Hervé Macarie

Chargé de Recherche à l’IRD
(IRD Research Officer)

Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie Marine et Continentale (IMBE)
Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, Avignon Université

Campus Etoile Faculté de Science & Technique de St Jérôme
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Hervé Macarie is a research officer at the Research Institute for Development (IRD ex-ORSTOM). In this position since October 1994, he has developed research on the technological and the microbiological aspects (taxonomy & ecology) of the anaerobic treatment of industrial wastewater and he has both an experience at lab and full scale (up to reactors of 20,000 m3). One of his main interests has been for the anaerobic degradation of xenobiotic compounds such as terephthalic acid and pentachlorophenol and the development of synchronous anaerobic/aerobic systems to achieve the full mineralization of this last compound. Since 2008, his research has been almost entirely focused on the microbial degradation of chlordecone, an organochlorine insecticide classified as POP that was once used against the banana black weevils and that is now responsible, 20 years after the ban of its utilization, of a health, environmental, economic and social crisis in the French West Indies islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Along his career, he has been successively in position in Canada (postdoctoral fellow, BRI, NRC, 1992-1994), Mexico (visiting Professor, UAM-Iztapalapa, 1995-2000), continental France (Aix Marseille University, 2001-2010) and Martinique (CAEC, 2011-2014). Since 2015 he is back to Aix Marseille University and IMBE (Mediterranean Institute for Marine and Continental Biodiversity and Ecology) where he will pursue his research on the theoretical and experimental aspects of chlordecone degradation with the objective to understand the factors limiting its natural attenuation and the possibility to manipulate them in order to propose a bioremediation process to decontaminate the polluted soils.

Publications

Articles published in international refereed journals indexed in web of science (WOS) (last update 09/08/2017).

ORCID number 0000-0002-8233-6215, ID WOS B-1403-2013
WOS total papers 29, WOS total citations 833 (without self-citations), h-index 18.

29. Macarie H., Esquivel M., Laguna A., Baron O., El Mamouni R., Guiot S.R., Monroy O. (2017). Strategy to identify the causes and to solve a sludge granulation problem in methanogenic reactors : application to a full-scale plant treating cheese wastewater. Environ Sci. Pollut. Res. , doi:10.1007/s11356-017-9818-3

28. Ouattara A.S., Le Mer J., Joseph M., Macarie H. (2017). Transfer of Pseudomonas pictorum Gray & Thornton 1928 to genus Stenotrophomonas as Stenotrophomonas pictorum comb. nov. and emended description of the genus Stenotrophomonas. Int. J. System. Evolut. Microbiol. , 67 (6), 1894-1900, doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.001880 (WOS 5-years IF 2015 : 2.782).

27. Devault D.A., Laplanche C., Pascaline H., Bristeau S., Mouvet C., Macarie H. (2016). Natural transformation of chlordecone into 5b-hydrochlordecone in French West Indies soils : statistical evidence for investigating long-term persistence of organic pollutants. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. , 23, 81-97, doi:10.1007/s11356-015-4865-0 (WOS 5-years IF 2014 : 2,920).

26. Devault D.A., Macarie H., Lemoine S. (2016). Crop protection and environmental health : legacy management and new concepts. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. , 23, 1-2, doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5714-x. (WOS 5-years IF 2014 : 2,920).

25. Dolfing J., Novak I., Archelas A., Macarie H. (2012). Gibbs free energy of formation of chlordecone and potential degradation products : implications for remediation strategies and environmental fate. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46, 8131-8139. doi:10.1021/es301165p (WOS 5years IF 2014 : 6,326 ; 18 citations).

24. Woignier T., Clostre F., Macarie H., Jannoyer M. (2012). Chlordecone retention in the fractal structure of volcanic clay. J. Hazard. Mat. 241/242, 224-230. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.09.034 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 5,277 ; 18 citations).

23. Lykidis A., Chen C.-L., Tringe S. G., McHardy A. C., Copeland A., Kyrpides N. C., Hugenholtz P., Macarie H., Olmos A., Monroy O., Liu W.-T. (2011). Multiple syntrophic interactions in a terephthalate-degrading methanogenic consortium. The ISME J. , 5, 122-130. doi:10.1038/ismej.2010.125 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 9,438 ; 29 citations).

22. Macarie H., Le Mer J. (2006). Overview of the biological processes available for the treatment of sugarcane mill wastewater. Int. Sugar J. 108 (1292), 431-439. WOS:000239743400006 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 0,151 ; 2 citations).

21. Chen C.-L., Macarie H., Ramirez I., Olmos A., Ong S. L., Monroy O., Liu W.-T. (2004). Microbial community structure in a thermophilic anaerobic hybrid reactor degrading terephthalate. Microbiology-SGM , 150, 3429-3440. doi:10.1099/mic.0.27193-0 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 3,026 ; 49 citations)

20. Thierry S., Macarie H., Iizuka T., Geissdorfer W., Assih E. A., Spanevello M., Verhe F., Thomas P., Fudou R., Monroy O., Labat M., Ouattara A. S. (2004). Pseudoxanthomonas mexicana sp. nov. and Pseudoxanthomonas japonensis sp. nov., isolated from diverse environments, and emended descriptions of the genus Pseudoxanthomonas Finkmann et al. 2000 and of its type species Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. , 54, 2245-2255. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02810-0 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 2,403 ; 38 citations)

19. Kleerebezem R., Macarie H. (2003). Treating Industrial wastewater : anaerobic digestion comes of age. Chemical Engineering , 110 (4), 56-64. WOS:000185470300012 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 0,255 ; 23 citations)

18. Ouattara A. S., Assih E. A., Thierry S., Cayol J.-L., Labat M., Monroy O., Macarie H. (2003). Bosea minatitlanensis sp. nov. a strictly aerobic bacterium isolated from an anaerobic digester. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 53, 1247-1251. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02540-0 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 2,403 ; 14 citations)

17. Estrada-Vázquez C., Macarie H., Kato M. T., Rodriguez-Vázquez R., Esparza-García F., Poggi-Varaldo H. M. (2003). The effect of the supplementation with a primary carbon source on the resistance to oxygen exposure of methanogenic sludge. Wat. Sci. Tech. , 48 (6), 119-124. WOS:000186741700017 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; 15 citations).

16. Assih E. A., Ouattara A. S., Thierry S., Cayol J.-L., Labat M., Macarie H. (2002). Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila sp. nov., a strictly aerobic bacterium isolated from an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. , 52, 559-568. doi : 10.1099/00207713-52-2-559 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 2,403 ; 60 citations)

15. Hernández-Eugenio G., Fardeau M.-L., Cayol J.-L., Patel B. K. C., Thomas P., Macarie H., Garcia J.-L., Ollivier B. (2002). Sporanaerobacter acetigenes gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel acetogenic, facultatively sulfur-reducing bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. , 52, 1217-1223. doi : 10.1099/00207713-52-4-1217 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 2,403 ; 21 citations)

14. Hernández-Eugenio G., Fardeau M.-L., Cayol J.-L., Patel B. K. C., Thomas P., Macarie H., Garcia J.-L., Ollivier B. (2002). Clostridium thiosulfatireducens sp. nov., a proteolytic, thiosulfate- and sulfur-reducing bacterium isolated from an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. , 52, 1461-1468. doi : 10.1099/00207713-52-5-1461 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 2,403 ; 25 citations)

13. Van Lier J. B., Tilche A., Ahring B. K., Macarie H., Moletta R., Dohanyos M., Hulshoff Pol L. W., Lens P., Verstraete W. (2001). New perspectives in anaerobic digestion. Wat. Sci. Tech. , 43 (1), 1-18. (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; citations). WOS:000167316800002 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; 133 citations)

12. Estrada-Vázquez C., Macarie H., Kato M. T., Rodríguez-Vázquez R., Poggi-Varaldo H. M. (2001). Resistencia a la exposición al oxígeno de lodos anaerobios suspendido. Interciencia , 26 (11), 547-553. WOS:000172827100003 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 0,349 ; 16 citations).

11. Monroy O., Famá G., Meraz M., Montoya L., Macarie H. (2000). Anaerobic digestion for wastewater treatment in Mexico : state of the technology. Wat. Res. , 34 (6), 1803-1816. doi:10.1016/S0043-1354(99)00301-2 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 6,279 ; 41 citations)

10. Macarie H. (2000). Overview of the application of anaerobic treatment to chemical and petrochemical wastewaters. Wat. Sci. Tech. , 42 (5-6), 201-213. WOS:000089995400030 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; 34 citations).

9. Noyola A., Macarie H., Varela F., Landrieu S., Marcelo R., Rosas M. A. (2000). Upgrade of a petrochemical wastewater treatment plant by an upflow anaerobic pond. Wat. Sci. Tech. , 42 (5-6), 269-276. (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; citations). WOS:000089995400038 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; 4 citations).

8. Hernández-Eugenio G., Fardeau M.-L., Patel B. K. C., Macarie H., Garcia J.-L. and Ollivier B. (2000). Desulfovibrio mexicanus sp. nov., a sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor treating cheese wastewaters, Anaerobe , 6, 305-312. doi:10.1006/anae.2000.0354 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 2,628 ; 21 citations).

7. Laguna A., Ouattara A., Gonzalez R. O., Baron O., Famá G., El Mamouni R., Guiot S., Monroy O. and Macarie H. (1999). A simple and low cost technique for determining the granulometry of upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor sludge. Wat. Sci. Tech. , 40 (8), 1-8. doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(99)00602-2 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; 79 citations).

6. Fajardo C., Guyot J.-P., Macarie H., Monroy O. (1997). Inhibition of anaerobic digestion by terephthalic acid and its aromatic byproducts. Wat. Sci. Tech., 36 (6-7), 83-90. doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(97)00510-6 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; 51 citations).

5. Macarie H., Guyot J.-P. (1995). Use of ferrous sulphate to reduce the redox potential and allow the start-up of UASB reactors treating slowly biodegradable compounds : application to a wastewater containing 4-methylbenzoic acid. Environ. Technol., 16, 1185-1192. doi:10.1080/09593331608616354 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,591 ; 14 citations)

4. Macarie H. and Guyot J.-P. (1992). Inhibition of the methanogenic fermentation of p-toluic acid (4-methylbenzoic acid) by acetate. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. , 38, 398-402. doi:10.1007/BF00170093 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 3,848 ; 28 citations)

3. Macarie H., Noyola A. and Guyot J.-P. (1992). Anaerobic treatment of a petrochemical wastewater from a terephthalic acid plant. Wat. Sci. Tech. , 25 (7), 223-235. WOS:A1992JR40400022 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,208 ; 55 citations).

2. Noyola A., Macarie H. and Guyot J.-P. (1990). Treatment of terephthalic acid plant wastewater with an anaerobic fixed film reactor. Environ. Technol. , 11, 239-248. doi:10.1080/09593339009384862 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,591 ; 17 citations)

1. Guyot J.-P., Macarie H. and Noyola A. (1990). Anaerobic digestion of a petrochemical wastewater using the UASB process. Appl. Biochem. Biotech. , 24/25, 579-589. doi:10.1007/BF02920280 (WOS 5 years IF 2014 : 1,981 ; 20 citations).