Lake Pavin

History, geology, biogeochemistry, and sedimentology of a deep meromictic maar lake

  • Télesphore Sime-Ngando
  • Pierre Boivin
  • Emmanuel Chapron
  • Didier Jezequel
  • Michel Meybeck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Limnology, History and Comparative Legends

  3. Origin, Volcanology and Geological Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Pierre Boivin, Sylvaine Jouhannel
      Pages 91-104
    3. Hervé Leyrit, William Zylberman, Pascale Lutz, Alexis Jaillard, Pierre Lavina
      Pages 105-128
    4. Jean-Claude Thouret, Pierre Boivin, Philippe Labazuy, Alberic Leclerc
      Pages 155-174
  4. Geochemistry and Biogeochemical Cycles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Céline Bonhomme, Didier Jézéquel, Michel Poulin, Mohamed Saad, Brigitte Vinçon-Leite, Bruno Tassin
      Pages 177-184
    3. Didier Jézéquel, G. Michard, E. Viollier, P. Agrinier, P. Albéric, F. Lopes et al.
      Pages 185-203
    4. Vincent Busigny, Didier Jézéquel, Julie Cosmidis, Eric Viollier, Karim Benzerara, Noah J. Planavsky et al.
      Pages 205-220
  5. Biology and Microbial Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Jean-François Carrias, Christian Amblard, Télesphore Sime-Ngando
      Pages 223-228
    3. Télesphore Sime-Ngando, Yvan Bettarel, Jonathan Colombet, Stéphanie Palesse, Angia Sriram Pradeep Ram, Marie Charpin et al.
      Pages 229-244
    4. Gisèle Bronner, Didier Debroas, François Enault, Mylène Hugoni, Isabelle Jouan-Dufournel, Isabelle Mary et al.
      Pages 245-254
    5. Anne-Catherine Lehours, Guillaume Borrel, Nicole Morel-Desrosiers, Corinne Bardot, Vincent Grossi, Benoit Keraval et al.
      Pages 255-284
    6. Eric Dugat-Bony, Pierre Peyret, Corinne Biderre-Petit
      Pages 285-306
    7. Jean-François Carrias, Christian Amblard, Gilles Bourdier, Télesphore Sime-Ngando
      Pages 307-314
    8. Cécile Lepère, Isabelle Domaizon, Didier Debroas
      Pages 315-328
    9. Télesphore Sime-Ngando, Mélanie Gerphagnon, Jonathan Colombet, Marlène Jobard, Emilie Lefevre, Sébastien Monchy et al.
      Pages 329-343
  6. Sedimentology and Paleolimnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Emmanuel Chapron, Léo Chassiot, Patrick Lajeunesse, Grégoire Ledoux, Patrick Albéric
      Pages 365-379
    3. Léo Chassiot, Emmanuel Chapron, Yannick Miras, Markus J. Schwab, Patrick Albéric, Aude Beauger et al.
      Pages 381-406
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 407-421

About this book


This book represents the first multidisciplinary scientific work on a deep volcanic maar lake in comparison with other similar temperate lakes. The syntheses of the main characteristics of Lake Pavin are, for the first time, set in a firmer footing comparative approach, encompassing regional, national, European and international aquatic science contexts. It is a unique lake because of its permanently anoxic monimolimnion, and furthermore, because of its small surface area, its substantially low human influence, and by the fact that it does not have a river inflow. The book reflects the scientific research done on the general limnology, history, origin, volcanology and geological environment as well as on the geochemistry and biogeochemical cycles. Other chapters focus on the biology and microbial ecology whereas the sedimentology and paleolimnology are also given attention. This volume will be of special interest to researchers and advanced students, primarily in the fields of limnology, biogeochemistry, and aquatic ecology.


Volcanic maar lakes Limnology Lake formation Aquatic biogeochemistry Sedimentology Meromictic lake

Editors and affiliations

  • Télesphore Sime-Ngando
    • 1
  • Pierre Boivin
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Chapron
    • 3
  • Didier Jezequel
    • 4
  • Michel Meybeck
    • 5
  1. 1.LMGE, Laboratoire Microorganismes: Génome et Environnement, UMR CNRS 6023Université Clermont-Auvergne, Université Blaise PascalAubièreFrance
  2. 2.LMV, Université Clermont-Auvergne - CNRS - IRD - OPGCAubièreFrance
  3. 3.ISTO Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans, Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers en région CentreUMR 7327 (CNRS-Université d’Orléans-BRGM)Orléans CedexFrance
  4. 4.IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris) Sorbonne Paris CitéUniv. Paris DiderotParisFrance
  5. 5.METIS UMR CNRS 7619Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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