I am an Ecosystem/Microbial Ecologist interested in the effects of emerging contaminants and global change on ecosystem health, especially on soil fertility, plant-microbiome interactions and water quality.
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Marie Simonin, Ph.D
Institute of Research for Development (IRD)
Interactions Plant-Microorganism-Environment Lab
(IPME), Montpellier, France
January 2019: Goodbye Duke! After 3 awesome years in the Bernhardt Lab, I will start a new postdoc at IPME (IRD, Montpellier, France) on plant-microbiome interactions with Lionel Moulin, Laurent Laplaze (DIADE) and Laurent Cournac (Eco&Sols).
January 2019: The paper presenting the methodology and a preliminary meta-analysis of the Microbiome Stress Project is out in Frontiers in Microbiology!
December 2018: New paper in Frontiers in Microbiology on the effects of copper oxide nanomaterials on soil microbial activities.
August 2018: New paper published in Nature Nanotechnology on the fate of gold nanomaterials in wetlands and their biodissolution by plant periphyton!
I will be at the ISME meeting in Leipzig to present a poster on the Microbiome Stress Project
July 2018: New paper in Frontiers in Microbiology on the effects of nanopesticides on plant and soil microorganisms in an agro-ecosystem + 2 papers accepted on the wetland mesocosm experiment! 1 in Nature Nanotechnology and the other in ES&T!
June 2018: New paper in Ecological Applications! Nanomaterials + Nutrient pollution intensify eutrophication and cause algal blooms. See press release here. Our article featured as top story on NSF Science news!
May 2018: SETAC Europe meeting in Rome to present our results on the identification of bacterial indicator taxa along an urbanization gradient
March 2018: Field work in West Virginia to perform eDNA survey in 100 streams to assess the impact of mountain-top mining on biodiversity
November 2017: Going to the 1st Microbial Ecotoxicology Conference (EcotoxicoMic) in Lyon France !
August 2017: Talk at ESA 2017 (Portland) on the results of both the wetland and terrestrial mesocosm experiments!
June 2017 : At the SFS meeting 2017 (Raleigh, NC)!
Co-chair of the special session "Stressing the Eco in Freshwater Ecotoxicology".
June 2017 : Final sampling (Day 365) of our terrestrial mesocosm experiment looking at the impact of nanopesticides on agro-ecosystems!
May 2017: A new paper in FEMS Microbiology Letters! Short-term responses and resistance of soil microbial community structure to elevated CO2 and N addition in grassland mesocosms (pdf).
April 2017: Seminar at Baylor University thanks to the award of the CEINT Scholar Steering committee. See here the CEINT news!
February 2017: A new paper in Nanotoxicology! Titanium dioxide nanoparticles cause non-classical dose-response on soil nitrification (pdf).
January 2017: Take a look at the NSF video of Science Nation that highlights our work at the CEINT Mesocosm experiment facility!
October 2016: Final sampling of the CEINT wetland mesocosm experiment! See here the CEINT news
September 2016: 2 papers accepted on the same day!
One in ES&T: Transport and toxicity of repeated TiO2 exposures in soil (pdf)
The second in Scientific Reports: TiO2-NPs cause a disruption of the soil N cycle.
May 2016: Talk at SETAC Europe (Nantes, France) about unlinear dose-response curves associated to nanomaterials
January 2016: Starting a new postdoc at Duke University with Emily Bernhardt and Ben Colman (University of Montana)
October 2015: PhD defense at the University of Lyon (France)