Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie
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Fonction : Postdoctoral researcher
Equipe: CYBELE
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Curriculum Vitae:     
Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow (MIO-IRD, France-New Caledonia)
DAAD postdoctoral fellow (IOW, Germany)
PhD Oceanography (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Activités de Recherche:     
I am a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at MIO, but currently based at IRD in Nouméa (New Caledonia) working with Sophie Bonnet.
My research interests are to link microbial activity and diversity patterns to the composition and lability of organic matter in the ocean.
Specifically, my current research is focused on marine N2 fixation. Recent research indicates that heterotrophic diazotrophy may have been overlooked in the past. In the frame of the DIADOM project I intend to combine modern organic geochemistry and molecular biology techniques to unveil connections between marine organic matter and heterotrophic diazotrophy in the SW Pacific Ocean.
I will also partly collaborate in coastal surveys to identify links between organic matter-rich coral mucus and diazotrophs in the lagoon of New Caledonia.
Projets de Recherche:
DIADOM (Marie Curie)
DIADOM (Labex-Corail)
Programme de Recherche/CV:
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Domaines de Recherche:
  • Sciences de l'environnement/Biodiversité et Ecologie
  • Sciences du Vivant/Ecologie, Environnement/Interactions entre organismes
  • Sciences du Vivant/Ecologie, Environnement/Ecosystèmes
  • Chimie/Chimie organique
Dernieres productions scientifiques :
+ Diazotrophs: Overlooked Key Players within the Coral Symbiosis and Tropical Reef Ecosystems? doi link

Auteur(s): Benavides M., Bednarz Vanessa N., Ferrier-Pagès Christine

(Article) Publié: Frontiers In Marine Science, vol. 4 p. (2017)

+ Dissolved organic matter uptake by Trichodesmium in the Southwest Pacific doi link

Auteur(s): Benavides M., Berthelot H., Duhamel Solange, Raimbault P., Bonnet S.

(Article) Publié: Scientific Reports, vol. 7 p. (2017)

+ Diazotrophs: a non-negligible source of nitrogen for the tropical coral Stylophora pistillata doi link

Auteur(s): Benavides M., Houlbreque Fanny, Camps Mercedes, Lorrain Anne, Grosso O., Bonnet S.

(Article) Publié: Journal Of Experimental Biology, vol. 219 p.2608--2612 (2016)

+ Released coral mucus does not enhance planktonic N-2 fixation rates doi link

Auteur(s): Camps Mercedes, Benavides M., Lema Kimberley A., Bourne David G., Grosso O., Bonnet S.

(Article) Publié: Aquatic Microbial Ecology, vol. 77 p.51-63 (2016)

+ Longitudinal variability of diazotroph abundances in the subtropical North Atlantic Ocean doi link

Auteur(s): Benavides M., Moisander Pia H., Daley Meaghan C., Bode Antonio, Aristegui Javier

(Article) Publié: Journal Of Plankton Research, vol. 38 p.662-672 (2016)