Christophe Lambiel

Education and work experience


2006 : PhD Thesis at the Faculty of Geoscience and Environnement
Title of the thesis : "Le pergélisol dans les terrains sédimentaires à forte déclivité: distribution, régime thermique et instabilités"
Director : Jörg Winistörfer

1999 : Licence ès Lettres (Geography, Geology, Computer science and Mathematical methods), University of Lausanne

Work experience

Lecturer, Institute of Geography, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne

Postdoc (Maître assistant) at the Institute of Geography, University of Lausanne
2006 - 2010

Representative for PERMOS (Permafrost Monitoring Switzerland) at the University of Lausanne. Member of the scientific committee since 2010.

Position in geomatics by Microgis SA
2001 - 2002

Assistant and PhD student at the Institute of Geography, University of Lausanne
2000 - 2005

Stage in the forestry ingenier office Patrick Chevrier SA
2000 - 2000

Others activities

Member of the committee of the Swiss Geomorphological Society (SGmS)


Alpine geomorphology

Mapping, internal characterizing and modelling of mountain permafrost

Study and monitoring of creeping mountain permafrost landforms (rock glaciers, moraines)

Thermal and geoelectrical monitoring of alpine permafrost

Permafrost-related processes understanding

Study of sediment transfer processes in moutain slopes

Geomorphological mapping


- Geoelectrical and seismic methods
- Thermal methods (BTS, continuous logging at the surface and in boreholes)
- Differential GPS
- Digital photogrammetry
- Terrestrial laser scanning (Lidar)
- Space-borne synthetic aperture radar interferometry (InSAR)
- Field and GIS geomorphological mapping

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