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Postal Address:




Université Montpellier 2, UMR 5119 Ecolag



Case 093



34095 Montpellier Cedex 05, France



Research Interests

The central theme of my research is the study of the interactions between heterotrophic bacteria and colored (CDOM) and non-colored dissolved organic matter (DOM) and of the degree of linkage between autotrophic and heterotrophic micro-organisms. I also look at how anthropogenic impacts such as increased pCO2 and inorganic and organic wastes alter the transfer of carbon between these two compartments.



2007 - present: IRD scientist, Camelia.
Location : UMR 5119  Université de Montpellier
Programme : CAMELIA, characterisation and modeling of exchanges in lagoons subject to anthropogenic influences.

2005 - 2007: IRD scientist, Camelia.
Location : Centre IRD de Nouméa, New Caledonia
Programme : CAMELIA, characterisation and modeling of exchanges in lagoons subject to anthropogenic influences.

2003 - 2004: IRD scientist, Cyano.
Location : Centre IRD de Nouméa, New Caledonia
Programme : Fate of organic carbon fixed by the cyanobacteria Trichodesmium (

2002 - 2003: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location :
Laboratoire d’ Oceanographie de Villefranche, France.

Programme : EU project EUROTROPH (


2000 - 2001: CNRS Postdoctoral fellow (Poste Rouge).
Location :
Laboratoire d’ Oceanographie de Villefranche, France
Programme :

1994 - 2000: PhD Student
Location : University of Maryland
Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science Program,

Dissertation title: Biological production of colored dissolved organic matter (Advisor: TR Fisher).


Research interests

- Influence of toxic trace metals on phytoplanktonic structure and function in the South West Lagoon of New Caledonia

- EUROTROPH - Nutrients Cycling and the Trophic Status of Coastal Ecosystems (

- Biogeochemical controls of bacterial Colored Dissolved Organic Material (CDOM) production.

- Response of bacterial respiration to viral attack and lysis (


- Fate of organic carbon fixed by the cyanobacteria Trichodesmium (



International journals

1) Fisher, TR, JD Hagy & EJ Rochelle-Newall. 1998. Dissolved and particulate organic carbon in Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries. 21: 215-229. [pdf]


2) Rochelle-Newall, EJ, TR Fisher, CL Fan & PM Glibert. 1999. Dynamics of chromophoric dissolved organic matter and dissolved organic carbon in experimental mesocosms. Int. J. Rem. Sens. 20: 627-641.  [pdf]


3) Lee, K-Y, TR Fisher & EJ Rochelle-Newall. 2001. Modeling the hydrochemistry of the Choptank River basin using GWLF and Arc/Info: 2. Model application. Biogeochemistry. 56: 311-348 [pdf]


4) Rochelle-Newall, EJ & TR Fisher. 2002. An investigation into phytoplankton as a source of chromophoric dissolved organic matter. Marine Chemistry. 77: 7-21.  [pdf]


5) Rochelle-Newall, EJ & TR Fisher. 2002. Chromophoric dissolved organic matter and dissolved organic carbon in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Chemistry. 77: 23-41.  [pdf]


6) Lemée, R, EJ Rochelle-Newall, F Van Wambeke, M-D Pizay, P Rinaldi & J-P Gattuso. 2002. Seasonal variation of bacterial production, respiration and growth efficiency in the open NW Mediterranean Sea. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 29: 227-237.  [pdf]


7) Betteral, Y, JR Dolan, K Hornak, R Lemee, M Masin, M-L Pedrotti, EJ Rochelle-Newall, K Simek, T Sime-Ngando. 2002. Strong, weak, and missing links in a microbial community of the N.W. Mediterranean Sea. FEMS Microbiology ecology. 42: 451-462.  [pdf]


8) Engel, A., B Delille, S Jacquet, U Riebesell, EJ Rochelle-Newall, A Terbuggen, I Zondervan. 2004. TEP and DOC production by Emiliania huxleyi exposed to different CO2 concentrations: A mesocosm experiment. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 34:93-104.  [pdf]


9) Rochelle-Newall, E., B Delille, J-P Gattuso, S Jacquet, Michel Frankignoulle, A Terbruggen, U Riebesell, I Zondervan. 2004. Chromophoric dissolved organic matter in experimental mesocosms maintained under different pCO2 levels. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 272: 25-31.  [pdf]


10) Engel A, S Thoms, U Riebesell, EJ Rochelle-Newall, I Zondervan. 2004. Polysaccharide aggregation: a sink of marine dissolved organic carbon. Nature. 428: 929-932.  [pdf]


11) Veuger, B, JJ Middelburg, HTS Boschker, J Nieuwenhuize, P van Rijswijk and EJ Rochelle-Newall. 2004. Microbial uptake of dissolved inorganic and organic nitrogen in the Randers Fjord. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science. 61:507-515.  [pdf]


12) Rochelle-Newall, EJ, JJ Middelburg, HTS Boschker, MD Pizay, J-P Gattuso. 2004. Degradation of riverine dissolved organic matter by coastal bacteria. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 37: 9-22.  [pdf]


13) Engel A, I Zondervan, K Aerts, A Benthien, L Chou, B Delille, J-P Gattuso, J Harley, C Heemann, L Hoffmann, S Jacquet, J Nejstgaard, M-D Pizay, E Rochelle-Newall, U Schneider, A Terbrueggen, U Riebesell. Testing the direct effect of CO2 concentration on marine phytoplankton: A mesocosm experiment with the coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi. Limnol.Oceangr. 50(2): 493-507 [pdf]


14) Renaud F, Pringault O, Rochelle-Newall E. 2005. Effects of the colonial cyanobacterium Trichodesmium spp. on bacterial activity. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 41: 261-270 [pdf]

15) Pringault,O, Tassas, V, Rochelle-Newall, E. 2007. Consequences of Light Respiration on the Production / Respiration Ratio in Pelagic Systems. Biogeosciences. 4: 105-114. [pdf]

16) Mari, X, Rochelle-Newall, E, Torréton, J-P, Pringault, O, Jouon, A. Dissolved organic matter reactivity as a function of water residence time along eutrophication gradients in the southwest lagoon of New Caledonia. 2007. Limnology Oceanography. 52: 808-819 [pdf]

17) Rochelle-Newall, EJ, Winter, C, Barrón, C, Borges, AV, Duarte, CM, Elliott, M, Frankignoulle, M, Gazeau, F, Middelburg, JJ, Pizay, M-D, and Gattuso, J-P. 2007. An artificial neural network analysis of factors controlling ecosystem metabolism in the coastal ocean. Ecological Applications17(5) Supplement, 2007, pp. S185–S196 [pdf]

18) Torréton, J-P, Faure, V, Jouon, Rochelle-Newall, E, Jacquet, S, Douillet, P. 2007. Correspondence between the distribution of hydrodynamic time parameters and the distribution of biological and chemical variables in a semi-enclosed coral reef lagoon. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science. 74 :766-776 [pdf]

19) Bonilla-Findji, O, Malits, A, Lefèvre, D, Rochelle-Newall, E, Lemée, R, Weinbauer, MG, Gattuso, J-P.  Viral effects on bacterial respiration, production and growth efficiency: Consistent trends in the Southern Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Dea-Sea Res. Part II 55: 790-800 [pdf]

20) Rochelle-Newall, E.J., Torreton, J.P., Mari, X., Pringault, O. Phytoplankton-bacterioplankton coupling in the coastal sub-tropical South Pacific. Aquatic Microbial Ecology (in press)

21) Rochelle-Newall E., Rouchon C., Mari X., Torréton JP. and Pringault O. Zinc induces shifts in microbial carbon flux. Aquatic Microbial Ecology (in press)

22) Pringault O, Tesson S and Rochelle-Newall E. Light respiration and bacterio-phytoplankton coupling in a coastal environment. Microbial Ecology (In press)


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Book chapters


1) E. Rochelle-Newall, RJT Klein, K Barrett, H Behrendt, T Bresser, A Cieslak, E Debruin, T Edwards, P Herman, R Laane, L Ledoux, H Lindeboom, W Lise, S Moncheva, P Moschella, RJ Nicholls, M Stive, J Vermaat. 2005. Global change and the European coast: Climate change and economic development. In: Managing European Coasts: Past, present and future. Eds: J. Veermat et al. Elsevier, Amsterdam.


2) Wietze Lise, JG Timmerman, K Barrett, T Bresser, E de Bruin, T Edwards, A Kontogioanni, T O’Riordan, E Rochelle-Newall and Ja Vermaat. Institutional and capacity requirements for implementation of the WFD. In: Managing European Coasts: Past, present and future. Eds: J. Veermat et al. Elsevier, Amsterdam.


Congress (2004-2005)

Frankignoulle M., Borges A.V., Gazeau F., Delille B., Schiettecatte L.S., Gattuso J.-P., Rochelle-Newall E.J., González-Benítez N., Bonilla-Findji O., Pizay M.D., Wollast R., Vanderborght J.P., Chou L., Loijens M., Folmer I., Middelburg J.J., Van-den-Meersche K., Boschker H.T.S., Veuger B., Duarte C.M., Barron C., Navarro N., Iversen N., Elliot M., Hemingway K.L., Burdon D., Campuzano-Guillen F.J. and J. Allen, Nutrient Cycling and the Trophic Status of Coastal Ecosystems – (EUROTROPH), EUROCEAN 2004, European Conference on Marine Science & Ocean Technology, Galway, Ireland, 10 - 13 May 2004.


Gattuso J.-P., Barron C., Borges A., Duarte C. M., Gazeau F., Middelburg J., Pizay M.-D., Rochelle-Newall, E.J. and Thiolouse, J. Eutrophication and ecosystem metabolism in contrasting coastal ecosystems. ASLO. February, 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.


Rochelle -Newall E.,Renaud F, Pringault O. Inhibition of bacterial production by Trichodesmium. ASLO, 19-25 June 2005, Spain.


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