Université de Neuchâtel

Endospore-forming bacteria as new proxies to assess impact of eutrophication in Lake Geneva (Switzerland–France)

Wunderlin, Tina ; Corella, Juan Pablo ; Junier, Thomas ; Bueche, Matthieu ; Loizeau, Jean-Luc ; Girardclos, Stéphanie ; Junier, Pilar

In: Aquatic sciences, 2014, vol. 76, no. S1, p. 103-116

Measurements of chemical composition and biological parameters of sediment cores are used as proxies for changes in past environmental conditions and more recently the human impact on ecosystem health. In this study, endospore-forming bacteria are proposed as a new biological proxy for such paleoecological reconstructions. A sediment core providing a record for the past 90 years (137Cs...

Université de Neuchâtel

Bacterial communities in trace metal contaminated lake sediments are dominated by endospore-forming bacteria

Sauvain, Loïc ; Bueche, Matthieu ; Junier, Thomas ; Masson, Matthieu ; Wunderlin, Tina ; Kohler-Milleret, Roxane ; Gascon Diez, Elena ; Loizeau, Jean-Luc ; Tercier-Waeber, Mary-Lou ; Junier, Pilar

In: Aquatic sciences, 2014, vol. 76, no. 1S, p. 33-46

Lake sediments in areas close to the outlet of wastewater treatment plants are sinks for pollutants. Bacterial communities in sediments are likely affected by the released effluents, but in turn they might modify the distribution and bioavailability of pollutants. On the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, wastewater from the City of Lausanne is treated and discharged into the lake via an outlet...