Julien Lartigue

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Describing the relative magnitude and controls of herbivory and decomposition is important in understanding the trophic transference, recycling, and storage of carbon and nutrients in diverse ecosystems. We examine the variability in herbivory and decomposition between and within a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We also analyze how that(More)
In situ and in vitro nitrate reductase (NR) activity assays designed for use in the field on Enteromorpha sp., Ulva sp., and Gelidium sp. are described. In optimizing each assay, a variety of compounds and assay conditions were tested for their ability to extract NR and preserve its activity. Enteromorpha sp. had similar levels of in vitro NR activity after(More)
The purpose of this field study was to determine the relationship between environmental conditions, particularly high nitrate (NO3 ), low salinity events, and both nitrogen (N) storage (NO3 , ammonium [NH4 ], free amino acids [FAA], protein, and total N) and nitrate reductase (NR) activity in the macroalgae Enteromorpha lingulata and Gelidium pusillum in(More)
The aim of this work is to study the irradiation of iron salts in solid state (heptahydrated ferrous sulfate) and in frozen acid solutions. The study is focused on finding their possible use as dosimeters for low temperature irradiations and high doses. The analysis of the samples was made by UV-visible and Mössbauer spectroscopies. The output signal was(More)
A potential dosimeter based on aqueous frozen solutions and solid-state salt are presented for the evaluation of the energy transferred during the interaction of high-energy radiation with matter at low temperature. The foundation of these dosimeters, both the solid state and the frozen solutions, is based on the measurement of the change of the iron(More)