Natacha Tofield-Pasche

Dr. Natacha Tofield Pasche is a limnologist with strong interests in biogeochemical processes in lakes. Environmental Engineer from EPFL, she accomplished her PhD on nutrient cycling and methane production in Lake Kivu. From 2009 to 2013, she worked for the Government of Rwanda to create a monitoring program on Lake Kivu, to minimize the impacts from methane extraction plants. Since September 2013, she is the Deputy Director of the Center of Limnology at EPFL. She coordinated research projects, logistic of expeditions and finances of two large research programs. The first one aimed at mapping water quality using innovative aerial images, and the second investigated the life under ice in Lake Onego. As project leader, she managed the construction and exploitation of LéXPLORE platform, that collects innovative and high-frequency data on Lake Leman, and coordinates the different research projects.


  • –present
    Limnologist and Deputy Director, Limnology Center, EPFL- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne