Philippe Dubois

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About me

I am Research Director at the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium) and Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. My research focuses on the relationships between environmental stressors and morphology, biomechanics, biochemistry and physiology of marine benthic organisms. Current topics include plasticity and scope for acclimatization to global change in marine benthic metazoa and monitoring of possible refuge zones in face of ocean acidification.

Projects

  • Conservation Biology and Sustainable farming of Black Corals along the southern coast of Madagascar (COBICO) (with ULiège and UMons)
  • Effects of global change on coastal marine habitats of the Kerguelen Islands. Establishment of a base line for ecological and genetic monitoring, protection, and conservation (Proteker III) (Leader: University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté)
  • Impact du Changement Océanique sur la biologie des organismes calcifiants : le cas de l’ormeau Européen Haliotis tuberculata, une espèce d’intérêt économique-ICOBio (with Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris; Sorbonne Université, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France-Haliotis)

Position

  • Research Director (National Fund for Scientific Research)
  • Professor (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Expertise

  1. Eco-physiology
  2. Morphology
  3. Biomechanics
  4. Ecotoxicology

Teaching

Université Libre de Bruxelles :

  1. Biodiversité et conservation – écosystèmes terrestres et aquatiques (BIOL-F-449): Ecologie marine
  2. Ecotoxicologie (BIOL-F-441)

Publications

Roussel, S., Coheleach, M., Martin, S., Day, R., Badou, A., Huchette, S., Dubois, P., Servili, A., Gaillard, F., & Auzoux-Bordenave, S. (2024). From reproductive behaviour to responses to predators: Ocean acidification does not impact the behaviour of an herbivorous marine gastropod. Science of The Total Environment, 907, 167526. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.167526
Godefroid, M., Vandendriessche, M., Todinanahary, G. G. B., Ransquin, I., & Dubois, P. (2024). Thermal sensitivity of black corals (Antipatharia: Hexacorallia): Comparisons between sympatric species from a thermally fluctuating site in Madagascar and between allopatric congenerics. Science of The Total Environment, 908, 168311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.168311
Godefroid, M., Vandendriessche, M., Todinanahary, G. G. B., Ransquin, I., & Dubois, P. (2024). Thermal sensitivity of black corals (Antipatharia: Hexacorallia): Comparisons between sympatric species from a thermally fluctuating site in Madagascar and between allopatric congenerics. Science of The Total Environment, 908, 168311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.168311
Gouveia, A., Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., Espino, F., Tuya, F., Haroun, R., Herrera, A., & Otero-Ferrer, F. (2023). Thermal stress response of Antipathella wollastoni (Gray, 1857) from the Canary Islands archipelago. Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-023-02415-2
Davezies, I., Dubois, P., & Hédouin, L. (2023). La zone mésophotique : un conservatoire corallien du futur. Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., & Hédouin, L. (2023). Thermal tolerance of black corals (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia) A global comparative approach [PhD Thesis]. Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Dimopoulos, A., Terrana, L., & Dubois, P. (2023). Effet de la charge en particules sédimentaires sur des antipathaires (Hexacorallia : Antipatharia) du Grand Récif de Tuléar, Madagascar [Master Thesis]. Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Godefroid, M., Gouveia, A., Otero-Ferrer, F., Espino, F., Tuya, F., & Dubois, P. (2023). Higher daily temperature range at depth is linked with higher thermotolerance in antipatharians from the canary islands. Journal of Thermal Biology, 115, 103593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2023.103593
Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., & Hédouin, L. (2023). Thermal performance with depth: Comparison of a mesophotic scleractinian and an antipatharian species subjected to internal waves in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Marine Environmental Research, 184, 105851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2022.105851
Godefroid, M., Zeimes, T., Bramanti, L., Romans, P., Bo, M., Toma, M., Danis, B., Dubois, P., & Guillaumot, C. (2023). Low vulnerability of the Mediterranean antipatharian Antipathella subpinnata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) to ocean warming. Ecological Modelling, 475, 110209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2022.110209
Godefroid, M., Gouveia, A., Otero-Ferrer, F., Espino, F., Tuya, F., & Dubois, P. (2023). Higher daily temperature range at depth is linked with higher thermotolerance in antipatharians from the canary islands. Journal of Thermal Biology, 115, 103593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2023.103593
Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., & Hédouin, L. (2023). Thermal performance with depth: Comparison of a mesophotic scleractinian and an antipatharian species subjected to internal waves in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Marine Environmental Research, 184, 105851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2022.105851
Godefroid, M., Hédouin, L., Mercière, A., & Dubois, P. (2022). Thermal stress responses of the antipatharian Stichopathes sp. from the mesophotic reef of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Science of The Total Environment, 820, 153094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153094
Godefroid, M., Hédouin, L., Mercière, A., & Dubois, P. (2022). Thermal stress responses of the antipatharian Stichopathes sp. from the mesophotic reef of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Science of The Total Environment, 820, 153094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153094
Godefroid, M., Hédouin, L., Mercière, A., & Dubois, P. (2022). Thermal stress responses of the antipatharian Stichopathes sp. from the mesophotic reef of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Science of The Total Environment, 820, 153094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153094
Guillaumot, C., Belmaker, J., Buba, Y., Fourcy, D., Dubois, P., Danis, B., Moan, E. L., & Saucède, T. (2022). Classic or hybrid? The performance of next generation ecological models to study the response of Southern Ocean species to changing environmental conditions. 17.
Dugauquier, J., Godefroid, M., M’Zoudi, S., Terrana, L., Todinanahary, G., Eeckhaut, I., & Dubois, P. (2021). Ecomechanics of black corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia): A comparative approach. Invertebrate Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ivb.12347
Dugauquier, J.-M., Godefroid, M., M’Zoudi, S., Terrana, L., Todinanahary, G., Eeckhaut, I., & Dubois, P. (2021). Ecomechanics of black corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia): A comparative approach. Invertebrate Biology, 8.
Gress, E., Eeckhaut, I., Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., Richir, J., & Terrana, L. (2021). Investigating densities of Symbiodiniaceae in two species of Antipatharians (black corals) from Madagascar [Preprint]. Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.22.427691
Gress, E., Eeckhaut, I., Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., Richir, J., & Terrana, L. (2021). Investigation into the Presence of Symbiodiniaceae in Antipatharians (Black Corals). 14.
Dubois, Ph. (2020). Biological control of skeleton properties in echinoderms. In C. De Ridder, P. Dubois, M.-C. Lahaye, & M. Jangoux (Eds.), Echinoderm Research (1st ed., pp. 17–22). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003078951-4
Conand, C., & De Ridder, C. (2020). Reproduction asexuée par scission chez Holothuria atra (Holothuroidea) dans des populations de platiers récifaux. In C. De Ridder, P. Dubois, M.-C. Lahaye, & M. Jangoux (Eds.), Echinoderm Research (1st ed., pp. 71–76). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003078951-13
Bulteel, P., Coulon, P., & Jangoux, M. (2020). Essai d’estimation de la croissance de l’holothuride Holothuria tubulosa (Echinodermata) en aquarium. In C. De Ridder, P. Dubois, M.-C. Lahaye, & M. Jangoux (Eds.), Echinoderm Research (1st ed., pp. 155–158). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003078951-26
Dubois, P., & Jangoux, M. (2020). The microstructure of the asteroid skeleton (Asterias rubens). In B. F. Keegan & B. D. S. O’Connor (Eds.), Echinodermata (1st ed., pp. 507–512). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003079224-105
Avignon, S., Auzoux-Bordenave, S., Martin, S., Dubois, P., Badou, A., Coheleach, M., Richard, N., Di Giglio, S., Malet, L., Servili, A., Gaillard, F., Huchette, S., & Roussel, S. (2020). An integrated investigation of the effects of ocean acidification on adult abalone (Haliotis tuberculata). ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsz257. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsz257
Arivalagan, J., Marie, B., Chiappetta, G., Vinh, J., Gallet, X., Lebon, M., M’Zoudi, S., Dubois, P., Berland, S., & Marie, A. (2020). Deciphering shell proteome within different Baltic populations of mytilid mussels illustrates important local variability and potential consequences in the context of changing marine conditions. Science of The Total Environment, 745, 140878. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140878
Kołbuk, D., Di Giglio, S., M’Zoudi, S., Dubois, P., Stolarski, J., & Gorzelak, P. (2020). Effects of seawater Mg 2+ /Ca 2+ ratio and diet on the biomineralization and growth of sea urchins and the relevance of fossil echinoderms to paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Geobiology, 18(6), 710–724. https://doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12409
Di Giglio, S., Spatafora, D., Milazzo, M., M’Zoudi, S., Zito, F., Dubois, P., & Costa, C. (2020). Are control of extracellular acid-base balance and regulation of skeleton genes linked to resistance to ocean acidification in adult sea urchins? Science of The Total Environment, 720, 137443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137443
Di Giglio, S., Lein, E., Hu, M. Y., Stumpp, M., Melzner, F., Malet, L., Pernet, P., & Dubois, P. (2020). Skeletal integrity of a marine keystone predator (Asterias rubens) threatened by ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 526, 151335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2020.151335
Auzoux-Bordenave, S., Wessel, N., Badou, A., Martin, S., M’Zoudi, S., Avignon, S., Roussel, S., Huchette, S., & Dubois, P. (2020). Ocean acidification impacts growth and shell mineralization in juvenile abalone (Haliotis tuberculata). Marine Biology, 167(1), 11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-019-3623-0
Auzoux-Bordenave, S., Wessel, N., Badou, A., Martin, S., M’Zoudi, S., Avignon, S., Roussel, S., Huchette, S., & Dubois, P. (2020). Ocean acidification impacts growth and shell mineralization in juvenile abalone (Haliotis tuberculata). Marine Biology, 167(1), 11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-019-3623-0
Di Giglio, S., & Dubois, P. (2020). Biological characteristics modulating the sensitivity of calcification under Ocean Acidification: A comparative approach in adult echinoderms [PhD Thesis]. Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Cohen‐Rengifo, M., Agüera, A., Bouma, T., M’Zoudi, S., Flammang, P., & Dubois, P. (2019). Ocean warming and acidification alter the behavioral response to flow of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Ecology and Evolution, ece3.5678. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5678
Michel, L. N., Danis, B., Dubois, P., Eleaume, M., Fournier, J., Gallut, C., Jane, P., & Lepoint, G. (2019). Increased sea ice cover alters food web structure in East Antarctica. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 8062. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44605-5
Kołbuk, D., Dubois, P., Stolarski, J., & Gorzelak, P. (2019). Effects of seawater chemistry (Mg2+/Ca2+ ratio) and diet on the skeletal Mg/Ca ratio in the common sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Marine Environmental Research, 145, 22–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.02.006
Asnaghi, V., Collard, M., Mangialajo, L., Gattuso, J.-P., & Dubois, P. (2019). Bottom-up effects on biomechanical properties of the skeletal plates of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816) in an acidified ocean scenario. Marine Environmental Research, 144, 56–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.12.002
Gorzelak, P., Dery, A., Dubois, P., & Stolarski, J. (2018). Correction to: Sea urchin growth dynamics at microstructural length scale revealed by Mn-labeling and cathodoluminescence imaging. Frontiers in Zoology, 15(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-018-0253-1
Wessel, N., Martin, S., Badou, A., Dubois, P., Huchette, S., Julia, V., Nunes, F., Harney, E., Paillard, C., & Auzoux-Bordenave, S. (2018). Effect of CO2–induced ocean acidification on the early development and shell mineralization of the European abalone (Haliotis tuberculata). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 508, 52–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2018.08.005
Cohen-Rengifo, M., Agüera, A., Detrain, C., Bouma, T. J., Dubois, P., & Flammang, P. (2018). Biomechanics and behaviour in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816) when facing gradually increasing water flows. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 506, 61–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2018.05.010
Dery, A., Tran, P. D., Compère, P., & Dubois, P. (2018). Cidaroids spines facing ocean acidification. Marine Environmental Research, 138, 9–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.03.012
Dery, A., Tran, P. D., Compère, P., & Dubois, P. (2018). Cidaroids spines facing ocean acidification - Supplementary informations. Marine Environmental Research, 138, 10.
Dery, A., Collard, M., & Dubois, P. (2017). Ocean Acidification Reduces Spine Mechanical Strength in Euechinoid but Not in Cidaroid Sea Urchins. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(7), 3640–3648. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b05138

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