The RiverLy research unit develops interdisciplinary research for the management and restoration of river systems and their catchments.

RiverLy combines skills in ecology, microbiology, ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, hydrology and hydraulics. Our researches cover multiple scales from microhabitats to large catchments and global scales.

RiverLy is the largest research unit of the Water department at Irstea (soon joining INRA), with ~75 permanent staff and >120 people.


A council of unity

A Unit Council is an advisory body that regulates the life of the research unit and where the unit’s staff are represented.

The elected members :
1 representative of PhD students -> Loren Billet
2 representatives of non-permanent staff -> Emeline Perret and Aurélien Despax
3 ITA representatives -> Lysiane Dherret + Michaël Lagouy + Hervé Quéau
3 representatives of the researchers -> Jean Philippe Vidal + Sophie Cauvy-Fraunie + Chloé Bonnineau