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Agrohydrology team
 Tél : (+33) 02 23 48 52 27
 Fax : (+33) 02 23 48 54 30
 Joint Unit INRA & Agrocampus
 Soil Agro and hydrosystem
 65, rue de St-Brieuc
 CS 84215
 35042 Rennes Cedex - France

Senior Scientist


  • Join scientific director at the scientific direction in Environment in Inra. Soil and Water domain. Contributing to Agroecologie domain.  
  • Research topic: Transfer of water and chemical elements or particles in rural catchments. Dominant subsurface flow catchments. Solute transfer time. Coupling with biogeochemical processes (C,N P) (ORE Agrhys). Development of agro-hydrological models (Dream  and Acassya). Devlopment of the Nutting Models at Nationale scale (N and P emissions). Climate change and water quality (Climaster project). Landscape and agricultural management for water quality preservation (Territ_eau)


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Recent publications (2010-2015)

Delmas, M.; Saby, N.; Arrouays, D.; Dupas, R.; Lemercier, B.; Pellerin, S.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2015. Explaining and mapping total phosphorus content in French topsoils. Soil Use and Management. 31 (2), 259-269 10.1111/sum.12192

Dupas, R.; Delmas, M.; Dorioz, J.M.; Garnier, J.; Moatar, F.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2015. Assessing the impact of agricultural pressures on N and P loads and eutrophication risk. Ecological Indicators. 48, 396-407 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.08.007

Dupas, R.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Gilliet, N.; Grimaldi, C.; Gruau, G. 2015. Distinct export dynamics for dissolved and particulate phosphorus reveal independent transport mechanisms in an arable headwater catchment. Hydrological Processes. 29 (14), 3162-3178 10.1002/hyp.10432

Dupas, R.; Gruau, G.; Gu, S.; Humbert, G.; Jaffrezic, A.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2015. Groundwater control of biogeochemical processes causing phosphorus release from riparian wetlands. Water Research. 84, 307-314 10.1016/j.watres.2015.07.048

Dupas, R.; Parnaudeau, V.; Reau, R.; Jeuffroy, M.H.; Durand, P.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2015. Integrating local knowledge and biophysical modeling to assess nitrate losses from cropping systems in drinking water protection areas. Environmental Modelling & Software. 69, 101-110 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.03.009

Durand, P.; Moreau, P.; Salmon-Monviola, J.; Ruiz, L.; Vertes, F.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2015. Modelling the interplay between nitrogen cycling processes and mitigation options in farming catchments. Journal of Agricultural Science. 153 (6), 959-974 10.1017/s0021859615000258

Dusseux, P.; Zhao, Y.L.; Cordier, M.O.; Corpetti, T.; Delaby, L.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Hubert-Moy, L. 2015. PaturMata, a model to manage grassland under climate change. Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 35 (3), 1087-1093 10.1007/s13593-015-0295-0

Fovet, O.; Ruiz, L.; Faucheux, M.; Molenat, J.; Sekhar, M.; Vertes, F.; Aquilina, L.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Durand, P. 2015. Using long time series of agricultural-derived nitrates for estimating catchment transit times. Journal of Hydrology. 522, 603-617 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.030

Fovet, O.; Ruiz, L.; Hrachowitz, M.; Faucheux, M.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2015. Hydrological hysteresis and its value for assessing process consistency in catchment conceptual models. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 19 (1), 105-123 10.5194/hess-19-105-2015

Levain, A.; Vertes, F.; Ruiz, L.; Delaby, L.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Barbier, M. 2015. 'I am an Intensive Guy': The Possibility and Conditions of Reconciliation Through the Ecological Intensification Framework. Environmental Management. 56 (5), 1184-1198 10.1007/s00267-015-0548-3

Ruiz, L.; Sekhar, M.; Thomas, A.; Badiger, S.; Bergez, J.E.; Buis, S.; Corgne, S.; Riotte, J.; Raynal, H.; Bandhyopadhya, S.; Gascuel, C. 2015. Adaptation of irrigated agriculture to climate change: trans-disciplinary modelling of a watershed in South India. PIAHS Proceedings of the IAHS. 366, 137-138

Aubert, A.H.; Kirchner, J.W.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Faucheux, M.; Gruau, G.; Merot, P. 2014. Fractal Water Quality Fluctuations Spanning the Periodic Table in an Intensively Farmed Watershed. Environmental science & technology. 48 (2), 930-937

Hrachowitz, M.; Fovet, O.; Ruiz, L.; Euser, T.; Gharari, S.; Nijzink, R.; Freer, J.; Savenije, H.H.G.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2014. Process consistency in models: The importance of system signatures, expert knowledge, and process complexity. Water Resources Research. 50 (9), 7445-7469 10.1002/2014wr015484

Schoumans, O.F.; Chardon, W.J.; Bechmann, M.E.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Hofman, G.; Kronvang, B.; Rubaek, G.H.; Ulen, B.; Dorioz, J.M. 2014. Mitigation options to reduce phosphorus losses from the agricultural sector and improve surface water quality: A review. Science of the Total Environment. 468, 1255-1266 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.08.061

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

Aubert, A.H.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; 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

Aubert, A.H.; Tavenard, R.; Emonet, R.; de Lavenne, A.; Malinowski, S.; Guyet, T.; Quiniou, R.; Odobez, J.M.; Merot, P.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2013. Clustering flood events from water quality time series using Latent Dirichlet Allocation model. Water Resources Research. 49 (12), 8187-8199 10.1002/2013wr014086

Bergez, J.E.; Chabrier, P.; Gary, C.; Jeuffroy, M.N.; Makowski, D.; Quesnel, G.; Ramat, E.; Raynal, H.; Rousse, N.; Wallach, D.; Debaeke, P.; Durand, P.; Duru, M.; Dury, J.; Faverdin, P.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Garcia, F. 2013. An open platform to build, evaluate and simulate integrated models of farming and agro-ecosystems. Environmental Modelling & Software. 39, 39-49 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.03.011

Dupas, R.; Curie, F.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Moatar, F.; Delmas, M.; Parnaudeau, V.; Durand, P. 2013. Assessing N emissions in surface water at the national level: Comparison of country-wide vs. regionalized models. Science of the Total Environment. 443, 152-162

Molenat, J.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Aquilina, L.; Ruiz, L. 2013. Use of gaseous tracers (CFCs and SF6) and transit-time distribution spectrum to validate a shallow groundwater transport model. Journal of Hydrology. 480, 1-9 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.11.043

Moreau, P.; Ruiz, L.; Vertès, F.; Baratte, C.; Delaby, L.; Faverdin, P.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Piquemal, B.; Ramat, E.; Salmon-Monviola, J.; Durand, P. 2013. CASIMOD’N: An agro-hydrological distributed model of catchment-scale nitrogen dynamics integrating farming system decisions. Agricultural Systems. 118, 41-51 10.1016/j.agsy.2013.02.007

Salmon-Monviola, J.; Moreau, P.; Benhamou, C.; Durand, P.; Merot, P.; Oehler, F.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2013. Effect of climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 on hydrological and nitrogen cycling in an intensive agricultural headwater catchment in western France. Climatic Change. 120 (1-2), 433-447 10.1007/s10584-013-0828-y

Trepos, R.; Salleb-Aouissi, A.; Cordier, M.O.; Masson, V.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2013. Building actions from classification rules. Knowledge and Information Systems. 34 (2), 267-298 10.1007/s10115-011-0466-5

Leenhardt, D.; Therond, O.; Cordier, M.O.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Reynaud, A.; Durand, P.; Bergez, J.E.; Clavel, L.; Masson, V.; Moreau, P. 2012. A generic framework for scenario exercises using models applied to water-resource management. Environmental Modelling & Software. 37, 125-133

Moreau, P.; Ruiz, L.; Raimbault, T.; Vertès, F.; Cordier, M.O.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Masson, V.; Salmon-Monviola, J.; Durand, P. 2012. Modeling the potential benefits of catch-crop introduction in fodder crop rotations in a Western Europe landscape. Science of the Total Environment. 437, 276-284

Sreelash, K.; Sekhar, M.; Ruiz, L.; Tomer, S.K.; Guérif, M.; Buis, S.; Durand, P.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2012. Parameter estimation of a two-horizon soil profile by combining crop canopy and surface soil moisture observations using GLUE. Journal of Hydrology. 456-457, 57-67

Trépos, R.; Masson, V.; Cordier, M.O.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Salmon-Monviola, J. 2012. Mining simulation data by rule induction to determine critical source areas of stream water pollution by herbicides. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 86, 75-88

Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Aurousseau, P.; Doray, T.; Squividant, H.; Macary, F.; Uny, D.; Grimaldi, C. 2011. Incorporating landscape features to obtain an object-oriented landscape drainage network representing the connectivity of surface flow pathways over rural catchments. Hydrological Processes. 25 (23), 3625-3636

Rouxel, M.; Molenat, J.; Ruiz, L.; Legout, C.; Faucheux, M.; Gascuel-Odoux, C. 2011. Seasonal and spatial variation in groundwater quality along the hillslope of an agricultural research catchment (Western France). Hydrological Processes. 25 (6), 831-841

Salmon-Monviola, J.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Garcia, F.; Tortrat, F.; Cordier, M.O.; Masson, V.; Trepos, R. 2011. Simulating the effect of technical and environmental constraints on the spatio-temporal distribution of herbicide applications and stream losses. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 140 (3-4), 382-394 10.1016/j.agee.2010.12.022

Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Aurousseau, P.; Durand, P.; Ruiz, L.; Molenat, J. 2010. The role of climate on inter-annual variation in stream nitrate fluxes and concentrations. Science of the Total Environment. 408 (23), 5657-5666

Gascuel-Odoux, C.; Weiler, M.; Molenat, J. 2010. Effect of the spatial distribution of physical aquifer properties on modelled water table depth and stream discharge in a headwater catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 14 (7), 1179-1194