Vuilleumier, Cécile

PhD student


My research interest lies in particles transport in karstic aquifers. My field investigations are focused on the Milandre site (Jura, Switzerland), in particular turbidity peaks associated with flood events.

The suspended solids transported during storms may originate from soils or from the re-mobilisation of intra-karstic sediments. Important accumulation of clays are observed inside the cave and long-term observations suggest significant deposition and erosion processes of these sediments.

My study aims at characterizing the dynamics of particles fluxes within the Milandre system. The field investigations include a network of water-level probes placed across the epiphreatic zone, tracer tests, turbidity and organic fluorescence monitoring at the springs, fecal bacteria and particle size analyses of underground and spring waters.



Teaching Responsibilities

Coordinator of the MSc in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

Assistant for the General Geology courses of the BSc in Natural Systems


2011: MSc in Hydrogeology and Geothermics, University of Neuchâtel

2009: BSc in Earth Sciences, University of Neuchâtel



C Vuilleumier, A Borghi, P Renard, D Ottowitz, A Schiller, R Supper, F Cornaton. A method fot the stochastic modeling of karstic systems accounting for geophysical data: an example of application in the region of Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), Hydrogeology Journal 21 (3), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10040-012-0944-1



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Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
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