UPMC Scientific Team
UPMC Scientific Team
Mrs. Josette GARNIER, Dr. Sci., Research Director at the CNRS (UMR Sisyphe), is the author of a number of publications dealing with the ecology of micro-organisms and their ecological role in ecosystem functioning.

Her experience includes studies in stagnant freshwater environments (GRECO-Lacs programme), in river systems (PIREN-Seine, EC-BINOCULARS, CIPMS MosSar programme), in estuaries (Seine-Aval project) as well as in marine science, having taken part to a number of oceanographic programmes (PROLIGO-ORSTOM, EUMELI-JGOFS). Mrs. Garnier has been working actively to the elaboration of the RIVESTRAHLER Model, and to other models of ecological functioning in lakes and reservoirs, in collaboration with Mr. Gilles Billen.

Besides her active participation to the coordination of the BINOCULARS Project, Mrs. Garnier was also the scientific coordinator of several national projects on river ecosytems (Ministry of Environment, CNRS) and of the international project on the MosSar Rivers (CE DGXII, CIPMS). She is actively participating to two projects in cooperation with Romania (Danube) and Vietnam (Red River).

Dr. Sci. Josette Garnier


Research Director
UMR Sisyphe-7619 - Structure and functioning of continental hydrosystems



Modeling Expert within DIMINISH Project
Dr. Sci. Gilles Billen


Research Director
UMR Sisyphe-7619 - Structure and functioning of continental hydrosystems



Modeling Expert within DIMINISH Project
Mr. Gilles BILLEN, Dr. Sci, previously working at the University of Brussels, where he was the leader of the Groupe de Microbiologie des Milieux Aquatiques (Group of Microbiology of Aquatic Systems), is since 1998 Research Director at the CNRS (UMR Sisyphe).

Mr. Billen has been active in the field of quantitative microbial ecology in marine, estuarine and freshwater environments, in relation with carbon and nutrient cycling.

Mr. Billen developed original approaches in ecological modelling, making the link between the physiology and population dynamics of micro-organisms and biogeochemical cycles of aquatic ecosystems. Together with Dr. C. Lancelot, he was the coordinator of several EC Projects on coastal eutrophication (Phaeocystis, contract EV4V 0102-B and STEP CT90 0062).

Since 1997, Mr. Billen is the director of the National Programme on the Seine River (PIREN-Seine). He also participates to the cooperation projects with Romania and Vietnam.

Mr. Emmanuel LEDOUX obtained his degree in mining engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1970 and his PhD in Water Sciences in 1980 from both Ecole des Mines and University Pierre et Marie Curie. He is concerned with research and teaching about modeling in hydrogeology applied to water resources, groundwater pollution, and waste disposal in deep and shallow geological formations.

Mr. Ledoux is at present the head of Centre d'Informatique Géologique at Ecole des Mines in Fontainebleau, which is linked to CNRS through joint research unit UMR 7619 Sisyphe. He is an active member of the National programme on the River Seine (PIREN-SEINE).

Emmanuel Ledoux


Engineer
Head of Centre d'Informatique Géologique - Ecole des Mines, Fontainebleau



Modeling Expert within DIMINISH Project