DFME Research interests (T5)

Key words

Research Themes

The DFME team evaluates the influence of environmental changes on metabolic expression : basic fluctua-tions in the expression of secondary metabolites (metabolomic approach, seasonal fluctuations), chemical interactions and allelopathy processes. Moreover, the study of the role of biodiversity in ecosystem functioning through biotic interac-tions (facilitation, niche differentiation, competition) will allow us to test the relevance of different concepts such as func-tional redundancy, keystone species Engineer species, diversity-stability, and for different key functional actors of the studied ecosystems (e.g. plants, soil organisms, sponges from submarine cave). In marine environments, a prerequisite to answer these questions is to describe properly the biodiversity in all its components, including its spatial structure and its evolution. This will be accomplished by integrating morphological approaches, molecular genetics, phylogeography, metabolomics, phenology, in an attempt at integrative ecology. In terrestrial environments, particular attention will be paid to some processes involved in trophic networks and / or the organic matter recycling in the soil-plant-microorganism continuum in the context of environmental changes. Knowledge of the plant plasticity and associated microorganism re-sponses to these changes will be very helpful to the development of eco-technologies for and by the living with a dual objective :
• restoration of impacted ecosystems (bioremediation and phytoremediation) ;
• leverage of potentially bioactive metabolites beneficial to human health through ethnopharmacological approach-es.
The DFME team will focus on Mediterranean and tropical ecosystems, especially at the interfaces (littoral, mangroves, ecotones, urban areas). The biological models will be mainly for plants, pubescent and kermes oaks, Aleppo pine, man-groves, medicinal plants, tolerant plants to pollution ; for animals, benthic invertebrates, in particular of obscure habitats, such as sponges.
The work will be based on in natura experiments, using integrated local observation systems (O3HP, CLIMED, Fontblanche), workshop-sites (OHM-BMP and OHM Littoral), but also in mesocosms (semi-controlled conditions, nursery) and microcosms (fully controlled conditions, phytotrons, aquariums).
This team combines complementary skills in the fields of :
• chemical ecology, including biotic interactions (chemical mediation), ecogeochemistry and environmental technol-ogies (green chemistry, biological control and bioremediation) ;
• functional ecology of plants, metazoans and microorganisms ;
• evolutionary ecology ;
• systematics, biodiversity inventories, in relation to managers of protected areas ;
• ecotoxicology ;
• ethnopharmacology ;
• biological control.


CERVOLAND, PrimeQual ADEME (2017-2020) - Coordinatrice Emilie PERRAUDIN (EPOC), Partenaires : IMBE (responsable Elena ORMENO), EMD-SAGE

HONO CORN PrimeQual ADEME (2017-2019) - Coordinateur Henri Wortham (LCE) Partenaires : IMBE (responsable Elena ORMENO)

LANDEX Episode 1 LEFE CNRS (2016-2018) - Coordinateur Eric Villenave (EPOC), Partenaires : CEFE, EMD, IMBE (responsable Elena ORMENO), INERIS, ISPA, LA, LCE, LGGE, LISA, LSCE, PC2A





Bellan-Santini D, Kaim-Malka RA, Dauvin JC In press On Haploops species with the redescription of Haploops vallifera and H. siberica (Crustacea : Gammaridea : Ampeliscidae) (Contribution to the knowledge of the Haploops genus. 9.] Zootaxa.

Chomel M, Guittonny-Larchevêque M, DesRochers A, Baldy V 2016 Effect of mixing herbaceous litter with tree litters on decomposition and N release in boreal plantationse. Plant and Soil 398(1-2):229-241, doi : 10.1007/s11104-015-2648-5.

Chomel M, Larchevêque M, Fernandez C, Gallet C, Desrochers A, Paré D, Baldy V 2016 Secondary metabolites in plant litter : a key trait for ecosystem processes. J Ecol, doi : 10.1111/1365-2745.12644.

Gavinet J, Prévosto B, Fernandez C in press Introducing resprouters to enhance Mediterranean forest resilience : importance of functional traits to select species according to a gradient of pine density. J Appl Ecol.

Gauquelin T, Michon G, Joffre R, Duponnois R, Génin D, Fady B, Bou Dagher M, Derridj A, Slimani S, Badri W, Alifriqui M, Auclair L, Simenel R, Aderghal M, Baudoin E, Galiana A, Prin Y, Sanguin H, Fernandez C, Baldy V 2016 Crossing cultural and ecological approaches to understand Mediterranean forest dynamics facing global change Reg Environm Change OnlineFirst, doi : 10.1007/s10113-016-0994-3.

Fernandez C, Monnier Y, Santonja M, Gallet C, Weston LA, Prévosto B, Saunier A, Baldy V, Bousquet-Mélou A 2016 The Impact of Competition and Allelopathy on the Trade-Off between Plant Defense and Growth in Two Contrasting Tree Species. Frontiers in Plant Sciences, doi : 10.3389/fpls.2016.00594.

Lavrov DV, Adamski M, Chevaldonné P, Adamska M 2016 Extensive Mitochondrial mRNA Editing and Unusual Mitochondrial Genome Organization in Calcaronean Sponges. Current Biology 26(1):86–92, doi : 10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.043.

Mathaux C, Mandin J-P, Oberlin C, Edouard J-L, Gauquelin T, Guibal F online Ancient juniper trees growing on cliffs : towards a long Mediterranean tree-ring chronology. Dendrochronologia 37:79-88, doi : 10.1016/j.dendro.2015.12.005.

Prévosto B, Gavinet J, Monnier Y, Corbani A, Fernandez C 2016 Influence of neighbouring woody treatments on Mediterranean oak development in an experimental plantation : Better form but weaker growth. Forest Ecol Management 362:89-98, doi : 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.11.046.

Reverter M, Pérez T, Ereskovsky AV, Banaigs B 2016 Secondary Metabolome Variability and Inducible Chemical Defenses in the Mediterranean Sponge Aplysina cavernicola. J Chem Ecol 42(1):60-70, doi : 10.1007/s10886-015-0664-9.

Ruiz C, Muricy M, Lage A, Domingos C, Chenesseau S, Pérez T in press Descriptions of new sponge species and genus, including aspiculate Plakinidae, overturn the Homoscleromorpha classification. Zool J Linn Soc.

Saint-Lary L, Roy C, Paris J-P, Martin J-F, Thomas OP, Fernandez X 2016 Metabolomics as a tool for the authentication of rose extracts used in flavour and fragrance area. Metabolomics 12:49, doi : 10.1007/s11306-016-0963-3.

Romero-Ramirez, A., Bonifácio, P., Labrune C., Sardà R., Amouroux J.M., Bellan, G., Duchêne.J.C., Rachel Hermand R., Ioannis Karakassis I., Grémare A. 2016 Long-term (1998-2010) large-scale comparison of the ecological quality status of Gulf of Lions (NW Mediterranean) benthic habitats. Mar Poll Bull 102 :102-113.

Wittmann KJ, Chevaldonné P 2016 Description of Heteromysis (Olivemysis) ekamako sp. nov. (Mysida : Mysidae : Heteromysinae) from a marine cave at Nuku Hiva Island (Marquesas, French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean). Mar Biodiv, doi : 10.1007/s12526-016-0522-1.

Sanguin H, Mathaux C, Guibal F, Prin Y, Mandin JP, Gauquelin T, Duponnois R 2016 Ecology of vertical life in harsh environments : The case of mycorrhizal symbiosis with secular cliff climbing trees (Juniperus phoenicea L.) J. Arid Environ., 134 : 132-135, doi 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.07.008.


Baldy V, Thiébaut G, Fernandez C, Sagova-Mareckova M, Korboulewsky N, Monnier Y, Perez T, Trémolières M 2015 Experimental assessment of the water quality influence on the phosphorus uptake of an invasive aquatic plant : biological responses throughout its phonological stage. PLoS ONE 10(3) : e0118844, doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0118844.

Basso L, Vázquez-Luis M, García-March JR, Deudero S, Alvarez E, Vicente N, Duarte CM, Hendriks IE in press The Pen Shell, Pinna nobilis : A Review of Population Status and Recommended Research Priorities in the Mediterranean Sea. Advances in Marine Biology 71(3):109-160, doi : 10.1016/bs.amb.2015.06.002.

Bauvais C, Zirah S, Piette L, Chaspoul F, Domart-Coulon I, Chapon V, Gallice P, Rebuffat S, Pérez T, Bourguet-Kondracki ML 2014 Sponging up metals : Bacteria associated with the marine sponge Spongia officinalis. Marine Environm Res 104:20-30, doi : 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.12.005.

Boury-Esnault N, Vacelet J, Reiswig HM, Fourt M, Aguilar R, Chevaldonné P 2015 Mediterranean hexactinellid sponges, with the description of a new Sympagella species (Porifera, Hexactinellida). J Marine Biol Ass UK 95(07):1353-1364, doi : 10.1017/S0025315414001891.

Cachet N, Genta-Jouve G, Ivanisevic J, Chevaldonné P, Sinniger F, Culioli G, Pérez T, Thomas OP 2015 Metabolic profiling reveals deep chemical divergence between two morphotypes of the zoanthid Parazoanthus axinellae. Scientific Reports 5:8282, doi : 10.1038/srep08282.

Chevaldonné P, Pérez T, Crouzet J-M, Bay-Nouailhat W, Bay-Nouailhat A, Fourt M, Almon B, Pérez J, Aguilar R, Vacelet J 2015 Unexpected records of ‘deep-sea’ carnivorous sponges Asbestopluma hypogea in the shallow NE Atlantic shed light on new conservation issues. Marine Ecology 36(3):475-484, doi : 10.1111/maec.12155.

Chevaldonné P, Rastorgueff P-A, Arslan D, Lejeusne C 2015 Molecular and distribution data on the poorly-known, elusive, cave mysid Harmelinella mariannae (Crustacea : Mysida). Marine Ecology 36(3):305-317, doi : 10.1111/maec.12139.

Chomel M, Guittonny-Larchevêque M, DesRochers A, Baldy V online Home Field Advantage of Litter Decomposition in Pure and Mixed Plantations Under Boreal Climate. Ecosystems 18 (6) : 1014-1028 doi : 10.1007/s10021-015-9880-y.

Coulis M, Fromin N, David J-F, Gavinet J, Clet A, Devidal S, Roy J, Hättenschwiler S online Functional dissimilarity across trophic levels as a driver of soil processes in a Mediterranean decomposer system exposed to two moisture levels. Oikos 24(10) : 1304-1316 doi : 10.1111/oik.01917.

Díaz MC, Thacker RW, Redmond NE, Perez T, Collins AG 2015 Vansoestia caribensis gen. nov., sp. nov. : first report of the family Ianthellidae (Verongida, Demospongiae) in the Caribbean. Zootaxa 3956:3, doi : 10.11646/zootaxa.3956.3.5.

Gavinet J, Vilagrosa A, Chirino E, Granados ME, Vallejo VR, Pévosto B 2015 Hardwood seedling establishment below Aleppo pine depends on thinning intensity in two Mediterranean sites. Annals of Forest Science, doi : 10.1007/s13595-015-0495-4.

Genard-Zielinski A-C, Boissard C, Fernandez C, Kalogridis C, Gros V, Lathière J, Bonnaire N, Ormeño E 2015 Variability of BVOC emissions from a Mediterranean mixed forest in southern France with a focus on Quercus pubescens. Atmos Chem Phys 15:431-446, doi : 10.5194/acp-15-431-2015.

Genta-Jouve G, Boughanem C, Ocaña O, Pérez T, Thomas OP online Eryloside W, a triterpenoid saponin from the sponge Dictyonella marsilii. Phytochemistry Lett 13:252–255, doi : 10.1016/j.phytol.2015.07.004.

Hestetun JT, Fourt M, Vacelet J, Boury-Esnault N, Rapp HT 2015 Cladorhizidae (Porifera, Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) of the deep Atlantic collected during Ifremer cruises, with a biogeographic overview of the Atlantic species. J Marine Biol Ass UK 95(07):1311-1342, doi : 10.1017/S0025315413001100.

Muths D, Rastorgueff PA, Selva M, Chevaldonné P 2015 Local scale connectivity in the cave-dwelling brooding fish Apogon imberbis. J Sea Res 95:70-74, doi:10.1016/j.seares.2014.10.009.

Prevosto B, Gavinet J, Ripert C, Fernandez C 2015 Identification of windows of emergence and seedling establishment in a pine Mediterranean forest under controlled disturbances. Basic and Applied Ecology,16(1):36-45, doi : 10.1016/j.baae.2014.10.008.

Rastorgueff P-A, Bellan-Santini D, Bianchi CN, Bussotti S, Chevaldonné P, Guidetti P, Harmelin JG, Montefalcone M, Morri C, Perez T, Ruitton S, Vacelet J, Personnic S 2015 An ecosystem-based approach to evaluate the ecological quality of Mediterranean undersea caves. Ecological Indicators 54:137-152, doi : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.02.014.

Rastorgueff P-A, Rocher C, Selva M, Chevaldonné P 2015 Preliminary DNA-based diet assessment of a gutless carnivore, the sponge Asbestopluma hypogea. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 467:108–114, doi : 10.1016/j.jembe.2015.02.014.

Ruiz C, Ivanišević О, Chevaldonné P, Ereskovsky AV, Boury-Esnault N, Vacelet J, Thomas OP, Perez T 2015 Integrative taxonomic description of Plakina kanaky, a new polychromatic sponge species from New Caledonia (Porifera : Homoscleromorpha). Marine Ecology 36(4):1129-1143, doi : 10.1111/maec.12209.

Santonja M, Baldy V, Fernandez C, Balesdent J, Gauquelin T online Potential Shift in Plant Communities with Climate Change : Outcome on Litter Decomposition and Nutrient Release in a Mediterranean Oak Forest. Ecosystems,18(7) :1253-1268 doi : 10.1007/s10021-015-9896-3.

Santonja M, Fernandez C, Gauquelin T, Baldy V online Climate change effects on litter decomposition : intensive drought leads to a strong decrease of litter mixture interactions - - Plant and Soil, 393(1-2) :69-82 doi : 10.1007/s11104-015-2471-z.

Savriama Y, Stige LC, Gerber S, Pérez T, Alibert P, David B 2015 Impact of sewage pollution on two species of sea urchins in the Mediterranean Sea (Cortiou, France) : Radial asymmetry as a bioindicator of stress. Ecological indicators 54:39–47.

Trigos S, Garcıa-March J-R, Vicente N, Tena J, Torres J online Respiration rates of the fan mussel Pinna nobilis at different temperatures. Journal of Molluscan Studies, doi : 10.1093/mollus/eyu075.

Vieira C, Gaubert J, De Clerck O, Payri C, Culioli G, Thomas OP online Biological activities associated to the chemodiversity of the brown algae belonging to genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Phytochemistry Rev, doi : 10.1007/s11101-015-9445-x


Cellier A, Gauquelin T, Baldy V, Ballini C 2014 Effect of organic amendment on soil fertility and plant nutrients in a post-fire Mediterranean ecosystem. Plant Soil 376(1-2):211-228, doi : 10.1007/s11104-013-1969-5.

Chomel M, DesRochers A, Baldy V, Larchevêque M, Gauquelin T 2014 Non-additive effects of mixing hybrid poplar and white spruce on aboveground and soil carbon storage in boreal plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 328:292–299, doi : 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.05.048.

Chomel M, Fernandez C, Bousquet-Mélou A, Gers C, Monnier Y, Santonja M, Gauquelin T, Gros R, Lecareux C, Baldy V 2014 Secondary metabolites of Pinus halepensis alter decomposer organisms and litter decomposition during afforestation of abandoned agricultural zones. J Ecol 102(2):411-424, doi : 10.1111/1365-2745.12205.

Genard-Zielinski A-C, Ormeño E, Boissard C, Fernandez C 2014 Isoprene emissions from downy oak under water limitation during an entire growing season : what cost for growth ? PLoS ONE 9(11):e112418, doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0112418.

Greff S, Zubia M, Genta-Jouve G, Massi L, Perez T, Thomas OP 2014 Mahorones, highly brominated cyclopentenones from the red alga Asparagopsis taxiformis. J Nat Prod 77(5):1150-1155, doi : 10.1021/np401094h.

Gentner D.R. Ormeño E., Fares S., Ford T.B, Park J.P., Brioude J., Angevine W, Karlik J.F, Goldstein A.H. Emissions of biogenic gas-phase organic carbon from agriculture and their implications for air quality. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2014. 14, 5393-5413.

Kalogridis C, Gros V, Sarda-Esteve R, Langford B, Loubet B, Bonsang B, Bonnaire N, Nemitz E, Genard A-C, Boissard C, Fernandez C, Ormeño E, Baisnée D, Reiter I, Lathière J 2014 Concentrations and fluxes of isoprene and oxygenated VOCs at a French Mediterranean oak forest. Atmos Chem Phys 14:10085-10102, doi : 10.5194/acp-14-10085-2014.

Personnic S, Boudouresque CF, Astruch P, Ballesteros E, Blouet S, Bellan-Santini D, Bonhomme P, Thibault-Botha D, Feunteun E, Harmelin-Vivien M, Pergent G, Pergent-Martini C, Pastor J, J-C Poggiale, Renaud F, Thibaut T, Ruitton S online An ecosystem-based approach to assess the status of a Mediterranean ecosystem, the Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadow. PLoS ONE doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0098994.

Rastorgueff PA, Chevaldonné P, Arslan D, Verna C, Lejeusne C 2014 Cryptic habitats and cryptic diversity : unexpected patterns of connectivity and phylogeographic breaks in a Mediterranean endemic marine cave mysid. Molecular Ecology 23(11):2825-2843, doi : 10.1111/mec.12776.

Trigos S, Garcia-March JR, Vicente N, Tena J, Torres J 2014 Utilization of muddy detritus as organic matter source by the fan mussel Pinna nobilis. Medit Mar Sci 15(3):667-674, doi : 10.12681/mms.836


Aït Saïd S, Torre F, Derridj A, Gauquelin T, Mevy JP 2013 Gender, Mediterranean drought and seasonality : photosystem II photochemistry in Pistacia lentiscus L. Photosynthetica 51 (4):552-564, doi : 10.1007/s11099-013-0055-9.

Audoin C, Bonhomme D, Ivanišević J, De la Cruz M, Cautain B, Monteiro MC, Reyes F, Rios L, Pérez T, Thomas OP 2013 Balibalosides, an original family of glycosilated sesterterpenes produced by the Mediterranean sponge Oscarella balibaloi. Marine Drugs 11(5):1477-1489, doi : 10.3390/md11051477.

Borda E, Kudenov JD, Chevaldonné P, Blake JA, Desbruyères D, Fabri MC, Hourdez S, Pleijel F, Shank TM, Wilson NG, Schulze A, Rouse GW 2013 Cryptic species of Archinome (Annelida : Amphinomida) from vents and seeps. Proc Royal Soc B 280(1770):20131876, doi : 10.1098/rspb.2013.1876.

Boury-Esnault N, Lavrov D, Ruiz C, Pérez T 2013 The integrative taxonomic approach applied to Porifera : a case-study of the Homoscleromorpha. Integr & Comparat Biol 53(3):416-427, doi : 10.1093/icb/ict042.

Ereskovsky AV, Dubois M, Ivanišević J, Gazave E, Lapebie P, Tokina D, Pérez T 2013 Pluri-annual study of the reproduction of two Mediterranean Oscarella species (Porifera, Homoscleromorpha) : cycle, sex-ratio, reproductive effort and phenology. Marine Biol 160(2):423-438, doi : 10.1007/s00227-012-2100-9.

Fernandez C, Santonja M, Gros R, Monnier Y, Chomel M, Baldy V, Bousquet-Mélou A 2013 Allelochemicals of Pinus halepensis as drivers of biodiversity in Mediterranean open mosaic habitats during the colonization stage of secondary succession. J Chem Ecol 39(2):298-311, doi : 10.1007/s10886-013-0239-6.

Garrido M, Lafabrie C, Torre F, Fernandez C, Pasqualini V 2013 Resilience and stability of Cymodocea nodosa seagrass meadows over the last four decades in a Mediterranean lagoon. Est Coast Shelf Sci 130 : 89-98, doi : 10.1016/j.ecss.2013.05.035.

Gérard K, Guilloton E, Arnaud-Haond S, Aurelle D, Bastrop R, Chevaldonné P, Derycke S, Hanel R, Lapègue S, Lejeusne C, Mousset S, Ramšak A, Remerie T, Viard F, Féral J-P, Chenuil A 2013. PCR survey of 50 introns in animals : cross-amplification of homologous EPIC loci in eight non-bilaterian, protostome and deuterostome phyla. Marine Genomics 12:1-8, doi : 10.1016/j.margen.2013.10.001.

Janssen A, Chevaldonné P, Martinez-Arbizu 2013 The meiobenthic copepod fauna of a marine cave (3PP cave, NW Mediterranean) closely resembles that of deep-sea communities. Marine Ecol Progr Ser 479:99-113, doi : 10.3354/meps10207.

Lavoir AV, Ormeño E, Pasqualini V, Ferrat L, Greff S, Lecareux C, Vila B, Mevy JP, Fernandez C 2013 Does prescribed burning affects the secondary metabolism of established stand trees of Mediterranean pines ? J Chem Ecol 39(3):398-412, doi : 10.1007/s10886-013-0256-5.

Monnier Y, Bousquet-Mélou A, Vila B, Prevosto B, Fernandez C 2013 How nutrient availability influences acclimation to shade of two (pioneer and late-successional) Mediterranean tree species ? Eur J Forest Res 132(2):325-333, doi : 10.1007/s10342-012-0677-7.

San Roman Sanz A, Fernandez C, Mouillot F, Ferrat L, Istria D, Pasqualini V 2013 Long-term forest dynamics and land-use abandonment in the Mediterranean mountains (Corsica, France). Ecol Soc 18(2):38, doi : 10.5751/ES-05556-180238.

Stiller J, Rousset V, Pleijel F, Chevaldonné P, Vrijenhoek RC, Rouse GW 2013 Phylogeny, biogeography and systematics of hydrothermal vent and methane seep Amphisamytha (Ampharetidae, Annelida), with descriptions of three new species. Syst Biodiv 11(1):35-65, doi : 10.1080/14772000.2013.772925.

Tahiri H, Otto T, Eddouks M, Revel J-C, Jalut G, Alifriqui M, Gauquelin T, Hafidi M 2013 Étude pédo-anthracologique dans la région de Toufliht (Haut Atlas Marocain) : Mise en évidence d’un paléo-incendie et d’un changement de la couverture forestière vers 4500 – 4000 BP (5300 – 4200 cal. BP). La Terre et la Vie 68(3):231-242.

Zarrouk S, Ereskovsky AV, Ben Mustapha K, El Abed A, Pérez T 2013 Sexual reproduction of Hippospongia communis (Lamarck, 1814) (Dictyoceratida, Demospongiae) : comparison of two populations living under contrasted environmental conditions. Marine Ecol Evol Persp 34 (4):432–442, doi : 10.1111/maec.12043


Auclerc A, Nahmani J, Aran D, Baldy V, Callot H, Gers C, Iorio E, Lapied E, Lassauce A, Pasquet A, Spelda J, Rossi J-P, Guérold F 2012 Changes in soil macroinvertebrate communities following liming of acidified forested catchments in the Vosges Mountains (North-eastern France). Ecol Engin 42:260-269, doi : 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.02.024.

Borda E, Kudenov JD, Blake JA, Alvarad J, Chevaldonné P, Desbruyères D, Fabri MC, Hourdez S, Pleijel F, Schulz, A, Shank TM, Rouse GW 2012 Cryptic species of Archinome (Annelida : Amphinomida) from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology, Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, USA, 3-7 January 2012. Integr Comparative Biology 52 (Suppl. 1) : E17.

Cardenas P, Pérez T, Boury-Esnault N 2012 Sponge systematics facing new challenges. Adv Marine Biol 61:79-209, doi : 10.1016/B978-0-12-387787-1.00010-6.

Cellier A, Francou C, Houot S, Ballini C, Gauquelin T, Baldy V 2012 Use of urban composts for the regeneration of a burnt Mediterranean soil. J Env Mgmt 95:S238-S244, doi : 10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.10.042.

Dauvin J-C, Alizier A, Rolet C, Bakalem A, Bellan G, Gomez Gesteira JL, Grimes S, De la Ossa-C JA, Del Pilar Ruso Y, R 2012 Response of different benthic indices to diverse human pressures. Ecol Indic 12:143–153, doi : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.03.019.

Fares S, Park JH, Gentner DR, Weber R, Ormeno E, Karlik J, Goldstein AH 2012 Seasonal cycles of biogenic volatile organic compound fluxes and concentrations in a California citrus orchard. Atmosph Chem Phys 12:9865-9880, doi : 10.5194/acp-12-9865-2012.

Fernandez C, Ferrat L, Pergent G, Pasqualini V 2012 Sea urchin-seagrasses interactions : trophic links in a benthic ecosystem from a coastal lagoon. Hydrobiol 699(1):21-33, doi : 10.1007/s10750-012-1151-8.

Korboulewsky N, Wang R, Baldy V 2012 Purification processes involved in sludge treatment by a vertical flow wetland system : focus on the role of the substrate and plants on N and P removal. Biores Technol 105:9-14, doi : 10.1016/j.biortech.2011.11.037.

Mevy JP, Bessiere JM, Dherbomez M 2012 Composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the volatile oil of Chrysanthellum americanum (Linn.) Vatke. J Ess Oil Bearing Pl 15(3):489–496, doi : 10.1080/0972060X.2012.10644077.

Monnier Y, Prevosto B, Ripert C, Corbani A, Fernandez C 2012 Forest microhabitats differentially influence seedlings phenology of two co-existing Mediterranean oak species. J Veg Sci 23(2):260-270, doi : 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01358.x.

Poupin J, Corbari L, Pérez T, Chevaldonné P 2012 Deep-water decapod crustaceans studied with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia (Crustacea : Decapoda). Zootaxa 3550:43-60.

Prévosto B, Monnier Y, Rippert C, Fernandez C 2012 To what extent do time, species identity and selected plant response variables influence woody plant interactions ? J Appl Ecol 49(6):1344–1355, doi : 10.1111/jpe.12000.

Reveillaud J, Allewaert C, Pérez T, Vacelet J, Banaigs B, Vanreusel A 2012 Relevance of an integrative approach for taxonomic revision in sponge taxa : Case study of the shallow-water Atlanto-Mediterranean Hexadella (Porifera, Ianthellidae, Verongida). Invertebr System 26 (3):230-248, doi : 10.1071/IS11044.

Rizvi SH, Gauquelin T, Gers C, Guerold F, Pagnout C, Baldy V 2012 Calcium-magnesium liming of acidified forested catchments : effects on humus morphology and functioning. Appl Soil Ecol 62:81-87, doi : 10.1016/j.apsoil.2012.07.014.

Schmitt S, Tsai P, Bell J, Fromont J, Ilan M, Lindquist N, Pérez T, Rodrigo A, Schupp PJ, Vacelet J, Webster N, Hentschel U, Taylor MW 2012 Assessing the complex sponge microbiota : core, variable and species-specific bacterial communities in marine sponges. ISME Journal 6:564-576, doi : 10.1038/ismej.2011.116.

Wang R, Baldy V, Périssol C, Korboulewsky N 2012 Influence of plants on microbial activity in a vertical-downflow wetland system treating waste activated sludge with high organic matter concentration. J Env Mgmt 95S:S158-S164, doi : 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.03.021


Ait Said S, Fernandez C, Greff S, Derridj A, Gauquelin T, Mevy JP 2011 Inter-population variability of leaf morpho-anatomical and terpenoid patterns of Pistacia atlantica desf. ssp. atlantica growing along an aridity gradient in Algeria. Flora 206 (4) : 397–405.

Ait Said S, Fernandez C, Greff S, Torre F, Derridj A, Gauquelin T and Mevy JP 2011 Chemoecological variability of terpenoid composition in leaves of Pistacia lentiscus L. from increasing altitude conditions Molecules 16(3) : 2646-2657.

Fabi G, Spagnolo A, Bellan-Santini D, Charbonnel E, Cicek BA, Goutayer-Garcia JJ, Jensen AC, Kallianiotis A, Das Santos MN 2011 Overview on artificial reefs in Europe. Braz J Oceanogr Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 59 (special issue CARAH) : 155-166.

Fares S, Gentner DR, Park JH, Ormeno E, Allen JK and Goldstein H 2011 Biogenic emissions from Citrus species in California Atmos Envir, 45 (27) : 4557–4568.

Genta-Jouve G, Francezon N, Puissant A, Auberger P, Vacelet J, Pérez T, Fontana A, Thomas OP 2011 Structure elucidation of the new citharoxazole from the Mediterranean Deep-Sea Sponge Latrunculia (Biannulata) citharistae. Magn Reson Chem 49(8) : 533–53.

Ivanisevic J, Pérez T, Barnathan G, Thomas OP 2011 Lysophospholipids in the Mediterranean sponge Oscarella tuberculata : seasonal variability and putative biological role. J Chem Ecol 37(5) : 537-545.

Ivanisevic J, Thomas OP, Pedel L, Penez N, Ereskovsky AV, Culioli G, Pérez T 2011 Biochemical trade-offs : evidence for ecologically linked secondary metabolism of the sponge Oscarella balibaloi. PLOS One 6 (11) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028059.g0.

Ivanisevic J, Thomas OP, Lejeusne C, Chevaldonné P, Pérez T 2011 Metabolic fingerprinting as an indicator of biodiversity : towards understanding inter-specific relationships among Homoscleromorpha sponges. Metabolomics 7 : 289–304.

Monnier Y, Vila B, Montes N, Prevosto B, Bousquet-Mélou A, Fernandez C 2011 Fertility and allelopathy modify Aleppo pine crown acclimation to shade. Tree-Struct Funct. 25:497–507.

Olivier R, Lavoir AV, Ormeño E, Greff S, Staudt M, Fernandez C 2011 Compost spreading in Mediterranean shrubland indirectly increases biogenic emissions by promoting growth of VOC-emitting plant parts. Atmos Environ. 45 : 3631-3639.

Olivier R, Staudt M, Lavoir AV, Ormeño E, Rizvi H, Baldy V, Rivoal A, Greff S, Lecareux C, Fernandez C 2011 Direct and indirect impact of sewage sludge compost spreading on Quercus coccifera monoterpene emissions in a Mediterranean shrubland. Environl Pollut. 159 (4) : 963-969. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2010.12.003.

Ormeño E, Niinemets AG 2011 Extracting and trapping biogenic volatile organic compounds stored in plant species. TRAC-Trend Anal Chem 30 (7) : 978–989
Penez N, Culioli G, Pérez T, Briand JF, Thomas OP, Blache Y. 2011. Antifouling Properties of Simple Indole and Purine Alkaloids from the Mediterranean Gorgonian Paramuricea clavata. J Nat Prod 74, 2304–2308.

Pérez T, Ivanisevic J, Dubois M, Pedel L, Thomas OP, Tokina D, Ereskovsky AV 2011 Oscarella balibaloi, a new sponge species (Homoscleromorpha : Plakinidae) from the Western Mediterranean Sea : cytological description, reproductive cycle and ecology. Marine Ecol 32(2) : 174–187.

Prevosto B, Bousquet-Mélou A, Ripert C, Fernandez C 2011 Effects of different silvicultural treatments on vegetation composition and diversity in Pinus halepensis woodlands. Plant Ecol 212 : 627–638.

Prévosto B, Monnier Y, Ripert C, Fernandez C 2011 Diversification of Allepo pine forests by sowing Quercus ilex and Quercus pubescens acorns : testing the effects of different vegetation and soil treatments. European Journal of Forest Research. 130 (1) : 67-76.

Prévosto B, Monnier Y, Ripert C, Fernandez C 2011 Can we use shelterwoods in Mediterranean pine forests to promote oak seedling development ? Forest Ecol and Manag 262 (8) : 1426-1433.

Rastorgueff PA, Harmelin-Vivien M, Richard P, Chevaldonné P 2011 Feeding strategies and resource partitioning mitigate the effects of oligotrophy for marine cave mysids. Mar Ecol-Prog Ser 440 : 163-176.

Rivoal A, Fernandez C, Greff S, Montes N, Vila B 2011. Does competition stress decrease allelopathic potential ? Biochem Syst Ecol. 39 (4-6) : 401-407.

The Mermex Group 2011. Marine Ecosystem responses to climatic and anthropogenic forcings in the Mediterranean Sea. Progr Oceanogr 91(2) : 97-16

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Knittweis L, Chevaldonné P, Ereskovsky A, Schembri PJ, Borg JA 2015 A preliminary survey of marine cave habitats in the Maltese Islands. Xjenza Online - Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists. 3:153:164, doi : 10.7423/XJENZA.2015.2.07

Knittweis L, Chevaldonné P, Ereskovsky A, Schembri PJ, Borg JA 2015 A preliminary survey of marine cave habitats in the Maltese Islands. Xjenza Online - Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists. 3:153:164, doi : 10.7423/XJENZA.2015.2.07


Knittweis L, Chevaldonné P, Ereskovsky A, Schembri PJ, Borg JA 2015 A preliminary survey of marine cave habitats in the Maltese Islands. Xjenza Online - Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists. 3:153:164, doi : 10.7423/XJENZA.2015.2.07


Rizvi SHH, Gauquelin T, Gers C, Baldy V 2014 Short-term changes in humus fungal biomass, mesofauna and CO2 efflux following liming in a microcosm experiment. J Earth Sci Clim Change 5:208, doi : 10.4172/2157-7617.1000208


Bellan-Santini D 2013 La Direttiva quadro per la Strategia Marina (2008/56/ec. L’approcio francese. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 20(1):2-5

Gauquelin T., Dutoit T. 2013. : Actes du IVe Colloque international sur le Genévrier thurifère. 5-8 octobre 2011, Mont-Dauphin et Saint-Crépin (Hautes-Alpes, France). Ecologia mediterranea n°39. Fascicule 1. 218p.

Harmelin J-G, Vacelet J, Vicente N 2013 Premières évaluations du patrimoine sous-marin du Parc national de Port-Cros (France-Méditerranée) : les campagnes Poséidon. Sci Rep Port-Cros natl Park 27:119-128.

Sanguin H, Khoulissa S, Zarik L, Gryta H, Boumezzough A, Ouahmane L, Hafidi M, Ouhammou A, Prin Y, Dreyfus B, Cambecèdes J, Miché L, Gauquelin T, Duponnois R 2013 Rôles potentiels de la symbiose mycorhizienne dans la conservation des populations méditerranéennes de Genévrier thurifère (Juniperus thurifera L). Ecologia Mediterranea 39(1):99-107.

Vicente N 2013 Philippe Tailliez, de la Marine nationale au parc national de Port-Cros. Sci.Rep.Port-Cros natl.Park 27 :109-118


Gauquelin T., Chondroyannis P., Boukhoud N., Bouyssou M., Brunel C., Danneyrolles V., Delforge Q., Guiraud M., Marchand C., Mathaux C., Orighoni H., Quent M., Sbeiti A., Sinet R. 2012 Le Genévrier thurifère, espèce partagée au Nord et au Sud de la Méditerranée. Forêt méditerranéenne XXXIII, n°3.

Dubois M, Bellan-Santini D, Bentahar I, Chevaldonné P, Pérez T Vacelet J, Bellan G 2012 Artificial reefs deployed in the Bay of Marseille (northwestern Mediterranean Sea) : originality and first benthic faunal stages. Biol Mar Medit 19(1):200-201.

Hilaire C., Orts JP, Boer M, Gauquelin T. 2012. Le domaine de l’Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP) : hermas et chênaie pubescente, du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours Courr. Sci. Parc Nat. Rég. Lubéron, 11 :8-21.

Ormeño, E., and C. Fernandez 2012 Effect of Soil Nutrient on Production and Diversity of Volatile Terpenoids from Plants. Current Bioactive Compounds 8(1) : 71–79.


Belhadj S, Derridj A, Moriana A, Gijon M, Mevy JP, Gauquelin T 2011 Comparative analysis of stomatal characters in eight wild atlas pistachio populations (Pistacia atlantica Desf. ; Anacardiaceae) International Research Journal of Plant Science (ISSN : 2141-5447) Vol. 2(3) : 060-069.

Leguedois S, Party JP, Dupouey JL, Gauquelin T, Gegout JC, Lecareux C, Badeau V, and Probst A 2011 « La carte de végétation du CNRS à l’ère du numérique », Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography : http://cybergeo.revues.org/2468.

Gauquelin T., Boer M., Baldy V., Fernandez C., Montes N., Santonja M., Orts J-P, Reiter I. (2011). L’O3HP, Oak Observatory at OHP, un site expérimental pour l’étude du fonctionnement et de la biodiversité de la chênaie pubescente face aux changements climatiques. Forêt Méditerranéenne, XXXII (2) : 127-132.

Scientific popularization , book chapter


Chevaldonné P, Pérez T 2016 Ecosystèmes profonds des îles Marquises : premières observations visuelles. In : Biodiversité terrestre et marine des îles Marquises, Polynésie française (Galzin R, Duron S-D, Meyer J-Y, eds), Société Française d’Ichtyologie, Paris : 189-206.

Fernandez C, Baldy V, Lebris N, 2016 From chemical ecology to ecogeochemistry. In : Chemical Ecology : New advances, (Bagnères A.G. & Hossaert M., eds) Wiley pub, Paris.

Pérez T, Albenga L, Starmer J, Chevaldonné P 2016 Biodiversité des grottes sous-marines des Marquises : un patrimoine naturel caché et méconnu. In : Biodiversité terrestre et marine des îles Marquises, Polynésie française (Galzin R, Duron S-D, Meyer J-Y, eds), Société Française d’Ichtyologie, Paris : 287-310.

Schatz B, Mckey D, Pérez T 2016 Biodiversity and chemical mediation. In : Chemical Ecology : New advances, (Bagnères A.G. & Hossaert M., eds) Wiley pub Paris.


Mathaux C, Mandin JP, Edouard JL, Gauquelin T, Guibal F in press Juniperus phoenicea growing on cliffs : dendrochronology and wiggle-matching applied to the oldest trees in France. TRACE Dendrosymposium 2014, Aviemore, Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom : Vol. 10.

Pérez T in press Ecologie chimique marine, un langage à l’étude. In : David B, Ozouf C, Trousselier M, Eds « Mondes marins : Voyages insolites au cœur des océans ». Cherche-Midi, Paris.

Pergent G, Aguilar R, Ballesteros E, Bazairi H, Bianchi CN, Bitar G, Borg J, Chevaldonné P, Daniel B, Gerovasileiou V, Harmelin JG, Mastrototaro F, Ouerghi A, Pérez T, Pergent-Martini C, Sartoretto S, Schembri P,
Tilot V, Tunesi L, Vacelet J 2015 Action Plan for the conservation of habitats and species associated with seamounts, underwater caves and canyons, aphotic hard beds and chemo-synthetic phenomena in the Mediterranean Sea. Dark Habitats Action Plan. UNEP / MAP / RAC/SPA, 17pp.

Probst A, Obeidy C, Gaudio N, Belyazid S, Gégout J-C, Alard D, Corket E, Party J-P, Gauquelin T, Mansat A, Nihlgård B, Leguédois S, Sverdrup HU 2015 Evaluation of Plant Responses to Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in France Using Integrated Soil-Vegetation Models. In : de Vries W, Hetteling J-P, Posch M (eds.) Critical Loads and Dynamic Risk Assessments, Environmental Pollution, Springer, doi : 10.1007/978-94-017-9508-1_13, pp. 359-379.


Ruitton S, Personnic S, Ballesteros E, Bellan-Santini D, Boudouresque CF, Chevaldonné P, Bianchi CN, David R, Féral JP, Guidetti P, Harmelin JG, Montefalcone M, Morri C, Pergent G, Pergent-Martini C, Sartoretto S, Tanoue H, Thibaut T, Vacelet J, Verlaque M 2014 An ecosystem-based approach to assess the status of the mediterranean coralligenous habitat. Proceedings of the 2nd Mediterranean Symposium on the conservation of Coralligenous & other Calcareous Bio-Concretions (Portorož, Slovenia, 29-30 October 2014).

Bouafif C, Langar H, Ouerghi A (eds.), RAC/SPA publ., Tunis : 153-158

Vicente N 2014 L’environnement marin de Méditerranée. In : Journées-Débats – « Marseille & la Méditerranée ». 26-27 septembre 2013 à Marseille, France, Mém. Institut océanogr. Paul Ricard, pp : 83-93


Thiébaut S, Hadi H (Eds) 2013 Prospective de l’Institut écologie et environnement du CNRS. Compte-rendu des journées des 24 et 25 octobre 2012, Avignon. Les Cahiers Prospectives, CNRS, Paris, 240 p.

Viard F, Chevaldonné P, Comtet T, Thiébaut E, Trousselier M 2013 Rester connecté : un parcours semé d’embûches et de hasards. In : David B, Ozouf-Costaz C, Trousselier M (Eds.) Mondes marins : Voyages insolites au cœur des océans. Cherche-Midi, Paris : 76-93.


Michez N., Fourt M., Aish A., Bellan G., Bellan-Santini D., Chevaldonné P., Fabri M.-C., Goujard A., Harmelin J.-G., Labrune C., Pergent G., Sartoretto S., Vacelet J., Verlaque M., 2014. Typologie des biocénoses benthiques de Méditerranée Version 2. Rapport SPN 2014 - 33, MNHN, Paris, Pp. 24.

Pérez T 2012 Une taxonomie intégrative grâce à l’écologie chimique. In : Hossaert-McKey M, Bagneres AG (eds). Ecologie Chimique, le Langage de la Nature, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, pp. 20-21.

Pérez T, Baldy V, Fernandez C 2012 L’écologie chimique dans un monde en mutation In : Hossaert-McKey M, Bagneres AG (eds). Ecologie Chimique, le Langage de la Nature, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, pp. 152-170.

Ormeño, E., and C. Fernandez 2012 Effect of Soil Nutrient on Production and Diversity of Volatile Terpenoids from Plants. Current Bioactive Compounds 8(1) : 71–79.


Chevaldonné P, Vacelet J 2011 Les nouvelles dents de la mer : les éponges carnivores réservent bien des surprises aux scientifiques. Journal du CNRS 257 (juin 2011) : 11.