Publications using data from the CZO-BVET

  1. Sreelash K, Buis S., Sekhar M., Ruiz L., Sat Kumar T., Guerif M. (2017) Estimation of available water capacity components of two-layered soils using crop model inversion: Effect of crop type and water regime. J. Hydrol., 546, 166-178
  2. Shanbhag, R.R., Kabbaj, M., R. Sundararaj, Jouquet, P. (2017) Rainfall and soil properties influence termite mound abundance and height. A case of Odontotermes obesus (Macrotermitinae) mounds in the Indian Western Ghats forests. App. Soil Ecol., 111, 33-38
  3. Robert M., Thomas A., Sekhar M., Badiger S., Ruiz L., Raynal H., Bergez J.-E (2017) Adaptive and dynamic decision-making processes: A conceptual model of production systems on Indian farms. Agri. Syst., 157, 279-291
  4. Robert M., Thomas A., Sekhar M., Badiger S., Ruiz L., Willaume M., Leenhardt D. and Bergez J.-E. (2017) Farm Typology in the Berambadi Watershed (India): Farming Systems Are Determined by Farm Size and Access to Groundwater. Water, 9, 51, doi:10.3390/w9010051
  5. Jouquet, P., Caner, L., Bottinelli, N., Chaudhary, E., Cheik, S., Riotte, J. (2017) Where do south-Indian termite mound soils come from? App. Soil Ecol., 117-118, 190-195
  6. Jouquet, P., Airola, E., Guilleux, N., Harit, A., Chaudhary, E., Grellier, S., Riotte, J. (2017) Abundance and impact on soil properties of cathedral and lenticular termite mounds in Southern Indian woodlands. Ecosystems, 20, 769-780
  7. Harit A., Moger H., Duprey Jean-Louis, Gajalakshmi S., Abbasi S. A., Subramanian S., Jouquet P. (2017) Termites can have greater influence on soil properties through the construction of soil sheetings than the production of above-ground mounds. Insectes Sociaux, 67, 247-253
  8. Harit A., Shanbhag R., Chaudhary E., Cheik S., Jouquet P. (2017) Properties and functional impact of termite sheetings. Biol. Fert. Soils, 53, 743-749
  9. Buvaneshwari S, Riotte J, Sekhar M, Mohan Kumar MS, Sharma AK, Duprey JL, Audry S, Giriraj PR, Yerabham P, Moger H, Durand P, Braun JJ and Ruiz L (2017) High spatial variability of nitrate contamination in the hard rock aquifer of an irrigated catchment: Implications for water resource assessment. Sci. Tot. Env., 579, 838-847
  10. Sekhar M., Riotte J., Ruiz L., Jouquet P and Braun J.J. (2016) Influences of Climate and Agriculture on Water and Biogeochemical Cycles: Kabini Critical Zone Observatory. Proc. Ind. Nat. Sci. Acad., 82, 833-846
  11. Jouquet P., Guilleux, N., Caner, L., Chintakunta, S., Ameline, M., Shanbhag, R. (2016) Influence of soil pedological properties on termite mound stability. Geoderma, 262, 45-51
  12. Jouquet P., Chintakunta S., Bottinelli N., Subramanian S., Caner L. (2016) The influence of termites on soil macro- and micro-aggregates varies with soil properties. Applied Soil Ecology 101, 117-123
  13. Jouquet P., Bottinelli, N., Shanvhag, R.R., Bourguignon, T., Traoré, S., Abbasi, S.A. (2016) Termites: The Neglected soil engineers of tropical soils. Soil Sci., 181, 157-165
  14. Regard V., Carretier S., Jean-Loup Boeglin J.-L., Ndam Ngoupayou J., Dzana J.-G., Bedimo Bedimo J.-P., Riotte J., Braun J.J. (2016) Denudation rates on cratonic landscapes: Comparison between suspended and dissolved fluxes, and 10Be analysis in the Nyong and Sanaga River basins, South-Cameroon. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3939.
  15. Pulla S., Riotte J., Suresh H. S., Dattaraja H. S., Sukumar R. (2016) Controls of soil spatial variability in a dry tropical forest. PLoS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0153212.
  16. Maréchal J.C., Riotte J., Ruiz L., Sekhar M. and Braun J.-J. (2016) Impact of the Forest on the Hydrological Cycle and Chemical Balance in a Tropical Humid Watershed (Mule Hole, India) Impact de la forêt sur le cycle hydrologique et le bilan de matière dans un bassin versant tropical humide (Mule Hole, Inde). In Forest and the Water Cycle: Quantity, Quality, Management (Eds Lachassagne & Lafforgue), Cambridge Scholars Editing, 72-100.
  17. Borges, A.V., Darchambeau, F., Teodoru, C.R., Marwick, T.R., Tamooh, F., Geeraert, N., Omengo, F.O., Guerin, F., Lambert, T., Morana, C., Okuku, E., Bouillon, S., (2015) Globally significant greenhouse-gas emissions from African inland waters. Nat. Geosci., doi:10.1038/ngeo2486
  18. Gurumurthy, G.P., Balakrishna, K., Tripti, M., Riotte, J., Audry, S., Braun, J.-J., Lambs, L., Udaya Shankar, H.N. (2015) Sources of major ions and processes affecting the geochemical and isotopic signatures of subsurface waters along a tropical river, Southwestern India. Environ. Earth Sci., 73, 333-346
  19. Chitra-Tarak, R., Ruiz, L., Pulla, S., H.S. Dattaraja, H.S. Suresh, Sukumar, R. (2015) And yet it shrinks: A novel method for correcting bias in forest tree growth estimates caused by water-induced fluctuations. Forest Ecol. Manag., 336, 129-136
  20. Jouquet, P., Guilleux, N., Chintakunta, S., Mendez, M., Subramanian, S., Shanbhag, R.R. (2015) The influence of termites on soil sheeting properties varies depending on the materials on which they feed. Eur. J. Soil Biol., 69, 74-78
  21. Jouquet, P., Guilleux, N., Shanbhag, R. R., Subramanian, S. (2015) Influence of soil type on the properties of termite mound nests in Southern India. Appl. Soil Ecol., 96, 282-287
  22. Tomer, S.K., Al Bitar, A., Sekhar, M., Corgne, S., Bandyopadhyay, S., Sreelash , K., Sharma, A.K., Zribi, M., and Kerr, Y. (2015) Retrieval and multi-scale validation of soil moisture from multi-temporal SAR data in a tropical region. Remote Sens., 7, 8128-8153
  23. Riotte, J., Maréchal, J.C., Audry, S., Kumar, C., Bedimo Bedimo, J.P., Ruiz, L., Sekhar, M., Cisel, M., Chitra Tarak, R., Varma, M.R.R., Lagane, C., Reddy, P., Braun, J.J. (2014) Vegetation impact on stream chemical fluxes: Mule Hole watershed (South India). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 145, 116-138
  24. Akerman, A., Poitrasson, F., Oliva, P., Audry, S., Prunier, J., Braun, J.-J. (2014) The isotopic fingerprint of Fe cycling in an equatorial soil–plant–water system: The Nsimi watershed, South Cameroon. Chem. Geol., 385, 104-116.
  25. Conrad, R., Claus, P., Chidthaisong, A., Lu, Y., Fernandez Scavino, A., Liu, Y., Angel, R., Galand, P.E., Casper, P., Guerin, F., Enrich-Prast, A. (2014) Stable carbon isotope biogeochemistry of propionate and acetate in methanogenic soils and lake sediments. Org. Geochem., 73, 1-7
  26. Audry S., Akerman A., Riotte J., Oliva P., Maréchal J.C., Fraysse F., Pokrovsky O.S., Braun J.J. (2014) Contribution of forest fire ash and plant litter decay on stream dissolved composition in a sub-humid tropical watershed (Mule Hole, Southern India). Chem. Geol., 372, 144-161
  27. Guillerme, S., Maire, E. (2014) De l’éleusine à la banane. Intérêt d’une approche systémique pour la compréhension des pratiques paysannes et des changements agraires induits par l’irrigation (Karnataka – Inde). Les cahiers d’outre mer, 267, 285-306
  28. Y. Fan, H. Li, G. Miguez-Macho (2013) Global Patterns of Groundwater Table Depth, Science, 339, 940.
  29. Siva Soumya B., Sekhar M., Riotte J., Banerjee A., Braun J.J. (2013) Characterization of groundwater chemistry under the influence of lithologic and anthropogenic factors along a climatic gradient in Upper Cauvery basin, South India. Environ. Earth Sci., 69, 2311–2335
  30. Chaudhuri A., Sekhar M., Descloitres M., Godderis Y., Ruiz L., Braun J.J. (2013) Constraining complex aquifer geometry with geophysics (2-D ERT and MRS measurements) for stochastic modelling of groundwater flow. J. Appl. Geophys., 98, 288–297
  31. Sreelash K., Sekhar M., Ruiz L., Buis S. and Bandyopadhyay S. (2013) Improved Modeling of Groundwater Recharge in Agricultural Watersheds Using a Combination of Crop Model and Remote Sensing. J. Indian Institute of Science, 93, 189-208
  32. Braun, J.J., Maréchal, J.C., Riotte, J., Boeglin, J.L., Bedimo Bedimo, J.P., Ndam Ngoupayou, J.R., Nyeck, B., Robain, H., Sekhar, M., Audry, S., Viers, J. (2012) Elemental weathering fluxes and saprolite production rate in a Central African lateritic terrain (Nsimi, South Cameroon). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 99, 243–270
  33. Mangiarotti,S., Sekhar, M., Berthon, L., Javeed, Y., Mazzega, P. (2012) Causality analysis of groundwater dynamics based on a vector autoregressive model in the semi-arid basin of Gundal (South India) J. Appl. Geophys., 83, 1-10
  34. Sreelash K., Sekhar M., Ruiz L., Tomer S.K., Guérif M., Buis S., Durand P., Gascuel-Odoux, C.  (2012) Parameter estimation of a two-horizon soil profile by combining crop canopy and surface soil moisture observations using GLUE. J. Hydrol., 456, 57-67
  35. Siva Soumya, B., Sekhar, M., Riotte, J., Audry, S., Lagane, C., Braun, J.J. (2011) Inverse models to analyze the spatiotemporal variations of chemical weathering fluxes in a granito-gneissic watershed: Mule Hole, South India. Geoderma, 165, 12-24
  36. Maréchal, J.C., Riotte, J., Lagane, C., Subramanian, S., Kumar, C., Ruiz, L., Audry, S., M.R.R. Varma, Braun, J.J. (2011) Deep groundwater flow as the main pathway for chemical outputs in a small headwater watershed (Mule Hole, South India). Appl. Geochem., 26, S94–S96
  37. Maréchal J.C., Braun J.J., Riotte J., Bedimo Bedimo J.P. and Boeglin J.L. (2011) Hydrological Processes of a Rainforest Headwater Swamp from Natural Chemical Tracing in Nsimi Watershed, Cameroon. Hydrol. Process., 25, 2246-2260
  38. Parate H.R., Mohan Kumar M. S., Descloitres M., Barbiero L., Ruiz L., Braun J.J., Sekhar M. and Kumar C. (2011) Comparison of electrical resistivity by geophysical method and neutron probe logging for soil moisture monitoring in a forested watershed. Curr. Sci., 100, 1405-1412
  39. Barbiéro, L., Kumar, M.S.M., Violette, A., Oliva, P., Braun, J.J., Kumar, C., Furian, S., Babic, M., Riotte, J., Valles, V. (2010) Ferrolysis induced soil transformation by natural drainage in Vertisols of sub-humid South India. Geoderma, 156, 173-188
  40. Ruiz, L., Varma, M.R.R., Kumar, M.S.M., Sekhar, M., Maréchal, J.-C., Descloitres, M., Riotte, J., Kumar, S., Kumar, C., Braun, J.-J. (2010) Water balance modelling in a tropical watershed under deciduous forest (Mule Hole, India): Regolith matric storage buffers the groundwater recharge process. J. Hydrol., 380, 460-472
  41. Violette, A., Riotte, J., Braun, J.-J., Oliva, P., Marechal, J.-C., Sekhar, M., Jeandel, C., Subramanian, S., Prunier, J., Barbiero, L., Dupre, B. (2010) Formation and preservation of pedogenic carbonates in South India, links with paleo-monsoon and pedological conditions: Clues from Sr isotopes, U–Th series and REEs. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 74, 7059-7085
  42. Violette, A., Goddéris, Y., Maréchal, J.-C., Riotte, J., Oliva, P., Kumar, M.S.M., Sekhar, M., Braun, J.-J. (2010) Modelling the chemical weathering fluxes at the watershed scale in the Tropics (Mule Hole, South India): Relative contribution of the smectite/kaolinite assemblage versus primary minerals. Chem. Geol., 277, 42-60
  43. Barbiero L. , Mohan Kumar M.S. , Violette A. , Oliva P. , Braun J.J. , Kumar C. , Furian S. , Babic M. , Riotte J. , Valles V. , 2009. Soil transformations through ferrolysis induced by natural drainage in Vertisols of sub-humid South India. Geoderma, 156, 173-188
  44. Braun J. J. , Descloitres  M. , Riotte J. , Fleury S. , Barbiero L. , Boeglin J. L. , Violette A. , Lacarce E. , Ruiz L. , Sekhar M. , Kumar M. S. M. , Subramanian S. , and Dupre B. (2009) Regolith mass balance inferred from combined mineralogical, geochemical and geophysical studies: Mule Hole gneissic watershed, South India. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 935-961
  45. Brunet F. , Dubois K ., Veizer J. , Nkoue Ndondo G.R. , Ndam Ngoupayou J.R. , Boeglin J.L. , Probst J.L. (2009) Terrestrial and fluvial carbon fluxes in a tropical watershed: Nyong basin, Cameroon. Chem. Geol., 265, 563-572
  46. Maréchal, J.-C., Varma, M.R.R., Riotte, J., Vouillamoz, J.-M., Kumar, M.S.M., Ruiz, L., Sekhar, M., Braun, J.-J. (2009) Indirect and direct recharges in a tropical forested watershed: Mule Hole, India. J. Hydrol., 364, 272-284
  47. Soumya B.S., Sekhar M., Riotte J., Braun J.J. (2009) Non-linear regression model for spatial variation in precipitation chemistry for South India. Atmos. Env., 43, 1147-1152
  48. Soumya B.S., Sekhar M. , Riotte J. , and Braun J. J.  (2009) Non-linear regression model for spatial variation in precipitation chemistry for South India. Atmo. Environ., 43, 1147-1152
  49. Descloitres M., Ruiz L., Sekhar M., Legchenko A., Braun J. J., Kumar M. S. M., and Subramanian S. (2008) Characterization of seasonal local recharge using electrical resistivity tomography and magnetic resonance sounding. Hydrol. Process., 22, 384-394
  50. Poitrasson F. , Viers J. , Martin F. , and Braun J. J. (2008) Limited iron isotope variations in recent lateritic soils from Nsimi, Cameroon: Implications for the global Fe geochemical cycle. Chem. Geol., 253, 54-63.
  51. Sekhar M. , Braun J. J. , Rao K. V. H. , Ruiz L. , Robain H. , Viers J. , Ndam J. R. , and Dupre B. (2008) Hydrogeochemical modeling of organo-metallic colloids in the Nsimi experimental watershed, South Cameroon. Environ. Geol., 54, 831-841
  52. Barbiero L. , Parate H. R. , Descloitres M. , Bost A. , Furian S. , Kumar M. S. M. , Kumar C. , and Braun J. J.  (2007) Using a structural approach to identify relationships between soil and erosion in a semi-humid forested area, South India. Catena, 70, 313-329
  53. Delattre S. , Utsunomiya S. , Ewing R. C. , Boeglin J. L. , Braun J. J. , Balan E. , and Calas G. (2007) Dissolution of radiation-damaged zircon in lateritic soils. Amer. Mineral., 92, 1978-1989
  54. Viers J. , Oliva P. , Nonell Gélabert A. , Sonke J. E. , Freydier R. , Gainville R. , Dupré B. (2007) Evidence of Zn isotopic fractionation in a soil-plant system of a pristine tropical watershed (Nsimi, Cameroon). Chem. Geol., 239, 124-137
  55. Sivry Y. , Riotte J. and Dupré B. (2006) Study of metal-colloidal humic acids interactions by coupling ultrafiltration and isotopic tracers. Application to natural waters. J. Geochem. Explor., 88, 144-147
  56. Braun J.J. , Ndam-Ngoupayou J.R. , Viers J. , Dupré B. , Bedimo-Bedimo J.P. , Boeglin J.L. , Robain H. , Nyeck B. , Freydier R. , Sigha-Nkamdjou L. , Rouiller J. , Muller J.P. (2005) Present weathering rates in a humid tropical watershed Nsimi site (South Cameroon). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 69, 357-387
  57. Cary L. , Alexandre A. , Meunier J. D. , Boeglin J. L. , and Braun J. J.  (2005) Contribution of phytoliths to the suspended load of biogenic silica in the Nyong basin rivers (Cameroon). Biogeochemistry, 74, 101-114
  58. Boeglin J.L. , Probst J.L. , Ndam-Ngoupayou J.R. , Nyeck B. , Etcheber H. , Mortatti J. and Braun J.J. (2004) Soil carbon and river carbon fluxes in humid tropical environment the Nyong River basin (South Cameroon). In Erosion and Carbon Dynamics, E. Roose R. , Lal C. , Feller B. , Barthès B. , Stewart Eds, Advances in Soil Science, CRC Publisher
  59. Boeglin J.L., Ndam-Ngoupayou J.R. and Braun J.J. (2003) Composition of the different reservoir waters in a tropical humid area example of the Nsimi catchment (Southern Cameroon). Journ. Afric. Earth Sci., 37, 103-110.
  60. Yene Atangana J.Q. , Nyeck B. , Bitom D. and Robain H. (2003) Self potential anomalies in the lateritic cover of the Nsimi watershed in Southern Cameroon origin and influence of electrical and granulometric parameters. J. Appl. Geophys., 54, 85-96
  61. Braun J.J. , Dupré B. , Viers J. , Ndam-Ngoupayou J.R., Bedimo-Bedimo J.P. , Sigha-Nkamdjou L. , Freydier R. , Robain H. , Nyeck B. , Bodin J. , Olivié-Lauquet G. , Boeglin J.L. , Oliva P. , Stemmler S. and Berthelin J. (2002) Biogeohydrodynamic in the forested humid tropical environment the case study of the Nsimi experimental watershed (South Cameroon). Bull. Soc. Géol. France, 173, 347-357
  62. Freydier R. , Dupré B. , Dandurand J.L. , Fortuné J.P. and Sigha-Nkamdjou L. (2002) Trace elements and major species in precipitation at African stations concentrations and sources. Bull. Soc. Géol. France, 173, 129-146.
  63. Olivié-Lauquet G. , Allard T. , Bertaux J. and Muller J.P. (2000) Crystal-chemistry of suspended matter in atropical hydrosystem Nyong basin (Cameroon, Africa). Chem. Geol., 170, 113-131
  64. Viers J. , Dupré B. , Braun  J.J. , Freydier R. , Ndam-Ngoupayou J.R. , Sigha-Nkamdjou L. (2001) Evidence of non-conservative behaviour of chlorine in humid tropical environments. Aquatic Geochem., 7, 127-154
  65. Viers J. , Dupré B. , Braun J.J. , Debert S. , Angeletti B. , Michard A. and Ndam-Ngoupayou J.R. (2000) Major and trace element abundances and strontium isotopes in the Nyong basin river (Cameroon) constrains on chemical weathering processes and element transport mechanisms in humid tropical environments. Chem. Geol., 169, 211-241
  66. Olivié-Lauquet G. , Allard T. , Benedetti M. , Muller J.P. (1999) Chemical distribution of trivalent iron in riverine material from a tropical ecosystem a quantitative EPR study. Wat. Res., 33, 2726-2734.
  67. Dupré B. , Viers J. , Dandurand J.L. , Polvé M. , Benezeth P. , Vervier P. and Braun J.J. (1999) Major and trace elements associated with colloids in organic-rich river waters ultrafiltration of natural and spiked solutions. Chem. Geol., 160, 63-80.
  68. Oliva P. , Viers J. , Dupré B. , Fortuné J.P. , Martin F. , Braun J.J. , Nahon D. and Robain H. (1999) The effect of organic matter on chemical weathering, study of a small tropical watershed Nsimi-Zoetele, Cameroun. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 63, 4013-4035
  69. Braun J.J. , Bedimo-Bedimo J.P. , Robain H. , Nyeck B. , Ndam-Ngoupayou J.R. , Viers J. , Dupré B. , Olivié-Lauquet G. , Yene-Atangana Q. and Takeu A. (1998) Fonctionnement des écosystèmes tropicaux humides influence sur les ressources hydriques et la qualité des eaux – exemple du bassin fluvial du Nyong (Sud-Cameroun). In Géosciences au Cameroun, J.P. Vicat et P. Bilong Eds, Coopération Française, Presses Universitaires Yaoundé, Cameroun, p. 23-40
  70. Viers J. , Dupré B. , Polvé M. , Dandurand J.L. and Braun J.J (1997) Chemical weathering in the drainage basin of a tropical watershed (Nsimi-Zoetele site, Cameroon) comparison between organic-poor and organic-rich waters. Chem. Geol., 140, 181-206
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PhD Thesis

K. Sreelash (2014) Estimation of root zone soil hydraulic properties by inversion of STICS crop model using ground or microwave remote sensing observations. PhD thesis, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Sat Kumar Tomer (2012) Soil moisture modelling, retrieval from microwave remote sensing and assimilation in a tropical watershed. PhD thesis, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Violette A. (2010) Processus et Bilans d’altération en milieu tropical (bassin versant de Mule Hole, Inde du Sud) : Sensibilité à la Composition Minéralogique et au Climat. PhD Thesis, Univ. Toulouse III,

Murari R.R.V. (2009) Water balance studies in a small experimental forested watershed in of South India. PhD thesis, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. 183 p.

Nkoue Ndondo G. (2008) Le cycle du carbone en domaine tropical humide : exemple du bassin versant forestier du Nyong au Sud Cameroun. PhD Thesis, Univ. Toulouse, 228 p.

Stemmler S. (2001) Altération microbienne des minéraux dans les sols hydromorphes, incidence du couplage entre les cycles du carbone et du fer. PhD Thesis, Univ. Nancy I, 208 p.

Viers J. (1998) Altération chimique et transport des éléments (majeurs et en trace) en milieu tropical humide (Cameroun) – Etude du fonctionnement géochimique d’une couverture latéritique à partir de profils de sols et de solutions (nappes, rivières). PhD Thesis, Univ. Toulouse III, 157 p.

Freydier R. (1997) Chimie des précipitations en Afrique intertropicale cations et anions majeurs, éléments traces et acides organiques. PhD Thesis, Univ. Toulouse III, 199 p.

Ndam-Ngoupayou J.R. (1997) Bilans hydrogéochimiques sous forêt tropicale humide en Afrique du bassin expérimental de Nsimi-Zoétélé aux réseaux hydrographiques du Nyong et de la Sanaga (Sud-Cameroun). PhD Thesis, Univ. Paris VI, 214 p., 2 annexes.

Olivié-Lauquet G. (1996) Analyse des transferts solides dans la géosphère tropicale exemple du bassin versant du Nyong (Cameroun). PhD Thesis, Univ. Paris VII, 204 p.

Nyeck B. (1988) Organisation et aptitude culturale des sols de Zoétélé dans la région forestière humide du Sud-Cameroun. Etude de deux toposéquences sur granite. Thèse 3ème cycle, Univ. Yaoundé, 324 p.