[CANCELLED] Amphis For All - Breath of the Lakes, a climate threat?

4 June 2020 18:00 - 4 June 2020 19:00

Following the passage to stage 3 announced on Saturday 14 March 2020 by the government to fight against the risks linked to the Coronovirus epidemic (COVID-19), the next "Amphis pour Tous" conferences are cancelled during the next few months and postponed to next season.

The conference "The Breath of the Lakes, a climate threat?"presented by Etienne Dambrine, Director of research INRA at Alpine Centre for research Trophic Networks of Limnic Ecosystems (CARRTEL), UFR Sciences and Mountainswill take place on Thursday 4 June 2020 at 6 pm at La Turbine in Annecy.

It will also be held on :

  • Tuesday 9 June 2020 at 6pm in Chambéry
  • Thursday 11 June 2020 at 6.30 pm in Thonon-les-Bains
  • Thursday 18 June 2020 at 7pm in Faverges-Seythenex


Forests are often referred to as the lungs of the planet. While the metaphor is educational, it is scientifically false because, unlike lungs, forests absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. What about lakes? Measurements show that, like animals, most lakes suck up oxygen and blow out carbon dioxide. You could say that lakes sometimes yawn or belch, since they can also emit methane! This blowing of the lakes is strongly influenced by their terrestrial environment, which conditions their diet, as well as their management by humans.