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Aubert, Dr. Alice

Scientific researcher


Tel:  0641 - 9937382

Fax: 0641 - 9937389



 Actual research

  • Analysing high-frequency environmental data (hydrology)
  • Interest for crowd-sourcing sciences and social sciences view on water related issues

Scientific Career

  • 2010-2013 : French National Institute for Agronomic Research (Inra) - Agrocampus Ouest, UMR 1069, Soil Agro-hydro-Systems, Rennes (FR) 
  • PhD research: Analysing long term data from an Environmental Research Observatory, Climate and water quality variability in an agricultural catchment (Supervisors: Dr Chantal Gascuel-Odoux and Dr. Philippe Mérot)
  • Teaching and monitoring Bachelor and Master students (soil sciences, hydrology), Science communication on water quality (games, short films, going to schools)
  • Academic guest for 3 months at ETH Zürich, ITES, PES (Prof. Dr. James Kirchner)
  • PhD thesis received Henri Milon Award 2014 (Société Hydrotechnique de France)


  • 2013 : PhD in environmental sciences, agro-hydrology. Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes (FR)
  • 2010 : Ing. Agricultural Sciences (eq. Master), Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes (FR). Major in natural sciences (water and soil sciences), basis of social sciences (environmental economy, geography, agricultural politics)
  • 2009 : International summer school, Environmental and resource management, 3 weeks, Ljubljana (SI) including the topic “negotiating for sustainability development by mutual gain approach”
  • 2007 : Mendel University, agronomy and forestry faculty, 1 semester, Brno (CZ)


Reviewed Publications

Aubert, A. H., Gascuel-Odoux, C., Gruau, G., Akkal, N., Faucheux, M., Grimaldi, C., Hamon, Y., Jaffrezic, A., Lecoz-Boutnik, M., Molenat, J., Petitjean, P., Ruiz, L. and Merot, P. (2013), Solute transport dynamics in small, shallow groundwater-dominated agricultural catchments: insights from a high-frequency, multisolute 10 yr-long monitoring study, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. , 17(4), 1379 - 1391. DOI: 10.5194/hess-17-1379-2013

Aubert, A. H., Gascuel-Odoux, C. and Merot P. (2013), Annual hysteresis of water quality: A method to analyse the effect of intra- and inter-annual climatic conditions, Journal of Hydrology, 478(0), 29-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.11.027

Aubert, A.H., Tavenard, R., Emonet, R., de Lavenne, A., Malinowski, S., Guyet, T., Quiniou, R., Odobez, J.-M., Merot, P. and Gascuel-Odoux, C. (2013), Clustering flood events from water quality time-series using Latent Dirichlet Allocation model, Water Resources Research, 49(12), 8187-8199. DOI: 10.1002/2013WR014086

Aubert, A.H., Kirchner, J.W., Gascuel-Odoux, C., Faucheux, M., Gruau, G. and Merot, P. (2014). Fractal water quality fluctuations spanning the periodic table in an intensively farmed watershed, Env. Sci. & Tech., 48(2), 930-937. DOI: 10.1021/es403723r