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Laboratoire Mer Molécules Santé Faculté des Sciences 2 rue de la Houssinière 44322 Nantes Cedex 3

0251125655 (n° interne : 455655)
02 51 12 56 68
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Taught academic discipline(s)

Aquaculture, benthic ecology, biostatistics, structure and functionning of coastal areas,remote sensing

Research topics

Multi- and Hyperspectral remote sensing of intertidal areas Microscale mapping of macrophytes and invertebrates Structure and functionning of shellfish ecosystems

Activities / Resume


2007 Habilitation "Analysis of bivalve-microalgae interaction in coastal ecosystems

1995 PhD thesis University of  La Rochelle

Ecophysiology of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas  :  from ultrastructure studies to modeling

Last 5 years publications


Dutertre M., Ernande B., HaureJ., Barillé L., 2017.Spatial and temporal adjustments in gill and palp sizein the oyster Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Molluscan Studies 83 (1):11-18.

 Prasetiya F., Decottignies P.,Barillé L., Gastineau R., Jacquette B., Figiel A., Morançais M., Tremblay R.,Mouget J-L, Cognie B., 2017. Cell size-based,passive selection of the blue diatom Haslea ostrearia by the oyster Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Molluscan Studies 1-8.

 Gernez P., Doxaran D., Barillé L., 2017. Shellfish aquaculture from space: potential of Sentinel2 to monitor tide-driven changes in turbidity,chlorophyll concentration and oyster physiological response at the scale of an oyster farm. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:137. doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00137

Soissons L., van Katwijk M., Peralta G., Brun F., Cardoso P., Grilo T.,Ondiviela B., Recio M., Valle M., Garmendia J., Ganthy F., Auby I., Rigouin L.,Godet L., Fournier J., Desroy N., Barillé L., Kadel P., Asmus R., Herman P.,Bouma T. Seasonal and latitudinal variation in seagrass mechanical traits across Europe: the influence of local nutrient status. Limnology & Oceanography (accepted).

 Hernández Fariñas T., Ribeiro L., Soudant D., Belin C., Lampert L., Bacher C., Barillé L., 2017. Contribution of benthic microalgae to the temporal variation in phytoplanktonic assemblages in a macrotidal system. Journal of Phycology (Accepted)


Le Bris A., Rosa P., Lerouxel A., Cognie B.,  Gernez P., Launeau P., Robin M., Barillé L. 2016. Hyperspectral remote sensing of wild oyster reefs. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 172: 1-12

Perkins R., Williamson C., Brodie J., Barillé L. , Launeau P., Lavaud J., Yallop M., , Jesus B., 2016. Microspatial variability in community structure and photophysiology of calcified macroalgal microbiomes revealed by coupling of hyperspectral and high-resolution fluorescence imaging, 2016. Nature Scientific Reports. 6 :22343 DOI : 10.1038/srep22343


Thomas Y., Pouvreau S., Alunno-Bruscia M., Barillé L., Gohin F., Bryère P., Gernez P., 2015. Global change and climate-driven invasion of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) along European coasts: a bioenergetics modelling approach. Journal of Biogeography. 43, 568-579 

Hernández Fariñas T., Bacher C., Soudant D., Belin C. Lefebvre A., Barillé L., 2015. Assessing phytoplankton realized niches using a French National Phytoplankton Monitoring Network. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science,
159, 15-27. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.03.010

Gernez P., Lafon V., Lerouxel A., Curti C., Lubac B., Cerisier S., Barillé L, 2015. Toward Sentinel-2 high resolution remote sensing of suspended particulate matter in very turbid waters: SPOT4 (Take5) experiment in the Loire and Gironde estuaries. Remote Sensing 7(8): 9507-9528

Buzin F., Dupuy B., Lefebvre S., Barillé L., Haure J., 2015. Storage of Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas in recirculating tank: ammonia excretion and potential nitrification rates. Aquaculture Engineering, 64:8-14.


Benyoucef  I., Blandin E., Lerouxel A., Jesus B., Rosa P., Méléder V., Launeau P., Barillé L., 2014. Microphytobenthos interannual variations in north-European estuary (Loire estuary, France) detected by visible-infrared multispectral remote sensing. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 136: 43-52

 Gernez, P., Barillé, Lerouxel A., Mazeran C., Lucas A., Doxaran D., 2014. Remote sensing of suspended particulate matter in turbid oyster-farming ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC010055.

 Jesus, B., Rosa, P., Mouget J-L., Méléder V., Launeau P., Barillé, L., 2014. Spectral-radiometric analysis of taxonomically mixed microphytobenthic biofilms. Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 196-205.


Bargain A., Méléder V., Rosa P., Robin M., Le Menn E., Harin N., Barillé L., 2013. Seasonal spectral variation of Zostera noltii and its influence on pigment-based Vegetation Indices. Journal Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 446, 86-94.

Brito A., Benyoucef I., Jesus B.,  Brotas V., Gernez P.,  Mendes C.R., Launeau P., Dias M. P., Barillé L., 2013. Seasonality of microphytobenthos revealed by remote-sensing in a south European estuary. Continental Shelf Research 66, 83-91.

Hernández Fariñas T., Soudant D., Belin C. Barillé L., Lefebvre A., Bacher C., 2013.Temporal changes in the phytoplankton community along the French coast of the eastern English Channel and the southern Bight of the North Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst192.

Méléder V., Laviale M., Jesus B., Mouget  J-L,  Lavaud  J., Kazemipour F., Launeau  P., Barillé L., 2013. In vivo estimation of pigment composition and optical absorption cross-section by spectroradiometry in four aquatic photosynthetic micro-organisms. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology,129 (2013) 115-124.