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Sami Souissi

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Professeur des Universités - Université de Lille

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Station Marine Tél : 03 21 99 29 08
28 avenue Foch, BP 80 Fax : 03 21 99 29 01
62930 Wimereux, france Email : Sami Souissi

Areas of professional expertise

- Role of the diversity of behaviour, morphology, and life cycle traits of zooplankton in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems from small to large scales.

- Aquaculture of copepods : from fundamental to R&D programs
Use of mass culture of estuarine copepods to enhance the development of new bioindicators of water quality and understanding key ecological and evolutionary processes in the context of climate change.

- Artificial Intelligence and Individual-Based Modelling applied to biological systems using Object-Oriented models and Multi-Agent Systems.

- Numerical ecology : developing new multivariate mapping methods for analysing complex databases in environmental research.

Teaching activity

- Theory and application of statistics in biology ; Role of scales in oceanography

- Sampling strategies and initiation of modeling in ecology

- Population dynamics of aquatic organisms


1994 - Master of Biological Oceanography, speciality Modelling and Data Analysis, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France.

1998 - Doctor of Biological Oceanography and Marine Environment,
University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France Fellow from the CNRS (1995-1998)

2006 - Habilitation degree in Natural Sciences, University of Lille 1, France. Title ‘Role of life cycle strategies of planktonic copepods in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems : individual based and multiscale approaches’

Scientific editions

- Guest co-editor of the proceedings of the 9th ICOC, the copepod special issue in Journal of Plankton Research, Souissi et al. (2007)

- Guest co-editor of the proceedings of the 9th ICOC, the copepods special section in Hydrobiologia, Souissi and Boxshall (2009)

- Edition of the web site (first version) and active member of development of the final version of the software project MOBIDYC (MOdelling tools Based on Individuals for the DYnamics of Communities) (Ginot & Souissi, 2002 tutorials Fr & En)

Recent Publications


1) Dur G, Schmitt FG & Souissi S (2007) Analysis of high frequency temperature time series in the Seine estuary from the Marel autonomous monitoring buoy. Hydrobiologia, 588, 59-68.

2) Cailleaud K, Maillet G, Budzinski H, Souissi S & Forget-Leray J (2007) Effects of salinity and temperature on the expression of enzymatic biomarkers in Eurytemora affinis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, 147:841-849.

3) Souissi S, Daly Yahia MN & Hwang J-S (2007) Foreword (Copepod special issue), Journal of Plankton Research, 29:i1-i2.

4) Devreker D, Souissi S, Forget-Leray J & Leboulenger F (2007) Effects of salinity and temperature on the post embryonic development of Eurytemora affinis (Copepoda ; Calanoida) of the Seine estuary : a laboratory study. Journal of Plankton Research, 29:i117-i133.

5) Dur G, Hwang JS, Souissi S, Tseng LC, Wu CH, Hsiao SH & Chen QC (2007) An overview of the influence of the hydrodynamics on the spatial and temporal patterns of the calanoid copepod communities around Taiwan. Journal of Plankton Research, 29:i97-i116.

6) Anneville O, Molinero JC, Souissi S, Balvay G & Gerdeaux D (2007) Long-term changes in the copepod community of Lake Geneva. Journal of Plankton Research, 29:i49-i59.

7) Molinero JC, Anneville O, Souissi S, Lainé L & Gerdeaux D (2007) Decadal changes in water temperature and ecological time series in Lake Geneva, Europe – relationship to subtropical Atlantic climate. Climate Research, 34:15-23.

8) Gómez F & Souissi S (2007) The distribution and life cycle of the dinoflagellates Spatulodinium pseudonoctiluca (Noctilucales, Dinophyceae) in the NE English Channel. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 330:231-236.

9) Jiménez-Melero R, Parra G, Souissi S & Guerrero F (2007) Post-embryonic development of Arctodiaptomus salinus (Copepoda : Calanoida) at different temperatures : Comments on individual variability. Journal of Plankton Research, 29 : 553-567.

10) Gómez F, Claustre H, Raimbault P & Souissi S (2007) Two High-Nutrient Low-Chlorophyll phytoplankton assemblages : the tropical central Pacific and the offshore Perú-Chile Current. Biogeosciences, 4 : 1101-1113.

11) Cailleaud K, Forget-Leray J, Souissi S, Hilde D, LeMenach K & Budzinski H (2007) Seasonal variations of hydrophobic organic contaminant concentrations in the water-column of the Seine Estuary and their transfer on a planktonic species Eurytemora affinis (Calanoïda, copepoda). Part1 : PCBSs and PAHs. Chemosphere, 70(2):270-280.

12) Cailleaud K, Forget-Leray J, Augagneur S, Lardy S, Souissi S & Budzinski H (2007) Seasonal variations of hydrophobic organic contaminant concentrations in the water-column of the Seine Estuary and their transfer to a planktonic species Eurytemora affinis (Calanoïd, copepod). Part2 : Alkylphenols polyethoxylates. Chemosphere, 70(2):281-287.

13) Gómez F & Souissi S (2007) Unusual diatoms linked to climatic events in the northeastern English Channel. Journal of Sea Research, 58(4):283-290.


14) Molinero JC, Ibanez F, Souissi S, Bosc E & Nival P (2008) Surface patterns of zooplankton spatial variability detected by high frequency sampling in the NW Mediterranean. Role of density fronts. Journal of Marine Systems, 69:271-282.

15) Molinero JC, Ibanez F, Souissi S, Buecher E, Dallot S & Nival P (2008) Climate control on exceptional events in zooplankton long-term changes of the Northwestern Mediterranean. Global Change Biology, 14, 11-26.

16) Tzeng LC, Souissi S, Dahms HU, Chen QC & Hwang JS (2008) Copepod communities related to water masses in the southwest East China Sea. Helgoland Marine Research, 62(2) : 153-165.

17) Tse P, Souissi S, Hwang J-S, Chen QC & Wong CK (2008) Spatial and seasonal variations in chaetognath assemblages in the subtropical coastal waters of Hong Kong. Zoological Studies, 47(3) : 258-267.

18) Souissi A, Souissi S* & Daly Yahia MN (2008) Temporal variability of abundance and reproductive traits of Centropages kroyeri (Calanoida ; Copepoda) in Bizerte Channel (SW Mediterranean Sea, Tunisia). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 355 : 125-136. (* corresponding author)

19) Tseng LC, Kumar R, Dahms HU, Chen CT, Souissi S, Chen QC & Hwang J-S (2008) Copepod community structure over a marine outfall area in the northeastern South China Sea, Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK, 88(5) : 955-966.

20) Gómez F, Claustre H & Souissi S (2008) Rarely reported dinoflagellates of the genera Ceratium, Gloeodinium, Histioneis, Oxytoxum and Prorocentrum (Dinophyceae) from the open southeast Pacific Ocean. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, 43 (1), 25-40.

21) Cailleaud, K., Souissi, S., Augagneur, S., Lardy, S., Budzinski, H. & Forget-Leray (2008) Experimental study of the transfer and effects of potentially endocrine disrupting substances using Eurytemora affinis as test organism. Marine Environmental Research, 66(1) : 123-124.

22) Devreker D, Souissi S, Molinero JC & Nkibuto F (2008) Trade-offs of the copepod Eurytemora affinis in mega-tidal estuaries. Insights from high frequency sampling in the Seine Estuary. Journal of Plankton Research, 30(12) : 1329-1342.

23) Schmitt FG, Dur G, Souissi S & Zongo SB (2008) Multiscale fluctuations of turbidity, oxygen and pH in the Seine river estuary (France) obtained from an autonomous measuring device. Physica A, 387 : 6613-6623.

24) Gómez, F. & Souissi, S. (2008) The impact of the 2003 summer heat wave and the 2005 late cold wave on the phytoplankton in the north-eastern English Channel. Comptes Rendus Biologies 331, 678-685.

25) Mahjoub MS, Anneville O, Molinero JC, Souissi S & Hwang J-S (2008) Foraging behavior of the European whitefish Coregonus lavaretus larvae on wild zooplankton. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems. 308 : 05p1-p14 DOI : 10.1051/kmae:2008008.


26) Souissi S. & Boxshall G.A. (2009) Preface (Copepoda special section), Hydrobiologia, 617 :1-2.

27) Cailleaud K, Forget-Leray J, Pehulet L, LeMenach K, Souissi S & Budzinski H (2009) Tidal influence on the distribution of hydrophobic organic contaminants in the Seine Estuary and on their biological effects on the copepod Eurytemora affinis. Environmental Pollution, 157 : 64-71.

28) Devreker D, Souissi S, Winkler G, Forget-Leray J & Leboulenger F (2009) Effects of salinity and temperature on the reproduction of Eurytemora affinis (Copepoda ; Calanoida) from the Seine estuary : a laboratory study. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 368 : 113-123. (Review Article)

29) Cailleaud K, Budzinski H, Le Menach K, Souissi S & Forget-Leray J (2009) Uptake and elimination of hydrophobic organic contaminants in estuarine copepods : an experimental study. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28 : 239-246.

30) Moison M, Schmitt FG, Souissi S, Seuront L, Hwang JS (2009) Symbolic dynamics and entropies of copepod behaviour under non-turbulent and turbulent conditions. Journal of Marine Systems, 77 : 388-396.

31) Hwang J-S, Souissi S, Dahms H-U, Tseng L-C, Schmitt FG & Chen QC (2009) Ecological implications of rank-abundance allocations - using planktonic copepod assemblages off the Danshuei estuary, Taiwan : a case study. Zoological Studies, 48(1) : 49-61.

32) Dur G, Souissi S, Devreker D, Ginot V, Schmitt FG & Hwang J-S (2009) Effect of temperature and individual variability on the reproduction of the estuarine copepod Eurytemora affinis Individual-based experimental and modelling approach. Ecological Modelling, 220 : 1073-1089.

33) Beyrend-Dur D., Souissi S*, Devreker D, Winkler G & Hwang J-S (2009). Life Cycle Traits of Two Transatlantic Populations of Eurytemora affinis (Copepoda : Calanoida) : Salinity effects. Journal of Plankton Research, 31 : 713-128. (corresponding author)

34) Anneville O, Souissi S, Molinero JC & Gerdeaux D (2009). Influences of human activity and climate on the stock-recruitment dynamics of whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus, in Lake Geneva. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 16, 492-500.


35) Hwang JS, Hsieh CW, Kuo AY, Kumar R, Souissi S, Hsu MH, Wu JT, Liu WC, Wang CF & Chen QC (2010) Patterns of zooplankton distribution along marine, estuarine and riverine portion of Danshuei ecosystem, northern Taiwan. Zoological Studies, 49(3):335-352.

36) Vandromme P, Schmitt FG, Souissi S, Buskey EJ, Strickler RJ, Wu C-H & Hwang J-S (2010) Helical Walk in Plankton Swimming Behavior : a Symbolic Analysis. Zoological Studies, 49(3) : 289-303.

37) Souissi A., Souissi S.*, Devreker D. & Hwang J. S. (2010) Occurence of intersexuality in a laboratory culture of the copepod Eurytemora affinis from the Seine estuary (France). Marine Biology, 157(4) : 851-861.

38) Michalec, F.G., S. Souissi, G. Dur, S. Mahjoub, F.G. Schmitt, J.S. Hwang (2010) Differences in behavioral responses of Eurytemora affinis (Copepoda, Calanoida) adults to salinity variations, Journal of Plankton Research, 32(6):805-813.

39) Dur, G., S. Souissi, F.G. Schmitt, S.H. Cheng, J.S. Hwang (2010) The different aspects in motion of the three reproductive stages of Pseudodiaptomus annandalei (Copepoda, Calanoida), J. Plankton Res, 32 : 423-440.

40) Anneville O, Molinero JC, Souissi S, & Gerdeaux D. (2010) Seasonal and interannual variability of cladoceran communities in two peri-alpine lakes : uncoupled response to the 2003 heat wave. J. Plankton Res. 32 : 913-925.

41) Gómez F & Souissi S (2010) The diatoms Odontella sinensis, Cscinodiscus wailesii and Talassiosira punctigera in the Euopean Atlantic : recent introductions or overlooked in the past ? Fresen. Environ. Bull., 19 (6), 1424-1433.

42) S. Souissi, Michalec, F.G., G. Dur, S. Mahjoub, F.G. Schmitt, J.S. Hwang (2010) How does salinity influence the estuarine copepod Eurytemora affinis ? : reply. 32(8), 1227-1229.

43) C.-H. Lee, H.-U. Dahms, S.-H. Cheng, S. Souissi, F.G. Schmitt, R. Kumar & J-S. Hwang (2010) Predation on Pseudodiaptomus annandalei (Copepoda : Calanoida) by the grouper fish larvae Epinephelus coioides under different hydrodynamic conditions, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 393, 17-22.

44) Cailleaud K., Budzinski H., Lardy S., Augagneur S., Barka S., Souissi S. & Forget-Leray F. (2010) Uptake and elimination, and effect of estrogen like contaminants in estuarine copepods : an experimental study. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 18(2), 226-236. DOI 10.1007/s11356-010-0355-6.

45) Devreker D., Souissi S., Molinero J.C., Beyrend-Dur D., Gomez F. & Forget-Leray J. (2010) Tidal and annual variability of the population structure of Eurytemora affinis in the middle part of the Seine Estuary during 2005. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 89, 245-255.


46) Mahjoub M.S., Souissi S., Schmitt F.G., Nan F.H. & Hwang J.S. (2011) Anisotropy and shift of search behavior in Malabar grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus) larvae in response to prey availability. Hydrobiologia, 666:215-222.

47) Anneville O., Berthon V., Glippa O., Mahjoub M.S., Molinero J.C. & Souissi S. (2011) Ontogenetic dietary changes of whitefish larvae : insights from field and experimental observations. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 91:27-38.

48) Cailleaud K., Michalec F.-G., Forget-Leray J., Budzinski H., Hwang J.S., Schmitt F.G. & Souissi S. (2011) Changes in the swimming behavior of Eurytemora affinis (Copepoda, Calanoida) in response to a sub-lethal exposure to nonylphenols. Aquatic Toxicology, 102:228-231.

49) Dur, G., S. Souissi, F.G. Schmitt, F.G. Michalec, M.S. Mahjoub, J.S. Hwang (2011) Effects of animal density, volume, and the use of 2D/3D recording on behavioral studies of copepods. Hydrobiologia, 666:197-214.

50) Glippa O., Souissi S., Denis L. & Lesourd S. (2011) Calanoid copepod resting egg abundance and hatching success in the sediment of the Seine estuary (France), Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 92:255-262.

51) Lee C.H., Dahms H.U., Cheng S.H., Souissi S., Schmitt F.G., Kumar R. & Hwang J.S. (2011) Mating behaviour of Pseudodiaptomus annandalei (Copepoda, Calanoida) at calm and hydrodynamically disturbed waters. Marine Biology, 158 : 1085-1094.

52) Mahjoub M.S., Souissi S., Michalec F.G., Schmitt F.G & Hwang J.S. (2011) Swimming kinematics of Eurytemora affinis (Copepoda, Calanoida) reproductive stages and differential vulnerability to predation of larval Dicentrarchus labrax (Teleostei, Perciformes). Journal of Plankton Research, 33 : 1095-1103.

53) Dur, G., S. Souissi, F.G. Schmitt, Beyrend-Dur D., S.H. Cheng, J.S. Hwang (2011) Mating and mate choice in Pseudodiaptomus annandalei (Copepoda : Calanoida). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 402 :1-11.

54) Beyrend-Dur D., Kumar R., Rao T.R., Souissi S., Cheng S.H. & Hwang J.S. (2011) Demographic parameters of adults of Pseudodiaptomus annandalei (Copepoda : Calanoida) : temperature-salinity and generation effects. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 404 :1-14.

55) Schmitt F.G., Devreker D., Dur G. & Souissi S. (2011) Direct evidence of tidally-oriented behaviour of the copepod Eurytemora affinis in the Seine estuary. Ecological Research, 26:773-780.

56) Winkler G., Souissi S. Poux C. & Castric V. (2011) Genetic heterogeneity among several Eurytemora affinis populations in Western Europe. Marine Biology, 158:1841-1856.


57) Kumar R., Souissi S. & Hwang J.S. (2012) Vulnerability of carp larvae to copepod predation as a function of larval age and body length. Aquaculture, 338-341:271-283.

58) Xuereb B., Forget-Leray J., Souissi S., Glippa O., Devreker D., Lesueur T., Marie S., Danger J.M., Boulangé-Lecomte C. (2012) Molecular characterization and mRNA expression of grp78 and hsp90A in the estuarine copepod Eurytemora affinis. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 17(4) : 457-472.

59) Licandro P., Souissi S., Ibanez F. & Carré C. (2012) Long-term variability and environmental preferences of calycophoran siphonophores in the Bay of Villefranche (north-western Mediterranean). Progress in Oceanography, 97-100 : 152-163.

60) Dur G., Souissi S., Schmitt F.G., Cheng S.H., Hwang J.S. (2012) Sex ratio and mating behavior in the calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus annandalei. Zoological Studies, 51(5) : 589-597.

61) Mahjoub M.S., Kumar R., Souissi S., Schmitt F.G., Hwang J.S. (2012) Turbulence effects on the feeding dynamics in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 416-417:61-67.

62) Devreker D., Pierson J., Souissi S., Kimmel D.G., Roman M. (2012) An experimental approach to estimate egg production and development rate of the calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 416-417:72-83.

63) Michalec F.G., Holzner M., Hwang J.S. & Souissi S.* (2012) Three dimensional observation of salinity-induced changes in the swimming behavior of the estuarine calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus annandalei. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 438 : 24-31.

64) Moison M., Schmitt F.G., Souissi S. (2012) Effect of temperature on Temora longicornis swimming behaviour : illustration of seasonal effects in a temperate ecosystem. Aquatic Biology, 16 :149-162.


65) Moison M., Schmitt F.G., Souissi S. (2013) Differences between females and males in the feeding activity of Temora longicornis. Ecological Research, 28:459-467.

66) Brooker A.J., Bron J.E., Souissi S. & Shinn A.P. (2013) Role of kairomones in host location in the pennellid copepod parasite, Lernaeocera branchialis (L., 1767). Parasitology, 140 : 756-770.

67) Sukhikh N., Souissi A., Souissi S., Alekseev V. (2013) Invasion of Eurytemora sibling species (Copepoda : Temoridae) from north America into the Baltic Sea and European Atlantic coast estuaries. Journal of Natural History, 47 : 753-767.

68) Souissi A., Souissi S.* & Hwang J. S. (2013) The effect of epibiont ciliates on the behavior and mating success of the copepod Eurytemora affinis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 445 : 38-43.

69) Michalec F.-G., Holzner M., Menu D., Hwang J.-S., Souissi S. (2013) Behavioral responses of the estuarine calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis to sub-lethal concentrations of waterborne pollutants. Aquatic Toxicology, 138-139, 129-138.

70) Michalec F.G., Samba Kâ, Holzner M., Souissi S., Ianora A., Hwang J.S. (2013) Changes in the swimming behavior of Pseudodiaptomus annandalei (Copepoda, Calanoida) adults exposed to the diatom toxin 2-trans, 4-trans decadienal. Harmful Algae, 30 :56-64.

71) Beyrend-Dur D., Souissi S., Hwang J.S. (2013) Population dynamics of calanoid copepods in the subtropical mesohaline Danshuei Estuary (Taiwan) and typhoon effects. Ecological Research, 28:771-780.

72) Glippa O., Alekseev V., Souissi S.* (2013) Effects of photoperiod on egg production in Eurytemora affinis Poppe, 1880 (Copepoda : Calanoida) from the Seine Estuary (France). Italian Journal of Zoology, 80 :518-525.

73) Dur, G., Jiménez-Melero, R., Beyrend-Dur, D., Hwang, J.-S., Souissi, S. (2013) Individual-based model of the phenology of egg-bearing copepods : Application to Eurytemora affinis from the Seine estuary, France. Ecological Modelling, 269 : 21-36.


74) Arancio M., Sourisseau M., Souissi, S. (2014) Processes leading to the coexistence of a host and its parasitoid in homogeneous environments : the role of an infected dormant stage. Ecological Modelling, 279 :78-88.

75) Glippa O., Denis L., Lesourd S., Souissi S. (2014) Seasonal fluctuations of the copepod resting egg bank in the middle Seine estuary, France : Impact on the nauplii recruitment. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 142 :60-67.

76) Beyrend-Dur D., Dur G., Souissi S., Hwang J.-S. (2014) Dormant eggs of a calanoid copepod from tropical brackish aquaculture ponds. Crustaceana, 87 : 282-290.

77) Heuschele J., Ceballos S., Andersen-Borg, C.M., Bjærke O., Isari S., Lasley-Rasher R., Lindehoff E., Souissi A., Souissi S., Titelman J. (2014) Non-consumptive effects of predator presence on copepod reproduction : insights from a mesocosm experiment. Marine Biology, 161:1653-1666.

78) Hage C.H., Boisset S., Ibrahim A., Morin F., Hoenninger C., Grunske T., Souissi S., Heliot L., Leray A. (2014) Application of a high power Yb fiber-based laser compatible with commercial optical parametric oscillator for coherent anti-stokes raman scattering microscopy. Microscopy Research and Technique, 77:422-430.

79) Sadovskaya I., Souissi A., Souissi S., Grard T., Lencel P., Greene C.M., Duin S., Dmitrenok P.S., Chizhov A.O., Shashkov A.S., Usov A.I. (2014) Chemical structure and biological activity of a highly branched (1→3,1→6)-β-D-glucan from Isochrysis galbana. Carbohydrate Polymers, 111 : 139-148.

80) Sabia L., Uttieri M., Schmitt F.G., Zagami G., Zambianchi E. & Souissi S. (2014) Pseudodiaptomus marinus Sato, 1913, a new invasive copepod in Lake Faro (Sicily) : observations on the swimming behaviour and the sex-dependent responses to food. Zoological Studies, 53:49.

81) Pan Y .J., Souissi S., Souissi A., Wu C.H., Cheng S.H., Hwang J.S. (2014) Dietary effects on egg production, egg-hatching rate and female life span of the tropical calanoid copepod Acartia bilobata. Aquaculture Research, 45, 1659-1671.


82) Stancheva S., Souissi A., Ibrahim A., Barras A., Spriet C., Souissi S. & Boukherroub R. (2015) Lipid nanocapsules as a new delivery system in copepods : Toxicity studies and optical imaging. Colloids and Surfaces B : Biointerfaces, 135 : 441-447.

83) Ibrahim A., Hage C.H., Souissi A., Leray A., Héliot L., Souissi S. & Vandenbunder B. (2015) Label-free microscopy and stress responses reveal the functional organization of Pseudodiaptomus marinus copepod myofibrils. Journal of Structural Biology, 191 : 224–235.

84) Jeong C.B., Kim B.M.,·Choi H.J., Baek I.,·Souissi S., Park H.G., Lee J.S. & Rhee J.S. (2015) Genome-wide identification and transcript profile of the whole cathepsin superfamily in the intertidal copepod Tigriopus japonicus. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 53:1-12.

85) Oliva A.L., Ovaert J., Arias A.H., Souissi S. &·Marcovecchio J.E. (2015) Mussels as Bioindicators of PAHs Pollution within Argentinean Coastal Environments, South America. International Journal of Environmental Research, 9(4) :1293-1304.

86) Michalec F.G., Souissi S. & Holzner M. (2015) Turbulence triggers vigorous swimming but hinders motion strategy in planktonic copepods. Journal of Royal Society Interface, 12:20150158.

87) Michalec F.G., Schmitt F.G., Souissi S. & Holzner M. (2015) Characterization of intermittency in zooplankton behaviour in turbulence. The European Physical Journal E, 38:108 DOI 10.1140/epje/i2015-15108-2.


88) Arias A.H., Panebianco M.V.,·Net S.,·Dumoulin D., Souissi S., Ouddane B., Cappozzo H.L. & Marcovecchio J.E. (2016) Franciscana dolphins as PCBs marine biomonitors in Argentina, south-west Atlantic Ocean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(4) : 970-992.

89) Souissi A., Souissi S., Hansen B.W. (2016) Physiological improvement in the copepod Eurytemora affinis through thermal and multigenerational selection. Aquaculture Research, 47:2227-2242.

90) Michalec F.G., Holzner M., Souissi A., Stancheva S., Barras A., Boukherroub R. & Souissi S. (2016) Lipid nanocapsules for behavioural testing in aquatic toxicology:Time–response of Eurytemora affinis to environmental concentrations of PAHs and PCB. Aquatic Toxicology, 170 : 310-322.

91) Tlili S., Ovaert J., Souissi A., Ouddane B. & Souissi S. (2016) Acute toxicity, uptake and accumulation kinetics of nickel in an invasive copepod species : Pseudodiaptomus marinus. Chemosphere, 144 : 1729-1737.

92) Boulangé-Lecomte C., Rocher B., Cailleaud K., Cosette P., Legrand E., Devreker D., Budzinski H., Souissi S. & Forget-Leray J. (2016) Differential protein expression of the estuarine copepod Eurytemora affinis after diuron and alkylphenol exposures. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 35(7):1860-1871.

93) Pan Y.J., Souissi A., Souissi S. & Hwang J.S. (2016) Effects of salinity on the reproductive performance of Apocyclops royi (Copepoda, Cyclopoida). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 475 : 108-113.

94) Kim H.S., Kim B.M., Lee B.Y., Souissi S., Park H.G. & Lee J.S. (2016) Identification of Hox genes and Rearrangements within the Single Homeobox (Hox) Cluster (192.8 kb) of the Cyclopoid Copepod Paracyclopina nana. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 326(2) : 105-109.

95) Souissi A., Souissi S. & Hwang J.S. (2016) Evaluation of the copepod Eurytemora affinis life history response to temperature and salinity increases. Zoological Studies, 55(4) : doi:10.6620/ZS.2016.55-04.

96) Arias A.H., Souissi A., Roussin M., Ouddane B. & Souissi S. (2016) Bioaccumulation of PAHs in marine zooplankton : an experimental study in the copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinus. Environmental and Earth Sciences, 75:691 DOI 10.1007/s12665-016-5472-1

97) Mahjoub M. S., Dur G., Souissi S., Schmitt F.G. & Hwang J.S. (2016) Multifractal anisotropic swimming : the optimal foraging behaviour of grouper larvae. Journal of Fish Biology, 88:1835-1846.

98) Molinero J.C., Tseng L.C., Lopez-Lopez L., Sommer U., Souissi S. & Hwang J.S. (2016) Climate driven winter variations of Calanus sinicus abundance in the East China Sea. Fisheries Oceanography, 25(6) : 555-564.

99) Chambord S., Maris T., Colas F., Van Engeland T., Sossou A.C., Azémar F., Le Coz M., Cox T., Buisson L., Souissi S., Meire P., Tackx M. (2016) Mesozooplankton affinities in a recovering freshwater estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 177 : 47-59.

100) Ardeshiri H., Benkeddad I., Schmitt F.G., Souissi S., Toschi F., Calzavarini E. (2016) Lagrangian model of copepod dynamics : Clustering by escape jumps in turbulence. Physical Review E, 93 : 043117

101) Sukhikh N., Souissi A., Souissi S., Winkler G., Castric V., Holl A.C. Alekseev V. (2016) Genetic and morphological heterogeneity among populations of Eurytemora affinis (Crustacea : Copepoda : Temoridae) in European waters. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 239 : 197-206.

102) Jeong C.B., Won E.J., Kang H.M., Lee M.C., Hwang D.S., Hwang U.K., Zhou B., Souissi S., Lee S.J., Lee J.S. (2016) Microplastic size-dependent toxicity, oxidative stress induction, and p-JNK and p-P38 activation in the monogonont rotifer (Brachionus koreanus). Environmental Science & Technology. DOI50(16):8849-57.

103)Sukhikh N.M., Castric V., Polyakova N.V., Souissi S., Alekseev V.R. (2016) Isolated Populations of Eurytemora americana Williams (Crustacea, Copepoda) in the White Sea Rock Pools—Postglacial Relicts or Anthropogenic Invasions ? Russian Journal of Biological Invasions, 7(4):396-404.

104) Ibrahim A., Souissi A., Leray A., Héliot L., Vandenbunder B., Souissi S. (2016) Myofibril Changes in the Copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinus Exposed to Haline and Thermal Stresses. Plos One, 11(11) : e0164770. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164770.

105) Dahms H.U., Won E.J., Kim H.S., Han J., Park H.G., Souissi S., Raisuddin S., Lee J.S. (2016) Potential of the small cyclopoid copepod Paracyclopina nana as an invertebrate model for ecotoxicity testing. Aquatic Toxicology, 180:282-294.

106) De Leon J.R, de Vera H.G., Giron E.J.A, Guerrero H.J.A, Chambord S., Souissi A., Souissi S., Papa R.D.S. (2016) Temporal Variability of Abundance, Morphological and Reproductive Traits of the Invasive Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh 1907) (Copepoda : Calanoida : Diaptomidae) in Relation to the Reduction of Aquaculture in Lake Taal (2008 & 2013). Philippine Journal of Science, 145(1) :37-47. ISSN 0031 – 7683.


107) Lee S.H., Lee M.C., Puthumana J., Park J.C., Kang S., Hwang D.S., Shin K.H., Park H.G., Souissi S., Om A.S., Lee J.S., Han J. (2017) Effects of salinity on growth, fatty acid synthesis, and expression of stress response genes in the cyclopoid copepod Paracyclopina nana. Aquaculture, 470 : 182-189.

108) Jeong C.B., Kang H.M., Lee M.C., Kim D.H., Han J., Hwang D.S., Souissi S., Lee S.J., Shin K.H., Park H.G., Lee J.S. (2017) Adverse effects of microplastics and oxidative stress-induced MAPK/Nrf2 pathway-mediated defense mechanisms in the marine copepod Paracyclopina nana. Scientific Reports, 7:41323.

109) Pan Y.J., Souissi A., Hwang J.S. &·Souissi S. (2017) Artificially cold-induced quiescent egg viability of the tropical copepod Acartia bilobata (Copepoda, Calanoida). Aquaculture Research, 48:1074-1979.

110) Gnouma A., Sadovskaya I., Souissi A., Sebai K., Medhioub A., Grard T., Souissi S. (2017) Changes in fatty acids profile, monosaccharide profile and protein content during batch growth of Isochrysis galbana (T-iso). Aquaculture Research, 48:4982-4990. doi:10.1111/are.13316

111) Michalec F.G., Holzner M., Barras A., Lacoste A.S., Brunet L., Lee J.S., Slomianny C., Boukherroub R., Souissi S. (2017) Short-term exposure to gold nanoparticle suspension impairs swimming behavior in a widespread calanoid copepod. Environmental Pollution, 228 :102-110.

112) M. Le Coz, S. Chambord, P. Meire, T. Maris, F. Azémar, J. Ovaert, E. Buffan-Dubau, J. C. Kromkamp, A. C. Sossou, J. Prygiel, G. Spronk, S. Lamothe, B. Ouddane, S. Rabodonirina, S. Net, D. Dumoulin, J. Peene, S. Souissi, M. Tackx (2017) Test of some ecological concepts on the longitudinal distribution of zooplankton along a lowland water course. Hydrobiologia, 802(1):175-198.

113) A.H. Arias, A. Souissi, O. Glippa, M. Roussin, D. Dumoulin, S. Net, B. Ouddane, S. Souissi (2017) Removal and Biodegradation of Phenanthrene, Fluoranthene and Pyrene by the Marine Algae Rhodomonas baltica Enriched from North Atlantic Coasts. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 98(3):392-399.

114) Pan Y.J., Souissi A., Sodovskaya I., Hansen B.W., Hwang J.S., Souissi S. (2017) Effects of cold selective breeding on the body length, fatty acid content, and productivity of the tropical copepod Apocyclops royi (Cyclopoida, Copepoda). Journal of Plankton Research, 39(6):994-1003. DOI : 10.1093/plankt/fbx041.

115) Ardeshiri H., Schmitt F.G., Souissi S., Toschi F., Calzavarini E. (2017) Copepods encounter rates from a model of escape jump behaviour in turbulence. Journal of Plankton Research, 39(6):878-890.

116) Kadiene E.U., Bialais C., Ouddane B., Hwang J.S., Souissi S. (2017) Differences in lethal response between male and female calanoid copepods and life cycle traits to cadmium toxicity. Ecotoxicology, 26:1227-1239. DOI : 10.1007/s10646-017-1848-6

117) Zidour M., Chevalier M., Belguesmia Y., Cudennec B., Grard T., Drider D., Souissi S., Flahaut C. (2017) Isolation and characterization of bacteria colonizing Acartia tonsa copepod eggs and displaying antagonist effects against Vibrio anguilarum, Vibrio alginolyticus and other pathogenic strains. Frontiers in Microbiology : Aquatic Microbiology, 8:1919, doi : 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01919.

118) Ramesh D., Souissi S., Shan Ahamed T. (2017) Effects of the potential probiotics Bacillus aerophilus KADR3 in inducing immunity and disease resistance in Labeo rohita. Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 70 : 408-415.

119)Michalec F.G., Fouxon I., Souissi S., Holzner M. (2017) Zooplankton can actively adjust their motility to turbulent flow. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(52) : E11199-E11207 ; doi/10.1073/pnas.1708888114


120) Anneville O., Dur G. Rimet F., Souissi S. (2018) Plasticity in phytoplankton annual periodicity : an adaptation to long-term environmental changes. Hydrobiologia, 824 (1), 121-141.

121) Pan Y.J., Sodovskaya I., Hansen B.W., Hwang J.S., Souissi S. (2018) Assessment of the fecundity, population growth, and fatty acid composition of Apocyclops royi (Cyclopoida, Copepoda) fed on different microalgal diets. Aquaculture Nutrition, 24:970-978.

122) Ramesh D., Souissi S. (2018) Effects of potential probiotic Bacillus subtilis KADR1 and its subcellular components on immune responses and disease resistance in Labeo rohita. Aquaculture Research, 49:367-377. DOI10.1111/are.13467

123) Dur G., Souissi S. (2018) Ontogenetic optimal temperature and salinity envelops of the copepod Eurytemora affinis in the Seine estuary (France). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 200:311-323. DOI10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.008

124) Ramesh D., Souissi S. (2018) Antibiotic resistance and virulence traits of bacterial pathogens from infected freshwater fish, Labeo rohita. Microbial Pathogenesis, 116:113-119.

125) Le Coz M., ChambordS., Souissi S., Meire P., Ovaert J., Buffan-Dubau E., Prygiel J., Az émar F., Sossou A.C., Lamothe S., Julien F., Ouddane B., Net S., Dumoulin D., Tackx M. (2018) Are zooplankton communities structured by taxa ecological niches or by hydrological features ? Ecohydrology, 11 (5), e1956.

126) Lee B.Y., Lee M.C., Jeong C.B., Kim H.J., Hagiwara A., Souissi S., Han J., Le J.S. (2018) RNA-Seq-based transcriptome profiling and expression of 16 cytochrome P450 genes in the benzo[α]pyrene-exposed estuarine copepod Eurytemora affinis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D, 28 : 142-150.


127) Zidour M., Belguesmia Y., Cudennec B., Grard T., Flahaut C., Souissi S., Drider D. (2019) Genome Sequencing and Analysis of Bacillus pumilus ICVB403 Isolated from Acartia tonsa Copepod Eggs Revealed Surfactin and Bacteriocin Production : Insights on Anti-Staphylococcus Activity. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 11(3) : 990-998.

128) Sukhikh N., Souissi A., Souissi S., Holl A.C., Schizas N.V., Alekseev V. (2019) Life in sympatry : coexistence of native Eurytemora affinis and invasive Eurytemora carolleeae in the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). Oceanologia, 61:227-238.

129) Pan Y.J., Souissi A., Sadovskaya I., Hwang J.S., Souissi S. (2019) Egg hatching rate and fatty acid composition of Acartia bilobata (Calanoida, Copepoda) across cold storage durations. Aquaculture Research, 50:483-489.

130) Zidour M., Boubechiche Z., Pan Y.J., Bialais C., Cudennec B., Grard T., Drider D., Flahaut C., Ouddane B., Souissi S., (2019) Population response of the estuarine copepod Eurytemora affinis to its bioaccumulation of trace metals. Chemosphere, 220:505-513.

131) Das S., Tseng L.C., Chou C., Wang L., Souissi S., Hwang J.S. (2019) Effects of cadmium exposure on antioxidant enzymes and histological changes in the mud shrimp Austinogebia edulis (Crustacea : Decapoda). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26 (8), 7752-7762.

132) Kadiene, E.U., Meng, P. J., Hwang, J. S., Souissi, S. (2019). Acute and chronic toxicity of cadmium on the copepod Pseudodiaptomus annandalei : A life history traits approach. Chemosphere, 233:396-404.

133) Tlili S., Ovaert J., Souissi A., Ouddane B., Lee J.S., Souissi S. (2019) Bioaccumulation of Mercury in the Copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinus : A Comparative Study Between Waterborne and Dietary Pathways. International Journal of Environmental Research, 13 (4), 759-768.

134) Anneville O., Chang C.W., Dur G., Souissi S., Rimet F., Hsieh C.H. (2019) The paradox of re-oligotrophication : the role of bottom–up versus top–down controls on the phytoplankton community. Oikos, doi : 10.1111/oik.06399.

135) Choi B.S., Han J., Hwang D.S., Souissi S., Hagiwara A., Lee J.S. (2019) Complete mitochondrial genome of the calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis (Calanoida, Temoridae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, Vol 4(2) : 2731-2733.

136) Kadiene, E.U., Ouddane, B., Hwang, J. S., Souissi, S. (2019). Bioaccumulation of metals in calanoid copepods by oral intake. Scientific Reports, 9:9492

137) Mendoza M.U., Dur G., Rosana M.R., Santos M.D., Mutia M.T.M., Kawit N.S., Ite M.O., Villanueva L.S., Anneville O., Souissi S., Papa R.D.S. (2019) Water quality and weather trends preceding fish kill occurrences in Lake Taal (Luzon Is., Philippines) and recommendations on its long-term monitoring. Philippine Science Letters, 12(2):147-156.


138) Dayras P., Bialais C., Lee J.S., Souissi S. (2020) Effects of microalgal diet on the population growth and fecundity of the cyclopoid copepod Paracyclopina nana. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, DOI : 10.1111/jwas.12685.

139) Dayras P., Bialais C., Ouddane B., Lee J.S., Souissi S. (2020) Effects of different routes of exposure to metals on bioaccumulation and population growth of the cyclopoid copepod Paracyclopina nana. Chemosphere, 248:12596.

140) Das S., Arias A., Cheng J.O., Souissi S., Hwang J.S., Ko F.C. (2020) Occurrence and distribution of anthropogenic persistent organic pollutants in coastal sediments and mud shrimps from the wetland of central Taiwan. Plos One, 15(1) : e0227367. pone.0227367

141) Souissi A., Souissi S. (2020) Abnormalities in shape and size of Eurytemora affinis (Copepoda, Calanoida) and its eggs under different environmental conditions. Crustaceana 93(3-5):355-378

142) Pan Y.J., Déposé E., Souissi A., Hénard S., Schaadt M., Mastro E., Souissi S. (2020) Assessments of first feeding protocols on the larviculture of California grunion Leuresthes tenuis (Osteichthyes : Atherinopsidae). Aquaculture Research, 51:3054–3058.

Chapters in contributed books

1) Kwok K.W.H, Souissi S., Dur G., Won E.J., Lee J.S. (2015) Copepods as references species in estuarine and marine waters. In Aquatic Ecotoxicology : Advancing Tools for Dealing with Emerging Risks. Amiard-Triquet C., Amaird J.C. & Mouneyrac C. (Eds.) Elsevier, pp 281-308.

2) Souissi S., Glippa O. & Dahms H.U. (2017) Global Shipping, ballast water and invasive species. In : Marine Pollution and Climate Change. Arias A. & Marcovecchio J.E. (Eds.) CRC Press, Taylor & Francis. Pp 166-179.

3) Dur G. & Souissi S. (2017) Utilisation de modèles intégrateurs des effets biologiques en écotoxicologie aquatique. In : Biomarqueurs en écotoxicologie aquatique. Amiard J-C & Amiard-Triquet C, coordonnateurs. Lavoisier, Tec&Doc, Paris. Pp 372-389.

4) Beaudouin R., Coulaud R., Devilliers J., Dur G., Pelosi C., Péry A. & Souissi S. (2017) Le changement d’échelle de l’individu à la population. In : Les effets écotoxicologiques. De la molécule à la population. Péry A. & Carric J., Eds. ISTE Editions, Londres. Collection Système Terre-Environnement, Série Ecotoxicologie, Vol. 1. Pp 149-212.