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Mathieu Olivier

Research group: seds
Office: 322, 3rd floor, south wing
Telephone: 91 26
E-mail: olivier.mathieu@u-bourgogne.fr

Assistant Professor

Equipe SEDS (Sédimentologie, Environnement et Dynamique Sédimentaire)

UMR 6282 Biogéosciences CNRS,

Université de Bourgogne, 6 bd Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France

Tel. +33 (0)3 80 39 91 26

Fax. +33 (0)3 80 39 63 87

olivier.mathieu [at] u-bourgogne.fr

Birth date: 13 january 1977

Research areas

My research activities focus on the study of carbon and nitrogen transfers and transformations in biogeosystems and the link with global change. This research is structured around two axes:

– Quantification of greenhouse gas fluxes: CO2 and N2O emissions in soil and sediment.

– Characterisation and transformation of organic matter: the study of organic carbon dynamics in soil/sediment and in solution, related to carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles.

For this research, I use and develop significant specific skills in stable isotope techniques (13C, 15N, 18O), especially the 13C and 15N labelling technique.

Keywords: soil, isotopic geochemistry, 15N, 13C, greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide, nitrification, denitrification, nitrogen and carbon cycles, organic matter, DOC, WEOC.

Analytical techniques

Stable isotopic geochemistry: mass spectrometry δ15N, δ13C and δ18O, isotopic dilution, isotopic analyses of gaseous and solid forms (minerals and organics).

Other techniques: gas chromatography, elemental analyses C and N, spectrophotometry, distillation of nitrogen mineral forms, atmospheric CO2 measurements and dissolved organic carbon.

Teaching experience

Université de Bourgogne, Dijon (France), in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department (ETEC), around 250 hours/year from the 1st to the 5th year.

Supervisor of postgraduate labwork.


[29] Abdalla K., Chivenge, P., Everson, C., Mathieu, O., Thevenot, M., Chaplot, V., (2016). Long-term annual burning of grassland increases CO2 emissions from soils. Geoderma, 282, 80-86.

[28] Brillante, L., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Bois, B., (2016). Ecophysiological modeling of grapevine water stress in burgundy terroirs by a machine-learning approach. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, article 796, 1-13.

[27] Brillante, L., Bois, B., Lévêque, J., Mathieu, O., (2016). Variations in soil-water use by grapevine according to plant water status and soil physical-chemical characteristics. A 3D spatio-temporal analysis. Europ. J. Agronomy, 77, 122-135.

[26] Brillante, L., Bois, B., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., (2016). Electrical imaging of soil water availability to grapevine: a benchmark experiment of several machine-learning techniques. Precision Agriculure.

[25] Guigue, J., Harir, M., Mathieu, O., Lucio, M., Ranjard, L., Lévêque, J., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., (2016). Ultrahigh-resolution FT-ICR mass spectrometry for molecular characterisation of pressurised hot water-extractable organic matter in soils. Biogeochemistry, 128, 307-326.

[24] Thomazo, C., Vennin, E., Brayard, A., Bour, I., Mathieu, O., Elmeknassi, S., Olivier, N., Escarguel, G., Bylund, K. G., Jenks, J., Stephen, D. A., Fara, E., (2016). A diagenetic control on the Early Triassic Smithian–Spathian carbon isotopic excursions recorded in the marine settings of the Thaynes Group (Utah, USA). Geobiology, 14, 220-236.

[23] Brillante, L., Mathieu, O., Bois, B., Leeuwen, C. Van,. (2015). The use of soil electrical resistivity to monitor plant and soil water relationships in vineyards. SOIL 1, 273–286.

[22] Calandra, I., Labonne, G., Mathieu, O., Henttonen, H., Lévêque, J., Milloux, M.-J., Renvoisé, E., Montuire, S., Navarro, N., (2015). Isotopic partitioning by small mammals in the subnivium. Ecol. Evol. 1–9.

[21] Gontharet, S., Artigas, L.F., Mathieu, O., Levêque, J., Milloux, M.-J., Caillaud, J., Philippe, S., Lesourd, S., Gardel, A., (2015). Effect of emersion/immersion cycles on the elemental and isotopic compositions of the organic matter from surface sediments of an intertidal mud bank (French Guiana): a preliminary study. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 29, 2147–2157.

[20] Guigue, J., Lévêque, J., Mathieu, O., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Lucio, M., Arrouays, D., Jolivet, C., Dequiedt, S., Chemidlin Prévost-Bouré, N., Ranjard, L., (2015). Water-extractable organic matter linked to soil physico-chemistry and microbiology at the regional scale. Soil Biology Biochemistry. 84, 158–167.

[19] Tardy, V., Spor, A., Mathieu, O., Lévèque, J., Terrat, S., Plassart, P., Regnier, T., Bardgett, R., van der Putten, W., Roggero, P., Seddaiu, G., Bagella, S., Lemanceau, P., Ranjard, L., Maron, P.-A., (2015). Shifts in microbial diversity through land use intensity as drivers of carbon mineralization in soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 90, 204–213.

[18] Guigue, J., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Mounier, S., Laffont, R., Maron, P.-A., Navarro, N., Chateau, C., Amiotte-Suchet, P., Lucas, Y., (2014). A comparison of extraction procedures for water-extractable organic matter in soils. European Journal of Soil Science, 65, 520-530.

[17] Gontharet, S., Mathieu, O., Levêque, J., Milloux, M-J., Lesourd, S., Philippe, S., Caillaud, J., Gardel, A., Sarrazin, M., Proisy, C., (2014). Distribution and sources of bulk organic matter (OM) on a tropical intertidal mud bank in French Guiana from elemental and isotopic proxies. Chemical Geology, 376, 1-10.

[16] Brillante, L., Bois, B., Mathieu, O., Bichet, V., Michot, D., Lévêque, J., (2014). Monitoring soil volume wetness in heterogeneous soils by electrical resistivity. A field-based pedotransfer function. Journal of Hydrology, 516, 56-66.

[15] Brillante, L., Bois, B., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J. (2014). Spatio-temporal analysis of grapevine water behaviour in hillsplope vineyards. The example of Corton hill, Burgundy. in: Proceedings of the 10th International Terroir Congress (Eds: B. Balo, P. Majer & G. Varadi), 1 : 124-129 – Actes du colloque : “10th International Terroir Congress”, Tokaj (Hongrie), 2014, extended abstract.

[14] Tardy, V., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Terrat, S., Chabbi, A., Lemanceau, P., Ranjard, L., Maron, P-A., (2014). Stability of soil microbial structure and activity depends on microbial diversity, Environmental Microbiology Reports, 6, 173-183.

[13] Lienhard, P., Terrat, S., Chemidlin Prévost-Bouré, N., Nowak, V., Régnier, T., Sayphoummie, S., Panyasiri, K., Tivet, F., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Maron, P-A., Ranjard, L., (2014). Pyrosequencing evidences the impact of cropping on soil bacterial and fungal diversity in Laos tropical grassland. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 34, 525-533.

[12] Lienhard, P., Terrat, S., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Chemidlin Prévost-Bouré, N., Nowak, V., Régnier, T., Faivre, C., Sayphoummie, S., Panyasiri, K., Tivet, F., Ranjard, L., Maron, P-A., (2013). Soil microbial diversity and C turnover modified by tillageand cropping in Laos tropical grassland. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 11, 391-398.

[11] Bichet, V., Gauthier, E., Massa, C., Perren, B., Richard, H., Petit, C., Mathieu, O., (2013). History and impacts of South Greenland farming activities : an insight from lake deposits. Polard Record, 49, 210-220.

[10] Guigue, J., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Denimal, S., Steinmann, M., Milloux, M.-J., Grisey, H., (2013). Dynamics of copper and zinc sedimentation in a lagooning system receiving landfill leachate. Waste Management, 33, 2287-2295.

[9] Pascault, N., Ranjard, L., Kaisermann, A., Bachar, D., Christen, C., Terrat, S., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Mougel, C., Hénault, C., Lemanceau, P., Péan, M., Boiry, S., Fontaine, S., Maron, P-A., (2013). Stimulation of different functional groups of bacteria by various plant residues as a driver of soil priming effect. Ecosystems, 16, 810-822.

[8] Kèlomé, N. C., Faure, P., Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Oyédé, L. M. (2012). Evidence of organic contamination in urban soils of Cotonou town (Benin). British Journal of Environment & Climate Change, 2, 99-112.

[7] Perren, B., Massa, C., Bichet, V., Gauthier, E., Mathieu, O., Petit, C., Richard, H. (2012) A paleoecological perspective on 1450 years of human and climate impacts in South Greenland. The Holocene, 22, 1025-1034.

[6] Massa, C., Bichet, V., Gauthier, E., Perren, B., Mathieu, O., Petit, C., Monna, M., Giraudeau, J., Losno, R., Richard, H., (2012). A 2500 year record of natural and anthropogenic soil erosion in South Greenland. Quaternary Science Review, 32, 119-130.

[5] Pascault, N., Cécillon, L., Mathieu, O., Hénault, C., Sarr, A., Lévêque, J., Farcy, P., Ranjard, L., Maron, P-A., (2010). In situ dynamics of microbial communities during decomposition of wheat, rape and alfalfa residues. Microbial Ecology, 60, 816-828.

[4] Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Milloux, M.-J., Bizouard, F., Andreux, F., Hénault, C., (2008). Le traçage isotopique pour étudier la production par les microorganismes du sol d’oxyde nitreux, gaz à effet de serre. uB Sciences, Revue Annuelle de la Recherche, N°3, 145-151.

[3] Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Hénault, C., Ambus, P., Milloux, M.-J., Andreux, F., (2007). Influence of 15N enrichment on the net isotopic fractionation factor during the reduction of nitrate to nitrous oxide in soil. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, 21, 1447-1451.

[2] Mathieu, O., Hénault, C., Lévêque, J., Baujard, E., Milloux, M.-J., Andreux, F., (2006). Quantifying the contributions of nitrification and denitrification to the nitrous oxide flux using 15N tracers. Environmental pollution, 144, 933-940.

[1] Mathieu, O., Lévêque, J., Hénault, C., Milloux, M.-J., Bizouard, F., Andreux, F., (2006). Emissions and spatial variability of N2O, N2 and nitrous oxide mole fraction at the field scale, revealed with 15N isotopic techniques. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 38, 941-951.

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