Laurent Simon
  • UMR5023 LEHNA, Université Lyon 1, CNRS, ENTPE, Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, University of Lyon, France, France,
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


PhD in stable isotope geochemistry, ENS Lyon, France

Current position

Associate Professor in Isotope Ecology, LEHNA - UMR 5023 - "Ecology of Natural and Man-impacted Hydrosystems", University Claude Bernad Lyon 1, France


  2. Guyonnet, J.P., Guillemet, M., Dubost, A., Simon, L., Ortet, P., Barrakat, M., Heulin, T., Achouak, W., Haichar, F.Z. (2019) Plant nutrient resource use strategies shape active rhizosphere microbiota through root exudation. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01662
  3. Goedert, J., Lécuyer, C., Amiot, R., Arnaud-Godet, F., Wang, X., Cui, L., Cuny, G., Douay, G., Fourel, F., Panczer, G., Simon, L., Steyer, J.-S., Zhu, M. (2018) Euryhaline ecology of early tetrapods revealed by stable isotopes. Nature. 558: 68–72.
  4. Guyonnet, J.P. Cantarel, A.A.M., Simon, L., Haichar, F.Z. (2018) Root exudation rate as a functional trait involved in plant nutrient-use strategy classification. Ecology and Evolution. 8:8573 – 8581, doi:10.1002/ece3.4383
  5. Bardon, C., Poly, F, Haichar, F.Z., Le Roux, X., Simon, L., Meiffren, G., Comte, G., Rouifed, S., Piola, F. (2017) Biological denitrification inhibition (BDI) with procyanidins induces modification of root traits, growth and N status in Fallopia x bohemica. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 107: 41 – 49.
  6. Lécuyer, C., Royer, A., Fourel, F., Seris, M., Simon, L., Robert, F. (2017) D/H fractionation during the sublimation of water ice. Icarus. 285: 1 – 7, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.12.015
  7. Goedert, J., Fourel, F., Amiot, R., Simon, L., Lécuyer, C. (2016) High-precision 34S/32S measurements in vertebrate bioapatites using purge-and-trap EA-IRMS technology. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 30: 2002 – 2008, doi: 10.1002/rcm.7690
  8. François, C. M., Duret, L., Simon, L., Mermillod-Blondin, F., Malard, M., Konecny-Dupré, L., Planel, R., Penel, S., Douady, C.J., Lefébure, T. (2016) No evidence that nitrogen limitation influences the elemental composition of isopod transcriptomes and proteomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33: 2605 – 2620, doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw131
  9. François, C. M., Mermillod-Blondin, F., Malard, M., Fourel, F., Lécuyer, C., Douady, C.J., Simon, L. (2016) Trophic ecology of groundwater species reveals specialization in a low-productivity environment. Functional Ecology. 30: 262 – 273, doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12484 .
  10. Orias, F., Simon, L., Perrodin, Y. (2015) Respective contributions of diet and medium to the bioaccumulation of pharmaceutical compounds in the first levels of an aquatic trophic web.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22: 20207 – 20214, doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5243-7
  11. Gette-Bouvarot, M., Volatier, L., Lassabatere, L., Lemoine, D., Simon, L., Delolme, C.,  Mermillod-Blondin, F. (2015) Ecological engineering approaches to improve hydraulic properties of infiltration basins designed for groundwater recharge. Environmental Science & Technology 49: 9936-9944, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01642 .
  12. Orias, F., Simon, L., Mialdea, G., Clair, A., Brosselin, V., Perrodin, Y. (2015) Bioconcentration of 15N-tamoxifen at environmental concentration in liver, gonad and muscle of Danio rerio. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 120: 457 – 462.
  13. Mermillod-Blondin, F., Simon, L., Maazouzi, C., Foulquier, A., Delolme, C., Marmonier, P. (2015) Dynamics of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) through stormwater basins designed for groundwater recharge in urban area: assessment of retention efficiency. Water Research 81: 27 – 37. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2015.05.031 .
  14. Brazier, J-M., Suan, G., Tacaill, T., Simon, L., Martin, J.E., Mattioli, E., Balter, V. (2015) Calcium isotope evidence for dramatic increase of continental weathering during the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event (Early Jurassic). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 411 : 164 – 176.
  15. Orias, F., Simon, L., Perrodin, Y. (2015) Experimental assessment of the bioconcentration of 15N-tamoxifen in Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata. Chemosphere 122 : 251 – 256.
  16. Plancq, J., Mattioli, E., Pittet, B., Simon, L., Grossi, V. (2014) Productivity and sea-surface temperature changes recorded during the late Eocene–early Oligocene at DSDP Site 511 (South Atlantic). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 407 : 34–44.
  17. Mermillod-Blondin, F., Lefour, C., Lalouette, L., Renault, D., Malard, F., Simon, L., Douady, C.J. (2013) Thermal tolerance breadths among groundwater crustaceans living in a thermally constant environment. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216 : 1683-1694.
  18. Mermillod-Blondin, F., Foulquier, A., Gilbert, F., Navel, S., Montuelle, B., Bellvert, F., Comte, G.,  Grossi, V., Fourel, F., Lécuyer, C., Simon, L. (2013) Benzo(a)pyrene inhibits the role of the bioturbator Tubifex tubifex in river sediment biogeochemistry. Science of the Total Environment, 450-451 : 230-241.
  19. Mermillod-Blondin, F., Foulquier, A., Maazouzi, C., Navel, S., Negrutiu, Y., Vienney, A., Simon, L., Marmonier, P. (2013) Ecological assessment of groundwater trophic status by using artificial substrates to monitor biofilm growth and activity. Ecological Indicators, 25 : 230–238.
  20. Plancq, J., Grossi, V., Henderiks, J. Simon, L., Mattioli, E. (2012) Alkenone producers during late Oligocene–early Miocene revisited. Paleoceanography, 27 : 1-12.
  21. Piscart, C., Navel, S., Maazouzi, C., Montuelle, B., Cornut, J., Mermillod-Blondin, F., Creuzé Des Châtelliers, M. C., Simon, L., Marmonier, P. (2011) Leaf litter recycling in benthic and hyporheic layers in agricultural streams with different types of land use. Science of the Total Environment, 409 : 4373-4380. 
  22. Navel, S., Mermillod-Blondin, F., Montuelle, B., Chauvet, E., Simon, L., Marmonier, P. (2011) Water–Sediment Exchanges Control Microbial Processes Associated with Leaf Litter Degradation in the Hyporheic Zone : a Microcosm Study. Microbial Ecology, 61(4) : 968–979.
  23. Médoc, V., Piscart, C., Maazouzi, C., Simon, L., Beisel, J.N. (2011) Parasite-induced changes in the diet of a freshwater amphipod : field and laboratory evidence. Parasitology, 138, 537–546.
  24. Navel, S., Simon, L., Lécuyer, C., Fourel, F., Mermillod-Blondin, F. (2011) The shredding activity of gammarids facilitates the processing of organic matter by the subterranean amphipod Niphargus rhenorhodanensis. Freshwater Biology, 56, 481-490.
  25. Amiot, R., Buffetaut, É., Lécuyer, C., Wang, X., Boudad, L., Ding, Z., Fourel, F., Hutt, S., Martineau, F., Medeiros, M.A., Mo, J., Simon, L., Suteethorn, V., Sweetman, S., Tong, H., Zhang, F., Zhou, Z. (2010) Oxygen isotope evidence for semi-aquatic habits among spinosaurid theropods. Geology, 38: 139-142.
  26. Foulquier A., Malard F., Mermillod-Blondin F., Datry T., Simon L., Montuelle B., Gibert J.  (2010) Vertical change in dissolved organic carbon and oxygen at the water table region of an aquifer recharged with stormwater: biological uptake or mixing? Biogeochemistry, 99:31-47.
  27. Foulquier A., Simon L., Gilbert F., Fourel F., Malard F., Mermillod-Blondin F. (2010) Relative influences of DOC flux and subterranean fauna on microbial abundance and activity in aquifer sediments: new insights from 13C-tracer experiments. Freshwater Biology, 55:1560-1576.
  28. Lécuyer, C., Balter, V., Martineau, F., Fourel, F., Bernard, A., Amiot, R., Gardien, V., Otero, O., Legendre, S., Panczer, G., Simon L., Martini, R. (2010) Oxygen isotope fractionation between apatite—bound carbonate and water determined from controlled experiments with synthetic apatites precipitated at 10°C to 37°C. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 : 2072-2081.
  29. Navel, S., Mermillod-Blondin, F., Montuelle, B., Chauvet, E., Simon, L., Piscart, C., Marmonier, P. (2010) Interactions between fauna and sediment control plant matter breakdown in river sediments. Freshwater biology, 55:753-766.
  30. Daux, V., Lécuyer, C., Héran, M.A., Amiot, R., Simon, L., Fourel, F., Martineau, F., Lynnerup, N., Reychler H., Escarguel, G. (2008) Oxygen isotope fractionation between human phosphate and water revisited. Journal of Human Evolution, 55 : 1138-1147.
  31. Simon, L., Goddéris, Y., Buggisch, W., Strauss, H., Joachimski, M.M. (2007) Modeling the carbon and sulfur isotope compositions of marine sediments: climate evolution during the Devonian. Chem. Geol. 246, 19-38, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.08.014.
  32. Balter, V., Simon, L. (2006) Diet and behavior of the Saint-Césaire Neanderthal inferred from biogeochemical data inversion. J. Human Evol. 51, 329-338.
  33. Balter, V., Simon, L., Fouillet, H., Lécuyer, C. (2006) Box-modeling of 15N/14N in mammals. Oecologia 147, 212-222, doi:10.1007/s00442-005-0263-5.
  34. Simon, L., Lécuyer, C., Maréchal, C., Coltice, N. (2006) Modeling the geochemical cycle of boron: implications for the long-term δ11B evolution of seawater. Chem. Geol. 225, 61-76, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2005.08.011.
  35. Simon, L., Lécuyer, C. (2005) Continental recycling: the oxygen isotope point of view. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 6, Q08004, doi:10.1029/2005GC000958.
  36. Joachimski, M.M., Simon, L., van Geldern, R., Lécuyer, C. (2005) Boron isotope geochemistry of Paleozoic brachiopod calcite: Implications for a secular change in the boron isotope geochemistry of seawater over the Phanerozoic. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 69, 4035-4044, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2004.11.017.
  37. Coltice, N., Simon, L., Lécuyer, C. (2004) Carbon isotope cycle and mantle structure. Geophys. Res. Lett. 31, L05603, doi:10.1029/2003GL018873.
  38. Langlois, C., Simon, L., Lécuyer, C. (2003) Box-model of bone and tooth phosphate oxygen isotope compositions as a function of environmental and physiological parameters. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 39, 259-272.
  39. Lécuyer, C., Simon, L., Guyot, F. (2000) Comparison of carbon, water and nitrogen budgets between Venus and the Earth. Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett. 181, 33-40.

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