Researcher CNRS

Sophie Martin

scientific interests

  • Response of benthic organisms and communities to local and global environmental changes
  • Carbon and carbonate cycling in coastal ecosystems
  • Structure and functioning of benthic communities



I am a CNRS research scientist working at Roscoff Marine Station since 2009.

I am a benthic ecologist interested in the responses of benthic organisms and communities to local and global environmental changes.



Since October 2009: CNRS Research scientist at the Laboratory Adaptation and Diversity in the Marine Environment, Roscoff Marine Station, Roscoff, France

2007 - 2009: Post-doctoral researcher at the Radioecology Laboratory, Marine Environment Laboratories, International Atomic Energy Agency, Monaco

2006 - 2007:  Post-doctoral researcher at the Villefranche Oceanography Laboratory, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

2002 - 2005: Ph.D at the Laboratory of Environmental Marine Science, European Institute for Marine Studies, Plouzané, France




Auzoux-Bordenave S., Ledoux A., Martin S., Di Poi C., Suquet M., Badou A., Gaillard F., Servili A., Le  Goïc N., Huchette S., Roussel S. (2022) Responses of early life stages of European abalone (Haliotis tuberculata) to ocean acidification after parental conditioning: Insights from a transgenerational experiment. Marine Environmental Research, 181(1):105753.

Qui Minet Z.N., Davoult D., Grall J., Martin S. (2022). The relative contribution of fleshy epiphytic macroalgae to the production of temperate maerl (rhodolith) beds. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 693: 69-82.



Auzoux-Bordenave S., Chevret S., Badou A., Martin S., Di Giglio S., Dubois P. (2021). Acid–base balance in the hæmolymph of European abalone (Haliotis tuberculata) exposed to CO2-induced ocean acidification. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 259: 110996.

Kavousi, J., Roussel, S., Martin, S., Gaillard, F., Badou, A., Di Poi, C., Huchette, S., Dubois, P. & Auzoux-Bordenave, S. (2021). Combined effects of ocean warming and acidification on the larval stages of the European abalone Haliotis tuberculata. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113131.

Qui Minet Z.N., Davoult D., Grall J., Delaunay C., Six C., Cariou T., Martin S. (2021) Physiology of maerl algae: Comparison of inter‐ and intraspecies variations. Journal of Phycology, 57(3): 831-848.



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, 11.

Avignon S., Auzoux-Bordenavel S., Martin S., Dubois P., Badou N., 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, 77: 757-772.

Legrand E., Martin S., Leroux C. & Riera P. (2020) Using stable isotope analysis to determine the effects of ocean acidification and warming on trophic interactions in a maerl bed community. Marine Ecology, 2020: e12612: 1-13.



Legrand E., Riera P., Lutier M., Coudret J., Grall J., Martin S. (2019) Grazers increase the sensitivity of coralline algae to ocean acidification and warming. Journal of Sea Research, 148-149: 1-7.

Qui Minet Z.N., Coudret J., Davoult D., Grall J., Mendez-Sandin M., Cariou T. & Martin S. (2019) Combined effects of global climate change and nutrient enrichment on the physiology of three temperate maerl species. Ecology & Evolution, 9(24): 13787-13807.

Rindi F., Braga J. C., Martin S., Peña V., Le Gall L., Caragnano A. and Aguirre J. (2019) Coralline Algae in a Changing Mediterranean Sea: How Can We Predict Their Future, if We Do Not Know Their Present? Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: 723.



Dorey N., Martin S., Oberhänsli F., Teyssié J.−L., Jeffree R., Lacoue−Labarthe T. (2018) Ocean acidification modulates the incorporation of radio−labeled heavy metals in the larvae of the Mediterranean sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 190−191: 20−30.

Lacoue−Labarthe T., Oberhänsli F., Teyssié J.−L., Martin S. (2018) Delineation of metals and radionuclides bioconcentration in eggs of seabream Sparus aurata and effect of environmental pCO2. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 192: 426−433.

Legrand E., Martin S., Leroux C., Riera P. (2018) Effect of temperature on an alga−grazer trophic interaction: a dual stable isotope (13C, 15N) labeling experiment. Marine Ecology, e12495.

Legrand E., Riera P., Bohner O., Derrien M., Schlicklin F., Coudret J., Martin S. (2018) Impact of ocean acidification and warming on the productivity of a rock pool community. Marine Environmental Research, 136: 78−88.

Legrand E., Riera P., Pouliquen L., Bohner O., Cariou T., Martin S. (2018) Ecological characterization of intertidal rockpools: Seasonal and diurnal monitoring of physico-chemical parameters. Regional Studies in Marine Science 17: 1-10.

Qui−Minet Z., Delaunay C., Grall J., Six C., Cariou T., Bohner O., Legrand E., Davoult D., Martin S. (2018) The role of local environmental changes on maerl and its associated noncalcareous epiphytic flora in the Bay of Brest. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 208: 140−152.

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.



Martin S., Hall-Spencer J.M. (2017) Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on Rhodolith/Maërl Beds. In: Riosmena-Rodríguez R., Nelson W., Aguirre J. (eds) Rhodolith/Maërl Beds: A Global Perspective. Springer, pp.55-85. Coastal Research Library, vol 15. Springer, Cham.

Cox E., Díaz-Castañeda V., Martin S., Alliouane S., Mahacek P., Le Fur A., Gattuso J.-P., Gazeau F. (2017) Effects of in situ CO2 enrichment on epibiont settlement on artificial substrata within a Posidonia oceanica meadow. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 497, 197-211.

Cox E., Nash M., Gazeau F., Déniel M., Legrand E., Alliouane S., Mahacek P., Le Fur A., Gattuso J.-P., Martin S. (2017) Effects of in situ CO2 enrichment on Posidonia oceanica epiphytic community composition and mineralogy. Marine Biology 164, 103.

Legrand E., Riera P., Lutier M., Coudret J., Grall J., Martin S. (2017) Species interactions can shift the response of a maerl bed community to ocean acidification and warming. Biogeosciences 14, 5359-5376.



Egilsdöttir H., Olafsson J., Martin S. (2016) Photosynthesis and calcification in the articulated coralline alga Ellisolandia elongata (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from intertidal rock pools. European Journal of Phycology 51(1), 59-70.

Nash M.C., Martin S., Gattuso J.P. (2016) Mineralogical response of the Mediterranean crustose coralline alga Lithophyllum cabiochae to near-future ocean acidification and warming. Biogeosciences 13, 5937-5945.

Noisette F., Bordeyne F., Davoult D., Martin S. (2016) Assessing the physiological responses of Crepidula fornicata to predicted ocean acidification and warming conditions. Limnology and oceanography 61, 430-444.

Riera P., Noel L., Leroux C., Legrand E., Martin S. (2016) Effect of elevated pCO2 on biofilm - Herbivore trophic interactions: Prelimanary investigation through a stable isotope experiment. Vie et Milieu - Life and Environment 66(3-4), 245-249.



Noisette F., Richard J., Le Fur I., Peck L.S., Davoult D., Martin S. (2015) Metabolic responses to temperature stress under elevated pCO2 in Crepidula fornicata. Journal of Molluscan Studies 81, 238–246.

Réveillac E., Lacoue-Labarthe T., Oberhänsli F., Teyssié J.-L., Jeffree R., Gattuso J.-P., Martin S. (2015) Ocean acidification reshapes the otolith-body allometry of growth in juvenile sea bream. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 463, 87-94.



Gattuso J.-P., Kirkwood W., Barry J.-P., Cox E., Gazeau F., Hansson L., Hendriks I. E., Kline D. I., Mahacek P., Martin S., McElhany P., Peltzer E., Reeve J., Roberts D., Saderne V., Tait K., Widdicombe S., Brewer P. (2014) Free-ocean CO2 enrichment (FOCE) systems: present status and future developments. Biogeosciences 11, 4057-4075.

Noisette F., Comtet T., Legrand E., Bordeyne F., Davoult D., Martin S. (2014) Does encapsulation protect embryos from the effects of ocean acidification? The example of Crepidula fornicata. PLoS One, 9 (3), e93021.



Dorey N., Melzner F., Martin S., Oberhänsli F., Teyssié J.-L., Bustamant P., Gattuso J.-P., Lacoue-Labarthe T. (2013) Ocean acidification and temperature rise: effects on calcification during early development of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Marine Biology, 160, 2007–2022.

Egilsdöttir H., Noisette F., Noël L.M.-L.J., Olafsson J., Martin S. (2013) Effects of pCO2 on physiology and skeletal mineralogy in a tidal pool coralline alga Corallina elongata. Marine Biology, 160, 2103–2112.

Gazeau F., Parker L.M., Comeau S., Gattuso J.-P., O’Connor W.A., Martin S., Pörtner H.-O., Ross P.M. (2013) Impacts of ocean acidification on marine shelled molluscs. Marine Biology, 160, 2207–2245.

Kamenos N. A., Burdett H. L., Aloisio E., Findlay H. S., Martin S., Longbone C., Dunn J., Widdicombe S. & Calosi P. (2013) Calcifying algae respond differently to the rate and magnitude of marine acidification. Global Change Biology, 19(12), 3621–3628.

Martin S., Cohu S., Vignot C., Zimmerman G., Gattuso J.-P. (2013) One-year experiment on the physiological response of the Mediterranean crustose coralline alga, Lithophyllum cabiochae, to elevated pCO2 and temperature. Ecology and Evolution, 3(3), 676-693.

Martin S., Charnoz A., Gattuso J.-P. (2013) Photosynthesis, respiration and calcification of the Mediterranean crustose coralline alga Lithophyllum cabiochae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology, 48 (2), 163-172.

Noisette F., Duong G., Six C., Davoult D., Martin S. (2013) Effects of elevated pCO2 on the metabolism of a temperate rhodolith Lithothamnion corallioides grown under different temperatures. Journal of Phycology, 49, 746-757.

Noisette F., Egilsdöttir H., Davoult D., Martin S. (2013) Physiological responses of three temperate coralline algae from contrasting habitats to near-future ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 448, 179-187.