Monthly Archives: October 2016

In memoriam Jacques Bechet

img_9698_2We have recently published two papers written with our former Master’s student Jacques Bechet who died tragically in a snow avalanches on 28 March, 2015. We dedicate these papers to Jacques Bechet (first author). Their content is an expression of his great ingenuity, curiosity and passion for research he shared with his co-worker Julien Duc. We will always remember his enthusiasm and his kindness. We sympathize with his family and with his friend Julien Duc who worked closely with him.

Bechet, J., Duc, J., Loye, A., Jaboyedoff, M., Mathys, N., Malet, J.-P., Klotz, S., Le Bouteiller, C., Rudaz, B., and Travelletti, J. 2016: Detection of seasonal cycles of erosion processes in a black marl gully from a time series of high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs), Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 781-798, doi:10.5194/esurf-4-781-2016. PDF

Bechet, J., Duc, J., Jaboyedoff, M., Loye, A., and Mathys, N. 2015: Erosion processes in black marl soils at the millimetre scale: preliminary insights from an analogous model, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1849-1855, doi:10.5194/hess-19-1849-2015. PDF

Preferred Partnership “Partenariat privilégié” UNIL-Université LAVAL

In October 2016, M. Jaboyedoff and two colleagues met in University Laval several colleagues of the department of geology and engineering geology and of the faculty of forestry, geography and geomatics. The goal was to explore the possibility of join research in the framework of a collaboration between both UNIL and ULAVAL. Promising exchanges are planned for master students as well for jointed researches especially for an international joint laboratory.

69th Canadian Geotechnical Conferences – GEOVANCOUVER 2016 – October 2 to 5

Martin Franz, Bejamin Rudaz and Michel Jaboyedoff participated to the 69th CGS conference – GEOVANCOUVER 2016 in Vancouver. They presented 3 papers:

  • Fast assessment of landslide-generated tsunami risks by coupling SLBL with shallow water model – M. Franz et al.
  • Peculiar debris-flow event of June 2013 in Livingstone mountain range (Alberta, Canada) – B. Rudaz et al.
  • Line of energy and distribution of landslides travel distances – M. Jaboyedoff et al.