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Séverine Alvain

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Chargé de Recherche au CNRS

Member of the TOSCA committee (CNES)

Prix de l’Académie des Sciences Christian le Provost 2013

Draft of the scientific project (10/2016 version), flyer and support letters

POLAR.POD project :

Tests en bassin

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Stat : 29 articles, h-index=15, average citations per item : 37

- 2017

29. Rêve-Lamarche A-H., Alvain S., Racault M-F., Dessailly D., Guiselin N., Jamet C., Vantrepotte V. and Beaugrand G., Estimation of the potential detection of Diatom assemblages based on ocean color radiances anomalies in the North Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:408. doi : 10.3389/fmars.2017.00408.

28. Moutier W, Duforêt-Gaurier L, Thyssen M, Loisel H, Mériaux X, Courcot L, Dessailly D, Rêve A. H, Grégori G., Alvain S, Barani A, Brutier L, Dugenne M (2017) Evolution of the scattering properties of phytoplankton cells from flow cytometry measurements. PLoS ONE 12(7) : e0181180.

27. Mouw CB, Hardman-Mountford NJ, Alvain S, Bracher A, Brewin RJW, Bricaud A, Ciotti AM, Devred E, Fujiwara A, Hirata T, Hirawake T, Kostadinov TS, Roy S and Uitz J (2017). A Consumer’s Guide to Satellite Remote Sensing of Multiple Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:41. doi : 10.3389/fmars.2017.00041.

- 2016
26. Moutier, W., Duforêt-Gaurier, L., Thyssen, M., Loisel, H., Mériaux, X., Courcot, L., Dessailly, D., Alvain, S. ; Scattering of individual particles from cytometry : Tests on phytoplankton cultures (2016). Optics Express, 24 (21), pp. 24188-24212.DOI : 10.1364/OE.24.024188

25. Le Quéré, C., Buitenhuis, E.T., Moriarty, R., Alvain, S., Aumont, O., Bopp, L., Chollet, S., Enright, C., Franklin, D.J., Geider, R.J., Harrison, S.P., Hirst, A.G., Larsen, S., Legendre, L., Platt, T., Prentice, I.C., Rivkin, R.B., Sailley, S., Sathyendranath, S., Stephens, N., Vogt, M., Vallina, S.M. ; Role of zooplankton dynamics for Southern Ocean phytoplankton biomass and global biogeochemical cycles(2016). Biogeosciences, 13 (14), pp. 4111-4133. DOI : 10.5194/bg-13-4111-2016

- 2015
24. Thyssen, M., Alvain, S., Lefèbvre, A., Dessailly, D., Rijkeboer, M., Guiselin, N., Creach, V., Artigas, L.-F. ; High-resolution analysis of a North Sea phytoplankton community structure based on in situ flow cytometry observations and potential implication for remote sensing (2015). Biogeosciences, 12 (13), pp. 4051-4066. DOI : 10.5194/bg-12-4051-2015

- 2014
23. Alvain S., d’Ovidio F., Phytoplankton diversity in the Southern Ocean : A satellite view, In : De Broyer C., Koubbi P., Griffiths H.J., Raymond B., Udekem d’Acoz C. d’, et al. (eds.).(2014). Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Cambridge, [260-266].

22. Ben Mustapha, Z., Alvain, S., Jamet, C., Loisel, H., Dessailly, D. ; Automatic classification of water-leaving radiance anomalies from global SeaWiFS imagery : Application to the detection of phytoplankton groups in open ocean waters (2014). Remote Sensing of Environment, 146, pp. 97-112. DOI : 10.1016/j.rse.2013.08.046

21. Navarro, G., Alvain, S., Vantrepotte, V., Huertas, I.E. ; Identification of dominant phytoplankton functional types in the Mediterranean Sea based on a regionalized remote sensing approach (2014). Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, pp. 557-575. DOI : 10.1016/j.rse.2014.06.029

20. Sathyendranath, S. (ed.) et al. , IOCCG (2014). Phytoplankton Functional Types from Space. Reports of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group, No. 15, IOCCG, Dartmouth, Canada.

- 2013
19. De Monte, S., Soccodato, A., Alvain, S., D’Ovidio, F. ; Can we detect oceanic biodiversity hotspots from space ? (2013). ISME Journal, 7 (10), pp. 2054-2056. DOI : 10.1038/ismej.2013.72

18. Alvain, S., Le Quéré, C., Bopp, L., Racault, M.-F., Beaugrand, G., Dessailly, D., Buitenhuis, E.T. ; Rapid climatic driven shifts of diatoms at high latitudes (2013). Remote Sensing of Environment, 132, pp. 195-201. DOI : 10.1016/j.rse.2013.01.014.

17. Hashioka T, M. Vogt, Y. Yamanaka, C. Le Quéré, E. T. Buitenhuis, M. N. Aita, S. Alvain, L. Bopp, T. Hirata, I. Lima, S. Sailley, and S. C. Doney (2013). Phytoplankton competition during the spring bloom in four plankton functional type models, Phytoplankton competition during the spring bloom in four plankton functional type models, Biogeosciences, 10, 6833-6850.

- 2012
16. Belviso, S., Masotti, I., Tagliabue, A., Bopp, L., Brockmann, P., Fichot, C., Caniaux, G., Prieur, L., Ras, J., Uitz, J., Loisel, H., Dessailly, D., Alvain, S., Kasamatsu, N., Fukuchi, M. ; DMS dynamics in the most oligotrophic subtropical zones of the global ocean (2012). Biogeochemistry, 110 (1-3), pp. 215-241. DOI : 10.1007/s10533-011-9648-1

15. Demarcq, H., Reygondeau, G., Alvain, S., Vantrepotte, V. ; Monitoring marine phytoplankton seasonality from space (2012). Remote Sensing of Environment, 117, pp. 211-222. DOI : 10.1016/j.rse.2011.09.019

14. Alvain, S., Loisel, H., Dessailly, D. ; Theoretical analysis of ocean color radiances anomalies and implications for phytoplankton groups detection in case 1 waters (2012). Optics Express, 20 (2), pp. 1070-1083. DOI : 10.1364/OE.20.001070

- 2011
13. Masotti, I., Moulin, C., Alvain, S., Bopp, L., Tagliabue, A., Antoine, D. ; Large-scale shifts in phytoplankton groups in the Equatorial Pacific during ENSO cycles (2011). Biogeosciences, 8 (3), pp. 539-550. Cited 19 times. DOI : 10.5194/bg-8-539-2011

- 2010
12. Masotti, I., Belviso, S., Alvain, S., Johnson, J.E., Bates, T.S., Tortell, P.D., Kasamatsu, N., Mongin, M., Marandino, C.A., Saltzman, E.S., Moulin, C. ; Spatial and temporal variability of the dimethylsulfide to chlorophyll ratio in the surface ocean : An assessment based on phytoplankton group dominance determined from space
(2010). Biogeosciences, 7 (10), pp. 3215-3237. DOI : 10.5194/bg-7-3215-2010

11. D’Ovidio, F., De Monte, S., Alvain, S., Dandonneau, Y., Lévy, M. ; Fluid dynamical niches of phytoplankton types (2010). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107 (43), pp. 18366-18370. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.1004620107

10. Arnold, S.R., Spracklen, D.V., Gebhardt, S., Custer, T., Williams, J., Peeken, I., Alvain, S. ;
Relationships between atmospheric organic compounds and air-mass exposure to marine biology (2010). Environmental Chemistry, 7 (3), pp. 232-241. DOI : 10.1071/EN09144

9. Gorgues, T., Menkes, C., Slemons, L., Aumont, O., Dandonneau, Y., Radenac, M.-H., Alvain, S., Moulin, C. : Revisiting the La Niña 1998 phytoplankton blooms in the equatorial Pacific
(2010). Deep-Sea Research Part I : Oceanographic Research Papers, 57 (4), pp. 567-576. DOI : 10.1016/j.dsr.2009.12.008

8. Duforêt-Gaurier, L., Loisel, H., Dessailly, D., Nordkvist, K., Alvain, S. ; Estimates of particulate organic carbon over the euphotic depth from in situ measurements. Application to satellite data over the global ocean (2010). Deep-Sea Research Part I : Oceanographic Research Papers, 57 (3), pp. 351-367.

- 2009
7. Colomb, A., Gros, V., Alvain, S., Sarda-Esteve, R., Bonsang, B., Moulin, C., Klpfel, T., Williams, J. ; Variation of atmospheric volatile organic compounds over the Southern Indian Ocean (3049°S) (2009). Environmental Chemistry, 6 (1), pp. 70-82. DOI : 10.1071/EN08072

6. Arnold, S.R., Spracklen, D.V., Williams, J., Yassaa, N., Sciare, J., Bonsang, B., Gros, V., Peeken, I., Lewis, A.C., Alvain, S. ; Evaluation of the global oceanic isoprene source and its impacts on marine organic carbon aerosol (2009). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9 (4), pp. 1253-1262.

- 2008
5. Alvain, S., Moulin, C., Dandonneau, Y., Loisel, H. ; Seasonal distribution and succession of dominant phytoplankton groups in the global ocean : A satellite view (2008). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22 (3), art. no. GB3001. DOI:10.1029/2007GB003154

- 2006
4. Alvain, S., Moulin, C., Dandonneau, Y., Loisel, H., Bréon, F.-M. ; A species-dependent bio-optical model of case I waters for global ocean color processing (2006). Deep-Sea Research Part I : Oceanographic Research Papers, 53 (5), pp. 917-925. DOI : 10.1016/j.dsr.2006.01.011

- 2005
3. Alvain, S., Moulin, C., Dandonneau, Y., Bréon, F.M. ; Remote sensing of phytoplankton groups in case 1 waters from global SeaWiFS imagery (2005). Deep-Sea Research Part I : Oceanographic Research Papers, 52 (11), pp. 1989-2004. DOI : 10.1016/j.dsr.2005.06.015

2. Bopp, L., Aumont, O., Cadule, P., Alvain, S., Gehlen, M. ; Response of diatoms distribution to global warming and potential implications : A global model study (2005). Geophysical Research Letters, 32 (19), art. no. L19606, pp. 1-4. DOI : 10.1029/2005GL023653

- 2004
1. Six, D., Fily, M., Alvain, S., Henry, P., Benoist, J.-P. ; Surface characterisation of the Dome Concordia area (Antarctica) as a potential satellite calibration site, using Spot 4/Vegetation instrument (2004). Remote Sensing of Environment, 89 (1), pp. 83-94. DOI : 10.1016/j.rse.2003.10.006


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Formal member of the IOCCG "Phytoplankton Functional Types Working Group "

- November 2004 - Australia : “Students awards from the planning Committee of the Ocean Optics XVII conference, special honorable mention for the extended abstract”. .