Team’s publications



NEW Danger, M., Bec, A., Spitz, J., Perga, M.-E. (2022) Questioning the roles of resources nutritional quality in ecology. Oikos n/a, e09503.

NEW Perga, M.E., Bouffard, D., (in press) Introduction to Structures and functions of Inland Waters – Lakes, in: Tockner, T.M.K. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Inalnd Waters, 2nd Edition. Elsevier.

NEW Escoffier, N. , Perolo, P., Lambert, T., Rüegg, J., Odermatt, D., Adatte, T., Vennemann, T., Perga M.E. (in press). Whiting events in a large peri-alpine lake: Evidence of a catchment-scale process. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

NEW Lambert T, Perolo P, Escoffier N, Perga ME. Enhanced bioavailability of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in human-disturbed streams in Alpine fluvial networks. Biogeosciences. 2022;19(1):187-200.


NEW Perolo, P., B. Fernández Castro, N. Escoffier, T. Lambert, D. Bouffard, and M. E. Perga. 2021. Accounting for surface waves improves gas flux estimation at high wind speed in a large lake. Earth Syst. Dynam. 12:1169-1189.

Monchamp, M.-È., R. Bruel, V. Frossard, S. McGowan, M. Lavrieux, M. Muschick, M.-É. Perga, and N. Dubois. 2021. Paleoecological evidence for a multi-trophic regime shift in a perialpine lake (Lake Joux, Switzerland). Anthropocene:100301.

Fernández Castro, B., Chmiel, H. E., Minaudo, C., Krishna, S., Perolo, P., Rasconi, S., & Wüest, A. (2021). Primary and net ecosystem production in a large lake diagnosed from high-resolution oxygen measurements. Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR029283.

Wüest, A., Bouffard, D., Guillard, J., Ibelings, B. W., Lavanchy, S., Perga, M.-E., & Pasche, N.(2021). LéXPLORE: A floating laboratory on Lake Geneva offering unique lake research opportunities. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, e1544.

Rantala, M. V., Bruel, R., Marchetto, A., Lami, A., Spangenberg, J. E., & Perga, M.-E. (2021). Heterogeneous responses of lake CO2 to nutrients and warming in perialpine lakes imprinted in subfossil cladoceran δ13C values. Science of the Total Environment, 782, 146923. doi:

Bruel, R., Girardclos, S., Marchetto, A., Kremer, K., Crouzet, C., Reyss, J. L., . . . Perga, M. E. (2021). Reframing Lake Geneva ecological trajectory in a context of multiple but asynchronous pressures. Journal of Paleolimnology, 65(3), 353-368. doi:10.1007/s10933-021-00176-y

Perga, M.-E., Syarki, M., Spangenberg, J. E., Frossard, V., Lyautey, E., Kalinkina, N., & Bouffard, D. (2021). Fasting or feeding: A planktonic food web under lake ice. Freshwater Biology, 66(3), 570-581. doi:

Otero, I., Darbellay, F., Reynard, E., Hetényi, G., Perga, M.-E., Rüegg, J., . . . de Bellefroid, B. (2021). Designing Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research on Mountains: What Place for the Unexpected? Mountain Research and Development, 40(4).


Wilson, H. L., Ayala, A. I., Jones, I. D., Rolston, A., Pierson, D., de Eyto, E., Grossart, H.-P., Perga, M.-E., Woolway, R. I., and Jennings, E. (2020) Variability in epilimnion depth estimations in lakes, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,,

Guénand, Y., M.-E. Perga, V. Chanudet and D. Bouffard (2020). “Hydropower operations modulate sensitivity to meteorological forcing in a high altitude reservoir.” Aquatic Sciences 82(3): 60.

Jenny, J.-P., O. Anneville, F. Arnaud, Y. Baulaz, D. Bouffard, I. Domaizon, S. A. Bocaniov, N. Chèvre, M. Dittrich, J.-M. Dorioz, E. S. Dunlop, G. Dur, J. Guillard, T. Guinaldo, S. Jacquet, A. Jamoneau, Z. Jawed, E. Jeppesen, G. Krantzberg, J. Lenters, B. Leoni, M. Meybeck, V. Nava, T. Nõges, P. Nõges, M. Patelli, V. Pebbles, M.-E. Perga, S. Rasconi, C. R. Ruetz, L. Rudstam, N. Salmaso, S. Sapna, D. Straile, O. Tammeorg, M. R. Twiss, D. G. Uzarski, A.-M. Ventelä, W. F. Vincent, S. W. Wilhelm, S.-Å. Wängberg and G. A. Weyhenmeyer (2020). “Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: Rapid degradation of the world’s large lakes.” Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Perga, M. E., M. Syarki, N. Kalinkina and D. Bouffard (2020). “A rotiferan version of the punishment of Sisyphus?” Ecology 101(3): e02934.


Thomas, C., V. Frossard, M. E. Perga, N. Tofield-Pasche, H. Hofmann, N. Dubois, N. Belkina, M. Zobkova, S. Robert, and E. Lyautey. 2019. Lateral variations and vertical structure of the microbial methane cycle in the sediment of Lake Onego (Russia). Inland Waters 9:205-226.

Lambert, T. & Perga, ME.Non-conservative patterns of dissolved organic matter degradation when and where lake water mixes Aquat Sci (2019) 81: 64.

Masset T, Frossard V, Perga ME, Cottin N, Piot C, Cachera S, Naffrechoux E (2019) Trophic position and individual feeding habits as drivers of differential PCB bioaccumulation in fish populations. Science of The Total Environment, 674, 472-481.

Four B, Thomas M, Danger M, Angeli N, Perga M-E, Banas D (2019) Using stable isotope approach to quantify pond dam impacts on isotopic niches and assimilation of resources by invertebrates in temporary streams: a case study. Hydrobiologia, 834, 163-181.


Majdi N, Hette-Tronquart N, Auclair E, Bec A, Chouvelon T, Cognie B, . . . Perga M-E (2018) There’s no harm in having too much: A comprehensive toolbox of methods in trophic ecology. Food Webs, 17, e00100.

Taranu ZE, Carpenter SR, Frossard V, Jenny J-P, Thomas Z, Vermaire JC, Perga M-E (2018) Can we detect ecosystem critical transitions and signals of changing resilience from paleo-ecological records? Ecosphere, 9, e02438.

Perga M-E, Bruel R, Rodriguez L, Guénand Y, Bouffard D (2018) Storm impacts on alpine lakes: Antecedent weather conditions matter more than the event intensity. Global Change Biology, 24, 5004-5016.

Frantz A, Perga M-E, Guillard J (2018) Parasitic versus nutritional regulation of natural fish populations. Ecology and evolution, 8, 8713-8725.

Perga M-É, Danger M, Dubois S, Fritch C, Gaucherel C, Hubas C, . . . Bec A (2018) Forces, failles et opportunités de la recherche française en écologie trophique. Comptes Rendus Biologies.

Bruel R, Marchetto A, Bernard A, Lami A, Sabatier P, Frossard V, Perga M-E (2018) Seeking alternative stable states in a deep lake. Freshwater Biology, 63, 553-568.

Frossard V, Rimet F, Perga M-E (2018) Causal networks reveal the dominance of bottom-up interactions in large, deep lakes. Ecological Modelling, 368, 136-146.