EQ 5.1: Diversity and Functioning : from Molecules to Ecosystems

Team leader: Virginie Baldy (Aix-Marseille University)

Team DFME represents axis 5 of IMBE. It brings together ecologists working on both the Mediterranean marine and terrestrial environments. Common research interests are the effects of global changes on Mediterranean biodiversity at different biological levels: molecules, organisms, populations, ecosystems.

Our objectives are to understand and possibly anticipate biological responses to stress driven by climate change and anthropic impacts on the environment.
Several team members also use their naturalist and ecosystemic expertise to assist managers of marine and continental ecosystems.

Invited professor : Leslie Weston, professeur from Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga; Australia) will come 1 month in the team in order to developp matabolomic approches in the context of running research programs (http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/science/saws/staff/profiles/research-professors/leslie-weston). During this period a workshop/training will be proposed.


Staff of Team

Responsable d’équipe : Catherine Fernandez
Permanents Doctorants Contractuels
BALDY Virginie MC PEREIRA Susana BOUNGOU Germain (CDD)
GREFF Stéphane IE
MEVY Jean-Philippe MC

Research Interests

The primary lines of research in our team focus on the responses to stress and disturbance of organisms, populations and ecosystems. This work is drawing on information from: reproduction, growth, phenology, primary and secondary metabolism, individual and ecosystem performance (ecophysiological or macro-ecophysiological approaches).

Our model ecosystems either present a high biodiversity and/or a high diversity of landscapes, where biotic interactions are hig : pine- and oak-dominated forests, garrigues, coralligenous beds, marine semi-dark caves.
We can count on integrated observation systems such as O3HP, CLIMED platform, Prado artificial reefs, underwater caves).

Our three main research objectives are:

  • Describing the many components of biodiversity (specific, metabolic, genetic diversity), is a prerequisite for the Team’s research
  • Understanding adaptation to environmental changes, particularly through chemical ecology (metabolomics, chemical interactions, allelopathy)
  • Exploring the role of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning through the example of some key processes such as the use and/or recycling of organic matter, or the role of marine suspension feeders on benthic-pelagic coupling.

Collaborations / Partner Institutions

Team members belong to several research networks (GDR Marine Biodiversity and Chemodiversity, GDR Marine Connectivity, GDR Chemicla Ecology, GDR Phenology) but also to large-scale programmes involving national institutions (INRA, IRSTEA, CEA) and others laboratories (AD2M, CEFE, CEREGE, DIV&CO, ECOLAB, ICSN, LCMBA, LIEBE, LSCE, Coréus, etc.).

Our team also has foreign partners in southern Mediterranean countries: Djelfa, Tizi Ouzou and Algiers (USTHB) Universities in Algeria, the Lebanese CNR, or The Tunisian National Agronomy Institute (INAT).

We also have strong ties with internationally renowned research centers: University of Berkeley, Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA), Center for Ecology & Hydrology (UK), Institut for Biological Sciences - Würzburg University (Germany), le Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes, and Biological Station of Doñana (CSIC, Spain) and many others.



1. 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 phenological stage. PlosOne: e.0118844.
2. Bauvais C., Zirah S., Piette L., Chaspoul F., Domart-Coulon I., Chapon V., Gallice P., Rebuffat S., Perez T., Bourguet-Kondracki M.L. (2015). Sponging up marine metals: Bacterial community associated with the sponge Spongia officinalis. Marine Environmental Research 104: 20-30.
3. Bendaoud A, Guentas-Dombrowsky L, Culioli G, Pérez T, Barani AE, Ortalo-Magné A, Briand JF, Blache Y in press Do cyanobacterial symbionts of the Mediterranean sponge Petrosia ficiformis produce metabolites with antifouling activities against marine bacteria. Marine Biotechnology
4. Boury-Esnault N, Vacelet J, Reiswig HM, Fourt M, Aguilar R, Chevaldonné P online Mediterranean hexactinellid sponges, with the description of a new Sympagella species (Porifera, Hexactinellida). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, doi: 10.1017/S0025315414001891
5. Chevaldonné, P., Pérez, T., Crouzet, J.M., Bay-Nouailhat, W., Bay-Nouailhat, A., Fourt, M., Almón, B., Pérez, J., Aguilar, R., Vacelet, J. (sous presse). Unexpected records of ‘deep-sea’ carnivorous sponges Asbestopluma hypogea in the shallow NE Atlantic shed light on new conservation issues. Marine Ecology online: 17 JUL 2014 DOI: 10.1111/maec.12155
6. Cachet N., Genta-Jouve G., Ivanisevic J., Chevaldonné P., Sinniger F., Culioli G., Pérez T., Thomas O.P. (sous presse) Metabolic profiling reveals deep chemical divergence between two morphotypes of the zoanthid Parazoanthus axinellae. Scientific Reports
7. Genard A-C, Boissard C., Fernandez C., Kalokridis C., Gros V., Lathière J., Bonnaire N., Ormeño E. (2015) BVOC (isoprene) emissions from a Mediterranean Quercus pubescens and Acer monspessulanum canopy under mild drought. Atmos. Chem. Phys,. 15: 431-446.
8. Ruiz C., Ivanisevic I., Chevaldonne P., Ereskovsky A.V., Boury-Esnault N., Vacelet J., Thomas O.P., Perez T. (sous presse) Integrative taxonomic description of Plakina kanaky, a new polychromatic sponge species from New Caledonia (Porifera: Homoscleromorpha). Marine Ecology: an evolutionary perspectives online: 27 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/maec.12209
9. Santonja M., Baldy V. Fernandez C., Ballesdent J., Gauquelin T., (sous presse) Shifts in plant community and consequences for litter decomposition in a mediterranean oak forest. Ecosystems.
10. Santonja M., Fernandez C., Gauquelin T., Baldy V. (2015) Climate change effects on litter decomposition: intensive drought leads to a strong decrease of litter mixture interactions. Plant and Soil. on line DOI 10.1007/s11104-015-2471-z.
11. 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: 36-45.
12. Chomel M., Guittonny-Larchevêque M., DesRochers A. Baldy V. (sous presse). Home field advantage of litter decomposition in pure and mixed plantations of hybrid poplar and white spruce under boreal climate. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9880-y).


1. 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 and Soil 376 (1-2) 211-228.
2. Chevaldonné, P., Rastorgueff, P.-A., Arslan, D., Lejeusne, C. (2014). Molecular and distribution data on the poorly-known, elusive, cave mysid Harmelinella mariannae (Crustacea: Mysida). Marine Ecology (online) 1-13.
3. Chomel M., DesRochers A., Baldy V., Larcheveque 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 -
4. 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 agricultural zones. Journal of Ecology. 102: 411-424.
5. Genard 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.
6. Greff S., Zubia M., Genta-Jouve G., Massi L., Pérez T., Thomas O.P. (2014). Mahorones, Highly Brominated Cyclopentenones from the Red Alga Asparagopsis taxiformis. Journal of Natural Products 77 (5) : 1097-1248
7. 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., and Lathière, J. (2014) Concentrations and fluxes of isoprene and oxygenated VOCs at a French Mediterranean oak forest, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 871-917.
8. Prevosto B., Gavinet J., Ripert C., Fernandez C., (2014). Identification of windows of emergence and seedling establishment in a pine Mediterranean forest under controlled disturbances. Basic and Applied Ecology. In press
9. Rastorgueff, Pierre-Alexandre Chevaldonne, Pierre Arslan, Defne Verna, Caroline Lejeusne, Christophe 2014 Cryptic habitats and cryptic diversity: unexpected patterns of connectivity and phylogeographical breaks in a Mediterranean endemic marine cave mysid. Molecular Ecology 23 ( 11) :2825-2843
10. 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., Poggiale JC, Renaud F., Thibaut T., Ruitton S. 2014 An ecosystem-based approach to assess the status of a Mediterranean ecosystem, the Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadow, PlosOne. 9 (6) e98994 : 17pp
11. Rastorgueff D. Bellan-Santini, C Nike Bianchi, S Bussotti, P. Chevaldonné, P. Guidetti, J-G Harmelin P-A, M. Montefalcone, C. Morri, T. Perez, S. Ruitton, J. Vacelet, S. Personnic. (sous presse) An ecosystem-based approach to evaluate the ecological quality of Mediterranean undersea caves. Ecological Indicators.
12. Rizvi S.H.H., 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 2014, 5:7 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7617.1000208.
13. Trigos S., Garcia-March J R, N. Vicente, Tena J., J. Torres, 2014 - Utilization of muddy detritus as organic matter source by the fan mussel Pinna nobilis. Medit. Mar. Sci., 15 (3) : 667-674.
14. Trigos S., Garcıa-March J-R, Vicente N. , Tena J., Torres J., 2014- Respiration rates of the fan mussel Pinna nobilis at different temperatures. Journal of Molluscan Studies : 1–6.


1. Aït Saïd, S. , Torre F., Derridj A., Gauquelin T. and J.P. Mevy. Gender, Mediterranean drought and seasonality: PSII photochemistry of Pistacia lentiscus L. Photosynthetica ()2013. 51 (4): 552-564. (IF 0,862)
2. Audoin C., Bonhomme D., Ivanisevic J. , De La Cruz M., Cautain B., Monteiro M.C., Reyes F., Rios L., Pérez T. Thomas O.P. (2013). Balibalosides, an original family of glycosilated sesterterpenes produced by the Mediterranean sponge Oscarella balibaloi. Marine Drugs 11(5), 1477-1489. (IF 3,978)
3. Borda, E., Kudenov, J.D., Chevaldonné, P., Blake, J.A., Desbruyères, D., Fabri, M.C., Hourdez, S., Pleijel, F., Shank, T.M., Wilson, N.G., Schulze, A., Rouse, G.W. 2013. Cryptic species of Archinome (Annelida: Amphinomida) from vents and seeps. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280: 20131876. (IF 5,683)
4. Boury- Esnault N., Lavrov D., Ruiz C., Pérez T. (2013). The integrative taxonomic approach applied to Porifera: a case-study of the Homoscleromorpha. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 (3) : 416–427. (IF 3,023)
5. Cellier A., Ballini C., Baldy V., Gauquelin T. Effect of organic amendment on soil fertility and plant nutrients in a post-fire Mediterranean ecosystem. (acceptée). Plant and soil (IF 2012 2.638). (IF 2,638)
6. Ereskovsky A.V., 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 Biology. 160 (2): 423-438. (IF 2,468)
7. 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. (IF 2,462)
8. 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. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science. (IF 2,324)
9. 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. (IF 1,339)
10. 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 Ecology Progress Series. 479: 99-113. (IF 2,546)
11. Lavoir AV, Ormeño E, Pasqualini V, Ferrat L, Greff S, Lecareux C, B. Vila, JP Mevy & Fernandez C. (2013) Does prescribed burning affects the secondary metabolism of established stand trees of Mediterranean pines? J. Chem Ecol. 39 (3): 398-412. (IF 2,468)
12. Monnier Y., Bousquet-Mélou A., Prevosto B., Fernandez C. (2013) Functional approach of Mediterranean forest dynamic: How nutrient availability influences acclimation to shade of pioneer and late-successional species? European Journal of Forest Research. 132, (2) : 325-333. (IF 1,969)
13. Rastorgueff P-A ., Chevaldonne P., Lejeusne C., (2013). Unexpected patterns of connectivity and phylogeographic breaks in Mediterranean marine cave mysids Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 : E176-E176.
14. Rastorgueff P. –A., Harmelin-Vivien M., Richard P. , Chevaldonne P., (2013). Feeding strategies and resource partitioning among mysids in oligotrophic marine caves. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 E357.
15. 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). Ecology and Society. (IF 2,861)
16. Stiller, J., Rousset, V., Pleijel, F., Chevaldonné, P., Vrijenhoek, R.C., Rouse, G.W. (2013). Phylogeny, biogeography and systematics of hydrothermal vent and methane seep Amphisamytha (Ampharetidae, Annelida), with descriptions of three new species. Sytematics and Biodiversity 11(1): 35-65. (IF 1,884)
17. Zarrouk S., Ereskovsky A.V., 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 Ecology: an evolutionary perspectives 34 (4): 432–442 (2,561)


1. 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). Ecological Engineering. 42: 260-269

2. BENDAOUD A., GUENTAS-DOMBROWSKY L., CULIOLI G., PÉREZ T., BARANI A.E., ORTALO-MAGNÉ A., BRIAND J.F., BLACHE Y. (sous presse). Do cyanobacterial symbionts of the Mediterranean sponge Petrosia ficiformis produce metabolites with antifouling activities against marine bacteria. Marine Biotechnology

3. CARDENAS P., PEREZ T., BOURY-ESNAULT N. (2012). Sponge systematics facing new challenges. Advances in Marine Biology. 61: 79 - 209

4. 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. Journal of Environmental Management. 95: S238-S244

5. DAUVIN J.-C., ALIZIER A, ROLET C., BAKALEM A.,, BELLAN G. , GOMEZ GESTEIRA J. L., GRIMES S., DE-LA-OSSA-CARRETERO, .DEL-PILAR-RUSO. (2012). Response of different benthic indices to diverse human pressures. Ecological Indicators. 12: 143–153

6. ERESKOVSKY A.V., DUBOIS M., IVANIŠEVIĆ J., GAZAVE E., LAPEBIE P., TOKINA D., PÉREZ T. (sous presse) Pluri-annual study of the reproduction of two Mediterranean Oscarella species (Porifera, Homoscleromorpha): cycle, sex-ratio, reproductive effort and phenology. Marine Biology

7. FERNANDEZ C., FERRAT L., PERGENT G., PASQUALINI V., (2012). Sea urchin and seagrasses: trophic fluxes in a benthic ecosystem from a coastal lagoon. Hydrobiologia. (on line first) DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1151-8

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. Bioresource Technology. 105: 9-14

9. MEVY J.P., BESSIERE J.M., DHERBOMEZ M., (2012).Composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the volatile oil of Chrysanthellum americanum (linn.) vatke (Sous presse) Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants

10. MONNIER Y., PREVOSTO B., RIPERT C., CORBANI A., FERNANDEZ C., (2012). Forest microhabitats differentially influence seedlings phenology of two co-existing Mediterranean oak species. Journal of Vegetation Science. 23 (2): 260-270

11. PREVOSTO B., MONNIER Y., RIPPERT C., FERNANDEZ C., (sous presse) To what extent do time, species identity and selected plant response variables influence woody plant interactions? Journal of applied Ecology

12. REVEILLAUD J., ALLEWAERT C., PEREZ 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). Invertebrate Systematics. 26 (3): 230-248

13. RIZVI S.H., GAUQUELIN T., GERS C., GUÉROLD F., PAGNOUT C., BALDY V., (2012). Calcium–magnesium liming of acidified forested catchments: Effects on humus morphology and functioning. Applied soil ecology. 62: 81-87

14. SCHMITT S., TSAI P., BELL J., FROMONT J., ILAN M., LINDQUIST N., PÉREZ T., RODRIGO A., SCHUPP P., VACELET J., WEBSTER N., HENTSCHEL U, TAYLOR M.W. (2012) Assessing the complex sponge microbiota -core, variable and species-specific bacterial communities in marine sponges. The ISME Journal 6: 564-576

15. 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 concentrations. Journal of Environmental Management. 95: S158-S164

16. ZARROUK S., ERESKOVSKY A.E., BEN MUSTAPHA K., EL ABED A., PEREZ T., (sous presse). Sexual Reproduction of Hippospongia communis (Lamarck, 1814) (Dictyoceratida, Demospongiae): comparison of two populations living under contrasted environmental conditions. Marine Ecology.

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5. GENTA-JOUVE G., FRANCEZON N., PUISSANT A., AUBERGER P., VACELET J., PEREZ T., FONTANA A., THOMAS O.P., (2011). Structure elucidation of the new citharoxazole from the Mediterranean Deep-Sea Sponge Latrunculia (Biannulata) citharistae. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry. 49(8): 533–536

6. IVANISEVIC J., PEREZ T., BARNATHAN G., THOMAS O. P., (2011). Lysophospholipids in the Mediterranean sponge Oscarella tuberculata: seasonal variability and putative biological role. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37(5): 537-545

7. IVANISEVIC J., THOMAS O. P., PEDEL L., PENEZ N., ERESKOVSKY A.V., CULIOLI G., PEREZ 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.g00

8. IVANISEVIC J., THOMAS O.P., LEJEUSNE C., CHEVALDONNÉ P., PEREZ, T., (2011). Metabolic fingerprinting as an indicator of biodiversity: towards understanding inter-specific relationships among Homoscleromorpha sponges. Metabolomics. 7: 289-304

9. 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 Structure and Function. 25:497–507

10. OLIVIER R., LAVOIR A.V.; ORMEÑO E., MOUILLOT F., GREFF S., LECAREUX C., STAUDT M., FERNANDEZ C., (2011). Compost spreading in Mediterranean shrubland indirectly increases biogenic emissions by promoting growth of VOC-emitting plant parts. Atmospheric Environment. 45: 3631-3639

11. OLIVIER R., STAUDT M., LAVOIR A.V.; 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. Environmental Pollution. 159 (4): 963-969

12. ORMEÑO E., GOLDSTEIN, A., NIINEMETS U., (2011) Extracting and trapping biogenic volatile organic compounds stored in plant species Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry Atmospheric Environment. 30(7): 978-989

13. PENEZ N., CULIOLI G., PEREZ T., BRIAND J.F., THOMAS O.P., BLACHE Y., (2011). Antifouling Properties of Simple Indole and Purine Alkaloids from the Mediterranean Gorgonian Paramuricea clavata. Journal of Natural Products 74, 2304–2308

14. PÉREZ T., IVANISEVIC J., DUBOIS M., PEDEL L., THOMAS O. P., TOKINA D., ERESKOVSKY A.V. (2011). Oscarella balibaloi, a new sponge species (Homoscleromorpha: Plakinidae) from the Western Mediterranean Sea: cytological description, reproductive cycle and ecology. Marine Ecology 32(2): 174–187

15. 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

16. PRÉVOSTO B., MONNIER Y., RIPERT C., FERNANDEZ C. (2011) Can we use shelterwoods in Mediterranean pine forests to promote oak seedling development? Forest Ecology and Management. 262 (8), pp. 1426-1433

17. 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 Forest Reseach,. 130 (1): 67-76

18. RASTORGUEFF P.-A., HARMELIN-VIVIE, M., RICHARD P., CHEVALDONNÉ P. (2011). Feeding strategies and resource partitioning mitigate the effects of oligotrophy for marine cave mysids. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 440: 163-176

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