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Details of Dr Jean-Charles Massabuau   


Gender male
Job title Dr
Department UMR 5805 EPOC
Université Bordeaux 1 & CNRS, Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques, Arcachon Place du Dr Peyneau
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel 33 (0) 556 223 925
Fax 33 (0) 556549 383
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Website http://www.domino.u-bordeaux.fr/molluscan_eye
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Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Pollution
Research Activities In a broad sense, my research interests are concerned with the regulation of respiratory gas exchanges in water-breathers (crustaceans, fish and mollusks) inhabiting diverse aquatic ecosystems ranging from pristine sites to contaminated area (multistress). Therefore, knowledge of both (i), the basic principles of comparative respiratory physiology, ethology and ecology of aquatic animals as well as (ii), water physico-chemistry (plus [plankton]w) is essential for understanding the formulation of physiological and ecological principles that transcend the particular animal and environment being studied. More specifically, I research mechanisms that water-breathers have evolved to adapt to changing O2 and CO2 partial pressures at various time scale (from seconds to billions of year), how changes of internal O2 are used in various behavioral situations to fuel or refrain different cellular mechanisms, the environmental factors that influence these rates, and the relationship between ventilation, production of reactive O2-species and bioaccumulation of various contaminants in the aquatic environment (including trace metals and toxic algae). My approach is taken because we feel that much remains to be learn about how respiratory gases are handled from water to cells and how environmental conditions interferes with contamination process. Our effort is multidisciplinary and includes both field and laboratory components (for a more complete overview see Massabuau, 2001. Respir. Physiol. 128: 249-262; 2003, Mech. Ageing Develop. 124: 857-863). I am presently heading a group of 14 permanent persons (+ 5 PhD, 2 post docs). For more information, one can have a look at our websites. The team website, http://www.epoc.u-bordeaux.fr/index.php?lang=fr&page=eq_gema2 and a website devoted to molluscan bivalve ethology and biosensing, the MolluSCAN Eye®: http://www.domino.u-bordeaux.fr/molluscan_eye/. From 2005 to 2008, I headed the international consulting group who stated on the putative risk associated to manganese discharge in the southern lagoon of New Caledonia (Goro-Nickel project). I am participating to the animation of two European projects (COST 867, PORTONOVO); I am preparing projects in Arctic and tropical areas with two major petroleum companies (French and Norwegian).
Skills/Expertise Respiratory physiology, ecophysiology, ecotoxicology
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Jean-Charles MASSABUAU)

Schmitt FG, De Rosa M, Durrieu G, Sow M, Ciret, P, Tran D, Massabuau JC (2011) Statistical analysis of bivalve high frequency microclosing behavior: scaling properties and shot noise modeling. Inter. J. Bifurcation and Chaos. In press
Haberkorn, H., Tran, D., Massabuau, J.C., Ciret, P., Soudant, P. (2011) Relationship between valve activity, microalgae concentration in the water and toxin accumulation in the digestive gland of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas exposed to Alexandrium minutum. Mar. Poll. Bull. In press doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.03.034
Tran D, Nadau A, Durrieu G, Ciret P, Parisot JP, Massabuau JC (2011) Field chronobiology in a molluscan bivalve: how the moon and sun cycles interact to drive oyster activity rhythms. Chronobiol. Int. 28: 307-317
Sow M; G Durrieu, L Briollais, P Ciret; JC Massabuau (2011) Water quality assessment by means of valvometry and high-frequency data modeling. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. In press DOI 10.1007/s10661-010-1866-9
Tran, D., Haberkorn, H., Soudant, P., Ciret, P. and Massabuau, J.C. (2010) Behavioral responses of Crassostrea gigas exposed to the harmful algae Alexandrium minutum. Aquaculture. 298: 338-345
Mela, M, Cambier S, Mesmer-Dudons N, Legeay A, Grötzner SR, Oliveira Ribeiro, C.A., Ventura DF, Massabuau JC (2010) Methylmercury localization in Danio rerio retina after trophic and subchronic exposure: a basis for neurotoxicology. Neurotoxicology 31 (5) : 448 – 453
Pierron F., Baudrimont M., Dufour S., Elie P., Bossy A., Lucia M. and Massabuau J.-C. (2009). Ovarian gene expression and effect of cadmium pre-exposure during artificial sexual maturation of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Biometal, 22: 985-994
Adam-Guillermin, C, Fournier, E, Camilleri, V, Massabuau, J.-C, Garnier-Laplace, J. (2009) Biodynamics, Subcellular Partitioning and Ultrastructural Effects of Organic Selenium in a Freshwater Bivalve. Environmental Science and Technology: 43: 2112-2117.

Created: 2004-09-06 Last Updated: 2015-07-02 by Jean-Charles MASSABUAU