Anciens collaborateurs

Amael Paillex
Ancien collaborateur de l'Institut F.-A. Forel et du LEBA, Doctorant

Ancien collaborateur de l'Institut F.-A. Forel et du LEBA


General information

My interests concerns ecology and restoration ecology in large river floodplain. My field of expertise is diversity measurement, floodplain ecology, aquatic macroinvertebrates, hydrological connectivity, restoration ecology.

I successfully finished my PhD thesis and I am currently a post-doc reseacher at the University of Geneva. Since the first April 2010, I will be a post-doctorate at the University of Cambridge. In collaboration with Dr. David Aldridge, we will study the impact of large river floodplain restoration on alien species. I am looking for international collaborations and a new post-doc in aquatic ecology from 2012. If you are interested by a collaboration or have a proposal, please contact me by e-mail at amael.paillex[@]unige.ch

Biographical note

  • Ph.D. Sciences, University of Geneva (2010)
  • M.S. Natural Sciences of the Environment, University of Geneva and Lausanne (2005)
  • B.S. Biology, University of Lausanne (2002)

Publications :

Pdf version of papers available by sending e-mail request with your email address to: amael.paillex[@]unige.ch

Besacier-Monbertrand A.L., Paillex A. and E. Castella. (submitted). Short term impacts of lateral hydrological connectivity restoration on floodplain macroinvertebrates.

Paillex A. (2010). Aquatic Macroinvertebrates Diversity along the Lateral Dimension of a Large River Floodplain. Application to the Rhône River Restoration. PhD thesis. N° 4211. University of Geneva.

Besacier-Monbertrand A.L., Paillex A. and E. Castella. (2010). Alien aquatic macroinvertebrates along the lateral dimension of a large floodplain. Biological Invasions , 12, 2219–2231. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-009-9632-z

Paillex A., Dolédec S., Castella E. and S. Mérigoux. (2009). Large river floodplain restoration: predicting species richness and traits responses to the restoration of hydrological connectivity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46, 250-258. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01593.x

Paillex A., Castella E. and G. Carron. (2007). Aquatic macroinvertebrate response along a gradient of lateral connectivity in river floodplain channels. Journal of North American Benthological Society, 26, 779-796. DOI: 10.1899/06-12.1

Carron G., Paillex A. and E. Castella. (2007). The water beetles of the French upper Rhône floodplain near Belley (France: Ain, Savoie): inventory and preliminary observations on the effects of the restoration measures (in French). Bulletin of the Swiss Entomological Society, 80, 191-210 .

Castella E., Terrier A., Pellaud M. and A. Paillex. (2005). Anisus vorticulus (Troschel 1834) in the Upper-Rhône floodplain of France: a planorbid gastropod listed in the "Habitat Directive" (in French). Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon, 74(7), 255-269.

Paillex A. (2005). Etat de référence hydrobiologique de huit annexes fluviales avant restauration (Haut-Rhône français). Master thesis. N°108. Université de Genève.

Oral communications :

Paillex A. (2010). Aquatic diversity and floodplain restoration. To be connected or not? Ecology lunch talk. University of Cambridge. (England).

Paillex A. & E. Castella. (2009). Macroinvertebrates assemblages in floodplains: what can we predict from the hydrological connectivity? Workshop, The Scientific Scope to find mutual Solutions in Large River management and Restoration. (Vienna, Austria).

Paillex A. & E. Castella. (2009). Macroinvertebrates in the lateral dimension of a river floodplain: Challenges for restoration and conservation. 94th ESA Annual Meeting. (Albuquerque, United States of America).

Paillex A., Dolédec S. , Castella E. & S. Mérigoux. (2007). Invertebrates metrics for assessing lateral connectivity in a large alluvial floodplain. 5th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, SEFS5. (Palermo, Italy).

Paillex A., Castella E. & G. Carron. (2006). Macroinvertebrates diversity along a gradient of connectivity in a large river floodplain. 10th International Symposium on Regulated Rivers, TISORS. (Stirling, Scotland).

Posters :

Paillex A., Carron G., McCrae D., Monbertrand A.-L., Pellaud M., Rosset V., Silveira Rial E., Terrier A. & E. Castella. (2005). Les invertébrés aquatiques des zones alluviales, indicateurs de fonctionnement et de qualité, face aux enjeux de la restuaration. Congrès du Rhône. (Geneva, Switzerland).

Distinctions :

SIG Prize. (2010). Prix du Cinquentenaire des SIG. "Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Diversity along the Lateral Dimension of a Large River Floodplain. Application to the Rhône River Restoration."

SEFS Prize. (2007). 5th Symposium for European freshwater sciences. "Invertebrate metrics for assessing lateral connectivity in a large alluvial floodplain."

Rhone Conference Prize. (2006) "Les invertébrés aquatiques des zones alluviales, indicateurs de fonctionnement et de qualité, face aux enjeux de la restauration." 

Hydrobiology and Limnology Society Prize. (2005) "Etat de référence hydrobiologique de huit annexes fluviales avant restauration (Haut-Rhône français)."

 

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