Hugo Counoy

Currently PhD student, I am evaluating the air quality in urban environment using lichen biomonitoring. I combine ecological and geochemical approaches and use citizen science to improve both spatial and temporal resolutions.
2022 – 2026 | PhD student
Lichen biomonitoring of urban air quality: contribution of citizen science approch [sup. Y. Agnan/ L. Turcati]
Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
2020 | MSc Bioengineering in environmental sciences
Master thesis: Lichen bioindication of air quality in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: biodiversity and citizen science approaches
UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2018 |
BSc Bioengineering
UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
(2) Counoy H.*, Cors M., Hutsemekers V., Delahaye L., Turcati L., Agnan Y. (2023). Evaluating lichen diversity along an urban pollution gradient for environmental quality assessment in Wallonia. AMPEE, Liège, 14 Nov. 2023 [oral]

 Counoy H.*, Turcati L., Agnan Y. (2023). Updating European lichen bioindication scales to improve urban air quality assessment: a meta-analysis. Goldschmidt, Lyon, 9–14 Jul. 2023 [poster]


Shannon Coets (2024)
Lichen bioindication of air quality in Charleroi, Belgium: influence of transport and industry on lichen flora 
[co-sup. Y. Agnan]

Zoé Matthée (2024)
Lichen bioaccumulation of metal atmospheric pollution in Wallonia, Belgium: spatial distribution and temporal evolution [co-sup. Y. Agnan]

Practical excercices
Integrated project in environmental diagnosis (LBIR1270)
Integrated project in computer science and applied mathematics (LBIR1271)

Citizen science
2018 – ... | Lichens GO network
Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
2022 – ... | Printemps des sciences
20 Mar. 2023 | Daily Science
Les lichens, agents de biosurveillance de la qualité de l'air
24 Jan. 2023 | RTBF
Observer les lichens pour évaluer la qualité de l’air que nous respirons
18 Jan. 2023 | L'Avenir
UCLouvain : Lichens, dites-moi si l’air est pollué
2022 | Prix CERA - De Vuyst
Master thesis in Bioengineering (UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve)