Gregoire Mariethoz

Academic Experience

  • 10.2014 – present: Professor Assistant, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 07.2014 – 10.2014: Senior Scientist, Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 07.2011 – 06.2014: Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 10.2010 – 06.2011: Research Fellow, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 10.2009 – 09.2010: Postdoctoral researcher, Energy Resources Engineering department, Stanford University, USA.
  • 10.2006 – 08.2009: PhD student and research assistant, Centre of Hydrogeology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Educational Background

  • 2009: Ph.D. Hydrogeology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
    Thesis title: Geological stochastic imaging for aquifer characterization.
  • 2006: Postgraduate Hydrogeologist (equivalent MAS), University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  • 2003: M.Sc. Anthropology, Geology and French, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Awards and honors

  • 2018: Distinguished Lecturer of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences for year 2018.
  • 2012-2016: Keynote presentations at 6 international conferences.
  • 2013: Vistelius Research Award, International Association for Mathematical Geosciences.
  • 2012: Featured researcher, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.
  • 2011: Best Paper Award, 1st Conference on Spatial Statistics 2011, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • 2008: Swiss National Science Foundation, Young Researcher Fellowship.
  • 2006: Postgraduate hydrogeologist, head of the list.
  • 2003: M.Sc. Graduated with distinction.

Research projects

  • 2017: A state of the art UAV system for hyperspectral, thermal and LIDAR mapping. CHF 100’000. Swiss National Science Foundation (206021_170753). R’Equip project. Co-applicant.
  • 2016-2019: Extracting new information from old satellite imagery by using n->m colorization. CHF 193’918. Swiss National Science Foundation (200021_162882). Division II project. Main applicant.
  • 2016-2019: Integrating spatial predictions of vegetation, soils, geomorphology and hydrology for improved assessment of ecosystem services under climate change. CHF 752’644. Swiss National Science Foundation (CR23I2_162754). Interdisciplinary project. Co-applicant.
  • 2016: Herbette Foundation grant for inviting a visiting scholar to the University of Lausanne: Prof. Mohammad J. Abdollahifard, to work on topics of optimization-based approaches for interpolation and inverse problem. CHF 14’400. Main applicant.
  • 2015-2018: Fusing multiple sources of remote sensing data using textural information: high-resolution, high-frequency monitoring in alpine environments. CHF 200’408. Swiss National Science Foundation (200021_159756). Division II project. Main applicant.
  • 2013-2014: Data-Centric Groundwater Modelling. A$167’004. Project funded by NICTA (National Information and Communication Technology Australia). Main applicant.
  • 2012: University of New South Wales Equipment grant, The use of 3D printers for physical modeling of hydrological processes. AUD 32’000. Main applicant.
  • 2011: University of New South Wales Equipment grant, Upgrade of Water Research Laboratory well tank for study of aquifer heterogeneity. AUD 27’182. Main applicant.
  • 2011-2014: National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), Australian Research Council (ARC). Chief investigator in Subprogram 1A: Linking Geological and Hydrogeological Processes. AUD 250’000.
  • 2011-2014: Swiss National Science Foundation (200021_134614/1). Division II project. Stochastic simulation of climatic data with the Direct Sampling method. CHF 169’680. Co-author of the proposal and partner investigator.
  • 2011-2013: Swiss National Science Foundation (CRSI22_132249/1). Sinergia project. Integrated methods for stochastic ensemble aquifer modeling (ENSEMBLE, CHF 926’184. Co-author of the proposal and partner investigator.
  • 2009-2010: Swiss National Science Foundation (PBNEP2-124334). Young researcher fellowship. Developing and applying a stochastic methodology for aquifer characterization. CHF 82’645, backed by a US$ 10’000 stipend from Stanford University. Author of the proposal and chief investigator.


Courses taught

  • 2017 – now: University of Lausanne: Géographie: milieu, espace, territoire. 18 hours of lectures/year, 150+ undergraduate students.
  • 2017: University of Copenhagen: Introduction to the theory and practice of Multiple-Point Statistics, International PhD course (4 days intensive course).
  • 2015 – now: University of Lausanne: Remote Sensing of Earth Systems. 32 hours of lectures/year, 30 postgraduate students.
  • 2015 – now: University of Lausanne: Télédétection / Remote Sensing. 84 hours of lectures/year, 120 undergraduate students.
  • 2014: ETH Zürich: Hydrogeologie und Quartärgeologie. 14 hours of lecture, 30 undergraduate students.
  • 2014: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Crash-course on multiple-point geostatistics (one day).
  • 2012 – 2013: University of New South Wales: Surface Water Hydrology (CVEN9610). 48 hours of lecture/year, 40 postgraduate students. Main course coordinator.
  • 2011 – 2013: University of New South Wales: Water Resources Modeling (CVEN4501/CVEN9612). 32 hours of lecture/year, 40 postgraduate students. Main course coordinator.
  • 2012 – 2013: University of New South Wales: Water Resources Engineering (CVEN3501). 30 hours of lecture/year, 450 undergraduate students.
  • 2012 – 2013: University of New South Wales: Special topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering: Data Mining, inference and Prediction (CVEN9901). 12 hours of lecture/year, 10 doctoral students.
  • 2012 – 2013: University of New South Wales: Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management (CVEN9611). 4 hours of lecture/year, 20 postgraduate students.
  • 2011: University of New South Wales: Geological modeling and geostatistics (GEOS9634). 20 hours of lecture, 20 postgraduate students.
  • 2011: University of New South Wales: Civil Engineering Practice (CVEN3031). 1 hour of lecture, 300 undergraduate students.
  • 2011 – 2012: University of New South Wales: Fundamentals of Geology – Introduction to Hydrogeology (GEOS1111, P. Lennox). 2 hours of lecture/yeas, 200 undergraduate students.
  • 2010: Stanford University: Geostatistics for Spatial Phenomena (GES240, A. Journel). 4 hours of lecture, 20 postgraduate students.
  • 2009: University of Neuchatel: Sedimentology, practical classes (A. Drijska). 4 hours, 20 undergraduate students.
  • 2007 – 2009: University of Neuchatel: Hydrogeology field trips. 1 week every year, 20-30 postgraduate students
  • 2007 – 2009: University of Neuchatel: Lectures and practical classes in reservoir modeling (P. Renard). 4 hours yearly, 20-30 postgraduate students.
  • 2007 – 2008: University of Neuchatel: Pumping tests, practical classes (P. Renard). 4 hours yearly, 20-30 postgraduate students.

Professional service

Editorial roles:

  • 2016 – present: Co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Computers & Geosciences.
  • 2015 – present: Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Spatial Statistics.
  • 2013 – 2016: Associate editor for the journal Hydrogeology Journal.
  • 2014 – 2016: Associate editor for the journal Groundwater.
  • 2013 – 2014: Joint editor for two special issues of the journal Mathematical Geosciences.

Reviewer for the journals:

Water Resources Research, Mathematical Geosciences, Remote Sensing of environment, Journal of Hydrology, Computers & Geosciences, Ground Water, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Hydrogeology Journal, Environmental Modelling & Software, Advances in Water Resources, Quaternary Science Reviews, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Environmental Science & Technology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Spatial Statistics, International Journal of Coal Geology, ICE Water Management, Natural Resources Research, Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, WIRES Water, AGU books, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, and more…

Organization of conferences

  • 2016: Member of scientific committee and session chair, Xth International Geostatistics Congress, Valencia, Spain, September 5-9, 2016.
  • 2016: Member of scientific committee, 11th GeoENV Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 6-8, 2016.
  • 2015: Session chair (“Global Change”), Spatial Statistics Conference, Avignon, France, 9-12 June 2015.
  • 2014: Member of the scientific committee, Xth geoENV conference, Paris, 9-11 July 2014.
  • 2012: Member of the scientific committee, IXth geoENV conference on geostatistics for environmental applications, Valencia, Spain, 19-21 September 2012.
  • 2012: Session chair, the 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 5-10 August 2012.
  • 2012: Session chair (2 sessions), The 9th International Geostatistics Congress, Oslo, Norway, 11–15 June 2012.
  • 2010: Session chair, IAHR International Groundwater Symposium, Valencia, Spain, 22 – 24 September 2010.


Citation metrics:

Published peer-reviewed papers

(note: # indicates work with G. Mariethoz as main supervisor/coordinator of the research project)


  • Mariethoz G, Caers J, Multiple-Point Geostatistics: stochastic modeling with training images (2014), Wiley-Blackwell, 384 pages, ISBN: 978-1-118-66275-5 (


  • Mariethoz G, When should we use multiple-point geostatistics?, Handbook of Mathematical Geosciences: Fifty Years of IAMG, Springer (in press).
  • #Benoit L, Mariethoz G, Allard D (2018). Stochastic rainfall modelling at sub-kilometer scale, part 1: parameter inference and simulation, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2018WR022817 (in press).
  • Mariethoz G, Karssenberg D, Grana D (2018), Who cares about impact factor?, Computers & Geosciences, 115(iii-iv), doi: 10.1016/S0098-3004(18)30374-1.
  • Jiang Z, Xu T, Mariethoz G (2018), Numerical investigation on the implications of spring temperature and discharge rate with respect to the geothermal background in a fault zone, Hydrogeology Journal, doi: 10.1007/s10040-018-1769-3, (in press, accepted 30/3/2018).
  • Chen Q, Liu G, Ma X, Mariethoz G, Tian Y, Weng Z (2018). Local curvature entropy-based 3D terrain representation using a comprehensive Quadtree, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 139, 30-45, doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.03.001.
  • Nussbaumer R, Gravey M, Mariethoz G, Gloaguen E, Holliger K (2018). Accelerating Sequential Gaussian Simulation with a constant path, Computers & Geosciences, 112: 121-132, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.12.006.
  • #Mahmud K, Mariethoz G, Baker A, Treble P (2018). Hydrological characterization of cave drip waters in a porous limestone: Golgotha Cave, Western Australia, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-2017-127, 22, 977-988, doi: 10.5194/hess-2017-127.
  • Nussbaumer R, Mariethoz G, Gloaguen E, Holliger K (2018), Which path to choose in Sequential Gaussian Simulation?, Mathematical Geosciences, 50(97), doi: 10.1007/s11004-017-9699-5.


  • Oriani F, Ohana-Levi N, Marra F, Straubhaar J, Mariethoz G, Renard P, Karnieli A, Morin E (2017). Simulating small-scale rainfall fields conditioned by weather state and elevation: A data-driven approach based on rainfall radar images, Water Resources Research, 53(10), 8512-8532, doi: 10.1002/2017WR020876.
  • #Castilla-Rho J, Rojas R, Andersen M, Holley C, Mariethoz G (2017). Unravelling tipping points in global groundwater management, Nature Human Behaviour, doi: 10.1038/s41562-017-0181-7. Featured article on cover and in editorial.
  • Mariethoz G, Pebesma E (2017). Nurturing a growing field: Computers & Geosciences, Computers & Geosciences (107), A1-A2, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.08.006.
  • Yin G, Mariethoz G, Sun Y, McCabe M (2017). Comparison of Gap-filling Approaches for Landsat-7 Satellite Data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(23): 6653-6679. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2017.1363432.
  • Jeong C, Mukerji T, Mariethoz G (2017). A fast approximation for seismic inverse modeling: Adaptive Spatial Resampling, Mathematical Geosciences, 49(7), 845-869, doi: 10.1007/s11004-017-9693-y.
  • Achtziger-Zupančič, P, Loew S, Mariethoz G (2017). A new Global Data Base to Improve Predictions of Permeability Distribution in Crystalline Rocks at Site Scale, Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 122, 3513–3539, doi: 10.1002/2017JB014106.
  • Oriani F, Mehrotra R, Mariethoz G, Straubhaar J, Sharma A, Renard P (2017). Simulating rainfall time-series: how to account for statistical variability at multiple scales, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s00477-017-1414-z.
  • Koch J, Mendiguren G, Mariethoz G, Stisen S (2017). Spatial sensitivity analysis of simulated land-surface patterns in a catchment model using a set of innovative spatial performance metrics. Journal of Hydrometeorology 18(4), 1121–1142, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0148.1.
  • Pirot G, Linde N, Mariethoz G, Bradford J (2017). Probabilistic Inversion with Graph Cuts: Application to the Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site. Water Resources Research, 53(2), doi: 10.1002/2016WR019347.
  • #Benoit L, Mariethoz G (2017). A review of geostatistical methods for rainfall modeling. WIRES Water, 4(2), e1199, doi: 10.1002/wat2.1199.
  • Yin G, McCabe M, Mariethoz G (2017). Gap-filling of Landsat 7 imagery using the Direct Sampling method. Remote Sensing 9(1), 12, doi:10.3390/rs9010012.


  • Oriani F, Borghi A, Straubhaar J, Mariethoz G, Renard P (2016). Missing data simulation inside flow rate time-series using multiple-point statistics. Environmental Modelling and Software 86, 264-276, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.10.002.
  • Achtziger-Zupančič P, Loew S, Hiller A, Mariethoz G (2016). 3D Fluid Flow in Fault Zones of Crystalline Basement Rocks (Poehla-Tellerhaeuser Ore Field, Ore Mountains, Germany). Geofluids 16(4), 688–710, doi: 1111/gfl.12192.
  • Hasan M, Sharma A, Johnson F, Mariethoz G, Seed A (2016). Merging radar and in-situ rainfall measurements: an assessment of different combination algorithms. Water Resources Research 52(10), 8384–8398, doi:10.1002/2015WR018441.
  • Hasan M, Sharma A, Johnson F, Mariethoz G, Seed A (2016). Improving radar rainfall estimation by merging point rainfall measurements within a model combination framework. Advances in Water Resources 97, 205-218, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.09.011.
  • #Li X, Mariethoz G, DeTang L, Linde N (2016). Patch-based iterative geostatistical simulation using graph cuts. Water Resources Research 52, 6297–6320, doi:10.1002/2015WR018378.
  • Bai H, Ge, Y, Mariethoz G (2016). Utilizing spatial association analysis to determine the number of multiple grids for multiple-point statistics, Spatial Statistics 17(83-104), doi: 10.1016/j.spasta.2016.06.003.
  • Jiang Z, Mariethoz G, Schrank C, Cox M, Timms W (2016). Mapping the hydraulic connection between coalbed and the adjacent aquifer: an example of coal seam gas resource area, north Galilee Basin, Australia. Hydrogeology Journal 24(8), 2143-2155, doi: 10.1007/s10040-016-1447-2.
  • Jiménez S, Mariethoz G, Brauchler R, Bayer P (2016). Smart pilot points using reversible-jump Markov-chain Monte Carlo, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017922.
  • Jiang Z, Mariethoz G, Raiber M, Cox M, Timms W (2016). Application of 1D paleo-fluvial process modeling at a basin-scale to augment sparse borehole data: example of a Permian formation in the Galilee Basin, Australia. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10747.
  • Abdollahifard M, Mariethoz G, Pourfard M (2016). Improving In-Situ Data Acquisition Using Training Images and a Bayesian Mixture Model. Computers & Geosciences 91, 49-63, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.03.009.
  • Laloy E, Linde N, Jacques D, Mariethoz G (2016). Merging parallel tempering with sequential geostatistical resampling for improved posterior exploration of high-dimensional subsurface categorical fields. Advances in Water Resources 90, 57-69, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.02.008.
  • Straubhaar J, Renard P, Mariethoz G (2016). Conditioning multiple-point statistics simulations to block data. Spatial Statistics 16, 53-71, doi: 10.1016/j.spasta.2016.02.005.
  • Zahner T, Lochbühler T, Mariethoz G, Linde N (2016). Image Synthesis with Graph Cuts: A Fast Model Proposal Mechanism in Probabilistic Inversion. Geophysical Journal International 204, 1179-1190, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv517.
  • #Mahmud K, Mariethoz G, Baker A, Treble P, Markowska M, McGuire L (2016). Estimation of deep infiltration in unsaturated limestone environments using cave lidar and drip count data, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 20, 359-373, doi:10.5194/hess-20-359-2016.
  • Markowska M, Baker A, Jex C, Graham P, Cuthbert M, Rau G, Andersen M, Rutlidge H, Marjo C, Mariethoz G, Treble P, Edwards N (2016). Semi-arid zone caves: Evaporation and hydrological controls on δ18O drip water composition and implications for speleothem paleoclimate reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews 131(B) 285-301, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.024.
  • Jones M, Cuthbert M, Leng M, McGowan S, Mariethoz G, Arrowsmith C, Sloane H, Humphrey K, Cross, I (2016). Comparisons of observed and modelled lake δ18O variability, Quaternary Science Reviews 131(B) 329-340, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.09.012.


  • #Castilla-Rho J, Mariethoz G, Rojas R, Andersen M, Kelly B (2015). FlowLogo: An agent-based platform for simulating complex human-aquifer interactions in managed groundwater systems, Environmental Modelling & Software 73, 305-323, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.08.018.
  • #Jha S, Mariethoz G, Mathews G, Vial J, Kelly BFJ (2015), Influence of Alluvial Morphology on Upscaled Hydraulic Conductivity, Groundwater, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12378.
  • #Jha S, Mariethoz G, Evans J, McCabe M, Sharma A (2015). A space and time scale-dependent nonlinear geostatistical approach for downscaling daily precipitation and temperature. Water Resources Research 51(8), 6244-6261, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016729.
  • Mariethoz G, Straubhaar J, Renard P, Chugunova T, Biver P (2015), Constraining distance-based multipoint simulations to proportions and trends. Environmental Modelling & Software 72, 184-197, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.07.007.
  • Mariethoz G, Linde N, Jougnot D, Rezaee H (2015). Feature-preserving interpolation and filtering of environmental time series. Environmental Modelling & Software, 72, 71-76, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.07.001.
  • #Mahmud K, Mariethoz G, Treble P, Baker A (2015), Terrestrial Lidar Survey and Morphological Analysis to Identify Infiltration Properties in the Tamala Limestone, Western Australia, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2451088.
  • Bayer P, Comunian A, Höyng D, Mariethoz G (2015), Three-dimensional multi-facies realizations of sedimentary reservoir and aquifer analogs. Scientific Data (Nature publishing), 2(150033), doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.33.
  • Baker A, Hellstrom J, Kelly B, Mariethoz G, Trouet V (2015), A composite annual-resolution stalagmite record of North Atlantic climate over the last three millennia. Scientific Reports (Nature publishing), 5(10307), doi:10.1038/srep10307.
  • Jiang Z, Mariethoz G, Farrell T, Schrank C, Cox M (2015), Characterization of alluvial formation by stochastic modelling of paleo-fluvial processes: the concept and method. Journal of Hydrology 524, 367-377, doi: 1016/j.jhydrol.2015.03.007.
  • #Mahmud K, Mariethoz G, Baker A, Sharma A (2015), Integrating Multiple Scales of Hydraulic Conductivity Measurements in Training Image-Based Stochastic Models. Water Resources Research 50, 3088-3107, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016150.


  • #Jha S, Comunian A, Mariethoz G, Kelly BFJ (2014). Parameterization of training images for aquifer 3D facies modeling integrating geological interpretations and statistical inference. Water Resources Research 50(10), 7731-7749, doi: 10.1002/2013WR014949.
  • Hasan M, Sharma A, Johnson F, Mariethoz G, Seed A (2014). Correcting bias in radar Z-R relationships due to uncertainty in point raingauge networks, Journal of Hydrology 519B(1668-1676), doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.060.
  • Oriani F, Straubhaar J, Renard P, Mariethoz G (2014). Simulation of rainfall time-series from different climatic regions using the Direct Sampling technique, Hydrology Earth System Science 11(3), 3213-3247, doi:10.5194/hessd-11-3213-2014.
  • #Pérez C, Mariethoz G, Ortiz J (2014). Verifying the high-order consistency of training images with data for multiple-point geostatistics, Computers & Geosciences 70, 190-205, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2014.06.001.
  • Cuthbert M, Rau G, Andersen M, Roshan H, Rutlidge H, Marjo C, Markowska M, Jex C, Graham P, Mariethoz G, Acworth I, Baker A (2014). Evaporative cooling of speleothem drip water, Scientific Reports (Nature publishing) 4, 5162, doi:10.1038/srep05162.
  • #Mahmud K, Mariethoz G, Caers J, Tahmasebi P, Baker A (2014). Simulation of Earth textures by Conditional Image Quilting, Water Resources Research 50(4), p. 3088-3107, doi: 10.1002/2013WR015069.
  • Mariethoz G, Comunian A, Irarrazaval I, Renard P (2014). Analog-based meandering river simulation, Water Resources Research 50(2), p. 836-854, doi: 10.1002/2013WR013730.
  • Rutlidge H, Baker A, Marjo C, Andersen M, Graham P, Cuthbert M, Rau G, Roshan H, Markowska M, Mariethoz G, Jex C (2014). Dripwater organic matter and trace element geochemistry in a semi-arid karst environment: implications for speleothem paleoclimatology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 135, p.217-230, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.03.036.
  • Mariethoz G, Lefebvre S (2014). Bridges between multiple-point geostatistics and texture synthesis, Computers & Geosciences 66, p. 66-80, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2014.01.001.
  • Mariethoz G, Renard P (2014), Special Issue on 20 Years of Multiple-Point Statistics: Part 2, Mathematical Geosciences 46(5), p. 517-518.
  • Renard P, Mariethoz G (2014), Special Issue on 20 Years of Multiple-Point Statistics: Part 1, Mathematical Geosciences 46(2), p. 129-131.
  • Comunian A, Jha S, Giambastiani B, Mariethoz G, Kelly B (2014). Training images from process-imitating methods, Mathematical Geosciences 46(2), p. 241-260.
  • #Castilla-Rho J, Mariethoz G, Andersen M, Kelly BFJ (2014). Stochastic reconstruction of paleovalley bedrock morphology from sparse datasets, Environmental Modelling & Software, 53, p. 35-52, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.10.025.
  • Meerschman E, van Meirvenne M, Mariethoz G, Islam M, De Smedt P, Van de Vijver E, Saey T (2014). Using bivariate multiple-point statistics and proximal soil sensor data to map fossil ice-wedge polygons, Geoderma 213, p.571-577, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.01.016.
  • Tahmasebi P, Mariethoz G (2014). Geostatistics Applications in Hydrology. In: Handbook of Engineering Hydrology: Modeling, Climate Change, and Variability, pp 277-296, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9781466552463.


  • #Jha S, Mariethoz G, Kelly BFJ (2013). Bathymetry fusion using multiple-point geostatistics: novelty and challenges in representing non-stationary bedforms, Environmental Modelling & Software 50, p.66-76, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.09.001.
  • Jiang Z, Mariethoz G, Taulis M, Cox M (2013). Determination of vertical hydraulic conductivity of aquitards in a multilayered leaky system using water-level signals in adjacent aquifers, Journal of Hydrology 500, p.170-182, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.07.030.
  • Bertoncello A, Sun T, Li H, Mariethoz G, Caers J (2013). Conditioning a surface-based model to wells and thickness data, Mathematical Geosciences 45(7), 873-893, doi: 10.1007/s11004-013-9455-4.
  • Ershadi A, McCabe M, Evans J, Mariethoz G, Kavetski D (2013). A Bayesian analysis of sensible heat flux estimation: quantifying uncertainty in meteorological forcing to improve model prediction, Water Resources Research 49(5), 2343-2358, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20231.
  • Jiang Z, Schrank C, Mariethoz G, Cox M (2013). Permeability estimation conditioned to geophysical downhole log data in sandstones of the northern Galilee Basin, Queensland: methods and application, Journal of Applied Geophysics 93, 43-51, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2013.03.008.
  • #Jha S, Mariethoz G, Evans J, McCabe M (2013). Demonstration of a geostatistical approach to physically-consistent downscaling of climate modeling simulations, Water Resources Research 49(1), 245-259, doi:10.1029/2012WR012602. Featured article
  • #Rezaee H, Mariethoz G, Koneshloo M, Asghari O (2013). Multiple-point geostatistical simulation using the bunch-pasting direct sampling method, Computers & Geosciences 52, 293-308, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2013.01.020.
  • Meerschman E, Pirot G, Mariethoz G, Straubhaar J, Van Merivenne M, Renard P (2013). A Practical Guide to Performing Multiple-Point Geostatistical Simulations with the Direct Sampling Algorithm, Computers & Geosciences 52, 307-324, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.09.019.


  • Mariethoz G, Baker A, Sivakumar B, Hartland A, Graham P (2012). Chaos and irregularity in karst percolation, Geophysical Research Letters 39(L23305), doi:10.1029/2012GL054270.
  • Mariethoz G, McCabe M, Renard P (2012). Spatiotemporal reconstruction of gaps in multivariate fields using the direct sampling approach. Water Resources Research 48(W10507), doi:10.1029/2012WR012115.
  • Tahmasebi P, Sahimi M, Mariethoz G, Hezarkhani A (2012). Accelerating Geostatistical Simulations using Graphical Processing Units, Computers & Geosciences 46, 51-59.
  • Jex C, Mariethoz G, Baker A, Graham P, Andersen M, Acworth I, Edwards N, Azcurra C (2012). Spatially dense drip hydrological monitoring at the Wellington Caves, South East Australia, International Journal of Speleology 41(2), 285-298.
  • Mariethoz G, Kelly B, Baker A (2012). Quantifying the value of laminated stalagmites for paleoclimate reconstructions, Geophysical Research Letters, 39(L05407), doi:10.1029/2012GL050986.


  • Mariethoz G, Renard P, Straubhaar J (2011). Extrapolating the fractal characteristics of an image using scale-invariant multiple-point statistics. Mathematical Geosciences 43, 783-797, doi: 10.1007/s11004-011-9362-5.
  • Renard P, Straubhaar J, Caers J, Mariethoz G (2011). Conditioning facies simulations with connectivity data. Mathematical Geosciences, 43, 879-903, doi: 10.1007/s11004-011-9363-4.
  • Mariethoz G, Kelly B (2011). Modeling complex geological structures with elementary training images and transform-invariant distances. Water Resources Research, 47(W07527), doi: 10.1029/2011WR010412.
  • Straubhaar J, Renard P, Mariethoz G, Froidevaux R, Besson O (2011). An improved parallel multiple-point algorithm using a list approach. Mathematical Geosciences 43(3) 305-328, doi:1007/s11004-011-9328-7.


  • Mariethoz G, Renard P, Straubhaar J (2010). The Direct Sampling method to perform multiple-point geostatistical simulations. Water resources Research 46(W11536), doi:10.1029/2008WR007621.
  • Mariethoz G, Renard P, Caers J (2010). Bayesian inverse problem and optimization with Iterative Spatial Resampling. Water resources Research, 46(W11530), doi:10.1029/2010WR009274.
  • Fernandez-Martinez J, Garcia Gonzalo E, Fernandez Muñiz Z, Mariethoz G, Mukerji T (2010). Posterior Sampling using Particle Swarm Optimizers and model reduction techniques. International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation 1(3), 27-48, doi: 10.4018/jaec.2010070102.
  • Mariethoz G (2010). A general parallelization strategy for random path based geostatistical simulation methods, Computers & Geosciences 36(7) 953-958, doi: 1016/j.cageo.2009.11.001.
  • Mariethoz G, Renard P (2010). Reconstruction of incomplete data sets or images using direct sampling, Mathematical Geosciences 42(3) 245-268, doi: 1007/s11004-010-9270-0.


  • Mariethoz G, Renard P, Froidevaux R (2009). Integrating auxiliary parameters in geostatistical simulations using probability aggregation. Water Resources Research 45(W08421), doi:10.1029/2008WR007408.
  • Mariethoz G, Renard P, Cornaton F, Jaquet O (2009). Truncated plurigaussian simulations to characterize aquifer heterogeneity. Groundwater 47(1), 13-24, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2008.00489.x.
  • Alcolea A, Renard P, Mariethoz G, Bertone F (2009). Reducing the impact of a desalination plant using stochastic modeling and optimization techniques. Journal of Hydrology 365(3-4), 275-288, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.11.034.


  • Mariethoz G, Renard P, Straubhaar J (2010), Method for generating simulated parameter fields in simulation grid for predicting oil reservoir, involves attributing value of node in training data that has same spatial relationship with node of matching data set, international patent registered in 183 countries. WO2010057505. Assignee: University of Neuchatel (CH).
  • Straubhaar J, Mariethoz G, Renard P (2009), Modeling method for building statistic models of geological reservoirs involves performing statistical simulation based on data stored in list to build model representing distribution of facies in underground structure, international patent registered in 184 countries. WO2009138290. Assignee:Ephesia Consult SA (CH).