Associate professor, Sorbonne University

Aline Migne

section 67 : Biologie des populations et Ecologie

scientific interests

My research works aim at characterizing the functioning of marine coastal ecosystems (mainly intertidal ones) at various spatio-temporal scales to establish realistic carbon production budgets based on in situ measurements of benthic community metabolism.



- PhD "Marine and continental environnements and ecosystems " Lille I University (1996)

- Lecturer, Sorbone University (since 1997)

      IFR 101 « Fundamental and applied ecology » (1997 - 2002)

      UMR 5178 BOME « Biology of marine organisms and ecosystems » (2003 - 2006)

      UMR 7144 AD2M « Adaptation and diversity in marine environment » (depuis 2006)


Co-supervision of PhD thesis

Spilmont N. « Intertidal benthic metabolism in marine and estuarine environments : in situ measurement of production and respiration, spatio-temporal variability and budgets »,  Littoral Côte d’Opale University (2004)

Ouisse V. « Primary production and respiration of Zostera communities : role in the carbon cycle in coastal environment », Pierre & Marie Curie University (2010)           

Bordeyne F. « Primary production and functioning of intertidal Fucus canopy forming communities », Pierre & Marie Curie University (2016)



Biostatistics, Ecology and Zoology



Migné A., Duong G., Menu D., Davoult D. & F. Gévaert, 2021. Dynamics of Fucus serratus thallus photosynthesis and community primary production during emersion across seasons: canopy dampening and biochemical acclimation. Peer Community Journal, 1: e32. doi: 10.24072/pcjournal.42

Migné A., Delebecq G., Davoult D., Spilmont N., Menu D., Janquin M.-A. & F. Gévaert, 2021. Photosynthesis of Laminaria digitata during the immersion and emersion periods of spring tidal cycles during hot, sunny weather. Peer-reviewed and recommended by PCI Ecology, 10.5281/zenodo.2574922. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 62 :143-155, doi: 10.21411/CBM.A.678381B1

Bordeyne F., Migné A., Plus M. &  Davoult D. 2020. Modelling the annual primary production of an intertidal brown algal community based on in situ measurements. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 656: 95-107.

Migné A., Delebecq G., Davoult D., Spilmont N., Menu D., Janquin M.-A. & F. Gévaert, 2019. Photosynthesis of Laminaria digitata during the immersion and emersion periods of spring tidal cycles during hot, sunny weather. Hal 01827565, ver. 4 peer-reviewed and recommended by PCI Ecology.

Migné A., Trigui R. J., Davoult D. & N. Desroy, 2018. Benthic metabolism over the emersion - immersion alternation in sands colonized by the invasive Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 200: 371-379.

Bordeyne F., Migné A. & D. Davoult, 2017. Variation of fucoid community metabolism during the tidal cycle: insights from in situ measurements of seasonal carbon fluxes during emersion and immersion. Limnology and Oceanography, 62: 2418-2430. doi: 10.1002/lno.10574

Bordeyne F., Davoult D., Migné A., Leroux C., Bertaud du Chauzaud E. & P. Riera, 2017. Trophic structure of two intertidal Fucus spp. communities along a vertical gradient: similarity and seasonal stability evidenced with δ13C and δ15N. Journal of Sea Research, 120: 50-59. doi: 10.1016/j.seares.2016.12.004

Migné A., Davoult D., Spilmont N., Ouisse V. & G. Boucher, 2016. Spatial and temporal variability of CO2 fluxes at the sediment-air interface in a tidal flat of a temperate lagoon (Arcachon Bay, France). Journal of Sea Research, 109: 13-19. doi: 10.1016/j.seares.2016.01.003

Bordeyne F., Migné A. & D. Davoult, 2015. Metabolic activity of intertidal Fucus spp. communities: evidence for high aerial carbon fluxes displaying seasonal variability. Marine Biology, 162: 2119-2129. doi: 10.1007/s00227-015-2741-6

Migné A., Delebecq G., Davoult D., Spilmont N., Menu D. & F. Gévaert, 2015. Photosynthetic activity and productivity of intertidal macroalgae: in situ measurements, from thallus to community scale. Aquatic Botany, 123: 6-12. doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2015.01.005

Migné A., Golléty C. & D. Davoult, 2015. Effect of canopy removal on a rocky shore community metabolism and structure. Marine Biology, 162: 449-457. doi: 10.1007/s00227-014-2592-6.

Cusson M., Crowe T., Araújo R., Arenas F., Aspden R., Bulleri F., Davoult D., Dyson K., Fraschetti S., Herkül K., Hubas C., Jenkins S., Kotta J., Kraufvelin P., Migné A., Molis M., Mulholland O., Noël L., Paterson D., Saunders J., Somerfield P., Sousa-Pinto I., Spilmont N., Terlizzi A., Benedetti-Cecchi L, 2015. Relationships between biodiversity and the stability of marine ecosystems: comparisons at a European scale using meta-analysis. Journal of Sea Research, 98: 5-14. doi: 10.1016/j.seares.2014.08.004.

Ouisse V., Migné A. & D. Davoult, 2014. Comparative study of methodologies to measure in situ the intertidal benthic community metabolism during immersion. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 136: 19-25. doi : 10.1016/j.ecss.2013.10.032.

Crowe T.P., Cusson M., Bulleri F. Davoult D., Arenas F., Aspden R., Benedetti-Cecchi L., Bevilacqua S., Davidson I., Defew E., Fraschetti S., Golléty C., Griffin J.N., Herkül K., Kotta J., Migné A., Molis M., Nicol S. K., Noël L. M.-L.J., Sousa Pinto I., Valdivia N., Vaselli S. & S. Jenkins, 2013. Large-scale variation in combined impacts of canopy loss and disturbance on community structure and ecosystem functioning. PLoS ONE, 8(6): e66238. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066238.