Hervé Claustre
Research scientist (1990-present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 29
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
Habilitation à diriger des recherches (1994)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Dissertation topic: The biogeochemical cycle of carbon studied through a biomarker approach: fatty acids, chlorophylls and carotenoids
Doctorat d’université (1987)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Dissertation topic: Variations in phytoplankton biochemical composition as forced by environmental conditions
Engineer ENITA (1983)
Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs des Travaux Agricoles Dijon, France
Research interests:

Variability in concentration and fluxes of matter in the ocean: coupling of chemical and bio-optical approaches for the characterisation of processes occurring from the small to the global scale.

Keywords: Biogeochemical cycles, Primary production, Phytoplankton pigments, Inherent optical properties, Ocean color, Data base analysis, Daily scale biogeochemical processes, Mesoscale biogeochemical processes, Mediterranean Sea, South Pacific Gyre, Profiling floats, Gliders.

Link to the OAO Web page (Oceanographic Autonomous Observations)



  • Mayot, N. D’Ortenzio, F., Taillandier, V., Prieur, L., Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., Claustre, H., Bosse, A., Testor, P. & P. Conan, Impacts of the deep convection on the phytoplankton blooms in temperate seas: a multiplatform approach over a complete annual cycle (2012-2013 DEWEX experiment). Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Stanev, E.V., S. Grayek, H. Claustre, C. Schmechtig, and A. Poteau (2016) Physics and biogeochemistry of Black Sea deciphered from Bio-Argo data. Journal of Geophysical Research, submitted.
  • Xing, X, H. Claustre, E. Boss, C. Roesler, E. Organelli, A. Poteau, M. Barbieux, F. D'Ortenzio, G. Qiu and H. Wang (2016). Correction of in-situ chlorophyll fluorometry for contribution by dissolved organic matter. Limnology and Oceanography methods, submitted.

  • 2016

  • Mayot, N., D'Ortenzio, F., Ribera d’Alcalà, M., Lavigne, H., and H. Claustre (2016). The Mediterranean trophic regimes from ocean color satellites: a reappraisal. Biogeoscience, 13, 1901–1917, doi:10.5194/bg-13-1901-2016 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Organelli, E., H. Claustre, A. Bricaud, C. Schmechtig, A. Poteau, X. Xing, L. Prieur, F. D’Ortenzio, G. Dall’Olmo, Velluci, V. (2016). A novel near real-time quality-control procedure for radiometric profiles measured by Bio-Argo floats: protocols and performances, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(5), 937-951, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0193.1 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Sauzede, R., H. Claustre, J. Uitz , C. Jamet, G. Dall'Olmo, F. D'Ortenzio, B. Gentili , A. Poteau and C. Schmechtig. A neural network-based method for merging ocean color and Argo data to extend surface bio-optical properties to depth: Retrieval of the particulate backscattering coefficient. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011408. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Valente, A., S. Sathyendranath, V. Brotas, S. Groom, M. Grant, M. Taberner, D. Antoine, R. Arnone, W. M. Balch, K. Barker, R. Barlow, S. Bélanger, J.-F. Berthon, S. Besiktepe, V. Brando, E. Canuti, F. Chavez, H. Claustre, R. Crout, R. Frouin, C. García-Soto, S. W. Gibb, R. Gould, S. Hooker, M. Kahru, H. Klein, S. Kratzer, H. Loisel, D. McKee, B. G. Mitchell, T. Moisan, F. Muller-Karger, L. O'Dowd, M. Ondrusek, A. J. Poulton, M. Repecaud, T. Smyth, H. M. Sosik, M. Twardowski, K. Voss, J. Werdell, M. Wernand, and G. Zibordi. A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications. Earth System Science Data, 8, 235-252, doi:10.5194/essd-8-235-2016. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2015

  • Lacour, L., Claustre, H., Prieur, L. and F. D'Ortenzio (2015). Phytoplankton biomass cycles in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre: a similar mechanism for two different blooms in the Labrador Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL064540. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Lavigne, H., D'Ortenzio, F., M. Ribera D’Alcala, H. Claustre, R. Sauzede and M. Gacic (2015), On the vertical distribution of the chlorophyll-a 1 concentration in the Mediterranean Sea: a basin scale and seasonal approach. Biogeoscience, 12, 5021–5039, doi:10.5194/bg-12-5021-2015 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., D'Ortenzio, F., Mangin, A., Serra, R., Migon, C., Claustre, H., Lavigne, H. Ribera d’Alcalà, M., Prieur, L., Taillandier, V., Schmechtig, C., Poteau, A., Leymarie, E., Besson, F. and G. Obolensky (2015). Seasonal variability of nutrient concentrations in the Mediterranean Sea: Contribution of Bio-Argo floats. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120,doi:10.1002/2015JC011103 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Sauzede, R., Claustre, H., Jamet, C., Uitz, J., Ras, J., Mignot, A. and F. D'Ortenzio (2015). Retrieving the vertical distribution of chlorophyll a concentration and phytoplankton community composition from in situ fluorescence profiles: A method based on a neural network with potential for global-scale applications. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC010355 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Sauzede, R., Lavigne, H., Claustre, H., Uitz, J., Schmechtig, C., D'Ortenzio, F., Guinet, C. and S. Pesant (2015). Vertical distribution of chlorophyll a concentration and phytoplankton community composition from in situ fluorescence profiles: a first database for the global ocean. Earth System Science Data, www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/7/1/2015/, doi:10.5194/essd-7-1-2015 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2014

  • Chase, A., Boss, E., Zaneveld, R., Bricaud, A., Claustre, H., Ras, J., Dall'Olmo, G., and T. Westberry. Decomposition of in situ particulate absorption spectra. Methods in Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mio.2014.02.002 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Beguery, L. and P. Pla (2014). SeaExplorer Glider Breaks Two World Records Multisensor UUV Achieves Global Milestones for Endurance, Distance. Sea Technology, (Get PDF Reprint)
  • D’Ortenzio F., H. Lavigne, F. Besson, H. Claustre, L. Coppola, N. Garcia, A. Laës-Huon, S. Le Reste, D. Malardé, C. Migon, P. Morin, L. Mortier, A. Poteau, L. Prieur, P. Raimbault and P. Testor (2014). Observing mixed layer depth, nitrates and chlorophyll concentrations in the North Western Mediterranean: a combined satellite and NO3 profiling floats experiment, Geophysical Research Letters, 41,
    6443–6451, doi:10.1002/2014GL061020. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Mignot, A., Claustre, H., Uitz, J., Poteau, A., D'Ortenzio, F. and X. Xing (2014) Understanding the seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton biomass and DCM in oligotrophic environments: a Bio-Argo float investigation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, DOI: 10.1002/2013GB004781 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Xing, X., Claustre, H., Wang, H., Poteau, A. and F. D'Ortenzio (2014). Seasonal dynamics in colored dissolved organic matter in the Mediterranean Sea: patterns and drivers. Deep-Sea Research I, 83, 93-101 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2013.09.008. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Xing, X., Claustre, H., Uitz, J., Mignot, A., Poteau, A. and H. Wang (2014). Seasonal Evolutions of Bio-optical Properties and Their Inter-relationships Observed by Bio-Argo Floats in the Sub-polar North Atlantic, Journal of Geophysical Research - Ocean, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC010189. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2013

  • Blain, S., Renaut, S., Xiaogang, X., Claustre, H., and C. Guinet (2013). Instrumented elephant seals reveal the seasonality in chlorophyll and light-mixing regime in the iron-fertilized Southern Ocean, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2013GL058065 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Boss, E, M. Picheral, T. Leeuw, A. Chase, E. Karsenti, G. Gorsky, L. Taylor, W. Slade, J. Ras and ,H. Claustre (2013). The characteristics of particulate absorption, scattering and attenuation coefficients in the surface ocean; Contribution of the Tara Oceans expedition. Methods in Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mio.2013.11.002 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Guinet, C., X. Xing, E. Walker, P. Monestiez, S. Marchand, B. Picard, T. Jaud, M. Authier, C. Cotté, A. C. Dragon, E. Diamond, D. Antoine, P. Lovell, S. Blain, F. D'Ortenzio, and H. Claustre (2013). Calibration procedures and first data set of Southern Ocean chlorophyll-a profiles collected by elephant seal equipped with a newly developed CTD-fluorescence tags. Earth System Science Data, 5, 15–29, 2013 www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/5/15/2013/ doi:10.5194/essd-5-15-2013 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Lavigne, H. D'Ortenzio, F., Migon, C., Claustre, H., Testor, P., Ribera d'Alcalà, M., Lavezza, R., Houpert, L. and L. Prieur (2013). Enhancing the comprehension of mixed layer depth control on the Mediterranean phytoplankton phenology, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 3416–3430, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20251 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Peloquin, J., C. Swan, N. Gruber, M. Vogt, H. Claustre, J. Ras, J. Uitz, R. Barlow, M. Behrenfeld, R. Bidigare, H. Dierssen, G. Ditullio, E. Fernandez, C. Gallienne, S. Gibb, R. Goericke, L. Harding, E. Head, P. Holligan, S. Hooker, D. Karl, M. Landry, R. Letelier, C. A. Llewellyn, M. Lomas, M. Lucas, A. Mannino, J.-C. Marty, B. G. Mitchell, F. Muller-Karger, N. Nelson, C. O'Brien, B. Prezelin, D. Repeta, W. O. Smith Jr., D. Smythe-Wright, R. Stumpf, A. Subramaniam, K. Suzuki, C. Trees, M. Vernet, N. Wasmund, and S. Wright. The MAREDAT global database of high performance liquid chromatography marine pigment measurements. Earth System Science Data, 5, 109–123, 2013 www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/5/109/2013/ (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2012

  • Lavigne, H., F. D'Ortenzio, H. Claustre, and A. Poteau (2012). Towards a merged satellite and in situ fluorescence ocean chlorophyll product. Biogeosciences 9, 2111–2125, doi:10.5194/bg-9-2111-2012, (Get PDF reprint)
  • Stemmann, L., Picheral, L., Guidi, L., Lombard, F., Prejer, F., Claustre, H. and G. Gorsky (2012a). Assessing the spatial and temporal distributions of zooplankton and marine particles using the Underwater Vision Profiler, In Sensors for ecology: Towards integrated knowledge of ecosystems, J.-F. Le Galliard, J.-M. Guarini, and F. Gaill [Eds], CNRS, Institut Ecologie et Environnement, France, pp. 119-137. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Stemmann, L., Claustre, H. and F. D'Ortenzio (2012b). Integrated observation system for pelagic ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles in the oceans, In Sensors for ecology: Towards integrated knowledge of ecosystems, J.-F. Le Galliard, J.-M. Guarini, and F. Gaill [Eds], CNRS, Institut Ecologie et Environnement, France, pp. 261-278. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Uitz, J., D. Stramski, B. Gentili, F. D'Ortenzio, and H. Claustre (2012), Estimates of phytoplankton class-specific and total primary production in the Mediterranean Sea from satellite ocean color observations, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB2024, doi:10.1029/2011GB004055. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Xing, X., Claustre, H., Blain, S., D'Ortenzio, F., Antoine, D., Ras, J., Guinet, C. (2012). Quenching correction for in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence acquired by autonomous platforms: A case study with instrumented elephant seals in the Kerguelen region (Southern Ocean). Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 10, 483-495. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Xing, X., Morel, A., Claustre, H., D'Ortenzio, F., and A. Poteau (2012). Combined processing and mutual interpretation of radiometry and fluorometry from autonomous profiling Bio-Argo floats: 2. Colored dissolved organic matter absorption retrieval. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 117, No. C4, C04022,
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011JC007632. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2011

  • Crombet, Y., Leblanc, K. Quéguiner, B., Moutin, T., Rimmelin, P., Ras, J., Claustre, H., Leblond, N., Oriol, L. and M. Pujo-Pay (2011). Deep silicon maxima in the stratified oligotrophic Mediterranean Sea. Biogeosciences, 8, 459–475. (Acess to paper on line)
  • Mignot, A., Claustre, H., F. D'Ortenzio, F., Xing, X, Poteau, A. and J. Ras (2011). From the shape of the vertical profile of in vivo fluorescence to Chlorophyll-a concentration. Biogeosciences, 8, 2391–2406, doi:10.5194/bg-8-2391-2011 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Xing, X., Morel, A., Claustre, H., Antoine, D., D'Ortenzio, F., Poteau, A., Mignot, A. (2011). Combined processing and mutual interpretation of radiometry and fluorimetry from autonomous profiling Bio-Argo Floats. The retrieval of Chlorophyll a, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C06020, doi:10.1029/2010JC006899. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2010

  • Bricaud, A., Babin, M., Claustre, H., Ras, J. and F. Tieche (2010). Light absorption properties and absorption budget of South East Pacific waters. Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 115, C08009, doi:10.1029/2009JC005517. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Antoine, D., Boehme, L., Boss, E., D'Ortenzio, F., Fanton D’Andon, O., Guinet, C., Gruber, N., Handegard, N. O., Hood, M., Johnson, K., Lampitt, R., LeTraon, P.-Y., Lequéré, C., Lewis, M., Perry, M.-J., Platt, T., Roemmich, D., Testor, P., Sathyendranath, S., Send, U., & Yoder, J. (2010). "Guidelines Towards an Integrated Ocean Observation System for Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Cycles" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 1), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.14 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Bishop, J., Boss, E., Stewart, B., Berthon, J.-F., Coatanoan, C., Johnson, K., Lotiker, A., Ulloa, O., Perry, M.-J., D'Ortenzio, F., Hembise Fanton D’Andon, O. & J. Uitz (2010). "Bio-Optical Profiling Floats as New Observational Tools for Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Studies: Potential Synergies with Ocean Color Remote Sensing." in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.17 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Gruber, N., Körtzinger, A., Borges, A., Claustre, H., Doney, S.C., Feely, R.A., Hood, M., Ishii, M., Kozyr, A., Monteiro, P., Nojiri, Y., Sabine, C.L., Schuster, U., Wallace, D.W.R. & Wanninkhof, R. (2010). "Towards an Integrated Observing System for Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry at a Time of Change" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 1), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.18 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Morel, A., Claustre, H., and B. Gentili (2010) The most oligotrophic subtropical zones of the global ocean: similarities and differences in terms of chlorophyll and yellow substance. Biogeosciences, 7, 3139–3151, doi:10.5194/bg-7-3139-2010 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Roemmich D., Boehme L., Claustre, H., Freeland, H., Fukasawa, M., Goni, G, Gould, W. J, Gruber, N, Hood, M, Kent, E, Lumpkin, R, Smith, S, Testor, P. (2010). "Integrating the Ocean Observing System: Mobile Platforms" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 1), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.33 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Testor, P., Meyers, G., Pattiaratchi, C. , Bachmayer, R., Hayes, D., Pouliquen, S., Petit de la Villeon,, L., Carval, T., Ganachaud, A., Gourdeau, L., Mortier, L., Claustre, H., Taillandier,, V., Lherminier, P., Terre, T., Visbeck, M., Karstensen, J., Krahmann, G., Alvarez, A., Rixen, M., Poulain, P.-M., Osterhus, S., Tintore, J., Ruiz, S., Garau, B., Smeed, D., Griffiths, G., Merckelbach, L., Sherwin, T., Schmid, C., Barth, J.A., Schofield, O., Glenn, S., Kohut, J., Perry, M.-J., Eriksen, C., Send, U., Davis, R., Rudnick, D., Sherman, J., Jones, C., Webb, D., Lee, C., & Owens, B. (2010). "Gliders as a Component of Future Observing Systems" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.89 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Uitz, J., Claustre, H., Gentili, B. and D. Stramski (2010). Phytoplankton class-specific primary production in the world’s oceans: Seasonal and interannual variability from satellite observations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 24, No. 3, GB3016, doi: 10.1029/2009GB003680. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2009

  • Guidi, L., Stemmann, L., Jackson, G.A., Ibanez, F., Claustre, H., Legendre, L., Picheral, M. and G. Gorsky. (2009). Effects of phytoplankton community on production, size, and export of large aggregates: A World-Ocean analysis. Limnology and Oceanography, 54(6) 1951-1963. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Johnson, K.S., Berelson, W.M., Boss, E.S., Chase, Z., Claustre, H., Emerson, S.R., Gruber, N., Körtzinger, A., Perry, M.J. and S.C. Riser (2009). Observing biogeochemical cycles at global scales with profiling floats and gliders: prospects for a global array. Oceanography, 22(3), 216-225. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Liu, H., Probert, I., Uitz, J., Claustre, H., Aris-Brosou,S., Frada, M., Not, F. and C. de Vargas (2009). Haptophyta rule the waves: Extreme oceanic biodiversity in non-calcifying prymnesiophytes explains the 19-Hex paradox. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, doi/10.1073/pnas.0905841106 (Get PDF Reprint) (sup. material)
  • Uitz, J., H. Claustre, N. Garcia, F.B. Griffiths, J. Ras and V. Sandroni (2009). A phytoplankton class-specific primary production model applied to the Kerguelen Islands region (Southern Ocean). Deep-Sea Research I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2008.11.006.
  • 2008

  • Beaufort, L., Couapela, M., Bucheta, N. and H. Claustre (2008). Calcite production by Coccolithophores in the South Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences, 5, 1101-1117 Access to paper on line
  • Bonnet, S. Guieu, C., Bruyant, F., Prasil, O., Van Wambeke, F., Raimbault, P., Grob, C., Moutin, T., Max Y. Gorbunov, M., Zehr, J.P., Masquelier, S., Garczareck, L. and H. Claustre (2008). Nutrients limitation of primary productivity in the Southeast Pacific (BIOSOPE cruise). Biogeosciences, 5, 215-225. Access to paper on line
  • Brown, C. A., Huot, Y., Werdell, P. J., Gentili, B. and H. Claustre (2008). The origin and global distribution of second order variability in satellite ocean color and its potential applications to algorithm development, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 4186-4203, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.06.008, (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Y. Huot, I. Obernosterer, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and M. Lewis (2008). Gross community production and metabolic balance in the South Pacific Gyre, using a non intrusive bio-optical method. Biogeosciences, 5, 463-474. Access to paper on line
  • Claustre, H., Sciandra A., and D. Vaulot (2008), Introduction to the special section Bio-optical and biogeochemical conditions in the South East Pacific in late 2004: the BIOSOPE program. Biogeosciences, 5, 679-691. Access to paper on line
  • Guidi, L., Gorsky, G., Claustre, H., Picheral, M. and L. Stemmann (2008). Contrasting distribution of aggregates >100 μm in the upper kilometre of the South-Eastern Pacific. Biogeosciences, 5, 1361-1372. Access to paper on line
  • Moutin, T., Karl, D., Duhamel, S., Rimmelin, P., Raimbault, P., Van Mooy, B. and H. Claustre (2008). Phosphate availability and the ultimate control of new nitrogen input by nitrogen fixation in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences, 5, 95-109 Access to paper on line
  • Niewiadomska, K., Claustre, H., Prieur, L., D'Ortenzio, F. (2008). Submesoscale physical-biogeochemical coupling across the Ligurian current (northwestern Mediterranean) using a bio-optical glider, Limnology and Oceanography, 53, 2210-2225. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Ras, J, Uitz, J, and H. Claustre (2008). Spatial variability of phytoplankton pigment distributions in the Subtropical South Pacific Ocean: comparison between in situ and modelled data. Biogeosciences, 5, 353-369 Access to paper on line
  • Stramski, D., Reynolds, R. A., Babin, M., Kaczmarek, S., Lewis, M. R., Röttgers, R., Sciandra, A., Stramska, M., Twardowski, M.S. and H. Claustre (2008). Relationships between the surface concentration of particulate organic carbon and optical properties in the eastern South Pacific and eastern Atlantic Oceans. Biogeosciences, 4, 1041-1058. Access to paper on line.
  • Tolosa, I., Miquel, J.-C., Gasser, B., Raimbault, P., Goyet, C. and H. Claustre (2008). Distribution of lipid biomarkers and carbon isotope fractionation in contrasting trophic environments of the South East Pacific. Biogeosciences, 5, 949-968. Access to paper on line.
  • Uitz, J., Huot, Y., Bruyant, F., Babin, M. and H. Claustre (2008) Relating phytoplankton photophysiological properties to community structure on large scale, Limnology and Oceanography, 53(2), 614-630 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Van Wambeke F., Obernosterer I., Moutin T., Duhamel S., Ulloa O. and H. Claustre (2008). Heterotrophic prokaryotic production in the South East Pacific: longitudinal trends and coupling with primary production. Biogeosciences, 5, 157-169 Access to paper on line
  • 2007

  • Bricaud, A., C. Mejia, D. Blondeau-Patissier, H. Claustre, M. Crepon and S. Thiria (2007). Retrieval of pigment concentrations and size structure of algal populations from their absorption spectra using multilayered perceptrons. Applied Optics, 46(8), 1251-1260 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Duhamel, S., T. Moutin, F. Van Wambeke, B. Van Mooy, P. Rimmelin, P. Raimbault, and H. Claustre (2007). Growth and specific P-uptake rates of bacterial and phytoplanktonic communities in the Southeast Pacific (BIOSOPE cruise). Biogeosciences, 4, 941-956 (Access to paper on line).
  • Garczarek, L. Dufresne, A., Rousvoal, S., West, N., Mazard, S., Marie, D., Claustre, H., Raimbault, P., Post, A. and F. Partensky (2007). High Vertical and Low Horizontal Microdiversity of Prochlorococcus Genotypes in the Mediterranean Sea in Summer. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2007.00297.x, 60, 189–206 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Gomez, F., H. Claustre, P. Raimbault, and S. Souissi (2007). Two High-Nutrient Low-Chlorophyll phytoplankton assemblages: the tropical central Pacific and the offshore Perú-Chile Current. Biogeosciences 4, 1101-1113, Access to paper on line
  • Grob, C. Ulloa, O., Claustre, H., Alarcon, G., Huot, Y. and D. Marie (2007). Contribution of picoplankton to the particulate attenuation coefficient (cp) and organic carbon concentration (POC) in the eastern South Pacific. Biogeosciences, 4, 837-852 (Access to paper on line)
  • Huot, Y., M. Babin, F. Bruyant, C. Grob, M. S. Twardowski and H. Claustre (2007).  Does chlorophyll a provide the best index of phytoplankton biomass for primary productivity studies? Biogeosciences, 4, 853-868 (Access to paper on line).
  • Lami, R., Cottrell, M.T., Ras, J., Ulloa, O., Obernosterer, I., Claustre, H., Kirchman, D.L. and P. Lebaron (2007). High Abundances of Aerobic Anoxygenic Photosynthetic Bacteria in the South Pacific Ocean. Applied Environemental Microbiology, July 2007, 4198-4205, doi:10.1128/AEM.02652-06 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Morel, A., Claustre, H., Antoine, D. and B. Gentili (2007). Natural variability of bio-optical properties in Case 1 waters: attenuation and reflectance within the visible and near-UV spectral domains, as observed in South Pacific and Mediterranean waters. Biogeosciences,4, 913-925 (Access to paper on line)
  • Morel, A., Gentili, B., Claustre, H., Babin, M., Bricaud, A., Ras, J., and F. Tieche (2007) Optical properties of the "clearest" natural waters, Limnology and Oceanography, 52(1), 217-229 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Oubelkheir, K., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Babin, M. (2007) Partitioning total spectral absorption in phytoplankton and colored detrital material contributions, Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 5, 384-395 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Twardowski, M.S., Claustre, H., Freeman, S. Stramski, D. and Y. Huot (2007). Optical Backscattering Properties of the “Clearest” Natural Waters. Biogeosciences, 4, 1041-1058 (Access to paper on line)
  • 2006

  • Antoine, D. M. Chami, H. Claustre, F. D'Ortenzio, A. Morel, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, F. Louis, J. Ras, E. Roussier, A.J. Scott, D. Tailliez, S. B. Hooker, P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, C. Dempsey and D. Adams. 2006, BOUSSOLE : a joint CNRS-INSU, ESA, CNES and NASA Ocean Color Calibration And Validation Activity. NASA Technical memorandum N° 2006 - 214147, 61 pp. (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Uitz, J., Claustre, H., Morel, A., Hooker, S. (2006). Vertical distribution of phytoplankton communities in open ocean: an assessment based on surface chlorophyll . Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, (C08005, doi:10.1029/2005JC003207).(Get PDF Reprint).
  • 2005

  • Bruyant F., M. Babin, F. Genty, O. Prasil, M.J., Behrenfeld, H. Claustre, A. Bricaud, J. Holtzendorff, M. Koblizek, L. Garczareck and F. Partensky (2005). Diel variations in the photosynthetic parameters of Prochlorococcus strain PCC 9511: combined effects of light and cell cycle. Limnology and Oceanography, 50, 850-863. (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Claustre, H., Babin, M., Merien, D., Ras, J., Prieur, L., Dallot, S., Prasil, O., Dousova, H. and T. Moutin (2005). Towards a taxon-specific parameterization of bio-optical models of primary production a case study in the North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, (C07S12, doi:10.1029/2004JC002634). (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Le Quéré, C. S. P. Harrison, I. C. Prentice, E. T. Buitenhuis, O. Aumont, L. Bopp, H. Claustre, L. Cotrim da Cunha, R. Geider, X. Giraud, C. Klaas, K. E. Kohfeld, L. Legendre, M. Manizza, T. Platt, R. B. Rivkin, S. Sathyendranath, J. Uitz, A. J. Watson and D. Wolf-Gladrow (2005). Ecosystem dynamics based on plankton functional types for global ocean biogeochemistry models, Global Change Biology, 11, 2016–2040, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.01004.x (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Oubelkheir, K., Claustre, H., Babin, M., Sciandra, A. (2005). The comparative bio-optical and biogeochemical properties of contrasted trophic regimes. Limnology and Oceanography, 50 (6)-1795-1809. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2004

  • Blain, S., Guieu, C., Claustre, H., Ras, J., Leblanc, K., Moutin, T., Quéguiner, B. and G. Sarthou (2004). Availability of iron for phytoplankton in the north-east Atlantic Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, 49, 2095-2104 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Bricaud, A., Claustre, H., Ras, J. and K. Oubelkheir (2004). Natural variability of phytoplankton absorption in oceanic waters: influence of the size structure of algal populations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C11010, doi:10.1029/2004JC002419 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Hooker, S.B., Van Heukelem, Berthon, J.-F., Barlow, R., Ras, J., Sessions, H., Targa, C., Thomas, C.S., van der Linde, D. and J.-C. Marty (2004). An intercomparison of HPLC phytoplankton methods using in situ samples: Application to remote sensing and database activities. Marine Chemistry, 85, 41-61 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Leblanc, K., Quéguiner, B., Claustre, H., Prieur, L., Oubelkheir, K. and F. Bruyant (2004). Siliceous phytoplankton production and export related to trans-frontal dynamics of the Almeria-Oran frontal system (Western Mediterranean Sea) during winter. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C7, C07010, 10.1029/2003JC001878 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Moline, M., Claustre, H., Frazer, T.K., Schofield, O. and M. Vernet (2004). Alteration of the food web along the Antarctic peninsula in response to a regional warming trend. Global Change Biology, 10, 1973-1980
  • 2003

  • Babin, M., Stramski, D., Ferrari, G.M., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Obolensky, G., and N. Hoepffner (2003). Variations in the light absorption coefficients of phytoplankton, non-algal particles, and dissolved organic matter in coastal waters around Europe, Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1029/2001JC000882 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H. and S. Maritorena (2003). The many shades of ocean blue. Science, 302, 1514-1515 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Gómez, F. and H. Claustre (2003). The genus Asterodinium (Dinophyceae) as a possible biological indicator of warming in the western Mediterranean Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 83, 173-174 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2002

  • Claustre, H., Morel, A., Hooker, S.B., Babin, M., Antoine, D., Oubelkheir, K., Bricaud, A., Leblanc, K., Quéguiner, B. and S. Maritorena (2002). Is desert dust making oligotrophic waters greener? Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 1469, 10.1029/2001GL014056 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Babin, M., Bruyant, F., Guillou, L., Le Gall, F., and F. Partensky (2002). Diel variations in Prochlorococcus optical properties. Limnology and Oceanography, 47, 1637-1647 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Dolan, J.R., Claustre, H., Carlotti, F., Plounevez, S. and T. Moutin (2002). Microzooplankton (Tintinnid Ciliate) diversity: Relationships with resources, competitors and predators from the Atlantic Coast of Morocco to the Eastern Mediterranean. Deep Sea Research I, 49, 1217-1232 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Maritorena, S., Babin, M., Claustre, H., Payri, C., Bonnafous, L. and A. Morel (2002). Photoacclimation in Pocillopora verrucosa zooxanthellae: comparison with a pelagic algal community. Oceanologica Acta, 25, 125-134 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Moutin, T., Thingstad, F., Van Wambeke, F., Marie, D., Slawyck, G., Raimbault, P. and H. Claustre (2002). Does competition for nano-molar phosphate supply explain the predominance of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus? Limnology and Oceanography, 47, 1562-1567 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Stramski, D., Sciandra, A. and H. Claustre (2002). Variations in the optical properties of the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana induced by various sources of growth limitation. Limnology and Oceanography, 47, 392-403 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2001

  • Belviso, S., Claustre, H. et J.C. Marty (2001). Evaluation of the utility of chemo-taxonomic pigments as a surrogate for particulate DMSP, Limnology and Oceanography, 46, 989-995 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Bruyant, F., Babin, M., Sciandra, A., Marie, D., Genty, B., Claustre, H., Blanchot, J., Bricaud, A., Rippka, R., Boulben, S. and  F. Partensky (2001). An axenic turbidostat of Prochlorococcus strain PCC 9511 with a simulator of natural light regimes. Journal of Applied Phycology, 13, 135-142 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Steglich, C., Behrenfeld, M., Koblizek, M., Claustre, H., Penno, S., Prasil, O., Partensky, F. and Hess, W.R. (2001) Nitrogen deprivation strongly affects Photosystem II but not phycoerythrin level in the divinyl-chlorophyll b-containing cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus marinus. Biochimica Biophysica Acta, 1503, 343-349 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Vidussi, F., Claustre, H., Manca, B., Luchetta, A., and J.-C. Marty (2001). Phytoplankton pigment distribution in relation to the upper thermocline circulation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea during winter. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 19,939-19,956 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2000

  • Claustre, H., Fell, F., Oubelkheir, K., Prieur, L., Sciandra, A., Gentili, B. and M. Babin (2000). Continuous monitoring of surface optical properties across a geostrophic front: biogeochemical inferences. Limnology and Oceanography, 45, 309-321 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Moon-Van der Staay, S. Y., Van der Staay, G. W. M., Guillou, L., Claustre, H . et D. Vaulot (2000). Abundance and diversity of Prymnesiophyceae in picoplankton communities from the equatorial Pacific Ocean inferred from 18S rDNA sequences. Limnology and Oceanography , 45, 98-109.
  • Sciandra, A., Lazzara, Claustre, H., and M. Babin (2000). Responses of the growth rate, pigment composition and optical properties of Cryptomonas sp. to light and nitrogen stresses. Marine Ecology progress Series, 201, 107-120 (Get PDF reprint)
  • 1999

  • Claustre, H., Morel, A., Babin, M., Cailliau, C., Marie, D., Marty, J.-C., and D. Vaulot (1999). Variability in particle attenuation and stimulated fluorescence in the tropical and equatorial Pacific : scales, patterns and some biogeochemical implications. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 3401-3422. (Get PDF reprint 10MB)
  • Dolan, J.R., Vidussi, F., and H. Claustre (1999). Planktonic ciliates in the Mediterranean Sea : Longitudinal trends. Deep Sea Research, 46, 2025-2039. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Guillou, L., Chretiennot-Dinet, M.-J., Medlin, L., Claustre, H., de Goër, S. and D. Vaulot (1999). Bolidomonas, a new genus with two species belonging to a new algal class : the bolidophyceae. Journal of Phycology, 35, 368-381. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Guillou, L., Moon-Van der Staay, S. Y., Claustre, H., Partensky, F. and D. Vaulot (1999). Diversity and abundance of Bolidophyceae (Heterokonta) in oceanic waters. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 65, 4528-4536. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1998

  • Bricaud, A., Morel, A., Babin, M., Allali, K. and H. Claustre (1998). Variations of light absorption by suspended particles with the chlorophyll a concentration in oceanic (Case 1) waters : analysis and implications for bio-optical models. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 31,033-31,044. (Get PDF Reprint & Erratum)
  • Mostajir, B., Bustillos-Guzmàn, J., Claustre, H. and F. Rassoulzadegan (1998). Pigment dynamics associated with the grazing activity of a ciliate and a flagellate feeding on cyanobacteria. Oceanologica Acta, 21, 581-588.
  • 1997

  • Allali, K., Bricaud, A. and H. Claustre (1997). Spatial variations in the chlorophyll-specific absorption coefficients of phytoplankton and photosynthetically active pigments in the Equatorial Pacific, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 12,413-12,423. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Cailliau, C., Claustre, H. and S. Gianino (1997). Abundance, composition and trophic status of phytoplankton in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean, during late austral summer, as determined by pigment signature. Oceanologica Acta, 20, 721-732.
  • Claustre, H., Moline, M. A., and B. B. Prézelin (1997). Sources of variability in the column photosynthetic cross section for Antarctic coastal waters, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 25,047-25,060. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1996

  • Babin, M., Morel, A., Falkowski, P.G., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A. and Z. Kobler (1996). Nutrient- and light-dependent variations of the maximum quantum yield of carbon fixation in eutrophic, mesotrophic and oligotrophic systems. Deep Sea Research, 43, 1241-1272. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Cailliau, C., Claustre, H., Vidussi, F., Marie, D. and D. Vaulot (1996). Carbon biomass, and gross growth rates as estimated from 14C pigment labelling, during photoacclimation in Prochlorococcus CCMP 1378. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 145, 209-221. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Lazzara, L., Bricaud, A., and H. Claustre (1996). Spectral absorption and fluorescence exitation properties of phytoplanktonic populations at a mesotrophic and an oligotrophic site in the Tropical North Atlantic (Eumeli program). Deep Sea Research, 43, 1215-1240. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Moline, M.A., Prézelin, B.B. et H. Claustre (1996). Light-saturated primary productivity in Antarctic coastal waters. Antarctic Journal of the United States, 31, 105-107.
  • Vidussi, F., Claustre, H., Bustillos-Guzmàn, J., Cailliau, C. and J.-C. Marty (1996). Rapid HPLC method for determination of phytoplankton chemotaxinomic pigments : separation of chlorophyll a from divinyl-chlorophyll a and zeaxanthin from lutein. Journal of Plankton Research, 18, 2377-2382. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1995

  • Bricaud, A., Babin, M., Morel, A. and H. Claustre (1995). Variability in the chlorophyll-specific absorption coefficient of natural phytoplankton : analysis and parametrization. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, C7, 13321-13332. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Bustillos-Guzmàn, J., Claustre, H. and J.-C. Marty (1995). Autotrophic biomass distribution : relationship with the hydrographic structure in the coastal Northwestern Mediterranean sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 124, 247-258. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Chretiennot, M.-J., Courties, C., Vaquer, A., Neveux, J., Claustre, H., Lautier, J. and M.C. Machado (1995). A new marine picoeukaryote : Ostreococcus tauri gen. and sp. nov. (Chlorophyta, prasinophyceae), Phycologia, 34, 285-292.
  • Claustre, H. and J.C. Marty (1995). Specific phytoplankton biomasses and their relation to primary production in the tropical north Atlantic. Deep Sea Research, 42, 1475-1493. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1994

  • Claustre, H. (1994) Phytoplankton pigment signatures of the trophic status in various oceanic regimes. Limnology and Oceanography, 39, 1206-1211. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Kerhervé, P., Marty, J.-C. and L. Prieur (1994). Phytoplankton photoadaptation in relation to some frontal physical processes. Journal of Marine Systems, 5, 251-265. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Kerhervé, P., Marty, J.-C., Prieur, L., Videau, C. and J.H. Hecq (1994). Phytoplankton distribution associated with a geostrophic front : ecological and biogeochemical implications. Journal of Marine Research, 52, 711-742. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Courties, C., Vaquer, A., Troussellier, M., Lautier, J., Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J., Neveux, J., Machado, C. and H. Claustre (1994). Smallest eukaryotic organism. Nature, 370, 255.
  • Fiala, M., Sournia, A., Claustre, H., Marty, J.-C., Prieur, L. and G. Vetion (1994). Gradients of phytoplankton abundance, composition and photosynthetic pigments across the Almeria-Oran front (SW Mediterranean Sea). Journal of Marine Systems, 5, 223-233. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1993

  • Belviso, S., Buat-Ménard, P., Putaud, J.-P., Nguyen, B.C., Claustre, H. and J. Neveux (1993). Size distribution of dimethylsulfonioproprionate (DMSP) in areas of the tropical northeastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Chemistry, 44, 55-71. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Morel, A., Ahn, Y.-W., Partensky, F., Vaulot, D. and H. Claustre (1993). Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus : a compartive study of their size, pigmentation and related optical properties. Journal of Marine Research, 51, 617-649. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1992

  • Claustre, H. , Poulet, S.A., Williams, R., Ben Mlih, F., Happette, A.M., Martin-Jézéquel, V. et J.-C. Marty (1992). Relation between the qualitative nature of the primary production and its fate in the Irish Sea. Marine Chemistry, 40, 231-248.
  • 1991

  • Williams, R. and H. Claustre (1991). Chlorophylls and carotenoids as biomarkers of populations and processes involved in the transformation of the particulate organic matter at the biotrans site (45°N, 18°W). Deep Sea Research, 38, 347-355. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1990

  • Claustre, H. , Poulet, S.A., Williams, R., Marty, J.C., Coombs, S., Ben Mlih, F., Happette, A.M. et V. Martin-Jézéquel (1990). A biochemical investigation of a Phaeocystis sp. bloom in the Irish Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom , 70, 197-207.
  • Mayzaud, P., Claustre, H. et P. Augier (1990). Dynamics of fatty acid changes during phytoplankton blooms produced in an enclosed experimental ecosystem. Influence of variable nutrient supply. Marine Ecolology Progress Series, 60, 123-140.
  • 1989

  • Claustre, H. , Marty, J.C. et L. Cassiani (1989). Intraspecific differences in the biochemical composition of a diatom during a spring bloom in Villefranche-sur-mer Bay, Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 129, 17-32.
  • 1988

  • Claustre, H. , Marty, J.C., Cassiani, L. et J. Dagaut (1988). Fatty acid dynamics in phytoplankton and microzooplankton communities during a spring bloom in the coastal Ligurian sea : ecological implications. Marine Microbial Food Webs, 3, 51-66.
  • 1987

  • Claustre, H. and J. Gostan (1987). Adaptation of biochemical composition and cell size to irradiance in two microalgae : possible ecological implications. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 40, 167-174. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1985

  • Fenaux, R., Malara, G. et H. Claustre (1985). A turbidostat system driven and controlled by a microcomputer. Aquaculture, 48, 91-95. (Get PDF Reprint)
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