatiques; Office fédéral de l’environnement OFEV, Berne / WSL, Birmensdorf, 2016. p. 78-96.


DENSUISSE: INHABITING THE FUTURE OF THE SWISS CITY TERRITORY Scenarios and visions for urban growing Switzerland.

P. Viganò 

The Eco-Century Project, Fondation Braillard, Geneva, December 8th 2016.

Étudier les sols infrastructurels dans la ville-territoire: L’approche écosystémique appliquée à l’urbain

A. Vialle 

1ÈRE RENCONTRES DE L’EDAR – Méthodologie et processus de recherche, Lausanne, Suisse, May 10, 2016.

Structural and functional characterization of soil microbial communities along a cryptogam cover gradient in Antarctica (Victoria Land)

L. Bragazza; B. Robroek; V. Jassey; M. Arif; M. Guglielmin et al. 

British Ecological Society, Annual Meeting, Liverpool (UK), 11-15 December, 2016.

Positive plant-soil interaction effects on the functioning of grassland ecosystems

P. Mariotte 

67th National Congress of Botany, Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil, October, 27, 2016.

The subordinate insurance hypothesis: a functional approach to study plant effects on ecosystem functioning and stability

P. Mariotte 

67th National Congress of Botany, Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil, 26.10.2016.

Benefits of mycorrhizas in drought resistance depend on plant functional group identity

P. Mariotte; A. Canarini; F. A. Dijkstra 

ECOSUMMIT 2016, Montpellier, France, 21/08/2016.

La rentabilité des immeubles “verts”

P. Thalmann 

Séminaire immobilier 2016 de la BCGe, “Quelle rentabilité pour l’immobilier ‘vert’? Enjeux et solutions”, Genève, 12 septembre 2016.

Futurs de la mobilité et imaginaire des habitants

A. Rigal 

Eco-Fiction, Groupe vaudois de Philosophie, Lausane, 20-01-2016.


This Intriguing Aircraft Concept Aims to Eliminate Airport Lines and Terminals

K. Tablang; C. Leonardi 



Journal Articles

An Integrated Assessment Method for Sustainable Transport System Planning in a Middle Sized German City

J. Schmale; E. von Schneidemesser; A. Dörrie 

Sustainability. 2015. Vol. 7, num. 2, p. 1329-1354. DOI : 10.3390/su7021329.

The search for old-growth forests in Switzerland

R. Bütler Sauvain; M. Bolliger; B. Commarmot 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. 2015. Vol. 166, num. 2, p. 67-74. DOI : 10.3188/szf.2015.0067.

What is the robustness of early warning signals to temporal aggregation?

V. Frossard; B. Saussereau; A. Perasso; F. Gillet 

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2015. Vol. 3. DOI : 10.3389/fevo.2015.00112.

Hydrological dynamics and fire history of the last 1300 years in western Siberia reconstructed from a high-resolution, ombrotrophic peat archive

M. Lamentowicz; M. Slowinski; K. Marcisz; M. Zielinska; K. Kaliszan et al. 

Quaternary Research. 2015. Vol. 84, num. 3, p. 312-325. DOI : 10.1016/j.yqres.2015.09.002.

An unexpected role for mixotrophs in the response of peatland carbon cycling to climate warming

V. E. J. Jassey; C. Signarbieux; S. Haettenschwiler; L. Bragazza; A. Buttler et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2015. Vol. 5, p. 16931. DOI : 10.1038/srep16931.

Subordinate plants mitigate drought effects on soil ecosystem processes by stimulating fungi

P. Mariotte; B. J. M. Robroek; V. E. J. Jassey; A. Buttler 

Functional Ecology. 2015. Vol. 29, num. 12, p. 1578-1586. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2435.12467.

Isolating, screening and applying chromium reducing bacteria to promote growth and yield of okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) in chromium contaminated soils

M. Maqsood 

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 2015. Vol. 114, p. 343-349. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2014.07.007.

Nitrogen and methanogen community composition within and among three Sphagnum dominated peatlands in Scandinavia

M. Martí; H. Juottonen; B. J. Robroek; K. Yrjälä; Å. Danielsson et al. 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2015. Vol. 81, p. 204-211. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.016.

A multi criterion analysis for renewable energy integration process of a standalone hybrid energy system with internal combustion generator

A. T. D. Perera; A. N. Madusanka; R. A. Attalage; K. K. C. K. Perera 

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 2015. Vol. 7, num. 4, p. 043128. DOI : 10.1063/1.4928684.

The computational structure of environmental life cycle costing

V. Moreau; B. P. Weidema 

International Journal Of Life Cycle Assessment. 2015. Vol. 20, num. 10, p. 1359-1363. DOI : 10.1007/s11367-015-0952-1.

Functional responses of multitaxa communities to disturbance and stress gradients in a restored floodplain

B. Fournier; F. Gillet; R-C. Le Bayon; E. A. D. Mitchell; M. Moretti 

Journal Of Applied Ecology. 2015. Vol. 52, num. 5, p. 1364-1373. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2664.12493.

How to successfully publish interdisciplinary research: learning from an Ecology and Society Special Feature

C. Pohl; G. Wuelser; P. Bebi; H. Bugmann; A. Buttler et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2015. Vol. 20, num. 2, p. 23. DOI : 10.5751/Es-07448-200223.

Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure

B. J. M. Robroek; V. E. J. Jassey; M. A. R. Kox; R. L. Berendsen; R. T. E. Mills et al. 

Journal Of Ecology. 2015. Vol. 103, num. 4, p. 925-934. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12413.

Experimental warming interacts with soil moisture to discriminate plant responses in an ombrotrophic peatland

A. Buttler; B. J. M. Robroek; F. Laggoun-Defarge; V. E. J. Jassey; C. Pochelon et al. 

Journal Of Vegetation Science. 2015. Vol. 26, num. 5, p. 964-974. DOI : 10.1111/jvs.12296.

Functional traits as a new approach for interpreting testate amoeba palaeo-records in peatlands and assessing the causes and consequences of past changes in species composition

B. Fournier; E. Lara; V. E. J. Jassey; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Holocene. 2015. Vol. 25, num. 9, p. 1375-1383. DOI : 10.1177/0959683615585842.

A green productivity based process planning system for a machining process

S-J. Shin; S-H. Suh; I. Stroud 

International Journal Of Production Research. 2015. Vol. 53, num. 17, p. 5085-5105. DOI : 10.1080/00207543.2014.988884.

Drought-induced shifts in plants traits, yields and nutritive value under realistic grazing and mowing managements in a mountain grassland

C. Deléglise; M. Meisser; E. Mosimann; T. Spiegelberger; C. Signarbieux et al. 

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 2015. Vol. 213, p. 94-104. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2015.07.020.

Sustained impact of drought on wet shrublands mediated by soil physical changes

M. T. Dominguez; A. Sowerby; A. R. Smith; D. A. Robinson; S. Van Baarsel et al. 

Biogeochemistry. 2015. Vol. 122, num. 2-3, p. 151-163. DOI : 10.1007/s10533-014-0059-y.

Linking soil microbial communities to vascular plant abundance along a climate gradient

L. Bragazza; R. D. Bardgett; E. A. D. Mitchell; A. Buttler 

New Phytologist. 2015. Vol. 205, num. 3, p. 1175-1182. DOI : 10.1111/nph.13116.

Demodulation of time series highlights impacts of hydrologic drivers on the Everglades ecosystem

R. Foti; M. Del Jesus; A. Rinaldo; F. R. Miralles-Wilhelm; I. Rodriguez-Iturbe 

Ecohydrology. 2015. Vol. 8, num. 2, p. 204-213. DOI : 10.1002/eco.1500.

Perception and use of landscape concepts in the procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment: Case study-Switzerland and Romania

A. Nita; A. Buttler; L. Rozylowicz; I. Patru-Stupariu 

Land Use Policy. 2015. Vol. 44, p. 145-152. DOI : 10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.12.006.

The temporal patterns of disease severity and prevalence in schistosomiasis

M. Ciddio; L. Mari; M. Gatto; A. Rinaldo; R. Casagrandi 

Chaos. 2015. Vol. 25, num. 3. DOI : 10.1063/1.4908202.

Distinct invasion strategies operating within a natural annual plant system

H. R. Lai; M. M. Mayfield; J. M. Gay-Des-Combes; T. Spiegelberger; J. M. Dwyer 

Ecology Letters. 2015. Vol. 18, num. 4, p. 336-346. DOI : 10.1111/ele.12414.

Thermo-environomic optimisation strategy for fuel decarbonisation process design and analysis

L. Tock; F. Maréchal 

Computers & Chemical Engineering. 2015. Vol. 83, p. 110-120. DOI : 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2015.04.018.

The use of solid-phase fluorescence spectroscopy in the characterisation of organic matter transformations

R. Albrecht; E. Verrecchia; H. -R. Pfeifer 

Talanta. 2015. Vol. 134, p. 453-459. DOI : 10.1016/j.talanta.2014.11.056.

Effects of endogeic earthworms on the soil organic matter dynamics and the soil structure in urban and alluvial soil materials

J. Amossé; P. Turberg; R. Kohler-Milleret; J-M. Gobat; R-C. Le Bayon 

Geoderma. 2015. Vol. 243-244, p. 50-57. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.12.007.

Reconstructing climate change and ombrotrophic bog development during the last 4000 years in northern Poland using biotic proxies, stable isotopes and trait-based approach

M. Lamentowicz; M. Galka; L. Lamentowicz; M. Obremska; N. Kuehl et al. 

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2015. Vol. 418, p. 261-277. DOI : 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.11.015.

Experimental warming differentially affects microbial structure and activity in two contrasted moisture sites in a Sphagnum-dominated peatland

F. Delarue; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza; L. Grasset; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Science of the Total Environment. 2015. Vol. 511, p. 576-583. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.095.

Transient response of Salix cuttings to changing water level regimes

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

Water Resources Research. 2015. Vol. 51, p. 1758-1774. DOI : 10.1002/2014WR015543.

Cadmium accumulation in six common plant species associated with soils containing high geogenic cadmium concentrations at Le Gurnigel, Swiss Jura Mountains

R. Quezada-Hinojosa; K. B. Foellmi; F. Gillet; V. Matera 

Catena. 2015. Vol. 124, p. 85-96. DOI : 10.1016/j.catena.2014.09.007.

Seasonal influence of climate manipulation on microbial community structure and function in mountain soils

J. Puissant; L. Cecillon; R. T. E. Mills; B. J. M. Robroek; K. Gavazov et al. 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2015. Vol. 80, p. 296-305. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.013.

Effects of hydropeaking waves offsets on growth performances of juvenile Salix species

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

Ecological Engineering. 2015. Vol. 77, p. 297-306. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.01.019.

Conference Papers

Environomic multi-objective optimization of an eco-industrial park

L. D. Lessard; P. Collet; M. Kermani; F. Maréchal 

2015. SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, May 3-7, 2015.

The effect of warmer or cooler winters on European beech phenology carries over the phenophases of next growing season

C. Signarbieux 

2015. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2016, Edinburgh, December 11-14. 2015.

Developing energy estimation model based on Sustainability KPI of machine tools

J. Um; A. Gontarz; I. Stroud 

2015. 12th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing – Emerging Potentials, 12th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing – Emerging Potentials. p. 217-222. DOI : 10.1016/j.procir.2015.03.002.

Eco-energetic analysis and sizing of CHP/PV energy system in residential application


2015. CISBAT 2015, EPFL, Lausanne, September 9-11th, 2015. p. 767-772. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-767-772.

An innovative training model for eco-building technologies in retrofitting


2015. CISBAT 2015, EPFL, Lausanne, September 9-11th, 2015. p. 143-148. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-143-148.

Heuristic-driven Graph Wavelet Modeling of Complex Terrain

T. Cioaca; B. Dumitrescu; M-S. Stupariu; I. Patru-Stupariu; M. Naparus et al. 

2015. 6th International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP), Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA, OCT 24-26, 2014. p. 94431Y. DOI : 10.1117/12.2179132.

Key energy and technological aspects of three innovative concepts of District energy networks

S. Henchoz; C. Chatelan; F. Maréchal; D. Favrat 

2015. ECOS 2015, Pau, France, June 29-July 3, 2015.

Particle Swarm Optimization and Kalman Filtering for Demand Prediction of Commercial Buildings

A. Ashouri; S. Fazlollahi; M. J. Benz; F. Maréchal 

2015. ECOS 2015, Pau, France, June 30 – July 3, 2015.

Optimisation of unit investment and load shedding in a steam network facing undercapacity

S. L. Bungener; G. M. Van Eetvelde; F. Maréchal 

2015. ECOS 2015, Pau, France, June 30 – July 3, 2015.

Countermeasures proposed in case of the Livigno Reservoir (Swiss Alps) after the eco-accident in March 2013 satisfying safety requirements and preserving downstream aquatic fauna (Środki zaradcze zapewniające bezpieczeństwo i ochronę ichtiofauny w rzece Spöl poniżej zbiornika Livigno (Alpy Szwajcarskie) po katastrofie ekologicznej w marcu 2013 roku)

G. De Cesare; M. S. Adamczyk 

2015. XX National Conference of Fishing Users of lakes, rivers and reservoirs “Development of inland fisheries representatives cooperation as a way of implementation of principles of sustainable use of fisheries resources”, Grudziądz, Pologne, Mai 13-15, 2015. p. 225-237.


Property changes in thermo-hydro-mechanical processing COST Action FP0904 2010-2014: Thermo-hydro-mechanical wood behavior and processing

P. Navi; A. Pizzi 

Holzforschung. 2015. Vol. 69, num. 7, p. 863-873. DOI : 10.1515/hf-2014-0198.

Student Projects

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Paysages symbiotiques. Un parc multifonctionnel au service de l’agglomération yverdonnoise

J. Gattoni 

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Elément en béton préfabriqué et la nouvelle situation énergétique: logements collectifs dans la région lausannoise

J. Gorecki 

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Hortus hybridus domestique. Un jardin pour les étudiants d’architecture de l’EPFL

C. Lesigne 


Towards Solar Decathlon: Concepts for a Sustainable Urban Water Management in a new eco-district

G. A. Paglia 



Journal Articles

Densité bâtie et conception architecturale

Y. Dreier; F. Frank 

Les cahiers de l’aspan. 2014. num. 2, p. 22-25.

Nitrogen limitation and microbial diversity at the treeline

A. Thébault; J-C. Clément; S. Ibanez; J. Roy; R. A. Geremia et al. 

Oikos. 2014. Vol. 123, num. 6, p. 729-740. DOI : 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00860.x.

Characterization of structural disturbances in peats by X-ray CT-based density determinations

P. Turberg; F. Zeimetz; Y. Grondin; C. Elandoy; A. Buttler 

European Journal of Soil Science. 2014. Vol. 65, num. 4, p. 613-624. DOI : 10.1111/ejss.12148.

Habitat type as strongest predictor of the body size distribution of Chydorus sphaericus (O. F. Muller) in small water bodies

A. M. Basinska; M. Antczak; K. Swidnicki; V. E. J. Jassey; N. Kuczynska-Kippen 

International Review Of Hydrobiology. 2014. Vol. 99, num. 5, p. 382-392. DOI : 10.1002/iroh.201301678.

Indirect effects of experimental warming on dissolved organic carbon content in subsurface peat

F. Delarue; S. Gogo; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Journal Of Soils And Sediments. 2014. Vol. 14, num. 11, p. 1800-1805. DOI : 10.1007/s11368-014-0945-x.

Biotic and Abiotic Constraints on the Decomposition of Fagus sylvatica Leaf Litter Along an Altitudinal Gradient in Contrasting Land-Use Types

K. Gavazov; R. Mills; T. Spiegelberger; J. Lenglet; A. Buttler 

Ecosystems. 2014. Vol. 17, num. 8, p. 1326-1337. DOI : 10.1007/s10021-014-9798-9.

Impact of management type and intensity on multiple facets of grassland biodiversity in the French Jura Mountains

L. Mauchamp; A. Mouly; P-M. Badot; F. Gillet 

Applied Vegetation Science. 2014. Vol. 17, num. 4, p. 645-657. DOI : 10.1111/avsc.12116.

Building Blocks for a 24 GHz Phased-Array Front-End in CMOS Technology for Smart Streetlights

B. Wang; G. Tasselli; C. Botteron; P-A. Farine 

Progress in Electromagnetics Research B. 2014. Vol. 61, p. 99-119. DOI : 10.2528/PIERB14061804.

Invasion by Fallopia spp. in a French upland region is related to anthropogenic disturbances

S. Rouifed; F. Piola; T. Spiegelberger 

Basic And Applied Ecology. 2014. Vol. 15, num. 5, p. 435-443. DOI : 10.1016/j.baae.2014.07.005.

Plant functional diversity drives niche-size-structure of dominant microbial consumers along a poor to extremely rich fen gradient

V. E. J. Jassey; L. Lamentowicz; B. J. M. Robroek; M. Gazbka; A. Rusinska et al. 

Journal Of Ecology. 2014. Vol. 102, num. 5, p. 1150-1162. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12288.

Microclimatological consequences for plant and microbial composition in Sphagnum-dominated peatlands

B. J. M. Robroek; E. R. J. Wubs; M. Marti; K. Zajac; J. P. Andersen et al. 

Boreal Environment Research. 2014. Vol. 19, num. 3, p. 195-208.

Land management trumps the effects of climate change and elevated CO2 on grassland functioning

A. Thebault; P. Mariotte; C. J. Lortie; A. S. Macdougall 

Journal Of Ecology. 2014. Vol. 102, num. 4, p. 896-904. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12236.

Spatial analysis of toxic emissions in LCA: A sub-continental nested USEtox model with freshwater archetypes

A. Kounina; M. Margni; S. Shaked; C. Bulle; O. Jolliet 

Environment International. 2014. Vol. 69, p. 67-89. DOI : 10.1016/j.envint.2014.04.004.

Contrasted taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity patterns in semi-natural permanent grasslands along an altitudinal gradient

R. Perronne; L. Mauchamp; A. Mouly; F. Gillet 

Plant Ecology And Evolution. 2014. Vol. 147, num. 2, p. 165-175. DOI : 10.5091/plecevo.2014.885.

Carbon storage and soil organic matter stabilisation in near-natural, restored and embanked Swiss floodplains

G. Bullinger-Weber; R-C. Le Bayon; A. Thébault; R. Schlaepfer; C. Guenat 

Geoderma. 2014. Vol. 228-229, p. 122-131. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.12.029.

Evaluation of Dissolved Organic Carbon as a Soil Quality Indicator in National Monitoring Schemes

D. L. Jones; P. Simfukwe; P. W. Hill; R. T. E. Mills; B. A. Emmett 

Plos One. 2014. Vol. 9, num. 3. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0090882.

Transplantation of subalpine wood-pasture turfs along a natural climatic gradient reveals lower resistance of unwooded pastures to climate change compared to wooded ones

K. Gavazov; T. Spiegelberger; A. Buttler 

Oecologia. 2014. Vol. 174, num. 4, p. 1425-1435. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-013-2839-9.

Alien plant species distribution in the European Alps: influence of species’ climatic requirements

M. Dainese; I. Kuehn; L. Bragazza 

Biological Invasions. 2014. Vol. 16, num. 4, p. 815-831. DOI : 10.1007/s10530-013-0540-x.

Long-term organic carbon turnover rates in natural and semi-natural topsoils

R. T. E. Mills; E. Tipping; C. L. Bryant; B. A. Emmett 

Biogeochemistry. 2014. Vol. 118, num. 1-3, p. 257-272. DOI : 10.1007/s10533-013-9928-z.

Diminished soil functions occur under simulated climate change in a sup-alpine pasture, but heterotrophic temperature sensitivity indicates microbial resilience

R. T. E. Mills; K. S. Gavazov; T. Spiegelberger; D. Johnson; A. Buttler 

Science Of The Total Environment. 2014. Vol. 473, p. 465-472. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.12.071.

Plant functional types define magnitude of drought response in peatland CO2 exchange

J. J. Kuiper; W. M. Mooij; L. Bragazza; B. J. M. Robroek 

Ecology. 2014. Vol. 95, num. 1, p. 123-131. DOI : 10.1890/13-0270.1.

Mitigation measures for fish habitat improvement in Alpine rivers affected by hydropower operations

É. Person; M. Bieri; A. Peter; A. Schleiss 

Ecohydrology. 2014. Vol. 7, num. 2, p. 580-599. DOI : 10.1002/eco.1380.

Light and hydrologic variability as drivers of stream biofilm dynamics in a flume experiment

S. Ceola; E. Bertuzzo; L. Mari; G. Botter; I. Hödl et al. 

Ecohydrology. 2014. Vol. 7, num. 2, p. 391-400. DOI : 10.1002/eco.1357.

Conference Papers

Multi-objective Optimization of a Solar Assisted 1st and 2nd Generation Sugarcane Ethanol Production Plant

A. S. Wallerand; J. Queiroz Albarelli; A. Viana Ensinas; G. Ambrosetti; A. Mian et al. 


Experimental response of Salix cuttings to different flow regimes due to human activities

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

2014. EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, 27 April – 2 May, 2014. p. 5551.

The role of polyphenols between bryophytes and microbiota in regulating the functioning of Sphagnum-peatlands.

V. Jassey; B. J. M. Robroek; P. Binet; L. Bragazza; G. Chiapusio 

2014. 27th International Congress on Polyphenols, Nagoya, Japan, September 1-5, 2014.

Non-destructive 3D characterization of concrete alteration by X-ray micro-CT and correlation with petrographic and geotechnical properties

B. Lengyel; P. Turberg; L. Baumgartner 

2014. Swiss Geosciences Meeting 2014 (SGM 2014), Fribourg, Switzerland, November 21-22, 2014.

Holistic Analysis of the Classroom

M. Raca; P. Dillenbourg 

2014. 3rd Multimodal Learning Analytics Workshop and Grand Challenges, Istanbul, Turkey, November 12, 2014. DOI : 10.1145/2666633.2666636.

Towards Management of the Bacterial Resource for Nutrient Removal in Granular Sludge Biofilm Systems

D. G. Weissbrodt; C. Holliger 

2014. Keynote presentation : 2nd IWA Specialist Conference on Eco Technologies for Sewage Treatment Plants “Eco STP 2014”, Verona, Italy, June 23-25, 2014. p. 491-492.


Catalyst Development for Selective Hydrogenation of Functionalized Alkynes and Nitroarenes

A. Yarulin / L. Kiwi (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2014. 

Book Chapters

Grasslands in silvopastoral mountain ecosystems

A. Buttler 

Grassland Biodiversity and Conservation in a Changing World; New York: Nova publishers, 2014. p. 187-217.

Pattern and processes at various spatio-temporal scales and adaptation to climate change

A. Buttler; A. L. J. Peringer 

European wood pastures in transition: a social-ecological approach; Oxon, London, New York: Routledge, 2014. p. 322.


Ecological response of trees to simulated climate change along an altitudinal gradient (CLIMARBRE)

M. P. Sanginés De Cárcer; C. Signarbieux; A. Buttler 

13th International Swiss Climate Summer School “Linking Land Use, Land Cover, and Climate”, Grindelwald, Switzerland, August 31st- September 5th, 2014.

Référence naturelle pédologique pour la revitalisation des rivières, le cas de la Singine (FR)

P. Aelvoet; C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; C. Guenat 

Congrès de la société suisse de pédologie, Agroscope, Changins, Suisse, February 14-15, 2014.

Climate change, vegetation dynamics and carbon cycling in peatlands: the role of vascular plants in CO2 sequestration

K. Gavazov; M. Garnett; R. Mills; B. Robroek; L. Bragazza 

15th Swiss Global Change Day, Bern, Switzerland, 2, April 2014.

Do peatlands hibernate?

E. Dorrepaal; C. Signarbieux; V. Jassey; R. Mills; A. Buttler et al. 

AGU Fall meeting, San Fransisco, USA., December 15-19, 2014.

Experimental response of Salix cuttings to different flow regimes due to human activities

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

Pesticides en zone sahélienne: quantification et évaluation des impacts sur la santé

E. R. G. Lehmann; L. F. De Alencastro; S. Biau‐Lalanne 

Water Forum 2014, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, June 12‐14, 2014.



D. Dietz 

Invited Conference, Les Diablerets, August 28, 2014.

Climate is changing, so will ecosystems and the landscape: experimental evidences from the Swiss Jura mountains

A. Buttler 

Open Institut Seminars, University California Berkeley, USA, 2014.

Climate is changing, so will ecosystems and the landscape: experimental evidences from the Swiss Jura mountains

A. Buttler 

Open Institut Seminars, INSTAAR, Boulder University, Colorado, USA, 2014.

Klimawandel-angepasstes, post-konservatives Management halb-offener Weidelandschaften

A. L. J. Peringer; K. Schulze; I. Stupariu; M-S. Stupariu; A. Buttler et al. 

BfN Bundesamt fuer naturschutz Tagung, Bern, Switzerland, October 21-22, 2014.

Patterns and Processes in South-Carpathian Wooded Pastures: An approach to analyse land-use driven landscape change in complex mountain landscapes

I. Stoicescu; M. Năpăruș; M. Stupariu; T. Cioacă; I. Pătru-Stupariu et al. 

IALE-Europe Thematic Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, July 4-5, 2014.

Sols, formes d’humus et communautés lombriciennes: indicateurs du succès de la revitalisation des zones alluviales?

C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; Gobat; C. Guenat 

Congrès de la société suisse de pédologie, Agroscope, Changins, Suisse, February 14-15, 2014.

Sphagnum mosses and climate change: eco-physiological responses from multi-faceted manipulative experiments

C. Signarbieux; B. J. M. Robroek; V. Jassey; A. Buttler; M. Mulot et al. 

2014 Annual Meeting British Ecological Society, Lille, France, December 9-12. 2014.

Persistent extreme climatic events reduce carbon accumulation in peatlands: mechanisms and quantification

L. Bragazza; K. Gavazov; C. Signarbieux; R. Albrecht; A. Buttler 

109th Congress of Italian Botanical Society, International Plant Science Conference, Florence, Italy, 2-5 September, 2014.

Climate warming and atmospheric nitrogen deposition : biogeochemical effects through plant-soil interactions

L. Bragazza 

Journées des Grands Témoins, Master Ecosystèmes-Contaminants-Santé (Université de Franche-Comté) & Master Biogéosciences (Universités de Lausanne et Neuchàtel), Frasne (Doubs, France), January 14, 2014.

Climate warming, vegetation response and carbon cycling in peatlands: preliminary results from ongoing manipulative and descriptive research projects

L. Bragazza 

Meur Bleu Carbon Workshop, Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal (Canada), March 3-4, 2014.

Biogeochemical impacts of climate warming and atmospheric nitrogen deposition in peatlands: an aboveground-belowground perspective

L. Bragazza 

BIOGEOMON 2014, 8th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior, University of Bayreuth, Germany, July 13-17, 2014.

Hydrological dynamics and fire history of the last 800 years in Western Siberia reconstructed from a high-resolution, ombrotrophic peat archive.

M. Lamentowicz; M. Słowińsk; K. Marcisz; P. Kołaczek; M. Neumann et al. 

AGU Fall meeting, San Fransisco, USA., December 15-19, 2014.

Reconstructing hydrological dynamics of ombrotrophic bogs in northern Poland with testate amoebae based transfer function and trait-based approach.

M. Lamentowicz; M. Galka; L. Lamentowicz; V. Jassey 

International Symposium On Testate Amoebae, poznan, Poland, September 8-14, 2014.

Influence of experimental water table changes on testate amoebae communities in Sphagnum peatland

M. Reczuga; V. Jassey; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler; L. Lamentowicz et al. 

International Symposium On Testate Amoebae, Poznan, Poland, September 8-14, 2014.

The role of the chemical interactions between bryophytes and testate amoebae in regulating the peatland microbial food web

V. Jassey 

International Symposium On Testate Amoebae, Poznan, Poland, September 8-14, 2014.

Optimal water allocation in small hydropower plants between traditional and non-traditional water users: merging theory and existing practices

L. Gorla; B. Crouzy; P. Perona 

EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, 27 April – 2 May, 2014.

Architecture and Territory

D. Dietz 

eco.villages congress, Les Diablerets, August 28, 2014.

Choix modal et répartition modale en Suisse: quelques chiffres pour stimuler le débat

D. P. Christie 

3e conférence eco.villages: Architecture & planification pour un avenir durable des villages et petites villes, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 28 August 2014.

Fiona Pia à la 3e conférence eco.villages aux Diablerets

F. Pia 

eco.village, Maison des congrès, Les Diablerets, Alpes Vaudoises, Août 28, 2014.

Student Projects

Pollution plastique dans les eaux suisses: caractérisation et quantification de leurs micropolluants

C. Demars 



Journal Articles

Urban form as a major energy parameter in modelling an eco-district

F. Kuchler; F. Poumadere; G. Cherix 

CISBAT. 2013. 

Urban form as a major energy parameter in modelling an eco-district

F. Kuchler; F. Poumadere; G. Cherix 

SDEWES. 2013. 

Effets d’une sécheresse estivale sévère sur une prairie permanente de montagne du Jura

M. Meisser; C. Deléglise; E. Mosimann; C. Signarbieux; R. Mills et al. 

Recherche Agronomique Suisse. 2013. Vol. 4, num. 11-12, p. 476-483.

Seasonal patterns of testate amoeba diversity, community structure and species-environment relationships in four Sphagnum-dominated peatlands along a 1300 m altitudinal gradient in Switzerland

M. Lamentowicz; L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; V. E. J. Jassey; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2013. Vol. 67, p. 1-11. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.08.002.

Vegetation-environment relationships in alpine mires of the West Carpathians and the Alps

L. Sekulova; M. Hajek; V. Syrovatka 

Journal Of Vegetation Science. 2013. Vol. 24, num. 6, p. 1118-1128. DOI : 10.1111/jvs.12035.

Life cycle optimization of energy-intensive processes using eco-costs

E. Bernier; F. Maréchal; R. Samson 

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 9, p. 1747-1761. DOI : 10.1007/s11367-013-0560-x.

Monthly trends and the corresponding altitudinal shift in the snowfall/precipitation day ratio

G. Serquet; C. Marty; M. Rebetez 

Theoretical And Applied Climatology. 2013. Vol. 114, num. 3-4, p. 437-444. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-013-0847-7.

Past and future landscape dynamics in pasture-woodlands of the Swiss Jura Mountains under climate change

A. Peringer; S. Siehoff; J. Chetelat; T. Spiegelberger; A. Buttler et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 3. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05600-180311.

Sustainable Land Use in Mountain Regions Under Global Change: Synthesis Across Scales and Disciplines

R. Huber; A. Rigling; P. Bebi; F. S. Brand; S. Briner et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 3. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05499-180336.

Sustainable Land-use Practices in European Mountain Regions under Global Change: an Integrated Research Approach

R. Huber; H. Bugmann; A. Buttler; A. Rigling 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 3. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05375-180337.

To What Extent Do Food Preferences Explain the Trophic Position of Heterotrophic and Mixotrophic Microbial Consumers in a Sphagnum Peatland?

V. E. J. Jassey; C. Meyer; C. Dupuy; N. Bernard; E. A. D. Mitchell et al. 

Microbial Ecology. 2013. Vol. 66, num. 3, p. 571-580. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-013-0262-8.

Spatio-temporal heterogeneity of riparian soil morphology in a restored floodplain

B. Fournier; C. Guenat; G. Bullinger; E. Mitchell 

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2013. Vol. 17, p. 4031-4042. DOI : 10.5194/hess-17-4031-2013.

Land use and soil texture effects on organic carbon change in dryland soils, Senegal

A. Touré; E. Temgoua; C. Guenat; B. Elberling 

Open Journal of Soil Science. 2013. Vol. 3, p. 253-262. DOI : 10.4236/ojss.2013.36030.

Biodiversité du sol en zones alluviales subalpines : lombriciens et collemboles

R-C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; C. Salomé; D. Rigerli; R. Amsturz et al. 

VBB-BSA. 2013.  p. 8-12.

Dynamics of Forage Production in Pasture-woodlands of the Swiss Jura Mountains under Projected Climate Change Scenarios

K. S. Gavazov; A. Peringer; A. Buttler; F. Gillet; T. Spiegelberger 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 1. DOI : 10.5751/Es-04974-180138.

A Contextual Analysis of Land-Use and Vegetation Changes in Two Wooded Pastures in the Swiss Jura Mountains

J. Chetelat; M. Kalbermatten; K. S. M. Lannas; T. Spiegelberger; J-B. Wettstein et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 1. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05287-180139.

Subordinate plant species impact on soil microbial communities and ecosystem functioning in grasslands: Findings from a removal experiment

P. Mariotte; C. Vandenberghe; C. Meugnier; P. Rossi; R. D. Bardgett et al. 

Perspectives In Plant Ecology Evolution And Systematics. 2013. Vol. 15, num. 2, p. 77-85. DOI : 10.1016/j.ppees.2012.12.003.

Modeling Social-Ecological Feedback Effects in the Implementation of Payments for Environmental Services in Pasture-Woodlands

R. Huber; S. Briner; A. Peringer; S. Lauber; R. Seidl et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 2. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05487-180241.

Interactive effects of depth and temperature on CH4 and N2O flux in a shallow podzol

R. T. E. Mills; N. Dewhirst; A. Sowerby; B. A. Emmett; D. L. Jones 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2013. Vol. 62, p. 1-4. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.03.003.

Snow cover manipulation effects on microbial community structure and soil chemistry in a mountain bog

B. J. M. Robroek; A. Heijboer; V. E. J. Jassey; M. M. Hefting; T. G. Rouwenhorst et al. 

Plant And Soil. 2013. Vol. 369, num. 1-2, p. 151-164. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-012-1547-2.

A case study on spatial and temporal hydraulic variability in an alpine gravel-bed stream based on the hydromorphological index of diversity

W. Gostner; P. Parasiewicz; A. J. Schleiss 

Ecohydrology. 2013. Vol. 6, num. 4, p. 652-667. DOI : 10.1002/eco.1349.

Preface Ecohydraulics: linkages between hydraulics, morphodynamics and ecological processes in rivers

K. Blanckaert; X-F. Garcia; J. Steiger; W. Uijttewaal 

Ecohydrology. 2013. Vol. 6, num. 4, p. 507-510. DOI : 10.1002/eco.1414.

Subordinate plant species enhance community resistance against drought in semi-natural grasslands

P. Mariotte; C. Vandenberghe; P. Kardol; F. Hagedorn; A. Buttler 

Journal Of Ecology. 2013. Vol. 101, num. 3, p. 763-773. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12064.

How do subordinate and dominant species in semi-natural mountain grasslands relate to productivity and land-use change?

P. Mariotte; A. Buttler; F. Kohler; A. K. Gilgen; T. Spiegelberger 

Basic And Applied Ecology. 2013. Vol. 14, num. 3, p. 217-224. DOI : 10.1016/j.baae.2013.02.003.

The Response of the Mediterranean Gorgonian Eunicella singularis to Thermal Stress Is Independent of Its Nutritional Regime

L. Ezzat; P-L. Merle; P. Furla; A. Buttler; C. Ferrier-Pages 

Plos One. 2013. Vol. 8, num. 5. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0064370.

Abcb4 acts as multixenobiotic transporter and active barrier against chemical uptake in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos

S. Fischer; N. Kluever; K. Burkhardt-Medicke; M. Pietsch; A-M. Schmidt et al. 

Bmc Biology. 2013. Vol. 11. DOI : 10.1186/1741-7007-11-69.

Ammonia exposure promotes algal biomass in an ombrotrophic peatland

R. J. Payne; V. E. J. Jassey; I. D. Leith; L. J. Sheppard; N. B. Dise et al. 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2013. Vol. 57, p. 936-938. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.09.012.

Biotic plant-soil feedbacks across temporal scales

P. Kardol; D. Deyn; B. Gerlinde; E. Laliberte; P. Mariotte et al. 

Journal Of Ecology. 2013. Vol. 101, num. 2, p. 309-315. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12046.

Biogeochemical plant-soil microbe feedback in response to climate warming in peatlands

L. Bragazza; J. Parisod; A. Buttler; R. D. Bardgett 

Nature Climate Change. 2013. Vol. 3, num. 3, p. 273-277. DOI : 10.1038/Nclimate1781.

Holocene changes in climate and land use drove shifts in the diversity of testate amoebae in a subalpine pond

F. Oris; M. Lamentowicz; A. Genries; B. Mourier; O. Blarquez et al. 

Journal Of Paleolimnology. 2013. Vol. 49, num. 4, p. 633-646. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-013-9680-3.

Lowering the global warming impact of bridge rehabilitations by using Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concretes

G. Habert; E. Denarié; A. Sajna; P. Rossi 

Cement & Concrete Composites. 2013. Vol. 38, p. 1-11. DOI : 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2012.11.008.

The performance of single- and multi-proxy transfer functions (testate amoebae, bryophytes, vascular plants) for reconstructing mire surface wetness and pH

E. A. D. Mitchell; R. J. Payne; V. D. Knaap; O. Willem; L. Lamentowicz et al. 

Quaternary Research. 2013. Vol. 79, num. 1, p. 6-13. DOI : 10.1016/j.yqres.2012.08.004.

Factors modulating cottongrass seedling growth stimulation to enhanced nitrogen and carbon dioxide: compensatory tradeoffs in leaf dynamics and allocation to meet potassium-limited growth

A. Siegenthaler; A. Buttler; P. Grosvernier; J-M. Gobat; M. B. Nilsson et al. 

Oecologia. 2013. Vol. 171, num. 2, p. 557-570. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-012-2415-8.

Above- and belowground linkages in Sphagnum peatland: climate warming affects plant-microbial interactions

V. E. J. Jassey; G. Chiapusio; P. Binet; A. Buttler; F. Laggoun-Defarge et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2013. Vol. 19, num. 3, p. 811-823. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.12075.

On quantifying ecologically sustainable flow releases in a diverted river reach

L. Gorla; P. Perona 

Journal of Hydrology. 2013. Vol. 489, p. 98-107. DOI : 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.02.043.

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi reduce the differences in competitiveness between dominant and subordinate plant species

P. Mariotte; C. Meugnier; D. Johnson; A. Thébault; T. Spiegelberger et al. 

Mycorrhiza. 2013. Vol. 23, num. 4, p. 267-277. DOI : 10.1007/s00572-012-0465-8.

Conference Papers

Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of Two-phase Evaporators and Condensers in the context of a CO2 Based District Energy Network

S. Henchoz; F. Maréchal; D. Favrat 

2013. ECOS 2013, Guilin, PRC, July 16-19, 2013.

Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of Two-stage Compression Heat Pumps with Flash Economizer

S. Henchoz; S. Gailledrat; J-B. Carré; D. Favrat 

2013. ECOS 2013, Guilin, PRC, July 16-19, 2013.

ECOS: Integrated and practical energy planning for new districts

J. Rager; C. Dorsaz; F. Maréchal 

2013. 26th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy, Guilin, China, July 16-19, 2013.

ECOS: Solar Potential Assessment on Roofs of Urban Areas and its Integration

J. Rager; L. Girardin; F. Maréchal 

2013. 26th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy, Guilin, China, July 16-19, 2013.

Site-scale process integration and utility optimization with multiple representations of heating and cooling requirements: Application to an existing chemical plant

N. Pouransari; G. Bocquenet; F. Marechal 

2013. The 26th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, GUILIN, CHINA, JULY 16-19, 2013.

Thermo-economic optimization of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell – Gas Turbine system fuelled with gasified lignocellulosic biomass

A. Viana Ensinas; P. Caliandro; L. Tock; F. Maréchal 

2013. ECOS 2013, Guilin , China, July 15-19, 2013.

Life Cycle Assessment and Environomic Optimization of Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plants

A. Kuenlin; G. Augsburger; L. Gerber; F. Maréchal 

2013. 26th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS2013), Guilin, China, July 16-19, 2013.


Subalpine Pasture-Woodlands in a Changing Climate

K. S. Gavazov / A. Buttler; T. Spiegelberger (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2013. 

Book Chapters

Earthworm communities as indicators for evaluating floodplain restoration success.

R-C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; G. Jean-Michel; G. Claire 

Floodplains : Environmental Management, restoration and ecological implications; New York: Nova Science, 2013. p. 47-68.


Experimental response of Salix cuttings to sudden water table changing dynamics

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA,

Vegetation establishment in convectively accelerated streams

B. Crouzy; S. McLelland; P. Molnar; C. Camporeale; P. Perona 

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA,

Salix response to different flow regimes in controlled experiments: first results

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria,

Observation of Sensible and Latent Heat Fluxes Over a Mixed Savanna – Agricultural Catchment in the Semi-Arid Sudanian Savanna, Burkina Faso

N. C. Ceperley; T. Mande; N. Van de Giesen; S. W. Tyler; A. Rinaldo et al. 

American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 9-13 December, 2013.


An integrated strategy for a sustainable deep city

H. Li 

International forum on underground space and modern urban center (a post-expo low-carbon eco-technology application forum), Shanghai, China, July 17-19, 2013.

Student Projects

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Typologie de production maraîchère locale. La décroissance choisie comme essence d’un projet d’architecture au Pays d’Enhaut

F. A. Dal-Zotto 

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Entre métamorphose et dormance, architecture.s d’une carrière à Ostermundigen (BE)

F. Rochat 



Journal Articles

Preservation of Wooded pastures in the Jura: climatic and agricultural Policy challenges

A. Buttler; K. Gavazov; A. Peringer; S. Siehoff; P. Mariotte et al. 

Agrarforschung Schweiz. 2012. Vol. 3, num. 7-8, p. 346-353.

Climate Change and Sustainable Land Use in the Mountain area

R. Huber; P. Bebi; S. Briner; H. Bugmann; A. Buttler et al. 

Agrarforschung Schweiz. 2012. Vol. 3, num. 7-8, p. 340-345.

Patterns of earthworm communities and species traits in relation to the perturbation gradient of a restored floodplain

B. Fournier; E. Samaritani; J. Shrestha; E. A. D. Mitchell; R-C. Le Bayon 

Applied Soil Ecology. 2012. Vol. 59, p. 87-95. DOI : 10.1016/j.apsoil.2012.03.015.

Quantifying Biomass Of Secondary Forest After Slash-And-Burn Cultivation In Central Menabe, Madagascar

O. Raharimalala; A. Buttler; R. Schlaepfer; J-M. Gobat 

Journal Of Tropical Forest Science. 2012. Vol. 24, num. 4, p. 474-489.

Complex interactions between spatial pattern of resident species and invasiveness of newly arriving species affect invasibility

A. Thebault; P. Stoll; A. Buttler 

Oecologia. 2012. Vol. 170, num. 4, p. 1133-1142. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-012-2376-y.

On the role of human mobility in the spread of cholera epidemics: towards an epidemiological movement ecology

L. Mari; E. Bertuzzo; L. Righetto; R. Casagrandi; M. Gatto et al. 

Ecohydrology. 2012. Vol. 5, num. 5, p. 531-540. DOI : 10.1002/eco.262.

Using “bryophytes and their associated testate amoeba” microsystems as indicators of atmospheric pollution

C. Meyer; D. Gilbert; F. Gillet; M. Moskura; M. Franchi et al. 

Ecological Indicators. 2012. Vol. 13, num. 1, p. 144-151. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.05.020.

Modern pollen rain and fungal spore assemblages from pasture woodlands around Lake Saint-Point (France)

B. Dietre; É. Gauthier; F. Gillet 

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2012. Vol. 186, p. 69-89. DOI : 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.07.002.

Structural relationships among vegetation, soil fauna and humus form in a subalpine forest ecosystem: a Hierarchical Multiple Factor Analysis (HMFA)

N. Bernier; F. Gillet 

Pedobiologia. 2012. Vol. 55, num. 6, p. 321-334. DOI : 10.1016/j.pedobi.2012.06.004.

The role of turbulence in the hydraulic environment of benthic invertebrates

K. Blanckaert; X-F. Garcia; A. M. Ricardo; Q. Chen; M. T. Pusch 

Ecohydrology. 2012.  p. 1-13. DOI : 10.1002/eco.1301.

A framework to implement Stakeholder participation in environmental projects

V. Luyet; R. Schlaepfer; M. Parlange; A. Buttler 

Journal of Environmental Management. 2012. Vol. 111, p. 213-219. DOI : 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.06.026.

Signatures of sea level changes on tidal geomorphology: Experiments on network incision and retreat

L. Stefanon; L. Carniello; A. D’Alpaos; A. Rinaldo 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2012. Vol. 39, p. -. DOI : 10.1029/2012GL051953.

Glasshouse vs field experiments: do they yield ecologically similar results for assessing N impacts on peat mosses?

J. Limpens; G. Granath; R. Aerts; M. M. P. D. Heijmans; L. J. Sheppard et al. 

New Phytologist. 2012. Vol. 195, p. 408-418. DOI : 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04157.x.

Possible climate change impacts on the hydrological and vegetative character of Everglades National Park, Florida

M. J. Todd; R. Muneepeerakul; F. Miralles-Wilhelm; A. Rinaldo; I. Rodriguez-Iturbe 

Ecohydrology. 2012. Vol. 5, p. 326-336. DOI : 10.1002/eco.223.

The relationship between plant species richness and soil aggregate stability can depend on disturbance

M. Pohl; F. Graf; A. Buttler; C. Rixen 

Plant And Soil. 2012. Vol. 355, p. 87-102. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-011-1083-5.

Introduction to ECOS 2010

D. Favrat; F. Maréchal 

Energy. 2012. Vol. 41, num. 1, p. 2. DOI : 10.1016/

Plant traits across different habitats of the Italian Alps: a comparative analysis between native and alien species

M. Dainese; L. Bragazza 

Alpine Botany. 2012. Vol. 122, p. 11-21. DOI : 10.1007/s00035-012-0101-4.

Toward the use of testate amoeba functional traits as indicator of floodplain restoration success

B. Fournier; E. Malysheva; Y. Mazei; M. Moretti; E. A. D. Mitchell 

European Journal Of Soil Biology. 2012. Vol. 49, p. 85-91. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.05.008.

Impact of farming practices on soil diatoms and testate amoebae: A pilot study in the DOK-trial at Therwil, Switzerland

T. J. Heger; F. Straub; E. A. D. Mitchell 

European Journal Of Soil Biology. 2012. Vol. 49, p. 31-36. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.08.007.

High nitrogen deposition alters the decomposition of bog plant litter and reduces carbon accumulation

L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; J. Habermacher; L. Brancaleoni; R. Gerdol et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2012. Vol. 18, p. 1163-1172. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02585.x.

COI Barcoding of Nebelid Testate Amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida): Extensive Cryptic Diversity and Redefinition of the Hyalospheniidae Schultze

A. Kosakyan; T. J. Heger; B. S. Leander; M. Todorov; E. A. D. Mitchell et al. 

Protist. 2012. Vol. 163, p. 415-434. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2011.10.003.

Exclusion of root competition increases competitive abilities of subordinate plant species through root-shoot interactions

P. Mariotte; A. Buttler; D. Johnson; A. Thébault; C. Vandenberghe 

Journal of Vegetation Science. 2012. Vol. 23, num. 6, p. 1148-1158. DOI : 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01432.x.

How do plant community ecologists consider the complementarity of observational, experimental and theoretical approaches ?

T. Spiegelberger; F. Gillet; B. Amiaud; A. Thébault; P. Mariotte et al. 

Plant Ecology And Evolution. 2012. Vol. 145, p. 4-12. DOI : 10.5091/plecevo.2012.699.

Patterns of bryophyte and vascular plant richness in European subalpine springs

L. Sekulova; M. Hajek; P. Hajkova; E. Mikulaskova; A. Buttler et al. 

Plant Ecology. 2012. Vol. 213, p. 237-249. DOI : 10.1007/s11258-011-9969-0.

Modelling the effect of size on the aerial dispersal of microorganisms

D. M. Wilkinson; S. Koumoutsaris; E. A. D. Mitchell; I. Bey 

Journal Of Biogeography. 2012. Vol. 39, p. 89-97. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02569.x.

Co-production of hydrogen and electricity from lignocellulosic biomass: Process design and thermo-economic optimization

L. Tock; F. Maréchal 

Energy. 2012. Vol. 45, num. 1, p. 339-349. DOI : 10.1016/

Erosion of soils due to rainfall impact – An interpolation method

J-Y. Parlange; W. L. Hogarth; B. C. P. Heng; G. C. Sander; D. A. Barry et al. 

Ecohydrology. 2012. Vol. 5, num. 5, p. 575-579. DOI : 10.1002/eco.1257.


A synthetic review of feedbacks and drivers of shrub encroachment in arid grasslands

P. D’Odorico; G. S. Okin; B. T. Bestelmeyer 

Ecohydrology. 2012. Vol. 5, num. 5, p. 520-530. DOI : 10.1002/eco.259.


The Hydro-Morphological Index of Diversity: a planning tool for river restoration projects

W. Gostner 

Lausanne: EPFL – LCH, 2012.

Eco-confort – Pour une maison saine et à basse consommation d’énergie


Lausanne: Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes PPUR, 2012.


Le mur à haute performance thermique

T. Voellinger / A. Bassi (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2012. 

Development of Catalytic Umpolung

J. Brand / J. Waser (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2012. 

Effects of Subordinate Plant Species in Plant and Soil Community Structure and Ecosystem Functioning

P. R. Mariotte / A. Buttler (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2012. 


Hydrologic Activity of Deciduous Agroforestry Tree Observed through Monitoring of Stable Isotopes in Stem Water, Solar Radiation Attenuation, and Sapflow

N. C. Ceperley; T. Mande; M. B. Parlange 

American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 3-7, 2012.

Student Projects

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Génération spontanée: une architecture éco-utopique

A. Alberti 

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Aménagement durable pour Megève: ensemble de logements et commerces (F)

M. Chardon 



Journal Articles

Non-stomatal limitations of photosynthesis in grassland species under artificial drought in the field

C. Signarbieux; U. Feller 

ENVIRONMENTAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY. 2011. Vol. 71, num. 2, p. 192-197. DOI : 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2010.12.003.

Human exposure to allergenic pollens: A comparison between urban and rural areas

F. Bosch-Cano; N. Bernard; B. Sudre; F. Gillet; M. Thibaudon et al. 

Environmental Research. 2011. Vol. 111, num. 5, p. 619-625. DOI : 10.1016/j.envres.2011.04.001.

Long-term effects of grazing exclusion on aboveground and belowground plant species diversity in a steppe of the Loess Plateau, China

L-P. Zhao 

Plant Ecology and Evolution. 2011. Vol. 144, num. 3, p. 313-320. DOI : 10.5091/plecevo.2011.617.

Response of herbaceous vegetation functional diversity to land use change across five sites in Europe and Israel

S. Lavorel; F. de Bello; K. Grigulis; J. Lepš; E. Garnier et al. 

Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution. 2011. Vol. 57, num. 1-2, p. 53-72. DOI : 10.1560/IJEE.57.1-2.53.

Assessing long-term land-use legacies in subalpine grasslands using a plant-trait based generic modelling framework

F. Quétier; S. Lavorel; P. Liancourt; A. Thébault; I. Davies 

Plant Ecology and Diversity. 2011. Vol. 4, num. 4, p. 391-402. DOI : 10.1080/17550874.2011.629232.

Earthworm communities in alluvial forests: Influence of altitude, vegetation stages and soil parameters

C. Salomé; C. Guenat; G. Bullinger-Weber; J-M. Gobat; R-C. Le Bayon 

Pedobiologia. 2011. Vol. 59, num. supplement, p. S89-S98. DOI : 10.1016/j.pedobi.2011.09.012.

Impact of flood deposits on earthworm communities in alder forests from a subalpine floodplain (Kandersteg, Switzerland)

G. Bullinger-Weber; C. Guenat; C. Salomé; J-M. Gobat; R-C. Le Bayon 

European Journal of Soil Biology. 2011. Vol. 49, p. 5-11. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.08.001.

Dynamics of wetland vegetation under multiple stresses: a case study of changes in sawgrass trait, structure, and productivity under coupled plant-soil- microbe dynamics

C. P. Muneepeerakul; R. Muneepeerakul; F. Miralles-Wilhelm; A. Rinaldo; I. Rodriguez-Iturbe 

Ecohydrology. 2011. Vol. 4, p. 757-790. DOI : 10.1002/eco.165.

Highly Diverse and Seasonally Dynamic Protist Community in a Pristine Peat Bog

E. Lara; E. A. D. Mitchell; D. Moreira; P. L. Garcia 

Protist. 2011. Vol. 162, p. 14-32. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2010.05.003.

The perils of taxonomic inconsistency in quantitative palaeoecology: experiments with testate amoeba data

R. J. Payne; M. Lamentowicz; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Boreas. 2011. Vol. 40, p. 15-27. DOI : 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00174.x.

A multi-criteria decision method for sustainability assessment of the use phase of machine tool systems

O. Avram; I. Stroud; P. Xirouchakis 

International Journal Of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 2011. Vol. 53, p. 811-828. DOI : 10.1007/s00170-010-2873-2.

Seasonal trends and temperature dependence of the snowfall/precipitation-day ratio in Switzerland

G. Serquet; C. Marty; J-P. Dulex; M. Rebetez 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2011. Vol. 38, p. -. DOI : 10.1029/2011GL046976.

Extreme temperature analysis under forest cover compared to an open field

J. Ferrez; A. C. Davison; M. Rebetez 

Agricultural And Forest Meteorology. 2011. Vol. 151, p. 992-1001. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.03.005.

Heterogeneity of soil carbon pools and fluxes in a channelized and a restored floodplain section (Thur River, Switzerland)

E. Samaritani; J. Shrestha; B. Fournier; E. Frossard; F. Gillet et al. 

Hydrology And Earth System Sciences. 2011. Vol. 15, p. 1757-1769. DOI : 10.5194/hess-15-1757-2011.

Experimental climate effect on seasonal variability of polyphenol/phenoloxidase interplay along a narrow fen-bog ecological gradient in Sphagnum fallax

V. E. J. Jassey; G. Chiapusio; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler; M-L. Toussaint et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2011. Vol. 17, p. 2945-2957. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02437.x.

Chemical and Biological Gradients along the Damma Glacier Soil Chronosequence, Switzerland

S. M. Bernasconi; A. Bauder; B. Bourdon; I. Brunner; E. Buenemann et al. 

Vadose Zone Journal. 2011. Vol. 10, p. 867-883. DOI : 10.2136/vzj2010.0129.

Functional traits and root morphology of alpine plants

M. Pohl; R. Stroude; A. Buttler; C. Rixen 

Annals Of Botany. 2011. Vol. 108, p. 537-545. DOI : 10.1093/aob/mcr169.

Rediscovery of Nebela ansata (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida) in eastern North America: biogeographical implications

T. J. Heger; R. K. Booth; M. E. Sullivan; D. M. Wilkinson; B. G. Warner et al. 

Journal Of Biogeography. 2011. Vol. 38, p. 1897-1906. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02528.x.

Effects of short-term ecosystem experimental warming on water-extractable organic matter in an ombrotrophic Sphagnum peatland (Le Forbonnet, France)

F. Delarue; F. Laggoun-Defarge; A. Buttler; S. Gogo; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Organic Geochemistry. 2011. Vol. 42, p. 1016-1024. DOI : 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.07.005.

Establishment patterns in a secondary tree line ecotone

A. Peringer; G. Rosenthal 

Ecological Modelling. 2011. Vol. 222, p. 3120-3131. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.05.025.

A multi-proxy, high-resolution record of peatland development and its drivers during the last millennium from the subalpine Swiss Alps

W. O. van der Knaap; M. Lamentowicz; J. F. N. van Leeuwen; S. Hangartner; M. Leuenberger et al. 

Quaternary Science Reviews. 2011. Vol. 30, p. 3467-3480. DOI : 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.06.017.

Invasion and eradication of a competitively superior species in heterogeneous landscapes

S. Vuilleumier; A. Buttler; N. Perrin; J. M. Yearsley 

Ecological Modelling. 2011. Vol. 222, p. 398-406. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.09.037.

Holocene history of Lac des Lauzons (2180 m a.s.l.), reconstructed from multiproxy analyses of Coleoptera, plant macroremains and pollen (Hautes-Alpes, France)

P. Ponel; M. Court-Picon; M. Badura; F. Guiter; J-L. de Beaulieu et al. 

Holocene. 2011. Vol. 21, p. 565-582. DOI : 10.1177/0959683610385725.

Seasonal Net Ecosystem Carbon Exchange of a Regenerating Cutaway Bog: How Long Does it Take to Restore the C-Sequestration Function?

E. Samaritani; A. Siegenthaler; M. Yli-Petays; A. Buttler; P-A. Christin et al. 

Restoration Ecology. 2011. Vol. 19, p. 480-489. DOI : 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00662.x.

Nutrient stoichiometry in Sphagnum along a nitrogen deposition gradient in highly polluted region of Central-East Europe

M. Jirousek; M. Hajek; L. Bragazza 

Environmental Pollution. 2011. Vol. 159, p. 585-590. DOI : 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.10.004.

Evaluating the ‘conservative’ behavior of stable isotopic ratios (delta C-13, delta N-15, and delta O-18) in humic acids and their reliability as paleoenvironmental proxies along a peat sequence

C. Zaccone; G. Casiello; F. Longobardi; L. Bragazza; A. Sacco et al. 

Chemical Geology. 2011. Vol. 285, p. 124-132. DOI : 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.03.018.

Climatic modifiers of the response to nitrogen deposition in peat-forming Sphagnum mosses: a meta-analysis

J. Limpens; G. Granath; U. Gunnarsson; R. Aerts; S. Bayley et al. 

New Phytologist. 2011. Vol. 191, p. 496-507. DOI : 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03680.x.

Modelling human movement in cholera spreading along fluvial systems

L. Righetto; E. Bertuzzo; R. Casagrandi; M. Gatto; I. Rodriguez-Iturbe et al. 

Ecohydrology. 2011. Vol. 4, p. 49-55. DOI : 10.1002/eco.122.

Relationship between tourism demand in the Swiss Alps and hot summer air temperatures associated with climate change

G. Serquet; M. Rebetez 

Climatic Change. 2011. Vol. 108, p. 291-300. DOI : 10.1007/s10584-010-0012-6.

Comparison between open-site and below-canopy climatic conditions in Switzerland for different types of forests over 10 years (1998-2007)

V. Renaud; J. Innes; M. Dobbertin; M. Rebetez 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2011. Vol. 105, num. 1, p. 119-127. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-010-0361-0.

Modelling natural disturbances in forest ecosystems: a review

R. Seidl; P. M. Fernandes; T. F. Fonseca; F. Gillet; A. M. Jönsson et al. 

Ecological Modelling. 2011. Vol. 222, num. 4, p. 903-924. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.09.040.

Heterogeneity of soil carbon pools and fluxes in a channelized and a restored floodplain section (Thur River, Switzerland)

E. Samaritani; J. Shrestha; B. Fournier; E. Frossard; F. Gillet et al. 

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions. 2011. Vol. 8, num. 1, p. 1059-1091. DOI : 10.5194/hessd-8-1059-2011.

Polyploidy and invasion success: trait trade-offs in native and introduced cytotypes of two Asteraceae species

A. Thébault; F. Gillet; H. Müller-Schärer; A. Buttler 

Plant Ecology. 2011. Vol. 212, num. 2, p. 315-325. DOI : 10.1007/s11258-010-9824-8.

COI gene reveals size-dependent high dispersal and low intra-specific diversity in free-living terrestrial protists (Euglyphida; Assulina)

E. Lara; T. J. Heger; E. Mitchell 

Journal of Biogeography. 2011. Vol. 38, num. 4, p. 640-650. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02426.x.

Comparing COI and SSU rDNA barcodes for assessing the diversity and phylogenetic relationships of cyphoderiid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida)

T. Heger; J. Pawlowski; E. Lara; B. Leander; M. Todorov et al. 

Protist. 2011. Vol. 162, num. 1, p. 131-141. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2010.05.002.

Conference Papers

Enhanced light trapping in realistic thin film solar cells using one-dimensional gratings

A. Naqavi; K. Soederstroem; F-J. Haug; V. Paeder; T. Scharf et al. 

2011. Conference on the Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future, Strasbourg, FRANCE, Mar 28-30, 2011. p. -. DOI : 10.1117/12.883186.

Thermoeconomic Analysis of a Solar Enhanced Energy Storage Concept Based on Thermodynamic Cycles

S. Henchoz 

2011. ECOS 2011, Novi Sad, Serbia, July 4-7, 2011. p. 358-365. DOI : 10.1016/

Multi-objective investment and operating optimization of energy systems with integer cut constraints and evolutionary algorithm

S. Fazlollahi; F. Marechal; B. Beraud 

2011. ECOS2011:The 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Novi Sad, Serbia, July 4–7, 2011.

Co-production of Hydrogen and Electricity from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Process Design and Thermo-economic Optimization

L. Tock; F. Maréchal 

2011. 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems , Novi Sad, Serbia, July 4-7, 2011. p. 339-349. DOI : 10.1016/


Le feuilleton de la grande histoire (Umberto Eco, Le cimetière de Prague)

J. Lévy 2011. 


Numerical Ecology with R

D. Borcard; F. Gillet; P. Legendre 

New York: Springer, 2011.


Analysis of the Availability of Bioenergy and Assessment of its Optimal Use from an Environmental Perspective

B. Steubing / C. Ludwig; P. Wäger (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2011. 

Ecological Controls of Aerobic and Anaerobic Microbial Activities and Potential Impacts on Greenhouse Gases in Regenerating Peatlands

A. Siegenthaler / A. Buttler; E. Mitchell (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2011. 

Conference Proceedings

ECOS 2010 Volume V (Fuel cell & Internal combustion engines)

D. Favrat; F. Maréchal 

2011. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy System (ECOS2010).

ECOS 2010 Volume IV (Power plants & Industrial processes)

D. Favrat; F. Maréchal 

2011. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy System (ECOS2010).

ECOS 2010 Volume III (Cycles & Buildings)

D. Favrat; F. Maréchal 

2011. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy System (ECOS2010).

ECOS 2010 Volume II (Biomass & Renewable)

D. Favrat; F. Maréchal 

2011. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy System (ECOS2010).

ECOS 2010 Volume I (Thermodynamics)

D. Favrat; F. Maréchal 

2011. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy System (ECOS2010).


DNA extraction from soil samples: Time for high throughput efficacy

P. Rossi; H. Winteler; C. Pasche; T. Schagat; C. Meugnier et al. 

4th Swiss Microbial Ecology (SME) Meeting, Engelberg, Switzerland, February 2 – 4, 2011.


Thermoeconomic Analysis of a Solar Enhanced Energy Storage Based on Thermodynamic Cycles

S. Henchoz 

ECOS 2011, Novi Sad, Serbia, July 4-7, 2011.

Student Projects

Les éco-quartiers


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C.A.S.E. (Chablais As Sustainable Ecosystem)

D. Callot; L. Kanapin 



Journal Articles

Competitive advantage of Rumex obtusifolius L. might increase in intensively managed temperate grasslands under drier climate

A. K. Gilgen; C. Signarbieux; U. Feller; N. Buchmann 

AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT. 2010. Vol. 135, num. 1-2, p. 15-23. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2009.08.004.

Reduced early growing season freezing resistance in alpine treeline plants under elevated atmospheric CO

M. Martin; K. Gavazov; C. Körner; S. Hättenschwiler; C. Rixen 

Global Change Biology. 2010. Vol. 16, num. 3, p. 1057-1070. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01987.x.

Natur und Stadt. Zweistufiger offener Wettbewerb Eco-quartier Jonction in Genf

F. Frank 

Werk, Bauen+Wohnen. 2010. num. 6, p. 47-51.

Leaching and transformability of transgenic DNA in unsaturated soil columns

J. Pote; M. T. Ceccherini; W. Rosselli; W. Wildi; P. Simonet et al. 

Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 2010. Vol. 73, p. 67-72. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2009.09.009.

The Environmental Clade LKM11 and Rozella Form the Deepest Branching Clade of Fungi

E. Lara; D. Moreira; P. Lopez-Garcia 

Protist. 2010. Vol. 161, p. 116-121. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2009.06.005.

Have we underestimated the importance of humans in the biogeography of free-living terrestrial microorganisms?

D. M. Wilkinson 

Journal Of Biogeography. 2010. Vol. 37, p. 393-397. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02236.x.

Retention and hydrolysable fraction of atmospherically deposited nitrogen in two contrasting forest soils in Switzerland

I. Morier; P. Schleppi; M. Saurer; I. Providoli; C. Guenat 

European Journal Of Soil Science. 2010. Vol. 61, p. 197-206. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01226.x.

Testate amoeba analysis of lake sediments: impact of filter size and total count on estimates of density, species richness and assemblage structure

A. A. J. Wall; D. Gilbert; M. Magny; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Journal Of Paleolimnology. 2010. Vol. 43, p. 689-704. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-009-9360-5.

Contrasting Species-Environment Relationships in Communities of Testate Amoebae, Bryophytes and Vascular Plants Along the Fen-Bog Gradient

M. Lamentowicz; L. Lamentowicz; W. O. van der Knaap; M. Gabka; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Microbial Ecology. 2010. Vol. 59, num. 3, p. 499-510. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-009-9617-6.

Effects of climatic change and bog development on Holocene tufa formation in the Lorze Valley (central Switzerland)

M. Wehrli; E. A. D. Mitchell; W. O. van der Knaap; B. Ammann; W. Tinner 

Holocene. 2010. Vol. 20, p. 325-336. DOI : 10.1177/0959683609351901.

Is There a Size Limit for Cosmopolitan Distribution in Free-Living Microorganisms? A Biogeographical Analysis of Testate Amoebae from Polar Areas

J. Yang; H. G. Smith; T. N. Sherratt; D. M. Wilkinson 

Microbial Ecology. 2010. Vol. 59, p. 635-645. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-009-9615-8.

Isotopic analysis of cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation associated with subarctic lichen and bryophyte species

K. S. Gavazov; N. A. Soudzilovskaia; R. S. P. van Logtestijn; M. Braster; J. H. C. Cornelissen 

Plant And Soil. 2010. Vol. 333, p. 507-517. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-010-0374-6.

Relationships between Local Climate and Hydrology in Sphagnum Mire: Implications for Palaeohydrological Studies and Ecosystem Management

S. Slowinska; M. Slowinski; M. Lamentowicz 

Polish Journal Of Environmental Studies. 2010. Vol. 19, p. 779-787.

Response of testate amoeba assemblages to environmental and climatic changes during the Lateglacial-Holocene transition at Lake Lautrey (Jura Mountains, eastern France)

A. A. J. Wall; M. Magny; E. A. D. Mitchell; B. Vanniere; D. Gilbert 

Journal Of Quaternary Science. 2010. Vol. 25, p. 945-956. DOI : 10.1002/jqs.1377.

Testate Amoebae and Nutrient Cycling with Particular Reference to Soils

D. M. Wilkinson; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Geomicrobiology Journal. 2010. Vol. 27, p. 520-533. DOI : 10.1080/01490451003702925.

Looking for differences in wood properties as a function of the felling date: lunar phase-correlated variations in the drying behavior of Norway Spruce (Picea abies Karst.) and Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.)

E. Zuercher; R. Schlaepfer; M. Conedera; F. Giudici 

Trees-Structure And Function. 2010. Vol. 24, p. 31-41. DOI : 10.1007/s00468-009-0376-2.

Increasing storm damage to forests in Switzerland from 1858 to 2007

T. Usbeck; T. Wohlgemuth; M. Dobbertin; C. Pfister; A. Bürgi et al. 

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2010. Vol. 150, p. 47-55. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2009.08.010.

Soil-vegetation patterns in secondary slash and burn successions in Central Menabe, Madagascar

O. Raharimalala; A. Buttler; C. D. Ramohavelo; S. Razanaka; J-P. Sorg et al. 

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 2010. Vol. 139, num. 1-2, p. 150-158. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2010.07.013.

Simulation tools for decision support to adaptive forest management in Europe

B. Muys; J. Hynynen; M. Palahí; M. J. Lexer; M. Fabrika et al. 

Forest Systems. 2010. Vol. 19, p. 86-99.

Effect of dung deposition on small-scale patch structure and seasonal vegetation dynamics in mountain pastures

F. Gillet; F. Kohler; C. Vandenberghe; A. Buttler 

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 2010. Vol. 135, num. 1-2, p. 34-41. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2009.08.006.

Community development along a proglacial chronosequence: are above-ground and below-ground community structure controlled more by biotic than abiotic factors?

M. L. Carlson; L. A. Flagstad; F. Gillet; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Journal of Ecology. 2010. Vol. 98, num. 5, p. 1084-1095. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01699.x.

Long-term dynamics of aboveground fungal communities in a subalpine Norway spruce forest under elevated nitrogen input

F. Gillet; M. Peter; F. Ayer; R. Bütler; S. Egli 

Oecologia. 2010. Vol. 164, num. 2, p. 499-510. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-010-1668-3.

Restoration of Threatened Arable Weed Communities in Abandoned Mountainous Crop Fields

F. Kohler; C. Vandenberghe; R. Imstepf; F. Gillet 

Restoration Ecology. 2010. Vol. 19, num. 101, p. 62-69. DOI : 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2009.00641.x.

Stochastic modeling of nutrient losses in streams: Interactions of climatic, hydrologic, and biogeochemical controls

G. Botter; N. B. Basu; S. Zanardo; P. S. C. Rao; A. Rinaldo 

Water Resources Research. 2010. Vol. 46, num. 8. DOI : 10.1029/2009WR008758.

Species-specific effects of polyploidisation and plant traits of Centaurea maculosa and Senecio inaequidens on rhizosphere microorganisms

A. Thébault; B. Frey; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler 

Oecologia. 2010. Vol. 163, p. 1011-1020. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-010-1598-0.

Litter- and ecosystem-driven decomposition under elevated CO2 and enhanced N deposition in a Sphagnum peatland

A. Siegenthaler; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza; E. Van der Heijden; P. Grosvernier et al. 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2010. Vol. 42, num. 6, p. 968-977. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.02.016.

Resilience of acid subalpine grassland to short-term liming and fertilisation

T. Spiegelberger; C. Deléglise; S. DeDanieli; C. Bernard-Brunet 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2010. Vol. 137, p. 158-162. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2010.01.017.

Molecular phylogeny of euglyphid testate amoebae (Cercozoa: Euglyphida) suggests transitions between marine supralittoral and freshwater/terrestrial environments are infrequent

T. J. Heger; E. A. D. Mitchell; M. Todorov; V. Golemansky; E. Lara et al. 

Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 2010. Vol. 55, num. 1, p. 113-122. DOI : 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.11.023.

A rapid response of testate amoebae and vegetation to inundation of a kettle hole mire

M. Lamentowicz; M. Obremska 

Journal of Paleolimnology. 2010. Vol. 43, num. 3, p. 499-511. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-009-9347-2.

A near-annual palaeohydrological study based on testate amoebae from a sub-alpine mire: surface wetness and the role of climate during the instrumental period

M. Lamentowicz; W. Van Der Knaap; Ł. Lamentowicz; J. F. N. Van Leeuwen; E. A. D. Mitchell et al. 

Journal of Quaternary Science. 2010. Vol. 25, num. 2, p. 190-202. DOI : 10.1002/jqs.1295.

Conference Papers

Multistage Production Decision Model under the Deregulated Electricity Market (For CCGT)

S. Fazlollahi; J. Barquin Gil 

2010. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2010), Lausanne,Switzerland, June 14-17, 2010.

Prototype of a thermally driven heat pump based on integrated organic Rankine cycles (ORC)

J. Demierre; S. Henchoz; D. Favrat 

2010. ECOS 2010, 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010. p. 10-17. DOI : 10.1016/

Utility Optimization in a Brewery Process Based on Energy Integration Methodology

M. Dumbliauskaite; H. Becker; F. Maréchal 

2010. The 23th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, Switherland, June 14-18, 2010. p. 91-98.

Research on eco-hydro-morphological river processes by combining field investigations, physical modeling and numerical simulations

K. Blanckaert; W. van Balen; A. Duarte; V. Dugué; X. F. Garcia et al. 

2010. International Symposium on Hydraulic Physical Modeling and Field Investigation, Nanjing, China, September 13-15, 2010.

Thermo-economic Evaluation of the Thermochemical Production of Liquid Fuels from Biomass

L. Tock; M. Gassner; F. Maréchal 

2010. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2010), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14-17, 2010.

New Novel Green Computer Two-Phase Cooling Cycle: A Model for Its Steady-State Simulation

J. B. Marcinichen; J. R. Thome 

2010. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems – ECOS2010, Lausanne, June 14-17, 2010.

Thermo-economic Optimisation of the Heliostat Field of Solar Tower Thermal Power Plants

G. Augsburger; D. Favrat 

2010. ecos 2010 – 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, June 14-17, 2010.

Increasing Conversion Efficiency in Fuel Ethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass by Polygeneration – and a Paradoxon between Energy and Exergy in Process Integration

M. Gassner; F. Maréchal 

2010. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2010), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14-17, 2010.

Optimal Process Design of Hydrothermal SNG Production from Waste Biomass

M. Gassner; F. Vogel; F. Maréchal 

2010. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2010), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14-17, 2010.

Innovative Hybrid Cycle Solid Oxide Fuel Cell- Inverted Gas Turbine with CO2 Separation

E. Facchinetti; D. Favrat; F. Maréchal 

2010. 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14-17, 2010. p. 565-572. DOI : 10.1002/fuce.201000130.

Experimental Real-Time Optimization of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack via Constraint Adaptation

G. Bunin; Z. Wuillemin; G. François; A. Nakajo; L. Tsikonis et al. 

2010. 23rd Int. Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, June 14-17, 2010. p. 141-148.


A review of habitat thresholds for dead wood: a baseline for management recommendations in European forests

J. Mueller; R. Buetler 

European Journal Of Forest Research. 2010. Vol. 129, p. 981-992. DOI : 10.1007/s10342-010-0400-5.

Dynamics of alpine plant litter decomposition in a changing climate

K. S. Gavazov 

Plant And Soil. 2010. Vol. 337, num. 1-2, p. 19-32. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-010-0477-0.


Comparaison des caractéristiques climatiques sous couvert forestier et hors couvert

V. Renaud / A. Buttler; M. Rebetez (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2010. 

How Does Plant Diversity Affect Soil Aggregate Stability and Erosion Processes in Disturbed Alpine Ecosystems?

M. Pohl / A. Buttler; C. Körner (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2010. 

Biogeography, Evolution and Diversity of Free-Living Protists

T. J. Heger / A. Buttler; E. Mitchell (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2010. 

Book Chapters

Arcellinida testate amoebae (Arcellinida: Amoebozoa): model of organisms for assessing microbial biogeography

T. Heger; E. Lara; E. Mitchell 

The importance of being small; Cambridge University Press, 2010.


L’énergie dans la ville et le futur des éco-agglomérations

G. Cherix 



WWTP optimizations studies using gPROMS

N. Descoins; F. Maréchal 

Quartier Ecoparc à Neuchâtel : expériences liées à la création d’un nouveau pôle urbain, durable et multifonctionnel

E. Rey 

Séminaire ECO-OBS, EPFL, Archamps, February 4, 2010.

Student Projects

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Densification et mixité fonctionnelle. Développement du quartier du Schönberg à Fribourg

M. Dougoud 



Journal Articles

Introduction to the special issue on Advances in Life-Cycle Approachesto Business and Resource Management in the Asia-Pacific Region

A. S. F. Chiu; J. V. Ward; G. Massard 

Journal of Cleaner Production. 2009. Vol. 17, num. 14, p. 1237-1240. DOI : 10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.04.007.

The PASTO project: an innovative agricultural system of practices for mountain regions

V. Mieville-Ott; M. Meisser; A. Chassot; F. Frelechoux 

Revue Suisse D Agriculture. 2009. Vol. 41, p. 125-129.

An analysis of the July 2006 heatwave extent in Europe compared to the record year of 2003

M. Rebetez; O. Dupont; M. Giroud 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2009. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-007-0370-9.

Comparison between open-site and below-canopy climatic conditions in Switzerland during the exceptionally hot summer of 2003

V. Renaud; M. Rebetez 

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2009. Vol. 149, p. 873-880. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.11.006.

Statistical Assessment of Variability of Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis Applied to Complex Microbial Communities

P. Rossi; F. Gillet; E. Rohrbach; N. Diaby; C. Holliger 

Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2009. Vol. 75, num. 22, p. 7268-7270. DOI : 10.1128/AEM.00135-09.

Multidisciplinary approach to reconstructing local pastoral activities: an example from the Pyrenean Mountains (Pays Basqueq)

F. Mazier; D. Galop; M. J. Gaillard; C. Rendu; C. Cugny et al. 

Holocene. 2009. Vol. 19, p. 171-188. DOI : 10.1177/0959683608098956.

Identifying Conservation and Restoration Priorities for Saproxylic and Old-Growth Forest Species: A Case Study in Switzerland

T. Lachat; R. Buetler 

Environmental Management. 2009. Vol. 44, p. 105-118. DOI : 10.1007/s00267-009-9281-0.

Quartiers de villas, friches du futur ?

E. Rey 

Tracés. 2009. num. 7, p. 7-8.

When will the zebra mussel reach Florence? A model for the spread of Dreissena polymorpha in the Arno water system (Italy)

L. Mari; R. Casagrandi; M. T. Pisani; E. Pucci; M. Gatto 

Echohydrology. 2009. Vol. 2, num. 4, p. 428-439. DOI : 10.1002/eco.71.

Influence of livestock grazing on meadow pipit foraging behaviour in upland grassland

C. Vandenberghe; G. Prior; N. Littlewood; R. Brooker; R. Pakeman 

BASIC AND APPLIED ECOLOGY. 2009. Vol. 10, p. 662-670. DOI : 10.1016/j.baae.2009.03.009.

Does the strength of facilitation by nurse shrubs depend on grazing resistance of tree saplings?

C. Vandenberghe; C. Smit; M. Pohl; A. Buttler; F. Freléchoux 

BASIC AND APPLIED ECOLOGY. 2009. Vol. 10, p. 427-436. DOI : 10.1016/j.baae.2008.08.009.

Multiproxy study of anthropogenic and climatic changes in the last two millennia from a small mire in central Poland

M. Lamentowicz; Z. Balwierz; J. Forysiak; M. Kloss; M. Płóciennik et al. 

Hydrobiologia. 2009. Vol. 631, p. 213-230. DOI : 10.1007/s10750-009-9812-y.

Multiproxy evidence of Little Ice Age palaeoenvironmental changes in a peat bog from northern Poland

F. De Vleeschouwer; N. Piotrowska; J. Sikorski; J. Pawlyta; A. Cheburkin et al. 

The Holocene. 2009. Vol. 19, num. 4, p. 625-637. DOI : 10.1177/0959683609104027.

Leaf traits capture the effects of land use changes and climate on litter decomposability of grasslands across Europe

C. Fortunel; E. Garnier; R. Joffre; E. Kazakou; H. Quested et al. 

Ecology. 2009. Vol. 90, num. 3, p. 598-611. DOI : 10.1890/08-0418.1.

Sawdust addition reduces the productivity of nitrogen-enriched mountain grasslands

T. Spiegelberger; D. Matthies; H. Müller-Schärer; U. Schaffner 

Restoration Ecology. 2009. Vol. 17, p. 865-872.

The curse of taxonomic uncertainty in biogeographical studies of free-living terrestrial protists: a case study of testate amoebae from Amsterdam Island

T. Heger; E. Mitchell; P. Ledeganck; S. Vincke; B. Van de Vijver et al. 

Journal of Biogeography. 2009. Vol. 36, num. 9, p. 1551-1560. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02094.x.

Morphology, Biometry, and Taxonomy of Freshwater and Marine Interstitial Cyphoderia (Cercozoa: Euglyphida)

M. Todorov; V. Golemansky; E. Mitchell; T. Heger 

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 2009. Vol. 56, num. 3, p. 279-289. DOI : 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2009.00394.x.

Climate- and human-induced hydrological change since AD 800 in an ombrotrophic mire in Pomerania (N Poland) tracked by testate amoebae, macro-fossils, pollen, and tree-rings of pine

M. Lamentowicz; K. Milecka; M. Galka; A. Cedro; J. Pawlyta et al. 

Boreas. 2009. Vol. 38, num. 2, p. 214-229. DOI : 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2008.00047.x.

Conference Papers


M. Morandin; A. Toffolo; A. Lazzaretto; F. Maréchal; A. V. Ensinas et al. 

2009. ECOS 2009, Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil, August 31-September 3, 2009.

Process integration and opportunity for heat pumps in industrial processes

H. Becker; F. Maréchal; A. Vuillermoz 

2009. 22th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, August 31 – September 3, 2009. p. 1381-1390.

Numerical simulations of a prechamber autoignition cogeneration engine operating on natural gas

S. Heyne; G. Millot; D. Favrat 

2009. ECOS 2009, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 31 august – 3 september 2009.


Stratégies villageoises pour la gestion des paysages forestiers du Menabe Central, Madagascar

C. Dirac Ramohavelo / A. Buttler; J-P. Sorg (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2009. 

Resistance of plant communities to invasive species

A. Thébault / A. Buttler (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2009. 

Book Chapters

Plant litter decomposition and nutrient release in peatlands

L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; A. Siegenthaler; E. Mitchell 

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands; American Geophysical Union, 2009. p. 99-110.


ARCHES D14 – Recommendations for the use of UHPFRC in composite structural members – rehabilitation Log Čezsoški bridge

E. Denarié; G. Habert; A. Šajna 


Nouvelles Technologies d’Efficacité Energétique et Développement de Grappes Eco-Industrielles dans l’Industrie Papetière : Etude de Faisabilité (E3PAP)

J. Paris 



Contrasted relationships between type I and type II methanotrophs, the conditions found in typical regeneration stages across European peatlands and the elapsed time since abandonment of the peat cutting

A. Siegenthaler; A. Buttler; R. Artz; A. Francez; E. Samaritani et al. 

The 2nd International Symposium on Carbon in peatlands, Prague, Czech Republic, September 25-30, 2009.

Various litter species and high water-table levels hamper type II methanotrophs in a bare peatland regeneration experiment

A. Siegenthaler; A. Gattinger; A. Francez; D. Gilbert; M. Tonolla et al. 

The 2nd International Symposium on Carbon in peatlands, Prague, Czech Republic, September 25-30, 2009.

Student Projects

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Un “éco-éco” quartier “sociable” pour la place du Vallon (Lausanne, VD)

E. Simon 

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Un éco-quartier à la Praille (Genève)

J. Phildius 

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Un centre culturel à Genève

J. Meylan; N. Sedlatchek 

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Eco-quartier à Maglaj (Bosnie et Herzégovine)

M. Hadzikadunic 

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Aménagement d’un éco-quartier à la Praille, Genève

C. Donner 

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Structure d’accueil pour le tourisme à Odda (Norvège)

J. Chourrout; J. Pelichet 



Journal Articles

Modelling vegetation dynamics in heterogeneous pasture-woodland landscapes

F. Gillet 

Ecological Modelling. 2008. Vol. 217, num. 1-2, p. 1-18. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.05.013.

At what spatial scale do high-quality habitats enhance the diversity of forbs and pollinators in intensively farmed landscapes?

F. Kohler; J. Verhulst; R. van Klink; D. Kleijn 

Journal Of Applied Ecology. 2008. Vol. 45, p. 753-762. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01394.x.

Modelling the impact of flooding stress on the growth performance of woody species using fuzzy logic

C. Glenz; I. Iorgulescu; F. Kienast; R. Schlaepfer 

Ecological Modelling. 2008. Vol. 218, p. 18-28. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.06.008.

The influence of competition from herbaceous vegetation and shade on simulated browsing tolerance of coniferous and deciduous saplings

C. Vandenberghe; F. Freléchoux; A. Buttler 

OIKOS. 2008. Vol. 117, p. 415-423. DOI : 10.1111/j.2007.0030-1299.16264.x.

Eco-hydrological model of flow duration curves and annual minima

G. Botter; A. Zanardo; A. Porporato; I. Rodriguez-Iturbe; A. Rinaldo 

Water Resources Research. 2008. Vol. 44. DOI : 10.1029/2008WR006814.

Probabilistic dynamics of soil nitrate: the coupling of eco-hydrological and bio-geochemical processes

G. Botter; E. Daly; A. Porporato; I. Rodriguez-Iturbe; A. Rinaldo 

Water Resources Research. 2008. Vol. 44. DOI : 10.1029/2007WR006108.

The impact of soil temperature increase on organic matter and faunal properties in a frozen calcareous scree in the French Alps

N. Cassagne; T. Spiegelberger; L. Cecillon; B. Juvy; J-J. Brun 

Geoderma. 2008. Vol. 146, p. 239-247. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.05.028.

Functional microbial diversity in regenerating cutover peatlands responds to vegetation succession

R. Artz; S. Chapman; A. Siegenthaler; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler et al. 

Journal of Applied Ecology. 2008. Vol. 45, p. 1799-1809.

Îlots de sénescence et arbres-habitat pour augmenter la biodiversité en forêt

T. Lachat; R. Bütler 

La Forêt. 2008. Vol. 6, p. 20-21.

Vegetation-environment relationships in peatlands dominated by Sphagnum fallax (Klinggr.) Klinggr. in Western Poland

M. Gabka; M. Lamentowicz 

Folia Geobotanica. 2008. Vol. 43, p. 413-429. DOI : 10.1007/s12224-008-9023-8.

Testate amoebae ecology and a local transfer function from a peatland in western Poland

L. Lamentowicz; M. Lamentowicz; M. Gabka 

Wetlands. 2008. Vol. 28, num. 1, p. 164. DOI : 10.1672/07-92.1.

Human and climatic impact on mires: a case study of Les Amburnex mire, Swiss Jura Mountains

P. Sjögren; M. Lamentowicz 

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 2008. Vol. 17, p. 185-197. DOI : 10.1007/s00334-007-0095-9.

Research note on chemical loads and ecological context of pesticides and POPs in Bahlui River, Romania

I. M. Ciumasu; N. Costica; M. Neamtu; L. F. De Alencastro 

Geo-Eco-Marina. 2008. num. 14, p. 57-59.

Dynamics of atmospheric N deposition in a temperate calcareous forest soil

I. Morier Jaquet; C. Guenat; R. Siegwolf; J-C. Védy; P. Schleppi 

Journal of Environmental Quality. 2008. Vol. 37, num. 6, p. 2012-2021. DOI : 10.2134/jeq2007.0563.

N-15 immobilization in forest soil: a sterilization experiment coupled with (15)CPMAS NMR spectroscopy

I. Morier; P. Schleppi; R. Siegwolf; H. Knicker; C. Guenat 

European Journal Of Soil Science. 2008. Vol. 59, p. 467-475. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2007.00998.x.

Determinants for the conservation of a vulnerable fire-dependent species at its marginal range

M. Moretti; C. Staehli; F. Gillet 

Plant Ecology. 2008. Vol. 199, num. 1, p. 89-98. DOI : 10.1007/s11258-008-9414-1.

Ecological determinants of fungal diversity on dead wood in European forests

N. Küffer; F. Gillet; B. Senn-Irlet; M. Aragno; D. Job 

Fungal Diversity. 2008. Vol. 30, p. 83-95.

Leaf area index for northern and eastern North America ad the Last Glacial Maximum: A data-model comparison

J. W. Williams; L. M. Gonzales; J. O. Kaplan 

Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2008. Vol. 17, num. 1, p. 122-134. DOI : 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2007.00349.x.

A pilot study on the pollen representation of mountain valley vegetation in the central Alps

P. Sjögren; W. O. Van der Knaap; J. O. Kaplan; J. F. N. van Leeuwen; B. Ammann 

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2008. Vol. 149, num. 3-4, p. 208-218.

Impact of abundance weighting on the response of seed traits to climate and land use

R. J. Pakeman; E. Garnier; S. Lavorel; P. Ansquer; H. Castro et al. 

Journal of Ecology. 2008. Vol. 96, p. 355-366. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01336.x.

Last millennium palaeoenvironmental changes from a Baltic bog (Poland) inferred from stable isotopes, pollen, plant macrofossils and testate amoebae

M. Lamentowicz; A. Cedro; M. Galka; T. Goslar; G. Miotk-Szpiganowicz et al. 

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2008. Vol. 265, p. 93-106. DOI : 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.04.023.

Autogenic succession, land-use change, and climatic influences on the Holocene development of a kettle hole mire in Northern Poland

M. Lamentowicz; M. Obremska; E. Mitchell 

Review of Paleobotany and Palynology. 2008. Vol. 151, num. 1-2, p. 21-40. DOI : 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2008.01.009.

The fixation of locally beneficial alleles in a metapopulation

S. Vuilleumier; J. M. Yearsley; N. Perrin 

Genetics. 2008. Vol. 178, num. 1, p. 467-475. DOI : 10.1534/genetics.107.081166.

Potential implications of differential preservation of testate amoebae shells for paleoenvironmental reconstruction in peatlands

E. A. Mitchell; R. J. Payne; M. Lamentowicz 

Journal of Palaeolimnology. 2008. Vol. 40, p. 603-618. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-007-9185-z.

Monthly air temperature trends in Switzerland 1901-2000 and 1975-2004

M. Rebetez; M. Reinhard 

Theor. Appl. Climatol.. 2008. Vol. 91, num. 1, p. 27-34. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-007-0296-2.

Effect of Lead Pollution on Testate Amoebae Communities living in Sphagnum fallax: an experimental study

H. Nguyen-Viet; N. Bernard; E. Mitchell; P-M. Badot; D. Gilbert 

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 2008. Vol. 69, num. 1, p. 130-138. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2007.02.007.

Testate amoebae analysis in ecological and paleoecological studies of wetlands: past, present and future

E. Mitchell; D. Charman; B. Warner 

Biodiversity and Conservation. 2008. Vol. 17, num. 9, p. 2115-2137. DOI : 10.1007/s10531-007-9221-3.

Cutover peatland regeneration assessment using organic matter and microbial indicators (bacteria and testate amoebae)

F. Lagoun-Defarge; E. Mitchell; D. Gilbert; J-R. Disnar; L. Comont et al. 

Journal of Applied Ecology. 2008. Vol. 45, num. 2, p. 716-727. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01436.x.

Assessing functional diversity in the field -methodology matters!

S. Lavorel; K. Grigulis; S. McIntyre; D. Garden; N. Williams et al. 

Functional Ecology. 2008. Vol. 22, num. 1, p. 134-147. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01339.x.

Ribosomal RNA Genes Challenge the Monophyly of the Hyalospheniidae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida)

E. Lara; T. Heger; M. Lamentowicz; E. Mitchell 

Protist. 2008. Vol. 159, p. 165-176. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2007.09.003.

Conference Papers

ENERGIS : A Geographical information based system for the evaluation of integrated energy conversion systems in urban areas

L. Girardin; M. Dubuis; N. Darbellay; F. Maréchal; D. Favrat 

2008-06-28. ECOS 2008, Kraków, Poland, June 24 – 27, 2008.

Pollen productivity estimates and relevant source area of pollen for selected plant taxa in a pasture woodland landscape of the Jura Mountains (Switzerland)

F. Mazier; A. Brostrom; M-J. Gaillard; S. Sugita; P. Vittoz et al. 

2008. 1st Joint Hite-Pollandcal Conference, Umea, SWEDEN, Nov 13-14, 2005. p. 479-495. DOI : 10.1007/s00334-008-0143-0.

Environomic multi-objective optimisation of a district heating network considering centralized and decentralized heat pumps

A. Molyneaux; G. Leyland; D. Favrat 

2008. ECOS 2008, Cracow-Gliwice, Poland, June 24 – 27, 2008. p. 1501-1509.

Impact Analysis of Carbon Tax on the Renewal Planning of Energy Supply System for an Office Building

Y. Amano; K. Ito; S. Yoshida; K. Matsuo; T. Hashizume et al. 

2008. ECOS 2008, Kraków, Poland, June 24 – 27, 2008. p. 1040-1046. DOI : 10.1016/

Multi-objective Design Optimization of a NGCC Power Plant with CO2 Capture Using Life Cycle Assessment Results

E. Bernier; R. Samson; F. Maréchal 

2008. ECOS 2008, UGH, Krakow, June 24 – 27, 2008.

Book Chapters

Ecological models of plant competition

F. Gillet 

Encyclopedia of Ecology; Oxford: Elsevier, 2008. p. 2783-2793.

Late Quaternary-Holocene vegetation modeling

J. O. Kaplan 

Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments; New York: Springer, 2008.

The Swiss mountain wooded pastures: patterns and processes

A. Buttler; F. Kohler; F. Gillet 

Agroforestry in Europe; Springer, 2008.

Separating natural and anthropogenic influences on past ecosystems: The testate amoebae and quantitative paleoenvironmental reconstruction

E. Mitchell 

Comparative Archeology and Paleoclimatology: Sociocultural Responses to a Changing World?; BAR (British Archaeological Reports), Archaeopress, 2008.


Untangling microbial rRNA from oligotrophic environments

A. Siegenthaler; M. Tonolla 

BNF research seminars, University of Bern, January 25, 2008.

Engineering faced with the challenging trilemma: energy, environment and economics

D. Favrat 

3rd World Engineers Convention, Brasilia, December 3-5 2008.

Student Projects

Quartier des Plaines-du-Loup: Éco-quartier, quartier durable ou quartier vitrine? Analyse de la mise en œuvre de participation et de mixite



Etude des éco-quartiers de Vauban et Rieselfed à Fribourg-en-Brisgau



Gestion durable des déchets: quelles perspectives pour un éco-quartier à Lausanne


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Eco-densité, une intervention durable en milieu urbain, Blackwall Reach East London (Londres, GB)

N. Aebischer; N. Schmied 



Journal Articles

The Structure of Optimal Consumption Streams in General Incomplete Markets

S. Malamud; E. Trubowitz 

Mathematics and Financial Economics. 2007. Vol. 1, p. 129-161. DOI : 10.1007/s11579-007-0006-y.

Nurse plants, tree saplings and grazing pressure: decreasing facilitation along a biotic environmental gradient

C. Smit; C. Vandenberghe; J. den Ouden; H. Müller-Shärer 

OECOLOGIA. 2007. Vol. 152, p. 265-273. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-006-0650-6.

Spontaneous tidal network formation within a constructed salt marsh: Observations and morphodynamic modelling

A. D’Alpaos; S. Lanzoni; M. Marani; A. Bonometto; G. Cecconi et al. 

Geomorphology. 2007. Vol. 91, num. 3-4, p. 186-197. DOI : 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.04.013.

Succession secondaire et perte de diversité végétale après réduction du broutage dans un pâturage boisé des Alpes centrales suisses

F. Freléchoux; M. Meisser; F. Gillet 

Botanica Helvetica. 2007. Vol. 114, p. 37-56. DOI : 10.1007/s00035-007-0791-1.

Quo vadis thermodynamics and the city: a critical review of applications of thermodynamic methods to urban systems

N. Filchakova; D. Robinson; J-L. Scartezzini 

International Journal of Ecodynamics. 2007. Vol. 2, num. 4, p. 222-230. DOI : 10.2495/ECO-V2-N4-222-230.

Satellite cartography of atmospheric methane from SCIAMACHY onboard ENVISAT: (II) Comparison with inverse model simulations

P. Bergamaschi; C. Frankenberg; J. F. Meirink; M. Krol; F. Dentener et al. 

Journal of Geophysical Research. 2007. Vol. 112, p. D02304. DOI : 10.1029/2006JD007268.

Biochange : changements climatiques et forêts de notre région: du lac Léman au Marchairuz

I. Morier; C. Guenat 

La forêt. 2007. Vol. 7/8, p. 20-21.

Influence of some physicochemical and biological parameters on soil structure in alluvial soils

G. Bullinger-Weber; R. Le Bayon; C. Guenat; J. Gobat 

European Journal of Soil Biology. 2007. Vol. 43, p. 57-70.

Relationship between testate amoebae and atmospheric heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Zn, Ni, Cu, Mn and Fe) accumulated in the moss Barbula indica Hanoi, Vietnam

H. Nguyen-Viet; N. Bernard; E. Mitchell; J. Cortet; P-M. Badot et al. 

Microbial Ecology. 2007. Vol. 53, num. 1, p. 53-65. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-006-9108-y.

Testate amoebae-environment relationships and a hydrological transfer function from mires in the Central Rhodope Mountains, Greece

R. Payne; E. Mitchell 

Protist. 2007. Vol. 158, num. 2, p. 159-171. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2006.11.003.

Effects of experimental lead pollution on the microbial communities associated to Sphagnum fallax (Bryophyta)

H. Nguyen-Viet; N. Bernard; E. Mitchell; P-M. Badot; D. Gilbert 

Microbial Ecology. 2007. Vol. 54, num. 2, p. 232-241. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-006-9192-z.

Palaeoecological evidence for anthropogenic acidification of a kettle-hole peatland in northern Poland

M. Lamentowicz; K. Tobolski; E. Mitchell 

The Holocene. 2007. Vol. 17, num. 8, p. 1185-1196. DOI : 10.1177/0959683607085123.

Short-term effects of cattle browsing on tree sapling growth in mountain wooded pastures

C. Vandenberghe; F. Freléchoux; M-A. Moravie; F. Gadallah; A. Buttler 

Plant Ecology. 2007. Vol. 188, p. 253-264. DOI : 10.1007/s11258-006-9160-1.

Assessing the Effects of Land-use Change on Plant Traits, Communities and Ecosystem Functioning in Grasslands: A Standardized Methodology and Lessons from an Application to 11 European Sites

E. Garnier; S. Lavorel; P. Ansquer; H. Castro; P. Cruz et al. 

Annals of Botany. 2007. Vol. 99, num. 5, p. 967-985. DOI : 10.1093/aob/mcl215.

SSU rRNA reveals a sequential increase in shell complexity among the Euglyphid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida)

E. Lara; T. Heger; E. Mitchell; R. Meisterfeld; F. Ekelund 

Protist. 2007. Vol. 158, p. 229-237.

How patch configuration affects the impact of disturbances on metapopulation persistence

S. Vuilleumier; C. Wilcox; B. Cairns; H. P. Possingham 

Theoretical Population Biology. 2007. Vol. 72, num. 1, p. 77-85. DOI : 10.1016/j.tpb.2006.11.001.

Log decay of Picea abies in the Swiss Jura mountains of central Europe

R. Bütler; L. Patty; C. Le Bayon; C. Guenat; R. Schlaepfer 

Forest Ecology and Management. 2007. Vol. 242, p. 791-799.

Landscape structure affects dispersal in the greater white-toothed shrew: inference between genetic and simulated ecological distances

S. Vuilleumier; P. Fontanillas 

Ecological Modelling. 2007. Vol. 201, num. 3-4, p. 369-376. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2006.10.002.

Invasion an fixation of sex-reversal genes

S. Vuilleumier; R. Lande; J. J. M. van Alphen; O. Seehausen 

Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2007. Vol. 20, p. 913-920. DOI : 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2007.01311.x.

Conference Papers

Conventional and advanced district energy systems

C. Weber; D. Favrat 

2007. 20th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Padova, Italy, June 25-28, 2007. p. 517-524.

Scroll expander Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)efficiency boost of biogas engines

E. H. M. Kane; D. Favrat; B. Gay; O. Andres 

2007. ECOS, Italie, Padova, 25-28.06.2007. p. 1017-1024.


Simulation modelling of ecological hierarchies in constructive dynamical systems

C. Ratzé; F. Gillet; J-P. Müller; K. Stoffel 

Ecological Complexity. 2007. Vol. 4, num. 1-2, p. 13-25. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecocom.2007.02.014.


Ecological response of a multi-purpose river development project using macro-invertebrates richness and fish habitat value

M. Pellaud / R. Schlaepfer; A. Buttler (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2007. 

Conference Proceedings


Are Sphagnum-dominated regenerating cutover bogs C sinks or not? A study in the Swiss Jura Mountains with predictions of climate change impacts on the C balance

E. Samaritani; A. Siegenthaler; M. Yli-Petäys; A. Buttler; Christin et al. 

Carbon in Peatlands: State-of-the-Art and Future Research, Wagenningen, The Netherlands, April 15-18, 2007.


Exemple d’une réalisation Minergie-ECO : la Tour de l’Office fédéral de la statistique à Neuchâtel (Suisse)

E. Rey 

Forum Eco Building Performance, Paris, September 18, 2007.

Plantes envahissantes: interaction entre les traits des espèces et la résistance de la communauté végétale

A. Thébault; F. Gillet; A. Buttler 

2èmes rencontres francophones sur les invasions biologiques et traits d’histoire de vie: variabilité, plasiticité et adaptation, Rennes, France, 14-16 November.

Colonization and invasion in European grasslands:Interaction between species traits and community resistance

A. Thébault 

Colonization vs. Invasion: do the same traits matter?, Ascona, Switzerland, February 25th to march 2nd.

Student Projects

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Se côtoyer, échanger, s’intégrer, s’ouvrir au monde. Logements pour étudiants à l’ère de Bologne: habiter le futur éco-quartier de Malley, entre la ville et les lieux d’études (Lausanne, VD)

A. Mitic 



Journal Articles

Flooding tolerance of Central European tree and shrub species

C. Glenz; R. Schlaepfer; I. Iorgulescu; F. Kienast 

Forest Ecology And Management. 2006. Vol. 235, p. 1-13. DOI : 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.05.065.

Modern pollen assemblages from grazed vegetation in the western Pyrenees, France: a numerical tool for more precise reconstruction of past cultural landscapes

D. Galop; C. Brun; A. Buttler; F. Mazier 

Holocene. 2006. Vol. 16, p. 91-103. DOI : 10.1191/0959683606hl908rp.

Carbon balance of a European mountain bog at contrasting stages of regeneration

E. Bortoluzzi; D. Epron; A. Siegenthaler; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler 

New Phytologist. 2006. Vol. 172, p. 708-718. DOI : 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01859.x.

Plant species richness and environmental heterogeneity in a mountain landscape: effects of variability and spatial configuration

A. Dufour; F. Gadallah; H. H. Wagner; A. Guisan; A. Buttler 

Ecography. 2006. Vol. 29, p. 573-584.

Analysis, synthesis and modelling of high-resolution observations of salt-marsh eco-geomorphological patterns in the Venice lagoon

M. Marani; E. Belluco; S. Ferrari; S. Silvestri; A. D’Alpaos et al. 

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 2006. Vol. 69, num. 3-4, p. 414-426. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecss.2006.05.021.

Scale-dependent effects of land use on plant species richness of mountain grassland in the European Alps

T. Spiegelberger; D. Matthies; H. Müller-Schärer; U. Schaffner 

Ecography. 2006. Vol. 29, p. 541-548. DOI : 10.1111/j.0906-7590.2006.04631.x.

Long-term effects of short-term perturbation in a sub-alpine grassland

T. Spiegelberger; O. Hegg; D. Matthies; K. Hedlund; U. Schaffner 

Ecology. 2006. Vol. 87, p. 1939-1944. DOI : 10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[1939:LEOSPI]2.0.CO;2.

Carbon storage on exposed continental shelves during the glacial-interglacial transition

A. Montenegro; M. Eby; J. O. Kaplan; K. J. Meissner; A. J. Weaver 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2006. Vol. 33, p. L08703. DOI : 10.1029/2005GL025480.

Arctic climate change with a 2°C global warming: Timing, climate patterns and vegetation change

J. O. Kaplan; M. New 

Climatic Change. 2006. Vol. 79, p. 213-241. DOI : 10.1007/s10584-006-9113-7.

The role of methane and biogenic volatile organic compound sources in late glacial and Holocene fluctuations of atmospheric methane concentrations

J. O. Kaplan; G. Folberth; D. Hauglustaine 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2006. Vol. 20, p. GB2016. DOI : 10.1029/2005GB002590.

Heat and drought 2003 in Europe: a climate synthesis

M. Rebetez; H. Mayer; O. Dupont; D. Schindler; K. Gartner et al. 

Annals of Forest Science. 2006. Vol. 63, num. 6, p. 569-577. DOI : 10.1051/forest:2006043.

The ecology of testate amoebae (Protists) in South-Central Alaska peatlands: building transfer function models for paleoenvironmental studies

R. Payne; K. Kishaba; J. Blackford; E. Mitchell 

The Holocene. 2006. Vol. 16, num. 3, p. 403-414. DOI : 10.1191/0959683606hl936rp.

Reboisement de sites pollués – Enseignements tirés d’une étude de cas avec des métaux lourds

L. Steiner; W. Rosselli; J. Combe; V. Barbezat; A. Buttler 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Forstwesen. 2006. Vol. 157, num. 5, p. 157-161. DOI : 10.3188/szf.2006.0157.

Modern pollen/vegetation/land-use relationships in mountain environments : an example from the Champsaur valley (French Alps)

M. Court-Picon; A. Buttler; -L. Beaulieu 

Veget Hist Archaeobot. 2006. 

Effect of cattle activities on gap colonisation in mountain pastures

F. Kohler; F. Gillet; J-M. Gobat; A. Buttler 

Folia Geobotanica. 2006. Vol. 41, num. 3, p. 289-304. DOI : 10.1007/BF02904943.

Spatial and seasonal patterns of cattle habitat use in a mountain wooded pasture

F. Kohler; F. Gillet; S. Reust; H. Wagner; F. Gadallah et al. 

Landscape Ecology. 2006. Vol. 21, num. 2, p. 281-295. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-005-0144-7.

Bioindication of heavy metal contamination in vegetable gardens

D. Martin; P. Vollenweider; A. Buttler; M. Günthardt-Goerg 

For. Snow Landsc. Res.. 2006. Vol. 2, num. 80, p. 169-180.

Plantes invasives : la résistance des communautés végétales

A. Thébault 

La Forêt. 2006.  p. 13.

Microclimatic factors influencing refugium suitability for Rhodnius prolixus

T. Heger; P. Guerin; W. Eugster 

Physiological Entomology. 2006. Vol. 31, num. 3, p. 248-256. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2006.00514.x.

Living specimen tomography by digital holographic microscopy: morphometry of testate amoeba

F. Charrière; N. Pavillon; T. Colomb; C. Depeursinge; T. Heger et al. 

Optics Express. 2006. Vol. 14, num. 16, p. 7005-7013. DOI : 10.1364/OE.14.007005.

Le bois mort et les vieux arbres: le signe d’une gestion forestière moderne et durable