Alicia Gonzalez


Now ATER at Universtité de Besançon


Sismologie environnementale à La Réunion : Quantification de l'impact des cyclones sur la charge de fond des rivières et l’érosion    

Supervisors : Fabrice R. FONTAINE and Guilhem BARRUOL

adress :Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion - IPGP
            Université de la Réunion
            15, Avenue René Cassin, CS92003
            97744 Saint Denis messagerie cedex 9 La Réunion

phone: +262 (0)262 93 82 24


In the frame of my PhD, my research is focused on environnemental seismology dealing with the impact of cyclones on the bedload transport and the erosion in two rivers in La Réunion. In order to monitor spatial and temporal variations of the river’s bed-load during tropical cyclones from the high-frequency seismic noise in La Réunion, we deployed a temporary seismic network of 9 three-component broadband seismometers along two rivers: Rivière des Pluies and Rivière du Mât, both located on the northern side of the island.

2015-2018 : PhD - Université de La Réunion

2015 : Research internship (2nd year Master Thesis) in geodynamics, Cartography and numerical modeling of the recent deformation around the Uyuni salar (Bolivia) ISTerre laboratory, UJF Grenoble, France 

2014: Research internship (1st year Master Thesis) in geodynamics, Impact of partial melting on small scale convection – 2D numerical model (Control table, C language, Matlab) – Geosciences Montpellier II, University of Montpellier, France 

2013-2015 : Master - Université de Montpellier II : Geodynamics and Natural Hazards

2013: Research internship in seismic hazard (field work, Geospy software): quoted in a paper. 

Research internship in paleoclimatology (mass spectrometry)– Bachelor Thesis CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France 

One-month summer job : Technician employed by CNRS : XRD on Libanese sediment samples, pre-interpretations 

2012: Research internship in fluvial geomorphology (GIS software) – CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence 

2010-2013 : Bachelor – Université Aix-Marseille : Earth and Environmental Sciences

Assistant professor in practical courses in Petrology, field geology, Earth history and evolution, Waves propagation, Geodynamics.

  • Gonzalez, A., Fontaine F.R., Burtin A., Barruol G., Recking A., Delcher E., (2017).  Seismic monitoring of the bedload transport in La Réunion Island rivers during tropical cyclones. EGU General Assembly 2017 Abstract 14462-4
  • Gonzalez, A., Fontaine F.R., Burtin A., Barruol G., Recking A., Delcher E., (2016). Monitoring the Transport of sediment during tropical cyclones from high-frequency seismic noise in two rivers of La Réunion Island. 2016 AGU Fall meeting, San Fransisco, Abstract 128943