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Nicolas Lamouroux

Research Director, Laboratory head
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Domaines de compétence

Development, test and transfer of hydraulic habitat models predicting the biological impacts of flow management in streams. Models apply at the reach and at the catchment scales. Statistical habtat models and software are currently used by consultants for defining environmental flows, in France and elsewhere.

International comparisons of relations between the biological traits of communities (fish, macro-invertebrates) and the physical habitat in streams.

Long-term tests of the effects of physical restoration of rivers on aquatic communities (e.g. Rhône River restoration; http://restaurationrhone.univ-lyon1.fr). Edition of a special issue on the topic.



PhDs & post-docs

Sophie Cauvy-Fraunié (Post-doc 2015-2017), Irstea and EDF, Symbolic analyses of fish-environment time series.

Laura Plichard (PhD 2016-2018, co-supervision H. Capra), AFB and Irstea, University Lyon 1. Revisiting multivariate fish habitat preferences.

Victor Bret (PhD 2012-2015, co-supervision H. Capra), EDF and Irstea, University Lyon 1. Hierarchical modeling of brown trout population dynamics in multiple reaches with different environmental characteristics (temperature, hydraulics).

Virginie Girard (PhD 2009-2012), Irstea, University Lyon 1 and Asconit-Consultants (Cifre grant). Statistical habitat models for the management of insular tropical rivers and steep alpine rivers.

Julien Bergé (PhD 2008-2012, co-supervision H. Capra), Irstea and University Lyon 1 (Irstea grant). Habitats and fish behavior in a hydrologically and thermally disturbed fluvial system, the Rhône.

Lise Vaudor (PhD 2007-2011), Irstea -Lyon and University Lyon 1 (Irstea grant). Statistical distributions of population abundance in ecology, estimated from small-sized samples.

Aurélie Blanck (PhD 2003-2007), Irstea -Lyon and University Lyon 1 (Irstea grant). Variability in life history traits of European freshwater fish, on different spatial scales and biological levels (population and species).

Franck Cattanéo (PhD 1998-2002), Irstea -Lyon and University Paul Sabatier-Toulouse (CEMAGREF grant). Influence of hydrology on fish populations and assemblages: myths and facts.

Projets (réalisés et en cours)

Statistical habitat software: Estimhab, Stathab, Fstress, Estimkart - http://www.irstea.fr/dynam

Rhône restoration: coordination of scientific monitoring - http://restaurationrhone.univ-lyon1.fr. Rhone River Restoration: visit the Freshwater Biology Special Issue - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fwb.2015.60.issue-6/issuetoc

European synthesis of restoration operations (ERA-NET "Forecaster" project) - http://forecaster.deltares.nl



Recent publications

* Lamouroux N., Gore J.A., Lepori F. & Statzner B. (2015) The ecological restoration of large rivers needs science-based, predictive tools meeting public expectations: an overview of the Rhône project. Freshwater Biology, 60, 1069-1084.
* Castella E., Beguin O., Besacier-Monbertrand A.-L., Hug Peter D., Lamouroux N., Mayor Siméant H. et al. (2015) Changes in benthic invertebrates and their prediction after the restoration of lateral connectivity in a large river floodplain. Freshwater Biology, 60, 1131-1146.
* Daufresne M., Veslot J., Capra H. , Carrel G., Poirel A., Olivier J.-M., lamouroux N. (2015) Fish community dynamics (1985-2010) in multiple reaches of a large river subjected to flow restoration and other environmental changes. Freshwater Biology, 60, 1176-1191.
* Vaudor L., Lamouroux N., Olivier J.-M. & Forcellini M. (2015) How sampling influences the statistical power to detect changes in abundance: an application to river restoration. Freshwater Biology, 60, 1192-1207
Mérigoux S., Forcellini M., Dessaix J., Fruget J.-F., Lamouroux N. & Statzner B. (2015) Testing predictions of changes in benthic invertebrate abundance and community structure after flow restoration in a large river (French Rhône). Freshwater Biology, 60, 1104-1117.
* Lamouroux N. & Olivier J.-M. (2015) Testing predictions of changes in fish abundance and community structure after flow restoration in four reaches of a large river (French Rhône). Freshwater Biology, 60, 1118-1130.
* Datry T. , Lamouroux N., Descloux S., Donon E. Baudoin J.M. (in press) Sediment hydraulic conductivity as a potential tool for large-scale monitoring of streambed clogging conditions. River Research and Applications.
* Morandi B., Piégay H., Lamouroux N., Vaudor L. (2014) How is success or failure in river restoration projects evaluated? Feedback from French restoration projects. Journal of Environmental Management, 137, 178-188.
*Girard V., Lamouroux N., Mons R. (2014) Modeling point velocity and depth statistical distributions in steep tropical and alpine stream reaches. Water Resources Research, 50, 427–439.
* Lamouroux N., Pella H., Snelder T.H., Sauquet E., Lejot J., Shankar U. (2014) Uncertainty models for estimates of physical characteristics of river segments over large areas. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 50, 1-13.
* Girard V., Monti D., Valade P., Lamouroux N., Mallet J.P., Grondin H. (2014). Hydraulic preferences of shrimps and fishes in tropical insular rivers. River Research and Applications, 30, 766-779.
* Snelder T.H., Datry T., Lamouroux N., Larned S.T., Sauquet E., Pella H., Catalogne C. (2013) Regionalization of patterns of flow intermittence from gauging station records. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 2685-2699.
* Girard V., Le Goulven P., Calvez R., Lamouroux N. (2013) Velocity and depth distributions in stream reaches: testing European models in tropical Andean highlands. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139, 794–798.
* Lamouroux N., Mérigoux S., Dolédec S., Snelder T.H. (2013) Transferability of hydraulic preference models of aquatic macroinvertebrates. River Research and Applications, 29, 933-937.


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