Agnès Feurtet-Mazel

Agnès Feurtet-Mazel
University of Bordeaux · Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux (UMR 5805)

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New Caledonia is particularly affected by nickel open pit mining activities because of the presence of ultramafic soils rich in metals. The particles dispersed by atmospheric transport and soil erosion during the excavation of nickel end up by deposition or leaching in rivers where they may be bioaccumulated by organisms living downstream the mines...
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Nanometric revolution is underway, promising technical innovations in a wide range of applications, leading to a potential boost in environmental discharges. Nanoparticle propensity to be transferred throughout trophic chains and to generate toxicity was mainly assessed in primary consumers while a lack of knowledge for higher trophic levels persis...
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The four largest freshwater lakes in southwestern France are of both ecological and economic importance. However, some of them are subjected to mercury (Hg) contamination, resulting in the ban of human consumption of piscivorous fish. Moreover, beyond predatory fish, little information exist regarding Hg levels in other species of these ecosystems....
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In French Guiana, native populations present high level of mercury contamination, which has been linked to the consumption of contaminated fishes. The goal of this study is to undertake a cartography of mercury contamination levels in fishes from the six main Guiana rivers. The selected species for this study is the ubiquitous piscivorous fish Hopl...
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Each year, 5 to 10 million tons of plastic waste is dumped in the oceans via freshwaters and accumulated in huge oceanic gyres. Under the effect of several abiotic factors, macro plastic wastes (or plastic wastes with macro sizes) are fractionated into microplastics (MP) and finally reach the nanometric size (nanoplastic NP). To reveal potential to...
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Fatty acids (FA) are crucial for the maintenance of membrane fluidity and play a central role in metabolic energy storage. Polyunsaturated fatty acids play an essential ecological role since they are key parameters in the nutritional value of algae. Pesticide impacts on fatty acid profiles have been documented in marine microalgae, but remain under...
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Mercury (Hg) and methyl mercury (MeHg) concentrations have never been measured in sediments of coastal lakes of Aquitaine, although high concentrations of Hg have been measured in fish. Our objective was to characterize benthic biogeochemical processes and the distribution of Hg in lake sediments and to connect these results with fish contamination...
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In recent years, mercury levels in some predatory fishes of several lakes of South-West France, exceeding the European Union nutritional recommendations threshold for safe consumption have been noticed. This led to a decision by regional authorities to ban consumption of those species. We conducted a questionnaire-based study on 276 users of four l...
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Nanoparticle (NP) trophic transfer is reported as an important exposure route for organisms in aquatic ecosystems. This study focused on gold nanoparticle (AuNP, PEG-coated, 10 nm diameter) transfer using an experimental benthic food chain which included two trophic levels: natural river biofilm and grazer fish Hypostomus plecostomus. AuNP biofilm...
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Elasticity is a trait of biofilm physiognomy which relates to cell clustering and can be measured by means of an electrochemical assay based on rotating disc electrode (RDE). This study aimed at testing the hypothesis according to which exposure of phototrophic biofilm to toxicant could reduce its elasticity. We compared biofilms developed for 21 d...
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This work addressed the trophic transfer and effects of functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) from periphytic biofilms to the crustacean Gammarus fossarum. Biofilms were exposed for 48 h to 10 nm positively charged functionalized AuNPs at two concentrations, 4.6 and 46 mg/L, and crustaceans G. fossarum grazed on these for 7 days, with daily bio...
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The rising concern about the potential toxicity of synthetic gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in aquatic environments requires a rigorous estimation of physico-chemical parameters of reactions between AuNPs and major freshwater microorganisms. This study addresses the interaction of 10-nm size, positively charged AuNPs with periphytic freshwater diatoms...
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Dwarf eelgrasses (Zostera noltei) populations have decreased since 2005 in Arcachon Bay (southwest France). Various stressors have been pointed out, however the role of xenobiotics like pesticides or copper (Cu) and of parameters like water temperature warming have not yet been explored. To determine their impact, Z. noltei individuals were collect...
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Mining activities in New Caledonia are responsible of Ni and other associated metal trace elements (Cr, Co, Mn and Fe) release in the environment and especially in the upper part of rivers. Nevertheless, the potential accumulation and transfer of these metals in freshwater trophic webs has been poorly studied so far, especially in the area of Mont...
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According to the US National Nanotechnology Initiative, nanoparticles are a set of solid particles with a diameter ranged from 1 to 100 nm. Numerous domains employ nanoparticles (such as industry, cosmetic, construction, medicine…) due to their specific properties. The significant arise of nanomaterials application leads to a boost of environmental...
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Nanomaterials represent today a major economic and technological issue, because of their innovating properties rising from their nanometric size (1 to 100 nm) and in particular of their chemical compositions, sizes, specific surfaces and varied surface qualities. These nanomaterials are present in sectors as varied as building, car industry, chemis...
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Introduction The identification of urban pollutant sources is a major issue to restore estuarine and coastal water quality. Moreover, it is a useful tool to minimize future contamination as worldwide urban populations are projected to increase from ~3.1 to 6.7 billion in 2050, particularly in East Asian countries with high economic development. Th...
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Estuaries are important interfaces between continent and ocean and deliver invaluable ecosystem services. The identification of urban pollutant sources, especially for trace metals, is a major issue to provide a sustainable management and restore estuarine and coastal water quality. Moreover, it is a useful tool to minimize future contamination as...
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The use of Rapid light curves (RLCs) as a toxicity endpoint for river biofilms was examined in this study and compared to "classical fluorescence parameters" i.e. minimal fluorescence (F0), optimal and effective quantum yields of photosystem II (Fv/Fm and ФPSII). Measurements were performed after exposure to five concentrations of diuron (from 0.3...
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Estuaries are important interface between continent and ocean and deliver invaluable ecosystem services. However, these vital systems are facing different degrees of anthropogenic pressure, especially for trace metals. The evaluation of geochemical risks for estuarine water quality due to urban pressures are of particular concern as world populatio...
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Testing biotransformation capacities of living aquatic microalgae diatoms to naturally synthetize gold nano-particles (AuNP) from gold salts and assessing aftereffects on their viability by microscope observations is a great challenge. In this work, a laboratory experiment was conducted, which aimed to observe (i) directly by transmission electroni...
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This study examined the effects of diuron on strains of three major freshwater diatom species, Eolimna minima, Nitzschia palea and Planothidium lanceolatum. These species are frequently recorded in the Morcille River, where diuron runs off during phytosanitary treatments of the vineyards around. Here, there were three diatom exposure groups for eac...
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Comparative effects of long-term exposure to Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Sampler (POCIS) extracts (PE) and to a reconstituted mixture based on the major compounds quantified in the PE were evaluated on river biofilm communities. The study aimed to characterize the effects of long-term and low-dose exposure to pesticides on natural biofilm co...
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This study aimed to assess the recovery capacity of the freshwater bivalve Corbicula fluminea subjected to industrial metal discharges (Cd, Zn). After a 24-day exposure in a metal-contaminated river, bivalves were transferred and maintained in the laboratory for one year under metal-free conditions. Metal accumulation, metallothionein production an...
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The Riou-Mort watershed (southwest France) exhibits high metal contaminations (Cd and Zn) related to an important mining past. In this context, a remediation process has been implemented in 2007 to reduce the watershed contamination. The aim of this study was to assess the early effectiveness of the remediation process on the hydrosystem contaminat...
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The Morcille River located in the Beaujolais vineyard area (Eastern France) is subjected to strong vine-growing pressure leading to the contamination by a range of herbicides and fungicides of the surrounding freshwater environment. Particularly high concentrations of norflurazon, desmethyl norflurazon and tebuconazole were recorded in spring 2010...
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While the induction of teratology by cadmium (Cd) on diatoms is already known, reversal kinetics are not well documented. This study aims to understand the viability of diatoms exhibiting teratological frustules and their reproduction capacities within a Cd-impacted population to predict their return to normal diatom forms. We worked on a frequentl...
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Metal wastes have been repeatedly shown to significantly disturb periphytic communities. This study considers an industrial contamination site subjected to remediation processes since 2007. With the aim of finding relevant bioindicators of the restoration capacity of such impacted hydrosystems, this study focussed on biofilm and diatom recovery kin...
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Metal wastes can significantly disturb aquatic communities, particularly photosynthetic organisms, the main primary producers in freshwater running ecosystems. In this study, biofilms and diatoms were used as bioindicators to characterize the kinetics of biofilm recovery. An experimental decontamination study was conducted under laboratory conditio...
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This study focuses on an industrial contamination site subjected to remediation processes since 2007 in the Riou-Mort watershed (southwest France). The purpose was to assess the first impacts of remediation on periphytic biofilms, and was performed during two years of biomonitoring. Periphytic biofilms were collected on glass slides immersed 24 day...
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Copper adsorption on the surface and intracellular uptake inside the cells of four representative taxons of soil and aquatic micro-organisms: aerobic rhizospheric heterotrophs (Pseudomonas aureofaciens), anoxygenic (Rhodovulum steppense) and oxygenic (cyanobacteria Gloeocapsa sp. and freshwater diatoms Navicula minima) phototrophs were studied in a...
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Diatoms play a key role in the functioning of streams, and their sensitivity to many environmental factors has led to the development of numerous diatom-based indices used in water quality assessment. Although diatom-based monitoring of metal contamination is not currently included in water quality monitoring pro-grams, the effects of metals on dia...
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Field transfer experiments of periphytic diatom assemblages developed on artificial substrates were set up to assess the responses of those communities to environ- mental disturbances. The glass slides were positioned for colonization at the relatively unpolluted site (Red, in the Red River) and at the heavily polluted site (TL, in the To Lich Rive...
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Despite a significant decrease in the metallic waste emissions from an industrial site and a remediation process initiated in 2007, the Riou-Mort watershed (southwest France) still exhibits high Cd and Zn concentrations. Metal wastes have long been proven to significantly disturb aquatic communities. In this study, bioaccumulation capacities and re...
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This study was undertaken to develop molecular tools to assess water quality using diatoms as the biological model. Molecular approaches were designed following the development of a rapid and easy RNA extraction method suited to diatoms and the sequencing of genes involved in mitochondrial and photosystem metabolism. Secondly the impact of cadmium...
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Field transfer experiments of periphytic diatom assemblages developed on artificial substrates were set up to assess the responses of those communities to environmental disturbances. The glass slides were positioned for colonization at the relatively unpolluted site (Red, in the Red River) and at the heavily polluted site (TL, in the To Lich River)...
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This study addresses the interaction of Cd with natural biofilms of periphytic diatoms grown during different seasons in metal-contaminated and metal-non-contaminated streams, along a tributary of the Lot River, France. Specifically, it aims to test whether the biofilms from contaminated sites have developed a protective mechanism due to high Cd ex...
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A study was undertaken to examine cadmium accumulation in freshwater biofilm, its effects on biofilm development and on diatom community structure in laboratory experimental conditions. A suspension of a biofilm originated from the Riou-Mort River (South West France) was inoculated into three experimental units containing clean glass substrates und...
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The molecular mechanisms of cadmium toxicity for aquatic phototrophic microorganisms, reversible adsorption on the surface, and cellular uptake during growth were investigated by combining batch macroscopic experiments with atomic-level in situ Cd K-edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. The following species were examined: marine plank...
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The relationships between diatom species and cadmium (Cd) accumulated in biofilms of the Riou-Mort River (SW, France) were studied in July 2004 and March 2005. Biofilms were sampled from artificial substrates immersed along a metallic pollution gradient during 20 days. Dynamics of diatom communities and cadmium accumulation were followed by collect...
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A microcosm study was undertaken to examine the effects of dissolved cadmium at various concentrations (0, 10, and 100 microg . L(-1)) on biofilm accumulation and diatom assemblages. A natural biofilm sampled from the Riou-Mort River (Southwest France) was inoculated into three experimental systems, where biofilm settled on glass slides. Samples co...
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Periphytic diatom communities’ colonization patterns were studied at three sampling stations of the Red–Nhue–Tolich hydrosystem presenting different urban pollution levels by using artificial substrates for 6 weeks in dry season 2005. Structural characteristics of periphytic diatoms developed on glass substrates at each sampling site were followed...
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This work is devoted to the physico-chemical study of cadmium and lead interaction with diatom–water interfaces for two marine planktonic (Thalassiosira weissflogii, TW; Skeletonema costatum, SC) and two freshwater periphytic species (Achnanthidium minutissimum, AMIN; Navicula minima, NMIN) by combining adsorption measurements with surface complexa...
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The effects of urban pollution from Hanoi city on the benthic diatom communities of the Nhue–Tolich river system were studied during the 2003 dry season. Benthic diatoms were allowed to grow on glass slides suspended in the water flow for 4weeks. To reveal the relationship between water quality and diatom communities, Canonical correspondence analy...
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This work is devoted to characterization of zinc interaction in aqueous solution with two marine planktonic (Thalassiosira weissflogii = TW, Skeletonema costatum = SC) and two freshwater periphytic species (Achnanthidium minutissimum = AMIN, Navicula minima = NMIN) by combining adsorption and electrophoretic measurements with surface complexation m...
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This work reports on a concerted study of diatom-water interfaces for two marine planktonic (Thalassiosira weissflogii= TW, Skeletonema costatum= SC) and two freshwater periphytic species (Achnanthidium minutissimum= AMIN, Navicula minima= NMIN). Proton surface adsorption was measured at 25°C, pH of 3 to 11 and ionic strength of 0.001 to 1.0 M via...
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Periphytic diatom communities are important primary producers in streams where their characteristics are influenced by many environmental factors. To study and cut off real effects of metal pollution (Cd, Zn) on these communities, complementary experiments were performed in order to precise short term effects of pollution during a four weeks coloni...
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Many field and experimental studies have been conducted to reveal modifications of periphytic diatom communities under metal pollution, but most of the approaches presented drawbacks: variability of environmental factors for field studies and lack of representativity for experimental ones. An original approach that allows growth of periphytic commu...
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SUMMARY 1. Two experiments were performed with periphytic diatoms originating from the River Lot (France) and allowed to grow on clean substrata within indoor artificial streams. Three cadmium (Cd) levels (control, low Cd=10 μg L−1 and high Cd=100 μg L−1) were used to test the effects of Cd on (i) the settlement and development of diatom communitie...
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Short-term effects of metal pollution were assessed by transferring periphytic diatom communities developed on artificial substrates from a reference site to a site polluted by heavy metals (around 15 microg Cd L(-1) and 800 microg Zn L(-1)), located in neighbouring streams. Metal sensitivity of mature assemblages (aged 1 month) was evaluated by st...
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The effects of temperature on the bioaccumulation of the phenylurea herbicide isoproturon (IPU) and on the growth inhibition induced on two freshwater rooted macrophytes--Elodea densa and Ludwigia natans--were investigated using indoor microcosms. The experimental protocol was based on five temperatures (12, 16, 20, 24, and 28 degrees C) and two co...
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Bioaccumulation and effects of the herbicide Isoproturon (IPU) on two freshwater rooted macrophytes Elodea densa and Ludwigia natans were studied after direct exposure via the water column in indoor microcosms. Three complementary experiments were set up, based on two [IPU] ranges (0–1000 and 0–100 μg.L−1 - 6 points/range) and on a chronological ap...
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The toxic effects of the phenylurea herbicide Isoproturon -IPU: (3-(4-isopropylphenyl)-1, 1-dimethylurea)-were studied on the colonization of periphytic diatom communities, within indoor microcosms consisting of a mixed biotope (water column and natural sediment) and two biological species-rooted macrophyte cuttings (Elodea densa) and benthic bival...
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The experimental approach to the effects of the phenylurea herbicide Isoproturon (IPU), on the photosynthesis activity of leaf cells of the freshwater macrophyte Elodea densa was based on the fast induction kinetics of the PSII chlorophyll a in vivo fluorescence. FI/FP ratios determined on the induction curves exhibited a noticeable effect at 5 mic...
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The actions and interactions of temperature, photoperiod and water column pH on inorganic mercury (Hgll‐HgCl2) and methylmercury (MeHg‐CH3HgCl) bioaccumulation by a burrowing mayfly were studied. Mercury was added twice daily to the water column (8 μgHg/3L/day) for 15 days.Highest Hg bioaccumulation in the nymphs was observed after addition of MeHg...
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Accumulation of HgCl2 and CH3HgCl byHexagenia rigida nymphs from contaminated sediment and water column was investigated experimentally, taking into account 3 abiotic factors (temperature, pH and photoperiod). When the contamination of the experimental units was based on sediment compartment, Hg concentrations at the whole organism level revealed v...
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Based on a three-compartment system — water, natural sediment, Hexagenia rigida nymphs — an experimental study was set up, using a complete factorial design, to quantify the actions and interactions of three abiotic factors (temperature: 10, 18, and 26°C; photoperiod: 6, 12, and 18 h per day; pH: 5.0 and 7.5) on inorganic mercury (HgCl2) and methyl...

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Determine the fate and potential toxic effects of nanoscale plastic wastes and their associated contaminants in the environment through a multidisciplinary approach (chemistry, ecotoxicology and sensitization).
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