Aquatic microbial ecology
PhD, Senior Permanent Researcher (DR1 IRD)
Address: Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences – Paris, site de Jussieu, 4 place Jussieu, Sorbonne University, 75005, Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0)1 44 27 38 26
Main fields of research and expertise
Emma Rochelle-Newall is a senior research scientist with the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD). Her research examines how anthropogenic impacts, such as increased inorganic and organic inputs or changes in land use, alter the genetic diversity and function of microbial communities in order to understand the impacts of human activities in aquatic systems. Another more recent aspect of her work concerns the study of the spread of pathogens in aquatic ecosystems and how environmental degradation in developing countries alters the ecology of these microbes and impacts the health of populations using water resources. She also teaches technical classes and other capacity building actions for scientists from developing countries. Her scientific writing class has helped several students improve their writing skills and get their articles accepted in indexed scientific journals.