Nicolas Mayot
PhD. (2013 - present)
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Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 21
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
Ms.C. in Oceanography and Marine Environnment - Speciality: modeling and data analysis (2011 - 2013)
University Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France
Dissertation topic: Spatial distribution of zooplankton and particulate matter in different ocean basins
Bachelor degree in Environmental Biology (2010 - 2011)
University of Nantes, Nantes, France
Dissertation topic: brief description of topic
Research interests:
Phenology of phytoplancton in Mediterranean Sea, interannual variability of phytoplankton biomass, biological-physical interaction, bio-argo float and satellite data


  • Biard, T., L. Stemmann, M. Picheral, N Mayot, P. Vandromme, H. Hauss, G. Gorsky, L. Guidi, R. Kiko and F. Not (2016). In situ observations unveil an unexpectedly large biomass of Radiolaria and Phaeodaria (Rhizaria) in the oceans, Nature, 532, 504-507. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Bosse, A., Testor, P., Mayot, N., Prieur, L., D'Ortenzio, F., Mortier, L., Legoff, H., Gourcuff, C., Coppola, L., Lavigne, H., Raimbault, P. (2017). A submesoscale coherent vortex in the Ligurian Sea: from dynamical barriers to biological implications. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012634. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Mayot, N., D'Ortenzio, F., Uitz, J. Gentili, B., Ras, J., Vellucci, V., Golbol, M., Antoine, D. and H. Claustre (2017), Influence of the phytoplankton community structure on the spring and annual primary production in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea, 122, Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2016JC012668. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Mayot, N., D'Ortenzio, F., Taillandier, V., Prieur, L., Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., Claustre, H., Bosse, A., Testor, P. & P. Conan (2017), Impacts of the deep convection on the phytoplankton blooms in temperate seas: a multiplatform approach over a complete annual cycle (2012-2013 DEWEX experiment). Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012052. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Severin, T., Kessouri, F., Rembauville, M., Denisse, E., Sánchez-Pérez, Oriol, L., Caparros, J., Pujo-Pay, M., Ghiglione, J-F, D'Ortenzio, F., Taillandier, V., Mayot, N., Durrieu De Madron, X., Ulses, C., Estournel, C., Conan, P., (2017), Open-ocean convection process: A driver of the winter nutrient supply and the spring phytoplankton distribution in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 4602–4633, doi:10.1002/2016JC012664. (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2016

  • Mayot, N., D'Ortenzio, F., Ribera d’Alcalà, M., Lavigne, H., and H. Claustre (2016). The Mediterranean trophic regimes from ocean color satellites: a reappraisal. Biogeoscience, 13, 1901–1917, doi:10.5194/bg-13-1901-2016 (Get PDF Reprint)
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