Research personnel
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vianney.sivelle (at)
Via della Madonna Alta, 126 06128, Perugia


Under review

Sivelle, V., Cinkus, G., Mazzilli, N., Labat, D., Arfib, B., Massei, N., Cousquer, Y., Bertin, D., Jourde, H., (under review). Improvement of the KarstMod modeling platform for a better assessment of karst groundwater resources. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 1–26.

Al-Khoury, I., Boithias, L., Bailey, T. B., Ollivier, C., Sivelle., V., Labat, D. (under review). Impact of land-use change on karst spring response by integration of surface processes in karst hydrology: the ISPEEKH model, Submitted on Journal of Hydrology.


Labat, D., Guilloteau, T., Lamagnère, S., Dumareau, T., Haryouli, G., Béranger, S., Granouillac, F., Sivelle, V., 2023. New insights from an enhancement of hydrogeological archives of a French karst watershed over the last 50 years. Comptes Rendus. Géoscience 355, 1–9.

Shirafkan, M., Mohammadi, Z., Kavousi, A., Sivelle, V., Labat, D., Reimann, T., 2023. Toward the estimation of the transfer coefficient in karst systems: Using baseflow recession coefficient under matrix-restrained flow regime. Journal of Hydrology 620, 129441.


Sivelle, V., Jourde, H., Bittner, D., Richieri, B., Labat, D., Hartmann, A., Chiogna, G., 2022a. Considering land cover and land use (LCLU) in lumped parameter modeling in forest dominated karst catchments. Journal of Hydrology 612, 128264.

Sivelle, V., Pérotin, L., Ladouche, B., de Montety, V., Bailly-Comte, V., Champollion, C., Jourde, H., 2022b. A lumped parameter model to evaluate the relevance of excess air as a tracer of exchanged flows between transmissive and capacitive compartments of karst systems. Frontiers in Water 4.

Labat, D., Argouze, R., Mazzilli, N., Ollivier, C., Sivelle, V., 2022. Impact of Withdrawals on Karst Watershed Water Supply. Water 14, 1339.


Sivelle, V., Jourde, H., Bittner, D., Mazzilli, N., Tramblay, Y., 2021. Assessment of the relative impacts of climate changes and anthropogenic forcing on spring discharge of a Mediterranean karst system. Journal of Hydrology 598, 126396.

Shirafkan, M., Mohammadi, Z., Sivelle, V., Labat, D., 2021. The Effects of Exchange Flow on the Karst Spring Hydrograph under the Different Flow Regimes: A Synthetic Modeling Approach. Water 13, 1189.


Sivelle, V., Jourde, H., 2020. A methodology for the assessment of groundwater resource variability in karst catchments with sparse temporal measurements. Hydrogeol J 29, 137–157.

Sivelle, V., Renard, P., Labat, D., 2020b. Coupling SKS and SWMM to Solve the Inverse Problem Based on Artificial Tracer Tests in Karstic Aquifers. Water 12, 1139.

Olarinoye, T., Gleeson, T., Marx, V., Seeger, S., Adinehvand, R., Allocca, V., Andreo, B., Apaéstegui, J., Apolit, C., Arfib, B., Auler, A., Barberá, J.A., Batiot-Guilhe, C., Bechtel, T., Binet, S., Bittner, D., Blatnik, M., Bolger, T., Brunet, P., Charlier, J.-B., Chen, Z., Chiogna, G., Coxon, G., De Vita, P., Doummar, J., Epting, J., Fournier, M., Goldscheider, N., Gunn, J., Guo, F., Guyot, J.L., Howden, N., Huggenberger, P., Hunt, B., Jeannin, P.-Y., Jiang, G., Jones, G., Jourde, H., Karmann, I., Koit, O., Kordilla, J., Labat, D., Ladouche, B., Liso, I.S., Liu, Z., Massei, N., Mazzilli, N., Mudarra, M., Parise, M., Pu, J., Ravbar, N., Sanchez, L.H., Santo, A., Sauter, M., Sivelle, V., Skoglund, R.Ø., Stevanovic, Z., Wood, C., Worthington, S., Hartmann, A., 2020. Global karst springs hydrograph dataset for research and management of the world’s fastest-flowing groundwater. Scientific Data 7, 1–9.


Sivelle, V., Labat, D., 2019. Short-term variations in tracer-test responses in a highly karstified watershed. Hydrogeol J 27, 2061–2075.

Sivelle, V., Labat, D., Mazzilli, N., Massei, N., Jourde, H., 2019a. Dynamics of the Flow Exchanges between Matrix and Conduits in Karstified Watersheds at Multiple Temporal Scales. Water 11, 569.

Sivelle, V., Lorette, G., Tremoulet, J., Bardeau, M., Labat, D., 2019b. Interprétation de traçages artificiels en domaine karstique par approche de type fonction de transfert : Application à l’hydrosystème karstique de l’Ouysse (Lot, France). Géologues 73–79.


Jourde, H., Massei, N., Mazzilli, N., Binet, S., Batiot-Guilhe, C., Labat, D., Steinmann, M., Bailly-Comte, V., Seidel, J.L., Arfib, B., Charlier, J.B., Guinot, V., Jardani, A., Fournier, M., Aliouache, M., Babic, M., Bertrand, C., Brunet, P., Boyer, J.F., Bricquet, J.P., Camboulive, T., Carrière, S.D., Celle-Jeanton, H., Chalikakis, K., Chen, N., Cholet, C., Clauzon, V., Soglio, L.D., Danquigny, C., Défargue, C., Denimal, S., Emblanch, C., Hernandez, F., Gillon, M., Gutierrez, A., Sanchez, L.H., Hery, M., Houillon, N., Johannet, A., Jouves, J., Jozja, N., Ladouche, B., Leonardi, V., Lorette, G., Loup, C., Marchand, P., de Montety, V., Muller, R., Ollivier, C., Sivelle, V., Lastennet, R., Lecoq, N., Maréchal, J.C., Perotin, L., Perrin, J., Petre, M.A., Peyraube, N., Pistre, S., Plagnes, V., Probst, A., Probst, J.L., Simler, R., Stefani, V., Valdes-Lao, D., Viseur, S., Wang, X., 2018. SNO KARST: A French Network of Observatories for the Multidisciplinary Study of Critical Zone Processes in Karst Watersheds and Aquifers. Vadose Zone Journal 17.

The research activities mainly regard:

  1. Assessing impacts of climate change on karst groundwater;
  2. Assessing uncertainties in hydrological modeling;
  3. Combining hydrodynamics and hydrochemistry in hydrological modeling;
  4. Inferring groundwater flow processes from artificial tracer tests;
  5. Using satellite data for hydrological modeling at the catchment scale.

Vianney Sivelle was born in Grenoble, France, in 1993. He received his M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering at Bordeaux University in 2016. He gets a PhD grant from the French ministry of teaching and research (MESR, 2016-2019) and defended a PhD thesis “Conceptual, systemic and distributed approaches for artificial tracer tests interpretation in karst: implication for the determination of the internal structure of karst aquifers”. He continues his research in karst hydrology at Montpellier University (2019-2023) where he dedicates his activities in assessing effect of climate change on karst groundwater and develops lumped parameter modeling approaches. Then, he obtains a grant from the Italian national research council (CNR, 2023-2024) to work on the use of high-resolution satellite data for hydrological modeling in the Mediterranean area.