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Laboratoire d'Écologie Animale et Écotoxicologie (ULG-LEAE)
www.leae.ulg.ac.be/

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English name: Animal Ecology and Ecotoxicology Laboratory;
Parent institute: Université de Liège; Faculté des Sciences; Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution (ULG), more
Address:
Institut de Chimie - B6C
Allée du 6 Août, 15
4000 Sart Tilman - Liège
Belgium

Tel.: +32-(0)4-366 50 60
Fax: +32-(0)4-366 51 47
 
Type: Scientific

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Abstract:
The Animal Ecology and Ecotoxicology laboratory (LEAE) of the University of Liège was founded in 1967 under its former name ‘laboratoire de Morphologie, Systématique et Ecologie Animales’. The laboratory studies freshwater ecology, marine ecology and ecotoxicology. The former research theme includes the study of the relationship between different plankton species and food selection by the rotifera Brachionus calyciflorus. The ecotoxicological focus includes the study of the effect of pollution on an ecosystem and the impact of pollutants on organisms. Furthermore, a central ecotoxicological research theme concerns the study of the endocrine disruption in freshwater invertebrates with molluscs, rotifers and crustaceans as model organisms and based on proteomic and genomic approaches. The experiments and analyses were performed in the laboratory, as well as in natural ecosystems. LEAE is also specialised in the analyses of organic micropollutants in environmental matrices (water, sediments, organisms). In addition, the group is involved in epidemiological studies in order to evaluate the impact of several xenobiotics on human health in the French Antilles (chlordecone and POPs).

The Marine Ecology unit of the Animal Ecology and Ecotoxicology laboratory performs research on:
- Mediterranean ecosystems: the study of marine bacteria and the impact of ecological changes on those microorganisms, and the changing behaviour of red weeds caused by (human-induced) changes in their environment;
- Coral ecology: the study of the contribution of bacteria and an increasing temperature in the coral bleaching process as well as the study of marine microbacterial communities associated with corals;
- Malacology: systematics and ecology of molluscs.

The Marine Ecology unit collaborates with several French and Monégasque institutes in the BioCoB project, studying biomarkers for coral bleaching. The unit also participates within the research center STARESO (‘Station de Recherches Sous-marines et Océanographiques’) on Corsica. Here, benthic and pelagic ecosystems are studied, as well as temporal changes (associated with climate change) in plankton and other organisms. This research is conducted in order to predict how the marine system will respond to future changes.

Publications (38)  Top | Persons | Projects 
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  • Peer reviewed article Lemaire, B.; Mignolet, E.; Debier, C.; Calderon, P.B.; Thomé, J.-P.; Rees, J.F. (2016). High hydrostatic pressure influences the in vitro response to xenobiotics in Dicentrarchus labrax liver. Aquat. Toxicol. 173: 43-52. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.01.004, more
  • Peer reviewed article Pinzone, M.; Budzinski, H.; Tasciotti, A.; Ody, D.; Lepoint, G.; Schnitzler, J.; Scholl, G.; Thomé, J.-P.; Tapie, N.; Eppe, G.; Das, K. (2015). POPs in free-ranging pilot whales, sperm whales and fin whales from the Mediterranean Sea: influence of biological and ecological factors. Environ. Res. 142: 185-196. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2015.06.021, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ladrière, O.; Penin, L.; Van Lierde, E.; Vidal-Dupiol, J.; Kayal, M.; Roberty, S.; Poulicek, M.; Adjeroud, M. (2014). Natural spatial variability of algal endosymbiont density in the coral Acropora globiceps: a small- scale approach along environmental gradients around Moorea ( French Polynesia). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 94(1): 65-74. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315413001252, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lebrun, D; Leroy, D.; Giusti, A.; Gourlay-France, C; Thomé, J.-P. (2014). Bioaccumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in Gammarus pulex: relative importance of different exposure routes and multipathway modeling. Aquat. Toxicol. 154: 107-113. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.05.015, more
  • Peer reviewed article Peterson, H; Hassrick, L; Lafontaine, A.; Thome, J.-P.; Crocker, E; Debier, C.; Costa, P (2014). Effects of age, adipose percent, and reproduction on PCB concentrations and profiles in an extreme fasting North Pacific marine mammal. PLoS One 9(4): -. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0096191, more
  • Peer reviewed article Roberty, S.; Bailleul, B.; Berne, N.; Franck, F.; Cardol, P. (2014). PSI Mehler reaction is the main alternative photosynthetic electron pathway in Symbiodinium sp., symbiotic dinoflagellates of cnidarians. New Phytol. 204(1): 81-91. dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.12903, more
  • Peer reviewed article Fransolet, D.; Roberty, S.; Herman, A.-C.; Tonk, L; Hoegh-Guldberg, O; Plumier, J.-C. (2013). Increased cell proliferation and mucocyte density in the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida recovering from bleaching. PLoS One 8(5): -. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0065015, more
  • Peer reviewed article Debier, C.; Crocker, D.E.; Houser, D.S.; Vanden Berghe, M.; Fowler, M.; Mignolet, E.; de Tillesse, T.; Rees, J.F.; Thomé, J.-P.; Larondelle, Y. (2012). Differential changes of fat-soluble vitamins and pollutants during lactation in northern elephant seal mother-pup pairs. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part A Mol. Integr. Physiol. 162(4): 323-330. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.04.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Fransolet, D.; Roberty, S.; Plumier, J.-C. (2012). Establishment of endosymbiosis: the case of cnidarians and Symbiodinium. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 420-421: 1-7. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2012.03.015, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lemaire, B.; Debier, C.; Calderon, P.B.; Thomé, J.-P.; Stegeman, J.; Mork, J.; Rees, J.F. (2012). Precision-cut liver slices to investigate responsiveness of deep-sea fish to contaminants at high pressure. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46(18): 10310-10316. hdl.handle.net/10.1021/es301850e, more
  • Peer reviewed article Richir, J.; Velimirov, B.; Poulicek, M.; Gobert, S. (2012). Use of semi-quantitative kit methods to study the heterotrophic bacterial community of Posidonia oceanica meadows: limits and possible applications. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 109: 20-29. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2012.05.013, more
  • Peer reviewed article Thi Tu, H.; Silvestre, F.; De Meulder, B.; Thomé, J.-P.; Thanh Phuong, N.; Kestemont, P. (2012). Combined effects of deltamethrin, temperature and salinity on oxidative stress biomarkers and acetylcholinesterase activity in the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). Chemosphere 86(1): 83-91. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.09.022, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lemaire, B.; Beck, M.; Jaspart, M.; Debier, C.; Calderon, P.B.; Thomé, J.-P.; Rees, J.F. (2011). Precision-Cut Liver Slices of Salmo salar as a tool to investigate the oxidative impact of CYP1A-mediated PCB 126 and 3-methylcholanthrene metabolism. Toxicology in vitro 25(1): 335-342. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.tiv.2010.10.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Praca, E.; Laran, S.; Lepoint, G.; Thomé, J.P.; Quetglas, A.; Belcari, P.; Sartor, P.; Dhermain, F.; Ody, D.; Tapie, N.; Budzinski, H.; Das, K. (2011). Toothed whales in the northwestern Mediterranean: Insight into their feeding ecology using chemical tracers. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 62(5): 1058-1065. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.02.024, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vidal-Dupiol, J.; Ladrière, O.; Destoumieux-Garzon, D.; Sautiere, P.E.; Meistertzheim, A.L.; Tambutte, E.; Tambutte, S.; Duval, D.; Foure, L.; Adjeroud, M.; Mitta, G. (2011). Innate immune responses of a scleractinian coral to Vibriosis. J. Biol. Chem. 286(25): 22688-22698. dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M110.216358, more
  • Peer reviewed article Guirlet, E.; Das, K.; Thomé, J.-P.; Girondot, M. (2010). Maternal transfer of chlorinated contaminants in the leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, nesting in French Guiana. Chemosphere 79(7): 720-726. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.02.047, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lemaire, B.; Priede, I.G.; Collins, M.A.; Bailey, D.M.; Schtickzelle, N.; Thomé, J.P.; Rees, J.F. (2010). Effects of organochlorines on cytochrome P450 activity and antioxidant enzymes in liver of roundnose grenadier Coryphaenoides rupestris. Aquat. Biol. 8(2): 161-168. dx.doi.org/10.3354/ab00227, more
  • Peer reviewed article Thi Tu, H.; Silvestre, F.; Wang, N.; Thomé, J.-P.; Thanh Phuong, N.; Kestemont, P. (2010). A multi-biomarker approach to assess the impact of farming systems on black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). Chemosphere 81(10): 1204-1211. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.09.039, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanden Berghe, M.; Mat, A.; Arriola, A.; Polain, S.; Stekke, V.; Thomé, J.-P.; Gaspart, F.; Pomeroy, P.; Larondelle, Y.; Debier, C. (2010). Relationships between vitamin A and PCBs in grey seal mothers and pups during lactation. Environ. Pollut. 158(5): 1570-1575. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envpol.2009.12.012, more
  • Peer reviewed article Thi Tu, H.; Silvestre, F.; Scippo, M.-L.; Thomé, J.-P.; Thanh Phuong, N.; Kestemont, P. (2009). Acetylcholinesterase activity as a biomarker of exposure to antibiotics and pesticides in the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 72(5): 1463-1470. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2009.04.008, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ladriere, O.; Compere, P.; Decloux, N.; Vandewalle, P.; Poulicek, M. (2008). Morphological alterations of zooxanthellae in bleached cnidarian hosts. Cah. Biol. Mar. 49(3): 215-227, more
  • Peer reviewed article Schnitzler, J.G.; Koutrakis, E.T.; Siebert, U.; Thomé, J.-P.; Das, K. (2008). Effects of persistent organic pollutants on the thyroid function of the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) from the Aegean sea, is it an endocrine disruption? Mar. Pollut. Bull. 56(10): 1755-1764. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.06.011, more
  • Peer reviewed article Rees, J.F.; Zal, F.; Thomé, J.P. (2007). Enfer et paradis: la toxicité de l'oxygène chez les organismes abyssaux = Heaven and Hell: Oxygen toxicity in abyssal organisms. Océanis (Paris) 30(3): 277-291, more
  • Peer reviewed article Debier, C.; Chalon, C.; Le Bœuf, B.J.; de Tillesse, T.; Larondelle, Y.; Thomé, J.-P. (2006). Mobilization of PCBs from blubber to blood in northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) during the post-weaning fast. Aquat. Toxicol. 80(2): 149-157. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2006.08.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lepoint, G.; Cox, A.-S.; Dauby, P.; Poulicek, M.; Gobert, S. (2006). Food sources of two detritivore amphipods associated with the seagrass Posidonia oceanica leaf litter. Mar. Biol. Res. 2(5): 355-365. dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000600962797, more
  • Peer reviewed article Debier, C.; Pomeroy, P.P.; Thomé, J.-P.; Mignolet, E.; de Tillesse, T.; Larondelle, Y. (2004). An unexpected parallelism between Vitamin A and PCBs in seal milk. Aquat. Toxicol. 68(2): 179-183. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-445X(04)00098-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Debier, C.; Pomeroy, P.P.; Dupont, C.; Joiris, C.; Comblin, V.; Le Boulengé, E.; Larondelle, Y.; Thomé, J.-P. (2003). Dynamics of PCB transfer from mother to pup during lactation in UK grey seals Halichoerus grypus: differences in PCB profile between compartments of transfer and changes during the lactation period. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 247: 249-256. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps247249, more
  • Peer reviewed article Debier, C.; Pomeroy, P.P.; Dupont, C.; Joiris, C.; Comblin, V.; Le Boulengé, E.; Larondelle, Y.; Thomé, J.-P. (2003). Quantitative dynamics of PCB transfer from mother to pup during lactation in UK grey seals Halichoerus grypus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 247: 237-248. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps247237, more
  • Peer reviewed article Baras, E.; Ndao, M.; Maxi, M.Y.J.; Jeandrain, D.; Thomé, J.-P.; Vandewalle, P.; Mélard, C. (2000). Sibling cannibalism in dorada under experimental conditions. I. Ontogeny, dynamics, bioenergetics of cannibalism and prey size selectivity. J. Fish Biol. 57(4): 1001-1020. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2000.tb02207.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poulicek, M.; Bussers, J.-C.; Vandewalle, P. (2000). Analyse fonctionnelle des peuplements bactériens associés aux scléractiniaires, in: Pichon, M. et al. Les récifs coralliens: 2. Aspects biologiques. Océanis (Paris), 26(3): pp. 351-388, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bianchi, A.; Garcin, J.; Gorsky, G.; Poulicek, M.; Tholosan, O. (1999). Stimulation du potentiel de dégradation dans les eaux marines profondes par les bactéries barotolérantes colonisant les fèces du plancton migrateur = Stimulation of the potential heterotrophic activity in deep seawater by barotolerant bacteria colonizing faecal pellets produced by migrating zooplankton. C. R. Acad. Sci., Sér. 3 Sci. Vie 322(12): 1113-1120. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/S0764-4469(99)00111-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poulicek, M.; Bussers, J.-C.; Vandewalle, P. (1997). Biology and description of Antisabia juliae sp. nov., new Hipponicid gastropod commensal on Turbo spp. in Laing Island (Papua New Guinea). Sci. Mar. (Barc.) 61(Supl. 2): 5-14, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poulicek, M.; Danckers, V. (1995). L'ATP et la charge énergétique adénylique (ECA) en écologie microbienne des milieux aquatiques. Océanis (Paris) 21(1): 191-223, more
  • Damseaux, F.; Kiszka, JK; Heithaus, MH; Scholl, G.; Eppe, G.; Thomé, J.-P.; Lewis, JL; Das, K. (2016). Spatial variation in the concentrations of mercury and persistent organic pollutants in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins from South Florida, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 31, more
  • Dyc, C.; Covaci, A.; Debier, C.; Leroy, C.; Delcroix, E.; Thomé, J.-P.; Das, K. (2015). Pollutant exposure in green and hawksbill marine turtles from the Caribbean region. Regional Studies in Marine Science 2: 158-170. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.rsma.2015.09.004, more
  • Pinzone, M.; Budzinski, H.; Tasciotti, A.; Ody, D.; Lepoint, G.; Schnitzler, J.; Scholl, G.; Thomé, J.-P.; Tapie, N.; Eppe, G.; Das, K. (2015). Influences of blubber composition and profile in the assessment of POPs levels in free-ranging cetaceans, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 107, more
  • Fransolet, D.; Herman, A.-C.; Roberty, S.; Plumier, J.-C. (2012). Increased number of mucocytes in Aiptasia pallida following bleaching, in: Yellowlees, D. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium. pp. 5, more
  • Ladriere, O. (2006). Le blanchiment des coraux : implications microbiennes et nouvelle voie d'investigation. MSc Thesis. Université de Liège: Liège. 93 p., 3 annexes pp., more

Projects (3)  Top | Persons | Publications 
  • BENCORE: Belgian Network for Coastal Reseach, more
  • Description and comparison of the animal biodiversity in tropical zones and of mechanisms underlying its emergence and maintenance, more
  • European microbiology of particulate systems, more

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