Malika Kheireddine
PhD. (2010 - present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 21
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
Ms.C. in ecology speciality Functioning and Management of the Marine Ecosystems (2009 - 2010)
University Lille 1 (USTL), France
Dissertation topic: Impact of the growth phase and ultra-structure of diatoms on the inherent optical properties, Laboratoire d’Océanologie et Géosciences (LOG), wimereux, France
Bachelor in Biology of Organisms and Populations (2007)
University Lille 1 (USTL), France
Dissertation topic:
Baccalauréat in Science speciality Biology (2003)
Lille, France
Research interests:
Study of diel cycles of inherent optical properties in the NW Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site) and their impact on ocean colour remote sensing.


  • Kheireddine, M., D. Antoine, V. Vellucci, and B. Gentili, Diel changes of the optical backscattering coefficient of oceanic particulate matter determined from diel changes in apparent optical properties: a case study in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site), Applied Optics, submitted
  • 2019

  • Gittings, J. A., D. E. Raitsos, M. Kheireddine, M.-F. Racault, M.-F., H. Claustre and H. Ibrahim (2019). Evaluating tropical phytoplankton phenology metrics using contemporary tools, Scientific Reports, 9(1), doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37370-4
  • 2018

  • Kheireddine, M., M. Ouhssain, E. Organelli, A. Bricaud and B.H. Jones. Light absorption by suspended particles in the Red Sea: effect of phytoplankton community structure and pigment composition. Journal of Geophysical Research, 123. doi:10.1002/2017JC013279 (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2017

  • Kheireddine, M., Ouhssain, M., Claustre, H., Uitz, J., Gentili, B., and H.J. Burton (2017) Assessing pigment-based phytoplankton community distributions in the Red Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00132
  • 2014

  • Kheireddine, M., and D. Antoine, Diel variability of the beam attenuation and backscattering coefficients in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE site), Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 5465–
    5482, doi:10.1002/2014JC010007 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2011

  • Loisel, H., V. Vantrepotte, K. Norkvist, X.Mériaux, M. Kheireddine, J. Ras, M. Pujo-Pay, Y. Combet, K. Leblanc, G. Dall’Olmo, R. Mauriac, D. Dessailly and T. Moutin (2011). Characterization of the bio-optical anomaly and diurnal variability of particulate matter, as seen from scattering and backscattering coefficients, in ultra-oligotrophic eddies of the Mediterranean Sea, Biogeosciences, 8, 3295–3317. (Acess to paper on line). doi:10.5194/bg-8-3295-2011.
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