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Laboratoire d'Ecogéochimie des Environnements Benthiques
UMR 8222

PÉRU Erwan



Experiments :


Experiments in cold rooms, mesocosms.

Acquisition systems of automated images.

Taxonomy : extraction, separation and identification of benthic macrofauna and meiofauna.

Breeding invertebrates (corals, bivalves), algal cultures.

Electrochemistry : potentiometric, voltametric and amperometric sensors.

Molecular biology : DNA and RNA extraction, PCR.


In-situ experiments :


8 campaigns experiments on the Lacaze-Duthiers canyon (2012-2014).

2 International oceanographic campaigns "Dark life at deep sea vents" (2014) and "Transect" (2018).


Data management :


Establishment of databases (MySQL, PHP)

Statistical analysis (R, Statistica)

Image analysis (J Microvision, Image J)

Video editing (EDIUS)

Contact Informations

Mail(s) : erwan.peru@obs-banyuls.fr

Function and attachment

Engineer CNRS

Health and Safety Assistant


• Galand PE, Chapron L, Meistertzheim AL, Peru E, Lartaud F (2018). The effect of captivity on the dynamics of active bacterial communities differs between two deep sea coral species. Frontiers in Microbiology (in press).

• Chapron L, Péru E, Engler A, Ghiglione JF, Meistertzheim AL, Pruski AM, Purser A, Vétion G, Galand PE, Lartaud F (2018). Macro- and microplastics affect cold-water corals growth, feeding and behaviour. Scientific Reports (in press).

• Kalenitchenko D, Lebris N, Peru E, Galand PE (2018). Ultra-rare marine microbes contribute to key sulfur related ecosystem functions. Molecular Ecology 27(6): 1494-1504.

• Rzeznik-Orignac J, Puisay A, Derelle E, Peru E, Le Bris N, Galand PE (2018). Co-occurring nematodes and bacteria in submarine canyon sediments. PeerJ 6:e5396.

• Kalenitchenko D, Peru E, Contereira Pereia L, Petetin C, Galand PE, Lebris N (2018). The early conversion of deep-sea wood falls into chemosynthetic hotspots revealed by in situ monitoring. Scientific Reports 8: 907

• Kalenitchenko D, Le Bris N, Dadaglio L, Peru E, Besserer A, Galand PE (2018). Bacteria alone establish the chemical basis of the wood-fall chemosynthetic ecosystem in the deep-sea. ISME Journal. 12(2):367-379

• Lartaud F., Meistertzheim A.L., Peru E. and Le Bris N. (2017). In situ growth of reef-building cold-water corals: the good, the bad and the ugly. Deep Sea Research Part I : Oceanographic Research Papers 121: 70–78. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.01.004.

• Galand PE, Lucas S, Fagervold SK, Peru E, Pruski AM, Vétion G, Dupuy C, Guizien K (2016). Disturbance increases microbial community diversity and production in marine sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7:1950

• Lartaud F., Pareige S., de Rafelis M., Feuillassier L., Bideau M., Peru E., De La Vega E., Nedoncelle K., Romans P., Le Bris N. (2014). Temporal changes in the growth of two Mediterranean cold-water corals species in situ and in aquaria. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 99: 64-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.06.024.

• Lartaud F., Pareige S., de Rafelis M., Feuillassier L., Bideau M., Peru E., Romans P., Alcala F. and Le Bris N. (2013). A new approach for assessing cold water coral growth in situ using fluorescent calcein staining. Aquatic Living Resources, 26, 187-196. DOI: 10.1051/alr/2012029.

Erwan Péru (erwan.peru @ obs-banyuls.fr) - 19/10/18

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