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Elvira Pulido



I am a marine biogeochemist with a general research interest on nutrient cycling at the surface ocean and at the ocean-atmosphere interface. I am particularly interested on the oligotrophic ocean where nutrient scarcity limits biological activity and, thus, carbon export is highly dependent on nutrient availability. So far, I have broadly focused my research activities on the potential links between dust deposition and phosphorus (P) cycle in the surface ocean. More recently, I am using high-sensitive techniques to measure phosphate concentration in seawater in order to gain further insight of the P cycle in the surface ocean, particularly concerning the bioavailability of the organic pool.
Mes recherches portent, d’un point de vue général, sur les cycles biogéochimiques des nutriments dans l’océan de surface et à l’interface océan-atmosphère. J’ai un intérêt tout particulier pour l’océan oligotrophe où la carence en nutriments limite l’activité biologique et, de ce fait, l’export de carbone est largement dépendant de la disponibilité en nutriments. Jusque-là, j’ai largement focalisé mes travaux de recherche sur les liens potentiels entre le dépôt de poussières désertiques et le cycle du phosphore (P) dans la couche océanique de surface. Plus récemment, j’utilise des techniques sensibles de mesure de la concentration en phosphate dans l’eau de mer dans le but de mieux comprendre le cycle du P dans l’océan de surface, notamment en ce qui concerne la biodisponibilité du réservoir organique.


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Natural iron fertilization by shallow hydrothermal sources fuels diazotroph blooms in the ocean

Sophie Bonnet , Cécile Guieu , Vincent Taillandier , Cédric Boulart , Pascale Bouruet-Aubertot
Science, 2023, 380 (6647), pp.812-817. ⟨10.1126/science.abq4654⟩
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N2 fixation in the Mediterranean Sea related to the composition of the diazotrophic community, and impact of dust under present and future environmental conditions.

Céline Ridame , Julie Dinasquet , Søren Hallstrøm , Estelle Bigeard , Lasse Riemann
Biogeosciences, 2022, 19 (2), pp.415-435. ⟨10.5194/bg-19-415-2022⟩
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Contrasting roles of DOP as a source of phosphorus and energy for marine diazotroph

Alba Filella , Lasse Riemann , France van Wambeke , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Angela Vogts
Frontiers in Marine Science, 2022, 9, ⟨10.3389/fmars.2022.923765⟩
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Spatial patterns of ectoenzymatic kinetics in relation to biogeochemical properties in the Mediterranean Sea and the concentration of the fluorogenic substrate used

France van Wambeke , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Philippe Catala , Julie Dinasquet , Kahina Djaoudi
Biogeosciences, 2021, 18 (7), pp.2301-2323. ⟨10.5194/bg-18-2301-2021⟩
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Impact of dust addition on Mediterranean plankton communities under present and future conditions of pH and temperature: an experimental overview

Frédéric Gazeau , Céline Ridame , France van Wambeke , Samir Alliouane , Christian Stolpe
Biogeosciences, 2021, 18 (17), pp.5011-5034. ⟨10.5194/bg-18-5011-2021⟩
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Phosphorus cycling in the upper waters of the Mediterranean Sea (PEACETIME cruise): relative contribution of external and internal sources

Elvira Pulido-Villena , Karine Desboeufs , Kahina Djaoudi , France van Wambeke , Stéphanie Barrillon
Biogeosciences, 2021, 18 (21), pp.5871 - 5889. ⟨10.5194/bg-18-5871-2021⟩
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Influence of atmospheric deposition on biogeochemical cycles in an oligotrophic ocean system

France van Wambeke , Vincent Taillandier , Karine Desboeufs , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Julie Dinasquet
Biogeosciences, 2021, 18 (20), pp.5699-5717. ⟨10.5194/bg-18-5699-2021⟩
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Atmospheric deposition of organic matter at a remote site in the central Mediterranean Sea: implications for the marine ecosystem

Yuri Galletti , Silvia Becagli , Alcide Di Sarra , Margherita Gonnelli , Elvira Pulido-Villena
Biogeosciences, 2020, 17 (13), pp.3669-3684. ⟨10.5194/bg-17-3669-2020⟩
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Profiling float observation of thermohaline staircases in the western Mediterranean Sea and impact on nutrient fluxes

Vincent Taillandier , Louis Prieur , Fabrizio d'Ortenzio , Maurizio Ribera d'Alcalà , Elvira Pulido-Villena
Biogeosciences, 2020, 17 (13), pp.3343-3366. ⟨10.5194/bg-17-3343-2020⟩
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Potential bioavailability of organic matter from atmospheric particles to marine heterotrophic bacteria

Kahina Djaoudi , France van Wambeke , Aude Barani , Nagib Bhairy , Servanne Chevaillier
Biogeosciences, 2020, 17 (24), pp.6271-6285. ⟨10.5194/bg-17-6271-2020⟩
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Atmospheric fluxes of soluble organic C, N, and P to the Mediterranean Sea: Potential biogeochemical implications in the surface layer

K. Djaoudi , France van Wambeke , A. Barani , S. Hélias Nunige , Richard Sempere
Progress in Oceanography, 2018, 163, pp.59-69. ⟨10.1016/j.pocean.2017.07.008⟩
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Sensitive Determination of the Dissolved Phosphate Pool for an Improved Resolution of Its Vertical Variability in the Surface Layer: New Views in the P-Depleted Mediterranean Sea

Kahina Djaoudi , France van Wambeke , Laurent Coppola , Fabrizio d'Ortenzio , Sandra Helias Nunige
Frontiers in Marine Science, 2018, 5, pp.234. ⟨10.3389/fmars.2018.00234⟩
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Corrigendum to "Microbial food web dynamics in response to a Saharan dust event: results from a mesocosm study in the oligotrophic Mediterranean Sea" published in Biogeosciences

Elvira Pulido-Villena , Anne-Claire Baudoux , I Obernosterer , M Landa , J Caparros
Biogeosciences, 2014, 11 (22), pp.6355 - 6356. ⟨10.5194/bg-11-6355-2014⟩
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Impact of dust deposition on carbon budget: a tentative assessment from a mesocosm approach

Cécile Guieu , Céline Ridame , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Matthieu Bressac , Karine Desboeufs
Biogeosciences, 2014, 11 (19), pp.5621-5635. ⟨10.5194/bg-11-5621-2014⟩
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Microbial food web dynamics in response to a Saharan dust event: results from a mesocosm study in the oligotrophic Mediterranean Sea

Elvira Pulido-Villena , Anne-Claire Baudoux , I Obernosterer , M Landa , J Caparros
Biogeosciences, 2014, 11 (19), pp.5607 - 5619. ⟨10.5194/bg-11-5607-2014⟩
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The significance of the episodic nature of atmospheric deposition to Low Nutrient Low Chlorophyll regions

C. Guieu , O. Aumont , A. Paytan , L. Bopp , C.S. Law
Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2014, pp.1179-1198. ⟨10.1002/2014GB004852⟩
Journal articles hal-01110987v1
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Transient fertilizing effect of dust in P-deficient LNLC surface ocean

Elvira Pulido-Villena , Victoire Rerolle , Cecile Guieu
Geophysical Research Letters, 2010, 37, pp.L01603. ⟨10.1029/2009GL041415⟩
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Distribution and photoreactivity of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in the Antarctic Peninsula (Southern Ocean)

E. Ortega-Retuerta , I. Reche , Elvira Pulido-Villena , S. Agusti , C. M. Duarte
Marine Chemistry, 2010, 118 (3-4), pp.129-139. ⟨10.1016/j.marchem.2009.11.008⟩
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Large clean mesocosms and simulated dust deposition: a new methodology to investigate responses of marine oligotrophic ecosystems to atmospheric inputs

Cécile Guieu , François Dulac , Karine Desboeufs , Thibaut Wagener , E. Pulido-Villena
Biogeosciences, 2010, 7, pp.2765-2784. ⟨10.5194/BG-7-2765-2010⟩
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Effect of Saharan dust inputs on bacterial activity and community composition in Mediterranean lakes and reservoirs

Isabel Reche , Eva Ortega-Retuerta , Otilia Romera , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Rafael Morales-Baquero
Limnology and Oceanography, 2009, 54, pp.869-879. ⟨10.4319/lo.2009.54.3.0869⟩
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Uncoupled distributions of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) and dissolved carbohydrates in the Southern Ocean

E. Ortega-Retuerta , I. Reche , Elvira Pulido-Villena , S. Agusti , C. M. Duarte
Marine Chemistry, 2009, 115, pp.59-65. ⟨10.1016/j.marchem.2009.06.004⟩
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Dust iron dissolution in seawater: Results from a one-year time-series in the Mediterranean Sea

Thibaut Wagener , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Cécile Guieu
Geophysical Research Letters, 2008, 35 (16), pp.L16601. ⟨10.1029/2008GL034581⟩
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Spatiotemporal drivers of dissolved organic matter in high alpine lakes: Role of Saharan dust inputs and bacterial activity

Natalie Mladenov , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Rafael Morales-Baquero , Eva Ortega-Retuerta , Ruben Sommaruga
Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 2008, 113, pp.G00D01. ⟨10.1029/2008JG000699⟩
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Exploring the relationship between active bacterioplankton and phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean

E. Ortega-Retuerta , I. Reche , Elvira Pulido-Villena , S. Agusti , C. M. Duarte
Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 2008, 52, pp.99-106. ⟨10.3354/ame01216⟩
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Bacterial response to dust pulses in the western Mediterranean: Implications for carbon cycling in the oligotrophic ocean

Elvira Pulido-Villena , Thibaut Wagener , Cecile Guieu
Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2008, 22, pp.GB1020. ⟨10.1029/2007GB003091⟩
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Evidence of an atmospheric forcing on bacterioplankton and phytoplankton dynamics in a high mountain lake

Elvira Pulido-Villena , Isabel Reche , Rafael Morales-Baquero
Aquatic Sciences - Research Across Boundaries, 2008, 70, pp.1-9. ⟨10.1007/s00027-007-0944-8⟩
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Effects of dissolved organic matter photoproducts and mineral nutrient supply on bacterial growth in mediterranean inland waters

Eva Ortega-Retuerta , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Isabel Reche
Microbial ecology, 2007, 54, pp.161-169. ⟨10.1007/s00248-006-9186-x⟩
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Does ecosystem size determine aquatic bacteria richness? Reply

Isabel Reche , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Rafael Morales-Baquero , Emilio O. Casamayor
Ecology, 2007, 88 (1), pp.253-255. ⟨10.1890/0012-9658(2007)88[253:DESDAB]2.0.CO;2⟩
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Significance of atmospheric inputs of calcium over the southwestern Mediterranean region: High mountain lakes as tools for detection

Elvira Pulido-Villena , I Reche , R Morales-Baquero
Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2006, 20, pp.GB2012. ⟨10.1029/2005GB002662⟩
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Atmospheric inputs of phosphorus and nitrogen to the southwest Mediterranean region: Biogeochemical responses of high mountain lakes

Rafael Morales-Baquero , Elvira Pulido-Villena , I Reche
Limnology and Oceanography, 2006, 51, pp.830-837
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Food web reliance on allochthonous carbon in two high mountain lakes with contrasting catchments: a stable isotope approach

Elvira Pulido-Villena , I Reche , R Morales-Baquero
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2005, 62, pp.2640-2648. ⟨10.1139/F05-169⟩
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Does ecosystem size determine aquatic bacterial richness?

I Reche , Elvira Pulido-Villena , R Morales-Baquero , E Casamayor
Ecology, 2005, pp.1715-1722. ⟨10.1890/04-1587⟩
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Exploring bacterioplankton growth and protein synthesis to determine conversion factors across a gradient of dissolved organic matter

Elvira Pulido-Villena , I Reche
Microbial ecology, 2003, 46, pp.33-42. ⟨10.1007/s00248-002-0004-9⟩
Journal articles hal-00691388v1

Photoreactivity of dissolved organic matter from high-mountain lakes of Sierra Nevada, Spain

I Reche , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Jm Conde-Porcuna , P Carrillo
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 2001, 33, pp.426-434. ⟨10.2307/1552552⟩
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Atmospheric Inputs and Biogeochemical Consequences in High-Mountain Lakes

Isabel Reche , Natalie Mladenov , Elvira Pulido-Villena , Rafael Morales-Baquero
The Landscape of the Sierra Nevada, Springer International Publishing, pp.293-306, 2022, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-94219-9_18⟩
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Ocean-Atmosphere interactions of particles

Gerrit de Leeuw , Cécile Guieu , A. Arneth , Nicolas Bellouin , Laurent Bopp
Ocean-Atmosphere interactions of particles and gases, pp.171-246, 2014, 978-3-642-25643-1
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Heterotrophic bacteria in the pelagic realm of the Mediterranean Sea

Elvira Pulido-Villena , Jean François Ghiglione , Eva Ortega-Retuerta , France van Wambeke , Tamar Zohary
Noga Stambler. Life in the Mediterranean Sea: a look at habitat changes, Nova Publishers, pp.227-266, 2012
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