Ecologie marine / écologie trophique / isotopes stables / métaux

Chargé(e) de recherche
IRD Ouest


Laboratoire LEMAR



02 90 91 55 75

Publications scientifiques 2010-2019


Houssard, P., Point, D, Tremblay-Boyer, L., Allain, V., Pethybridge, H., Masbou, J., Ferris, B.E., Baya, A.P., Lagane, C., Menkes, C.E., Letourneur, Y., A. Lorrain. 2019. A model of mercury distribution in tuna from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean: Influence of physiology, ecology and environment. Environmental Science and Technology. 53: 1422-1431. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06058.


Dutheil C., Aumont, O., Gorgues, T., Lorrain, A., Bonnet, S., Rodier, M., Dupouy, C., Shiozaki T., and C. Menkes. 2018. Modeling the Trichodesmium sp. related N2 fixation: driving processes and impacts on primary production in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences, 15, 4333-4352,

Pethybridge, H., Choy, C.A., Logan, J.M., Allain, V., Lorrain, A., Bodin, N., Somes, C.J., Young, J., Ménard, F., Langlais, C., Duffy, L., Hobday, A.J., Kuhnert, P., Fry, B., Menkes, C., Olson, R.J., 2018. A global meta-analysis of marine predator nitrogen stable isotopes: Relationships between trophic structure and environmental conditions. Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 27 (9): 1043-1055.

Bird., C., C.N. Trueman, A. Veríssimo, S. Magozzi, K. G Abrantes, A. Aguilar, H. Al-Reasi, A. Barnett, D.M. Bethea, G. Biais, A. Borrell, M. Bouchoucha, M. Boyle, E.J. Brooks, J. Brunnschweiller, P. Bustamante, A. Carlisle, D. Catarino, S. Caut, Y. Cherel, T. Chouvelon, D. Churchill, J. Ciancio, J. Claes, A. Colaço, D. Courtney, Cresson, P., R. Daly, L. de Necker, T. Endo, I. Figueiredo, A.J. Frisch, J. Holst Hansen, M. Heithaus, N.E. Hussey, J. Iitembu, F. Juanes, Michael J. Kinney, Jeremy J. Kiszka, S. A. Klarian, D. Kopp, R. Leaf, Yunkai Li, Lorrain, A., D Madigan, A. Maljković, L. Malpica-Cruz, P. Matich, M. Meekan, F. Menard, G. M. Menezes, S. Munroe, M. Newman, Y. Papastamatiou, H. Pethybridge, J. D. Plumlee, C. Polo-silva, K. Quaeck, V.Raoult, J. Reum, Y. Eden Torres-Rojas, David S. Shiffman, O.N. Shipley, C.W. Speed, M. Staudinger, A. Teffer, A. Tilley, M.Valls, J J. Vaudo, Tak-Cheung Wai, R. J. David Wells, A.S.J. Wyatt, A. Yool. 2018. A global perspective on the trophic geography of sharks. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, 299–305. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0432-zhhttps://


Biscéré T., Lorrain A., Rodolfo-Metalpa R., Gilbert A., Wright A., Devissi C., Peignon C., Farman R., Duvieilbourg E., Payri C., Houlbrèque F. Nickel and ocean warming affect scleractinian coral growth. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2017. 120: 250-258. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.025

Lorrain, A., Houlbrèque, F., Benzoni, F., Barjon, L., Tremblay-Boyer L., Menkes, C.E., Gillikin, DP., Payri, C., Jourdan, H., Boussarie, G., Verheyden A., and Vidal E. Seabirds supply nitrogen to reef-building building corals on remote Pacific islets. Scientific Reports. 2017. 7: 3721. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-03781-y

Houssard, P., Lorrain, A., Tremblay-Boyer, L., Allain, V., Graham, B.S., Menkes, C.E., Pethybridge, H., Couturier, L., Point, D., Leroy, B., Receveur, A., Hunt, B.P.V., Vourey, E., Bonnet, S., Rodier, M., Raimbault, P., Feunteun, E., Kuhnert, P.M., Munaron, J.-M., Lebreton, B., Otake, T., Letourneur, Y., Trophic position increases with thermocline depth in yellowfin and bigeye tuna across the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. Prog. Oceanogr. 2017. 154: 49-63. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2017.04.008

Espinoza, P., Lorrain, A., Ménard, F., Cherel Y, Tremblay-Boyer, L., Argüelles J., Tafur J.R., Bertrand, S. Tremblay Y., Ayón P., Munaron J-M., Richard P., Bertrand A. Trophic structure in the northern Humboldt Current system: new perspectives from stable isotope analysis. Marine Biology 2017 164:86. doi: 10.1007/s00227-017-3119-8

Gillikin, D., Lorrain, A., Jolivet, A., Kelemen, Z., Chauvaud L. and S. Bouillon. High-resolution nitrogen stable isotope records archived in bivalve shell carbonate-bound organics. Geochemica Cosmochemica Acta. 2017. 200: 55-66.


Benavides, M., Houlbrèque, F., Camps, M., Lorrain, A., Grosso, O., Bonnet, S. Diazotrophs: a non-negligible source of nitrogen for the tropical coral Stylophora pistillata. J. Exp. Biol. 2016. 219 : 2108-2112. Doi : 10.1242/jeb.139451

Schaal, G., Nérot, C., Grall, J., Chouvelon T., Lorrain A., Savoye, N., Brind’Amour, A., Paulet YM., Le Bris H. Stable isotopes in bentho-demersal biota along a depth gradient in the Bay of Biscay: a multi-trophic study. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 2016. 179: 201-206. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.10.023


Nérot C., Meziane T. Schaal G. Grall J., Lorrain A, Paulet YM and E. Kraffe. Spatial changes in fatty acids signatures of the Great Scallop Pecten maximus across the Bay of Biscay continental shelf. Continental Shelf Research. 2015. 109: 1-9.

Jolivet, A., Chauvaud, L., Thébault, J., Robson, A., Dumas P., Amos, G., Lorrain., A. Circadian behaviour of Tectus (Trochus) niloticus in the southwest Pacific inferred from accelerometry. Movement Ecology. 2015. 3:26. DOI 10.1186/s40462-015-0054-5

Biscéré T., Rodolfo-Metalpa R., Lorrain A., Chauvaud L. , Thébault J. , Foure L, Clavier J., Houlbrèque F. Responses of two scleractinian corals to cobalt pollution and ocean acidification. PlosOne. 2015. 10(4): e0122898. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122898

Hunt BPV, Allain V, Menkes C, Lorrain A, Graham B, Rodier M, Pagano M, Carlotti F. A coupled stable isotope-size spectrum approach to understanding pelagic food-web dynamics: A case study from the southwest sub-tropical Pacific. Deep Sea Research part II 2015. 113: 208-224.

Menkes C., Allain V. Rodier M., Gallois F., Lebourges-Dhaussy A., Hunt B., Smeti H., Pagano M., Josse E.  Daroux A., Lehodey P., Senina I., Kestenare E., Lorrain A., S. Nicol. Seasonal oceanography from physics to micronekton in a south-west Pacific ecosystem. Deep Sea Research part II 2015. 113: 125-144.

Young, J., Hunt, B., Cook, T., Llopiz, J., Hazen, E., Pethybridge, H., Ceccarelli, D., Lorrain, A., Olson, R.J., Allain, V., Menkes, C., Patterson, T., Nicol, S., Lehodey, P., Kloser, R., Arrizabalaga, H.,  Choy, C.A., The trophodynamics of marine top predators: advances and challenges. Deep Sea Research part II 2015. 113: 170-187.

Lorrain. A., Graham BS., Popp BN., Allain V., Olson RJ., Hunt BPV., Potier M., Fry B., Galván-Magaña F., Menkes C., Kaehler S., and F. Ménard. Nitrogen isotopic baselines and implications for estimating foraging habitat and trophic position of yellowfin tuna in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.  Deep Sea Research part II 2015.113: 188-198.

Poulain C., Gillikin DP, Thebault J, Munaron J.M., Bohn M., Robert R, Paulet Y-M., Lorrain A. An evaluation of Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca, and Ba/Ca ratios as environmental proxies in aragonite bivalve shells. Chemical Geology. 2015, 396, 42-50.

Lorrain A., Clavier J, Thébault J, Tremblay-Boyer, L., Houlbrèque F, Amice E, Le Goff M., Chauvaud L. Diel and seasonal in situ metabolism of the tropical gastropod Tectus niloticus. Aquatic Biology. 2015, 23: 167–182, doi: 10.3354/ab00618.

Bell, J.D., Allain, V., Allison, E.H., Andréfouët, S., Andrew, N.L., Batty, M.J., Blanc, M., Dambacher, J.M., Hanich, Q., Harley, S., Lorrain, A., McCoy, M., McTurk, N., Pilling, G., Point, D., Sharp, M.K., Vivili P., and P. Williams. Diversifying the use of tuna to improve public health in Pacific Island countries and territories. Marine Policy. Marine Policy, 2015, 51 :584–591.

J.W. Young, R.J. Olson, F. Ménard, P.M. Kuhnert, L.M. Duffy, V. Allain, J. Logan, A. Lorrain, C.J. Somes, B. Graham, N. Goñi, H. Pethybridge, M. Simier, M. Potier, E. Romanov, D. Pagendam, C. Hannides, A. Choy. Setting the stage for a global-scale trophic analysis of marine top predators: a multi-workshop review. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 2015. 25: 261-272.


Marchais V, Schaal G, Grall J, Lorrain A, Nérot C, Richard P, Chauvaud L. Spatial variability of stable isotope ratios in oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and primary producers along an estuarine gradient (Bay of Brest France). Estuaries and coast. 2013 36, 4 808-819, DOI 10.1007/s12237-012-9584-x.

Lavaud R., Thébault, J. Lorrain, A. Van der Geest M., Chauvaud L. Senilia senilis (Linnaeus, 1758), a biogenic archive of environmental conditions on the Banc d’Arguin (Mauritania). Journal of Sea Research. 2013, 76, 61–72.


Argüelles, J., Lorrain, A., Cherel, Y., Graco, M., Tafur, R., Alegre, A., Espinoza, P., Taipe, A., Ayon P. Bertrand. A. Tracking habitat and resource use for Dosidicus gigas: a stable isotope analysis in the Northern Humboldt Current System. Marine Biology. 2012, 159 (9), p. 2105-2116. ISSN 0025-3162

Rabehagasoa, N,Lorrain A,Bach P, Potier M, Jaquemet S, Richard P, Ménard F. Isotopic niches of the blue shark (Prionace glauca) and the silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the south-west Indian Ocean. Endangered Species Research. 2012, 17 (1), p. 83-92.

Nérot C., Lorrain A, Grall J., Gillikin D., Munaron JM., Le Bris H. Paulet YM. Stable isotope variations in benthic filter feeders across a large depth gradient on the continental shelf. Estuaries Coastal and Shelf Science. 2012, 96, 228-235, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2011.11.004


Lorrain, A., Arguelles, J., Alegre, A., Bertrand, A., Munaron J-M., Richard, P., Cherel, Y. Sequential isotopic signature along gladius highlights contrasted individual foraging strategies of Jumbo Squid (Dosidicus gigas). PLoS ONE. 2011. 6(7): e22194. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022194

Poulain C., Lorrain A., Flye-Sainte-Marie J., Amice E., Morize E., Paulet Y-M. An environmentally induced tidal  periodicity of microgrowth increment formation in subtidal populations of the clam Ruditapes philippinarum.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 2011, 397, pp 58-64.

Chauvaud, L. Thébault, J. Clavier, J., Lorrain A., Strand, Ø. What’s hiding behind ontogenetic δ13C variations in mollusk shells? New insights from the great scallop (Pecten maximus). Estuaries and Coasts, 2011 34, 211-220, DOI 10.1007/s12237-010-9267-4.


Pecquerie L., Nisbet R.M., Fablet R., Lorrain A., Kooijman S.A.L.M. The impact of metabolism on stable isotope dynamics.  Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. 2010. 365 (1557), p. 3455-3468. doi. 10.1098/rstb.2010.0097

Poulain C., Lorrain A., Mas R., Gillikin D.P., Dehairs F., Robert R., Paulet Y-M. Experimental shift of diet and DIC stable carbon isotopes: influence on shell δ13C values in the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum, 2010, Chemical Geology, 272, 75-82.

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