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Armynot du Châtelet

Eric Armynot du Châtelet

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Maître de conférences, Université de Lille 1

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Research topics

- Monitoring in modern and past environment using foraminifera and testate amoebae
- Ecological and paleoecological assessment

Key words

- Foraminifera
- Testate amoebae
- Coastal environment
- Peatlands


2003 : Doctorat de l’Université d’Angers N°566 dans la spécialité : Environnements et Paléo-environnements Océaniques et Côtiers. Sujet : Evaluation des possibilités d’utilisation des foraminifères comme bio-indicateurs dans les environnements paraliques



Armynot du Châtelet E., Francescangeli F., Bouchet V.M.P. and Frontalini F. (2018) Benthic foraminifera on transitional environments in the English Channel and the southern North Sea : A proxy for regional-scale environmental and paleo-environmental characterisations. Marine Environmental Research, 137:37-48.


Armynot du Châtelet E., Frontalini F. and Francescangeli F. (2017) Significance of replicates : Environmental and paleoenvironmental studies on benthic foraminifera and testate amoebae. Micropaleontology, 63(5):257-274.


●Semprucci, F., Frontalini, F., Sbrocca, Armynot du Chatelet, E., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Coccioni, R., Balsamo, M. (2015) Meiobenthos and free-living nematodes as tools for biomonitoring environments affected by riverine impact. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187 (5) :1-19.Doi : 10.1007/s10661-015-4493-7

● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Bernard, N., Delaine, M., Potdevin, J.-L., Gilbert, D. (2015)The mineral composition of the tests of ’testate amoebae’ (Amoebozoa, Arcellinida) : the relative importance of grain availability and grain selection Revue de Micropaleontologie. 58:141-154

● Delaine, M., Armynot du Châtelet, E., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Goubert, E., Le Cadre, V., Recourt, P., Trentesaux, A. and Arthuis, R., (2015) Multiproxy approach for Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstructions from microorganisms (testate amoebae and foraminifera) and sediment analyses : the infilling of the Loire Valley in Nantes (France). The Holocene,25(3):407-420.

● Frontalini, F., Kaminski, M.A., Mikellidou, I., Armynot du Châtelet, E., (2015) Checklist of benthic foraminifera (class Foraminifera : d’Orbigny 1826 ; phylum Granuloreticulosa) from Saros Bay, nothern Aegean sea : a biodiversity hotspot. Marine Biodiversity. 45(3):549-567.


● Frontalini, F., Armynot du Châtelet, E., Kaminski, M.A., Coccioni, R., Mikellidou, I. Aksu, A. (2014) Distribution of recent agglutinated foraminifera along an inner neritic- to mid-bathyal transect in the Saros Bay (central Northern Aegean Sea), Micropaleontology, 61:27-42.

● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Fabrizio, F. Guillot, F, (2014) A new methodological approach to evaluate the mass and volume distributions of agglutinated foraminiferal tests : a pilot investigation with Textularia earlandi. Micropaleontology, 60:5-12.

● Frontalini, F., Semprucci, F., Armynot du Châtelet, E., Francescangeli, F., Margaritelli, G., Rettori, R., Spagnoli, F., Balsamo, M. and Coccioni, R., (2014) Biodiversity trends of the meiofauna and foraminifera assemblages of Lake Varano (southern Italy), Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 127:7-22.

● Leipnitz, I.I., Ferreira, F., Jardim Leão, C., Armynot du Châtelet, E., Frontalini, F. (2014) Foraminiferal and testate amoeba diversity, distribution and ecology in transitional environments of the Tramandaí Basin (Rio Grande do Sul, South Brazil), Marine Biodiversity, 44:415-434.


● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Frontalini, F., Guillot, F., Recourt, P. and Ventalon, S., (2013) Surface analysis of agglutinated benthic foraminifera through ESEM-EDS and Raman analyses : an expeditious approach for tracing mineral diversity. Marine Micropalaeontology, 105:18-29.

● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Noiriel, C. and Delaine, M., (2013) Three-dimensional morphological and mineralogical characterization of testate amebae. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 19:1511-1522.

● Frontalini, F., Margaritelli, G., Francescangeli, F., Rettori, R., Armynot du Châtelet, E., Coccioni, R., (2013) Benthic foraminiferal assemblages and biotopes of a coastal lake : the case study of Lake Varano (southern Italy). Acta Protozoologica, 52 : 147-160.

● Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Riboulleau, A., Armynot du Châtelet, E., Lorenzoni, L., Tribovillard, N., Murray, R.W., Müller-Karger, F., Astor, Y.M. (2013) Clay mineralogy of surface sediments as a tool for deciphering river contributions to the Cariaco Basin (Venezuela) Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 118:750-761.

● Tribovillard, N., Armynot du Châtelet, E., Gay, A., Barbecot, F., Sansjofre, P., Potdevin, J.-L., (2013) Geochemistry of cold seepage-impacted sediments : per-ascensum or per-descensum trace metal enrichment ? Chemical Geology, 340:1-12.

● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Coccioni, R., Frontalini, F., Guillot, F., Kaminski, M.A., Recourt, P., Riboulleau, A., Trentesaux, A., Tribovillard, N., Ventalon, S., (2013) Environmental control on shell structure and composition of agglutinated foraminifera along a proximal-distal transect in the Marmara Sea. Marine geology, 335:114-128.


● Schönfeld, J., Alve, E., Geslin, E., Jorissen, F., Korsun, S., Spezzaferri, S., Abramovich, S., Almogi-Labin, A., Armynot du Chatelet, E., Barras, C., Bergamin, L., Bicchi, E., Bouchet, V., Cearreta, A., Di Bella, L., Dijkstra, N., Trevisan Disaro, S., Ferraro, L., Frontalini, F., Gennari, G., Golikova, E., Haynert, K., Hess, S., Husum, K., Martins, V., McGann, M., Oron, S., Romano, E., Mello Sousa S., and Tsujimoto, A., (2012) The FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-MOnitoring) initiative ; Towards a standardised protocol for soft-bottom benthic foraminiferal monitoring studies. Marine Micropaleontology, 94-95 : 1-13.

● Buosi, C., Armynot du Châtelet, E. and Cerchi, A., (2012) Environmental parameter constraints for benthic foraminifera in the strait of Bonifacio (Mediterranean Sea). Journal of Foraminifera Research, 42:39-55.

● Foster, W.J., Armynot du Châtelet, E. and Rogerson, M., (2012) Testing benthic foraminiferal distributions as a contemporary quantitative approach to biomonitoring estuarine heavy metal pollution. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64:1039–1048.

● Armynot du Chatelet, E., Chalais, B. and Vachard, D., (2012) Palaeoecology, community relationships and micro-distribution of late Visean foraminifers from Boulonnais (Northern France). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, 263:247-260.


● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Gebhardt, K. et Langer, M.R., (2011) Coastal pollution monitoring : Foraminifera as tracers of environmental perturbation in the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer (Northern France). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, 262:91-116.


● Armynot du Châtelet, E. and Debenay, J.-P., (2010) The anthropogenic impact on the western French coasts as revealed by foraminifera : a review. Revue de Micropaleontologie, 53:129-137.

● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Guillot, F., Ventalon, S., Recourt, P., Tribovillard, N. (2010) Influence of sediment grain size and mineralogy on testate amoebae test construction. Comptes Rendus Geosciences, 342:710-717.


● Pascal, P.Y., Dupuy, C., Richard, P., Mallet, C., Armynot du Chatelet, E. and Niquil, N., (2009) Seasonal variation in consumption of benthic bacteria by meio- and macrofauna in an intertidal mudflat. Limnlogy Oceanography, 54:1048-1059.

● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Riboulleau, A. et Trentesaux, A., (2009) Sediment (grain size and clay mineralogy) and organic matter quality control on living benthic foraminifera. Revue de Micropaleontologie, 52:75-84.

● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Degré, D., Sauriau, P.-G. et Debenay, J.-P., (2009) Distribution of living benthic foraminifera in relation with environmental variables within the Aiguillon cove (Atlantic coast, France) : improving knowledge for paleoecological interpretation. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 180:93-104.


● Armynot du Chatelet, E., Recourt, P. et Chopin, V., (2008) Mineralogy of agglutinated benthic foraminifera ; implications for paleo-environmental reconstructions. Bulletin de la société géologique de France, 179:583-593.

● Degré, D., Leguerrier, D., Armynot du Chatelet, E., Rzeznik, J., Auguet, J.-C., Dupuy, C., Marquis, E., Fichet, D., Struski, C., Joyeux, E., Sauriau, P.-G., Niquil, N. (2006) Comparative analysis of the food webs of two intertidal mudflats during two seasons using inverse modelling : Aiguillon Cove and Brouage Mudflat (France). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 69:107-124

● Debenay, J.-P, Bicchi, E., Goubert, E., Armynot du Châtelet, E., (2006) Spatial and temporal distribution of benthic foraminiferal assemblages in the Vie Estuary (Vendée, W France). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 67:181-197.


● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Debenay, J.-P., Degré, D. et Sauriau, P.-G., (2005) The use of benthic foraminifera as sea-level indicators ? Case study of the Aiguillon cove. / Utilisation des foraminifères benthiques comme indicateurs de paléo-niveaux marins ? Etude du cas de l’anse de l’Aiguillon. Numéro thématique des Comptes Rendus Palevol, 4:209-223.


● Armynot du Châtelet, E., Debenay, J.-P., et Soulard, R., (2004) Foraminiferal proxies for pollution monitoring in moderatelly polluted harbors. Environmental Pollution,127:27-40.