List of PhD students

PhD students working in the field of radioecology

COMET partner
(if any)

NameProject title

Expected date of completion

University at which they are registeredEmail/Personal Web page
State University of New YorkCuiyu WangThe importance of sediment, diet and water temperature in the accumulation of Fukushima-derived radiocesium in coastal fish2017State University of New YorkContact
Cuiyu
 Teba Gil DiazCoastal dynamics of antimony and tellurium species and radionuclides2018Bordeaux University, FranceContact
Teba
UABMaxi Castrillejo

Artificial radionuclides as tracers of ocean circulation and particle scavenging

July
2017
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SpainContact
Maxi
IRSNMarine Roulier Biogeochemical cycle of Iodine in forest ecosystems2018Pau University, FranceContact
Marine
IRSNThomas Ferracci

Modelling of the suspension load of watercourses for the evaluation of radionuclide fluxes

2018Aix-Marseille University, FranceContact
Thomas
IRSNCaroline Arcanjo

 Assessment of in vivo and in vitro tritium effects

2018Aix  Marseille University, FranceContact
Caroline
IRSNPierre-Emmanuel Oms

 Multi-scale transfers of continental inputs in the Bay of Biscay

2018Brest University, FranceContact Pierre-Emmanuel
IRSNLoïc Martin

The fate of radium and thallium at interfaces in a mining context: implications on the long-term consequences of diffuse releases

2017Aix-Marseille University & Institut de Physique du Globe de ParisContact
Loïc
IRSNJackie Tav

Study of the deposit of radionuclides by fog and cloud droplets on plants based on experimentation in situ

2017Institut National Polytechnique Toulouse, FranceContact
Jackie
IRSNLoïc Ducros

Variability of Organically Bound Tritium and Carbon 14 contents in Mediterranean coastal continental hydro-systems - Role of the quality of organic material

2017 Contact
Loïc
IRSNMarie Trijau

Study on different scales of mechanisms for toxic action of ionizing radiation at Daphnia magna

2017Aix-Marseille University, FranceContact
Marie
IRSNHugo Renard

Modeling at hourly intervals of tritium transfers within a prairie ecosystem: characterization of flows and sensitivity analysis 

2017Aix-Marseille University, FranceContact
Hugo
IRSNGeoffrey Pellerin

Quantification of dry deposit speeds and identification of aerosol emission processes on natural covers  

2017 Contact
Geoffrey
IRSNCécile Dubois

Integrated approach to damage from ionizing radiation: from DNA to proteins

2017Montpellier University, FranceContact
Cécile
SCKJackline Mwihaki Kariuki

Mechanistic understanding of the response to low-dose radiation in plants differing in radiosensitivity: molecular profiling of radiation exposed Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa

Sept
2019
Hasselt University, BelgiumContact
Jackline
NERC-CEHTom Scullion

Investigation of direct and indirect effects of exposure to radioactive contaminants in free-living birds by analysis of feather corticosterone concentrations

April
2019
Stirling University, UKContact
Tom
NERC-CEHKatherine Raines

Ecological effects of ionising radiation on invertebrates

December 2018Stirling University, UKContact
Katherine
NMBUFrøydis Meen Wærsted

Naturally occurring radionuclide transfer studies: linking radionuclide mobility and uptake to soil characteristics

December 2017NMBU, NorwayContact
Frøydis
SCKJorden Van De WalleContribution of epigenetic processes to the induction of long-term effects and adaptive responses of plants exposed to low-dose radiationOctober
2017
Hasselt University, BelgiumContact
Jorden
NERC-CEHAlex Chapman

Evaluating the bioavailability of radionuclides in contaminated soil using the Diffusive Gradients in thin films technique

April
2018
Lancaster University, UK

Contact
Alex

Webpage

NERC-CEHPhakphum Aramrun

Advancing the measurement of the radiation exposure in large mammals

September 2018University of Salford, UKContact Phakphum
NERC-CEHRoss Fawkes

New methods of determining radionuclides in wildlife: new detectors for live-monitoring

October
2018
University of Salford, UKContact
Ross
NMBU/NRPAAstrid Liland

 Societal consequences of nuclear accidents

December 2020Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NorwayContact
Astrid
SUAnna-Lea Golz

Role of ecological processes in determining effects of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems

December 2018Stockholm University, SwedenContact
Anna-Lea
University of Seville/NMBUJose Galván Radioactive particle transformation processesJune
2018
University of Seville (USEV), Spain/Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), NorwayContact
Jose

 

Rena MikailovaImpact assessment for public and non-human biota resulted from NPP potential accidental releasesOctober
2017
Russian Institute of Radiology & Agroecology, Russia, Obninsk Contact
Rena
 Volodymyr Illienko Transformation of physical and chemical properties of radionuclides in the soil, and their transfer to agricultural plants under the influence of the complex bacterial preparationsSeptember 2017National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP)Contact Volodymyr
 Yuliia RubanPeculiarities of microcenosis formation in the “Buriakivka” Site for Disposal of Radioactive Waste of the Chernobyl NPP September 2020National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP)Contact
Yuliia
 Nezha
Mejjad
Geochemical and radiometric assessments of metals and radioactives in sediment from the Sidi Moussa-Oualidia Lagoon Complex2017Hassan II University, Faculty of Sciences Ben M'sik, Casablanca, MoroccoContact
Nezha
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionErin BlackSpatial variability and the fate of cesium in coastal sediments near Fukushima, JapanOctober
2017
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S.AContact
Erin
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionJennifer KenyonArtificial radionuclides as tracers of ocean circulation and particle scavenging2021Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S.AContact
Jennifer

PhD students who have completed their projects

STAR/COMET
partner
Name

Project title

Date of completionUniversity at which they were registeredEmail/Personal Web page
IRSNAntoine Le Guernic

Impact of pluri-metallic uranium contamination on aquatic ecosystems and consequences on immune and adaptative responses of fish

November 2015Reims University, FranceContact
Antoine
IRSNKewin
Gonbeau

Studies of epigenetic effects of uranium or gamma radiation on the brain and gonads of the zebra fish: characterization of biomarkers

December 2015Bordeaux University, FranceContact
Kewin
IRSNFlorian
Parisot

 Mechanistic study of the toxicity of ionizing radiation in Daphnia magna

December 2015Aix Marseille University, FranceContact
Florian
NERC-CEHBeth
Penrose

Is varietal choice of pasture and forage grasses a potential countermeasure for reducing radiocaesium/strontium transfer in the human food chain?

October 2015University of Nottingham, UKContact
Beth
IRSNAdrien
Margerit

Predictive ecotoxicology as a tool to assess risks of radionuclides on non human biota in a multi-contamination context

June
2015
Montpellier University, FranceContact
Adrien
IRSNGuillaume
Bucher

Analytical developments for the speciation of uranium in the fish Danio rerio after chronic exposure

November 2013Pau University, FranceContact Guillaume
BfSAbhinand
Jha

Quantification of short-term erosion rates using the cosmogenic radionuclide Be-7

April 2012University of Bremen, GermanyContact Abhinand
IRSNStarrlight Augustine

Metabolic programming of zebra fish, Danio rerio, uncovered; physiological performance as explained by Dynamic Energy Budget theory and life cycle consequences of uranium induced perturbations

April 2012Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands & Aix-Marseille University, France

Contact Starrlight

Webpage

IRSNMorgan
Dutilleul

Evolution of life history traits in populations of Caenorhabditis elegans subjected to various anthropogenic stresses

December 2012Montpellier I University, France / Université du Québec, CanadaContact
Morgan

IRSN

 

Fabien
Panza
Development of in situ gamma spectrometry for site characterisationOctober 2012Strasbourg University, FranceContact
Fabian
IRSNAntoine
Tailliez

Study of uranium phytoavailability in white lupine rhizosphere

November 2012Aix Marseille University, FranceContact
Antoine
IRSNAnne Vrel

 Reconstruction of the history of radionuclide and metallic contaminant contributions in the Seine estuary

December 2012Caen University, FranceContact
Anne
IRSNPierre
Roupsard

Quantification of dry deposit from aerosols and their leaching by rain on different substrates in an urban environment

January 2013Caen University, FranceContact
Pierre
 IRSNNévénick
Calec

Modeling of transfers at the interface of the atmosphere and continental hydrosystems

March
2013 
Aix Marseille University, FranceContact
Névénick
SUBen
Jaeschke
Exploring phenomena that affect the fate and impact of radioactive materials in the blue mussel.  Information on papers from thesis are available hereJanuary 2013Stockholm University, SwedenContact Ben
IRSNAlexandre
Devos

Chronic exposure of early stages of Japanese oyster to contaminants from the industry in the English Channel. Stress markers at integrated and molecular level

September 2013Caen University, FranceContact Alexandre
IRSNDelphine
Plaire

Importance of DNA damages following an uranium exposure on successive generations of Daphnia magna

October 2013Aix Marseille University, FranceContact
Delphine
IRSNNicolas Théodorakopoulos

Interactions between radionuclides and bacterial communities from contaminated soils

October 2013Aix Marseille University, FranceContact
Nicolas
IRSNGuillaume Depuydt

Experimental study of the rain scavenging efficiency of the size distribution of aerosols

October 2013Toulouse University, FranceContact Guillaume
 IRSNBenoît
Goussen

Taking into account of a bioenergetic model in an adaptive dynamic model for a better evaluation of the ecological risks: case of a population of Caenorhabditis elegans subjected to different anthropic stresses

November 2013AgroParisTech Institute, France

Contact
Benoît

Blog

IRSN

Mohamadou
Sy

Quantification of uncertainties regarding the simulation of transfers into the terrestrial environment of radionuclides emitted during an accident, and assessment of human population exposure through food

March
2016 
Aix Marseille University, France Contact Mohamadou

SCK 

Arne
Van Hoeck
Stress responses induced in Lemna minor by different radiation types: characterisation and comparison by a multi-endpoint molecular approachMarch
2016
University of Antwerp, Belgium Contact
Arne
SCKGeert
Biermans

From dosimetry to damage: Unravelling the biological effects of environmental radioactivity in Arabidopsis thaliana

September 2013Hasselt University, BelgiumContact
Geert

SCK 

Shinichiro
Uematsu
Vulnerability of Japanese soils for radiocaesium transfer in the food chain: a soil chemical and plant physiological approachApril
2017
Catholic University Leuven, BelgiumContact Shinichiro
IRSNAdeline
Buisset

Study of effects of chronic exposure to ionising radiation on the model organism, Caenorhabditis elegans: from molecular to population dynamic, using a bioenergetic approach

December 2014Aix Marseille University, FranceContact
Adeline
SULena
Konovalenko

Element cycling in aquatic ecosystems - modeling general and element-specific transport and accumulation mechanisms

January 2015Stockholm UniversityContact
Lena
 Olena
Pareniuk
Particularities of microcoenosis formation on the radionuclide-contaminated soil and ways of rhizosphere microflora influence on the 137Cs accumulation by plants

November
2013

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP)

Contact
Olena
 Valeriia
Morozova
Mitochondria functional activity of the hepatocytes and cardiomyocytes of the rats under the artificial hypobiosisJanuary
2014
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP)Contact
Valeriia
 Dmytrii
Holiaka
Phytomass of autochthonous willows in Chernihiv PolessyeMay
2015
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP)Contact
Dymtrii
 Volodymyr Kirichenko Radioecological threat and additive radiation dozes for the population from Pridneprovsky Chemical Plant tailingsJune
2015
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP)Contact Volodymyr
 Otresko
Liudmyla
Contamination of agricultural and forest products by 90Sr in areas affected by Chernobyl accidentDecember
2015
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP)Contact
Otresko 
 

Ruslan
Cusnir

In-situ speciation measurements and bioavailability determination of plutonium in natural waters of a karst system using diffusion in thin films - DGT- techniques March
2016 
University of Lausanne, SwitzerlandResearchgate
 

Jelena
Petrović

Influence of edaphic factors on activity concentration of 137Cs in soil and estimation of gamma-ray dose rate for external exposureJune
2015
Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy (INEP) / University of Belgrade, SerbiaContact
Jelena
 

Mirjana
Ćujić

Radionuclides and heavy metals in the area surrounding coal fired thermoelectric power plant "Nikola Tesla" in Obrenovac: Factors affecting their migration - spatial distribution - impact of ionizing radiation on human and non-human biotaFebruary 2016

Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy (INEP) / University of Belgrade, Serbia 

Contact 
Ćujić
IRSNAmine CherifDynamic modelling of the (bio)availability of chemical elements in the soil: comparative model-experimental approach applied to strontium and caesium2016Aix-Marseille University, FranceContact
Amine
IRSNLaure GenièsStudy of transporters involved in caesium uptake by roots and translocation to the aerial parts in Arabidopsis thaliana 2016Aix-Marseille University, FranceContact
Laure
IRSNYvan
Eb-Levadoux
Identification of biological ligands of uranium in Danio rerio gonads: Impact on their functioning2016

Pau University, France

Contact
Yvan
BFSSebastian HettrichValidation of atmospheric dispersion models on the basis of noble gas emissions from nuclear facilitiesMay 2016Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, GermanyContact
Sebastian
NMBUMerethe KleivenEcotoxicology of nanoparticles to aquatic biota: Linking uptake and response to chemical characterization2016Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway

Contact
Merethe

GIG  

Michal
Bonczyk
Self-absorption of low energy gamma-ray from lead isotope Pb-210 in NORM wasteFebruary
2017
Central Mining Institute, Poland Contact
Michal
 Ahmed Ashry AbdelaalAdsorption and time dependant fixation of uranium (VI) in synthetic and natural matricesJanuary
2017
University of Nottingham, UK Contact 
Ahmed