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FOVET Ophélie

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Scientist at INRAE / UMR SAS

Phone: (+33) 2 23 48 54 38

Email: ophelie.fovet@inrae.fr

Address: INRAE Centre Bretagne-Normandie, UMR SAS, 65 rue de St-Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Fields of expertise: hydrology and solute transport, surface water quality

Keywords: agricultural catchments, headwaters, nutrient, carbon, suspended solids, water and solute transit times, biogeochemistry

Activities

Research

Current research topic

My research topics are hydrology and biogeochemistry. I am interested in understanding the processes that determine the water quality of streams and rivers, especially in the context of agricultural environments. I use diverse monitoring and modelling approaches to characterize the transfer, transit times and reaction processes of water and some major chemical elements, mainly nutrients (N, P) and C.

I focus on small headwater catchments (10 ha - 100 km2) to medium-scale catchments (ca. 1000 km2).

I am involved in several observation platforms for research. In particular, I am scientific coordinator of a research observatory on agricultural catchments: the AgrHyS Observatory.

Current projects
  • Ecological Restoration of the Sélune River: Dynamics of water, sediments and dissolved chemical elements in the Sélune River before, during and after dam removal (2014-2021)
  • Modelling coupled dynamics of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus stream concentrations in rural headwater catchments and analysis of climate effects (2017-2020). Supervision of the Ph.D. thesis conducted by Laurent Strohmenger.
  • Planning and management of water resources and agricultural development in the Loukkos river catchment: adaptation strategies to climate change (2020-2023). Co-supervision of the Ph.D. thesis conducted by Youness Hrour.
  • eLTER PLUS: Advanced community project for long-term ecosystem research in Europe (2020-2025)
  • ATCHA: Accompanying The adaptation of irrigated agriculture to climate CHAnge in South India (2017-2020)
  • CRITEX: National intonative equipment infrastructure for spatial and temporal monitoring of the Critical Zone (2011-2021).
Participation in networks

Teaching experience

Hydrology: general introduction. Licence Pro PARTAGER (Institut Agro Rennes, Université de Rennes 1)

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Productions

Strohmenger, L., Fovet, O., Akkal-Corfini, N., Dupas, R., Durand, P., Faucheux, M., Gruau, G., Hamon, Y., Jaffrezic, A., Minaudo, C., Petitjean, P., and Gascuel-Odoux, C., 2020. Multi-temporal relationships between the hydro-climate and exports of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in a small agricultural watershed, Water Resour. Res., e2019WR026323. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019WR026323

Benettin, P., Fovet, O., and Li, L. , 2020. Nitrate removal and young stream water fractions at the catchment scale, Hydrological Processes, 34, 2725-2738. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13781

Fovet, O., Ndom, M., Crave, A., and Pannard, A., 2020. Influence of dams on river water-quality signatures at event and seasonal scales: The Sélune River (France) case study, River Research and Applications, https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3618

Fovet, O., Cooper, D. M., Jones, D. L., Jones, T. G., and Evans, C. D., 2020. Dynamics of dissolved organic matter in headwaters: comparison of headwater streams with contrasting DOM and nutrient composition, Aquatic Sciences, 82, 29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-020-0704-6

Abbott, B. W., Moatar, F., Gauthier, O., Fovet, O., Antoine, V., and Ragueneau, O., 2018. Trends and seasonality of river nutrients in agricultural catchments: 18 years of weekly citizen science in France, Science of the Total Environment, 624, 845-858. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.176

Mellander, P.-E., Jordan, P., Bechmann, M., Fovet, O., Shore, M. M., McDonald, N. T., and Gascuel-Odoux, C., 2018. Integrated climate-chemical indicators of diffuse pollution from land to water, Scientific Reports, 8, 944. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-19143-1

Fovet, O., Humbert, G., Dupas, R., Gascuel-Odoux, C., Gruau, G., Jaffrezic, A., Thelusma, G., Faucheux, M., Gilliet, N., Hamon, Y., and Grimaldi, C., 2018. Seasonal variability of stream water quality response to storm events captured using high-frequency and multi-parameter data, Journal of Hydrology, 559, 282-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.02.040

Hrachowitz, M., Fovet, O., Ruiz, L., and Savenije, H. H. G., 2015. Transit time distributions, legacy contamination and variability in biogeochemical 1/fα scaling: how are hydrological response dynamics linked to water quality at the catchment scale?, Hydrological Processes, 29, 5241-5256. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10546

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

See also

All productions by Ophélie FOVET

HAL INRAE

ORCid : https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2359-000X

ResearcherId : A-7809-2013

ResearchGate profile : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ophelie_Fovet

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