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Gender male
Job title Senior Research Officer
Department UMR9220 ENTROPIE
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) ( IRD)
Institut de recherche pour le développement c/o ARDA Station Marine Port ouest, Magasin 10 Le Port 97420
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) Institut de recherche pour le développement c/o ARDA Station Marine Port ouest, Magasin 10
Le Port
La Réunion
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Sea of Azov
Tel (262) 6 92 27 77 40
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Degree PhD - HdR
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Early life stages of fish in temperate lakes (France and Switzerland), artic oceans (Quebec), tropical rivers (French Guiana) and coral reefs (Pacific oncean and Indian Ocean). Seasonal dynamic in relation to the reproduction strategies of the adults, fish-habitat relationships during ontogeny, factors affecting survival, condition and growth studies.
Research Region Past: alpine lakes & Hudson Bay Present: IndoPacific
Skills/Expertise Fish larvae and juvenile biology & ecology Morphometry Growth studies Data analyses
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dominique PONTON)

Darius H. T., Drescher O., Ponton D., Pawlowiez R., Laurent D., Chinain M., Dewailly E. [2013] The use of traditional tests to detect ciguateric fish: a scientific evaluation of their effectiveness in Raivavae Island (Australes, French Polynesia). Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A 30(3), 550-566.
Ponton D., Carassou L., Raillard S. & Borsa P. [2013] Geometric morphometrics as a tool for identifying emperor fish (Lethrinidae) larvae and juveniles. Journal of Fish Biology 83(1), 14-27.
Chabanet P., Loiseau N., Join J.L. & Ponton D. [2012] VideoSolo: an autonomous video system for high-frequency monitoring of aquatic populations. Applied to coral reef fishes in the Glorioso Islands, SW Indian Ocean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 430-431, 10-16.
Carassou L., Wantiez L., Ponton D. & Kulbicki M. [2012] Can differences in the structure of larval, juvenile, and adult coral-reef fish assemblages be detected at the family level? Austral Ecology 37, 374-382.
Ponton D., Loiseau N. & Chabanet P. [2012] Does light explain damselfish (Chromis viridis) abundances observed over coral colonies ? Journal of Fish Biology 80(7), 2623-2628
Carassou L., Le Borgne R., Rolland E. & Ponton D. [2010] Spatial and temporal distribution of zooplankton related to the environmental conditions in the coral reef lagoon of New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 61(7-12), 367-374
Chinain M., Darius T., Ung A., Cruchet P., Wang Z., Ponton D., Laurent D. & Pauillac S. [2010] Growth and toxin production in the ciguatera-causing dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus polynesiensis (Dinophyceae) in culture. Toxicon, 56(5), 739-750
Borsa P., Collet A., Carassou L., Ponton D. & Chen W.J. [2010] Multiple nuclear and mitochondrial genotyping identify emperors and large-eye breams (Teleostei: Lethrinidae) from New Caledonia and reveal new large-eye bream species. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, sous presse
Durieux E., Meekan M., Ponton D. & Vigliola L. [2009] Unraveling the relative influences of selective mortality and environmental factors on growth and cohort strength of the clupeid, Spratelloides gracilis. Journal of Fish Biology, 74(4), 921-938
Carassou L., Le Borgne R. & Ponton D. [2009] Diet of pre-settlement larvae of coral reef fish: selection of prey types and sizes. Journal of Fish Biology, 75, 707-715
Mellin C. & Ponton D. [2009] Assemblages of reef fish settling on artificial substrates: the effect of surrounding habitat over two temporal scales. Marine & Freshwater Research, 60, 1-13
Carassou L. & Ponton D. [2009] Relative importance of water column vs. Zooplankton variables in the determination of late stage larval fish assemblages structure in coastal waters of a coral reef lagoon. In: Advances in Early Life History Study of Fish, C. Clemmesen, A.M. Malzahn, M.A. Peck and D. Schnack (eds.), Ciencias Marinas 73S1, 73-84
Mellin C., Galzin R., Ponton D., Vigliola L. [2009] Back-calculated larval and juvenile growth trajectories of coral reef fish: How to untangle fast growth and selection for fast growth? Aquatic Biology, 6, 31-39
Labonne M., Morize E., Kulbicki M., Ponton D. & Marec L. [2008] Otolith chemical signature and growth of Chaetodon speculum in coastal areas of New Caledonia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 78, 493-504
Carassou L., Mellin C. & Ponton D. [2008] How to assess diversity and abundances of larvae and juveniles of coral reef fish: a review of six sampling techniques. Biodiversity and Conservation, 18, 355-371
Carassou L., Ponton D., Mellin C. & Galzin R. [2008] Predicting the structure of larval fish assemblages by a hierarchical classification of meteorological and water column forcing factors. Coral Reefs, 27, 867-880
Mellin C., Andréfouët S. & Ponton D. [2007] Spatial predictability of juvenile fish species richness and abundance in a coral reef environment. Coral Reefs, 26, 895-907
Carassou L. & Ponton D. [2007] Spatio-temporal structure of pelagic larval and juvenile fish assemblages in coastal areas of New Caledonia, southwest Pacific. Marine Biology, 150(4), 697-711
Darius H.T., Ponton D., Revel T., Cruchet P., Ung A., Tchou Fouc M. & Chinain M. [2007]. Ciguatera risk assessment in two toxic sites of French Polynesia using the Receptor Binding Assay. Toxicon, 50, 612-626
Mellin C., Kulbicki M. & Ponton D. [2007] Seasonal and ontogenetic patterns of habitat use in coral reef fish juveniles. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 75, 481-491
Juncker M., Wantiez L. & Ponton D. [2006] Flexibility in size and age at settlement of coral reef fish: spatial and temporal variations in Wallis Islands (South Central Pacific). Aquatic Living Resources, 19, 339-348
Mellin C., Ferraris J., Galzin R., Kulbicki M. & Ponton D. [2006] Diversity of coral reef fish assemblages: prediction from environmental variables in the Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia). Ecological Modelling, 198(3-4), 409-425
Ponton D. [2006] Is Geometric Morphometrics efficient for comparing otolith shape of different fish species? Journal of Morphology, 267(6), 750-757
Mol J.H. & Ponton D. [2003] Growth of young armoured catfish Megalechis thoracata in neotropical swamps and a rain-forest creek as revealed by daily micro-increments in otoliths. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 19(3), 301-313
Ponton D. & Mérigoux S. [2001] Identification and ecology of some early life stages of fishes in the Sinnamary River (French Guiana, South America). Folia Zoologica, 50 (Monograph 1), 1-116.
Ponton D. [2001] ENSO and the hydrology of the Sinnamary River (French Guiana) during the rainy season: will future El Niño events increase the impact of the Petit Saut dam on downstream fish communities? Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 152, 451-468.
Ponton D., Mol J.H. & Panfili J. [2001] Use of otolith microincrements for estimating the age and growth of young armoured catfish Hoplosternum littorale. Journal of Fish Biology, 58(5), 1274-1285.
Sarpédonti V., Ponton D. & Chong V.C. [2000] Taxonomic description and ontogeny of young Stolephorus baganensis HARDENBERG, 1933 and Thryssa kammalensis (BLEEKER, 1849), two Engraulididae from Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Fish Biology, 56, 1460-1476.
Ponton D. & Mérigoux S. [2000] Comparative morphology and diet of young cichlids in the dammed River Sinnamary (French Guiana, South America). Journal of Fish Biology, 56(1), 87-102
Mérigoux, S.; Hugueny, B.; Ponton, D.; Statzner, B.; Vauchel, P. [1999] Predicting diversity of juvenile neotropical fish communities: patch dynamics versus habitat state in floodplain creeks. Oecologia, Vol 118, pp 503-516
Ponton, D.; Mérigoux, S.; Copp, G. H. [1999] Impact of dams in the neotropics: what can be learned from young-of-the-year fish assemblages in tributaries of the Sinnamary River (French Guiana, South America)? Aquatic Conservation - Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Vol 10 in press
Mérigoux, S.; Ponton, D. [1999] Space and time variations of young fish densities in the neotropics : comparisons between tributaries of a natural and a flow regulated section of the Sinnamary River (French Guiana, South America). Freshwater Biology, Vol 42, No 1, pp 177-198

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1997-02-19 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Dominique PONTON