Stanislas Dubois

Stanislas Dubois

Research Associate

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Benthique Côtière (PDG-ODE-DYNECO-LEBCO)

+33 (0)2 98 22 49 18

Fax : +33 (0)2 98 22 45 48

Employer : Ifremer

Site : Brest

Postal address : Centre Bretagne - ZI de la Pointe du Diable - CS 10070 - 29280 Plouzané


ORCID orcid icon : 0000-0002-3326-4892

Research Interests

Benthic Ecology

Structural diversity of benthic habitats - Taxonomy of benthic macrofauna

Structure of food webs - Trophic markers (stables isotopes and fatty acids)

Functional diversity - Metrics of functional diversity - Biology and Life traits history

A few words

I earned my Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France in 2003 where I got skills in identification of marine and estuarine benthic macrofauna, especially polychaetes. I pursued various research projects designed to understand functioning of benthic communities associated with engineer species and effects of anthropogenic disturbances on ecosystem resilience. In 2004, I worked at the Science University of Nantes, France in the area of ecophysiology and feeding processes. Then from January 2005 to August 2006 I worked at the University of Caen, France  in a project designed to understand food partitioning in shellfish ecosystems, using stable isotopes. From September 2006, I joined the Louisiana State University and I continue to pursue research activities in the area of marine ecology and ecosystem functioning associated with shoals.

I took a tenure position at the French Research Institute for the Exploration of the Sea (IFREMER) in January 2008 where I conduct several research projects till date.


Université de Bretagne Occidentale - IUT Génie Biologique

Biostatistics (undergraduate students / second year)

Direction of oceanographic cruises

CruiseBoatDateGeographic coverage
PLOOPS 2011Thalia2011Baie de Concarneau - Glénan et baie de Vilaine (Mor Braz)
PLOOPS 4Thalia2010Entre Concarneau et Glénans
PLOOPS 3Thalia2010Entre Concarneau et Glénans
PLOOPS 2Thalia2010Entre Concarneau et Glénans
PLOOPS 1Thalia2010Entre Concarneau et Glénans
PLOOPS 01Thalia2009Baie de Concarneau - Glénan et Baie de la Vilaine (Mor Braz)



Curd Amelia, Cordier Celine, Firth Louise B., Bush Laura, Gruet Yves, Le Mao Patrick, Blaze Julie A., Board Callum, Bordeyne François, Burrows Michael T., Cunningham Paul N., Davies Andrew J., Desroy Nicolas, Edwards Hugh, Harris Daniel R., Hawkins Stephen J., Kerckhof Francis, Lima Fernando P., McGrath David, Meneghesso Claudia, Mieszkowska Nova, Nunn Julia D., Nunes Flavia, O’ Connor Nessa E., O’ Riordan Ruth M., Power Anne Marie, Seabra Rui, Simkanin Christina, Dubois Stanislas (2020). A broad-scale long-term dataset of Sabellaria alveolata distribution and abundance curated through the REEHAB (REEf HABitat) Project . SEANOE .


Chaalali Aurelie, Brind'Amour Anik, Dubois Stanislas, Le Bris Hervé (2016). Juvenile fish densities and megafaunal isotopic data in the Bay of Concarneau and the Bay of Vilaine (Brittany, France) . SEANOE .



Collin Antoine, Dubois Stanislas, James Dorothée, Houet Thomas (2019). Improving Intertidal Reef Mapping Using UAV Surface, Red Edge, and Near-Infrared Data . Drones , 3(3), 67 (12p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Desroy Nicolas, Gaudin François, Améziane Nadia, Broudin Caroline, Carlier Antoine, Dubois Stanislas, Fournier Jerome, Foveau Aurelie, Gentil Franck, Grall Jacques, Houbin Céline, Latry Lise, Le Mao Patrick, Thiébaut Eric (2019). Réponse de la macrofaune benthique subtidale à l’élévation de la température de l’eau dans une zone de transition biogéographique : la Manche occidentale . La CGFS a 30 ans, 24-25 avril 2019, Boulogne sur Mer, France .
Curd Amelia, Pernet Fabrice, Corporeau Charlotte, Delisle Lizenn, Firth Louise B., Nunes Flavia, Dubois Stanislas (2019). Connecting organic to mineral: How the physiological state of an ecosystem-engineer is linked to its habitat structure . Ecological Indicators , 98, 49-60 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Michez Noémie, Thiébaut Eric, Dubois Stanislas, Le Gall Line, Dauvin Jean-Claude, Andersen Ann C, Baffreau Alexandrine, Bajjouk Touria, Blanchet Hugues, De Bettinies Thibaut, De Casamajor Marie-Noelle, Derrien-Courtel Sandrine, Houbin Céline, Janson Anne-Laure, La Rivière Marie, Lévèque Laurent, Menot Lenaick, Sauriau Pierre-Guy, Simon Nathalie, Viard Frédérique (2019). Typologie des habitats marins benthiques de la Manche, de la Mer du Nord et de l’Atlantique. VERSION 3 . UMS PatriNat, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. 52p.
Androuin Thibault, Dubois Stanislas, Decottignies Priscilla, Pelleter Ewan, Carlier Antoine (2019). The dark side of soft tissues: unexpected inorganic carbonate in the invasive slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata and its implications for stable isotope interpretations . Rapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry , 33(1), 107-115 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Majdi Nabil, Hette-Tronquart Nicolas, Auclair Etienne, Bec Alexandre, Chouvelon Tiphaine, Cognie Bruno, Danger Michael, Decottignies Priscilla, Dessier Aurélie, Desvilettes Christian, Dubois Stanislas, Dupuy Christine, Fritsch Clémentine, Gaucherel Cédric, Hedde Mickaël, Jabot Franck, Lefebvre Sebastien, Marzloff Martin, Pey Benjamin, Peyrard Nathalie, Powolny Thibaut, Sabbadin Régis, Thébault Elisa, Perga Marie-Elodie (2018). There's no harm in having too much: A comprehensive toolbox of methods in trophic ecology . Food Webs , 17, e00100 (18p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Androuin Thibault, Polerecky Lubos, Decottignies Priscilla, Dubois Stanislas, Dupuy Christine, Hubas Cedric, Jesus Bruno, Le Gall Erwan, Marzloff Martin, Carlier Antoine (2018). Subtidal Microphytobenthos: A Secret Garden Stimulated by the Engineer Species Crepidula fornicata . Frontiers In Marine Science , 5(475), 12p. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Gaudin Francois, Desroy Nicolas, Dubois Stanislas, Broudin Caroline, Cabioch Louis, Fournier Jerome, Gentil Franck, Grall Jacques, Houbin Celine, Le Mao Patrick, Thiebaut Eric (2018). Marine sublittoral benthos fails to track temperature in response to climate change in a biogeographical transition zone . Ices Journal Of Marine Science , 75(6), 1894-1907 .
Perga Marie-Elodie, Danger Michael, Dubois Stanislas, Fritch Clementine, Gaucherel Cedric, Hubas Cedric, Jabot Franck, Lacroix Gerard, Lefebvre Sebastien, Marmonier Pierre, Bec Alexandre (2018). Forces, failles et opportunités de la recherche française en écologie trophique / Strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of French research in trophic ecology . Comptes Rendus Biologies , 341(6), 301-314 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Jones Auriane, Dubois Stanislas, Desroy Nicolas, Fournier Jerome (2018). Interplay between abiotic factors and species assemblages mediated by the ecosystem engineer Sabellaria alveolata (Annelida: Polychaeta) . Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science , 200, 1-18 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Collin Antoine, Dubois Stanislas, Ramambason Camille, Etienne Samuel (2018). Very high-resolution mapping of emerging biogenic reefs using airborne optical imagery and neural network: the honeycomb worm ( Sabellaria alveolata ) case study . International Journal Of Remote Sensing , 39(17), 5660-5675 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Jabot Franck, Giraldo Carolina, Lefebvre Sebastien, Dubois Stanislas (2017). Are food web structures well represented in isotopic spaces? Functional Ecology , 31(10), 1975-1984 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Chaalali Aurelie, Brind'Amour Anik, Dubois Stanislas, Le Bris Herve (2017). Functional roles of an engineer species for coastal benthic invertebrates and demersal fish . Ecology And Evolution , 7(15), 5542-5559 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Pascal Pierre-Yves, Dubois Stanislas, Goffette Anais, Lepoint Gilles (2017). Influences of geothermal sulfur bacteria on a tropical coastal food web . Marine Ecology Progress Series , 578, 73-85 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Ifremer (2017). Processus côtiers et littoraux . Rapport du groupe 1b - Réflexion stratégique 2017-2018 .
La Riviere Marie, Aish Annabelle, Auby Isabelle, Ar Gall Erwan, Dauvin Jean-Claude, De Bettignies Thibaut, Derrien-Courtel Sandrine, Dubois Stanislas, Gauthier Olivier, Grall Jacques, Janson Anne Laure, Thiebaut Eric (2017). Evaluation de la sensibilité des habitats élémentaires (DHFF) d’Atlantique, de Manche et de Mer du Nord aux pressions physiques . Rapport SPN 2017 -4 .


Wethey David S., Woodin Sarah A., Berke Sarah K., Dubois Stanislas (2016). Climate hindcasts: exploring the disjunct distribution of Diopatra biscayensis . Invertebrate Biology , 135(4), 345-356 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Muir Anna, Nunes Flavia, Dubois Stanislas, Pernet Fabrice (2016). Lipid remodelling in the reef-building honeycomb worm, Sabellaria alveolata, reflects acclimation and local adaptation to temperature . Scientific Reports , 6(35669), 1-10 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Portail Marie, Olu Karine, Dubois Stanislas, Escobar-Briones Elva, Gelinas Yves, Menot Lenaick, Sarrazin Jozee (2016). Food-Web Complexity in Guaymas Basin Hydrothermal Vents and Cold Seeps . Plos One , 11(9), e0162263 (1-33) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Plicanti Adriana, Dominguez Rula, Dubois Stanislas, Bertocci Iacopo (2016). Human impacts on biogenic habitats: Effects of experimental trampling on Sabellaria alveolata (Linnaeus, 1767) reefs . Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology , 478, 34-44 .
Sala Antonello, Nielsen J. Rasmus, Rijnsdorp Adriaan D., Polet Hans, Laffargue Pascal, Smith Chris, Zengin Mustafa (2016). Report on results of sea trials in the regional seas . BENTHIS Deliverable 7.8 .
Lefebvre Sebastien, Dubois Stanislas (2016). The stony road to understand isotopic enrichment and turnover rates: insight into the metabolic part . Vie Et Milieu-life And Environment , 66(3-4), 305-314 . Open Access version :


Rigolet Carinne, Thiebaut Eric, Brind'Amour Anik, Dubois Stanislas (2015). Investigating isotopic functional indices to reveal changes in the structure and functioning of benthic communities . Functional Ecology , 29(10), 1350-1360 .
Cocaud A, Delemarre M, Truhaud N, Barille Anne-Laure, Harin N (2015). DCE 2014. Réseau de Surveillance Benthique des Pays de la Loire .
Dubois Stanislas, Derian Francois, Caisey Xavier, Rigolet Carinne, Caprais Jean-Claude, Thiebaut Eric (2015). Role of pockmarks in diversity and species assemblages of coastal macrobenthic communities . Marine Ecology Progress Series , 529, 91-105 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Blanchet-Aurigny Aline, Dubois Stanislas, Quere Claudie, Guillou Monique, Pernet Fabrice (2015). Trophic niche of two co-occurring ophiuroid species in impacted coastal systems, derived from fatty acid and stable isotope analyses . Marine Ecology Progress Series , 525, 127-141 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Bajjouk Touria, Duchene Julie, Guillaumont Brigitte, Maud Bernard, Blanchard Michel, Derrien-Courtel Sandrine, Dubois Stanislas, Grall Jacques, Hamon Dominique, Hily Christian, Le Gal Aodren, Rigolet Carine, Rossi Nadège, Ledard Michel (2015). Les fonds marins de Bretagne, un patrimoine remarquable : connaître pour mieux agir . Ifremer-DREAL Bretagne.


Pascal Pierre-Yves, Dubois Stanislas, Boschker Henricus T. S., Gros Olivier (2014). Trophic role of large benthic sulfur bacteria in mangrove sediment . Marine Ecology Progress Series , 516, 127-138 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Dubois Stanislas (2014). Rôles des espèces ingénieurs dans la structure et le fonctionnement des habitats benthiques côtiers . HDR.
Woodin Sarah Ann, Wethey David S., Dubois Stanislas F. (2014). Population structure and spread of the Polychaete Diopatra biscayensis along the French Atlantic Coast: Human-assisted transport by-passes larval dispersal . Marine Environmental Research , 102, 110-121 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Dubois Stanislas, Colombo F. (2014). How picky can you be? Temporal variations in trophic niches of co-occurring suspension-feeding species . Food Webs , 1(1-4), 1-9 .
Baltzer Agnes, Ehrhold Axel, Rigolet Carinne, Souron Aurelie, Cordier Celine, Clouet Helene, Dubois Stanislas (2014). Geophysical exploration of an active pockmark field in the Bay of Concarneau, southern Brittany, and implications for resident suspension feeders . Geo-marine Letters , 34(2-3), 215-230 .
Rigolet Carinne, Dubois Stanislas, Thiebaut Eric (2014). Benthic control freaks: Effects of the tubiculous amphipod Haploops nirae on the specific diversity and functional structure of benthic communities . Journal Of Sea Research , 85, 413-427 .
Rigolet Carinne, Thiebaut Eric, Dubois Stanislas (2014). Food web structures of subtidal benthic muddy habitats: evidence of microphytobenthos contribution supported by an engineer species . Marine Ecology Progress Series , 500, 25-U49 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Brind'Amour Anik, Dubois Stanislas (2013). Isotopic Diversity Indices: How Sensitive to Food Web Structure? Plos One , 8(12), - . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Lavesque Nicolas, Sorbe Jean-Claude, Bachelet Guy, Gouillieux Benoit, De Montaudouin Xavier, Bonifacio Paulo, Blanchet Hugues, Dubois Sophie (2013). Recent discovery of Paranthura japonica Richardson, 1909 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Paranthuridae) in European marine waters (Arcachon Bay, Bay of Biscay . BioInvasions Records , 2(3), 215-219 .
Colombo Francesca, Costa Valentina, Dubois Stanislas, Gianguzza Paola, Mazzola Antonio, Vizzini Salvatrice (2013). Trophic structure of vermetid reef community: High trophic diversity at small spatial scales . Journal Of Sea Research , 77, 93-99 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Baltzer Agnes, Ehrhold Axel, Rigolet Carinne, Dubois Stanislas, Cordier Celine (2013). Etude d’un champ de pockmarks associé à un peuplement de Haploops dans la Baie de Concarneau : apport de la prospection géophysique THR . Actes du Colloque CARHAMB'AR CARtographie des HAbitats Marins Benthiques : de l'Acquisition à la Restitution Ifremer – Centre de Bretagne, 26‐28 mars 2013, pp. 64-68 .
Gelpi Carey G., Jr., Fry Brian, Condrey Richard E., Fleeger John W., Dubois Stanislas (2013). Using delta C-13 and delta N-15 to determine the migratory history of offshore Louisiana blue crab spawning stocks . Marine Ecology Progress Series , 494, 205-218 .


Rigolet Carinne, Dubois Stanislas, Droual Gabin, Caisey Xavier, Thiebaut Eric (2012). Life history and secondary production of the amphipod Haploops nirae (Kaim-Malka, 1976) in the Bay of Concarneau (South Brittany) . Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science , 113, 259-271 .
Blanchet Aline, Guillou Monique, Pernet Fabrice, Gaffet Jean-Dominique, Dubois Stanislas (2012). Tissue-diet discrimination factors of isotopic ratios (Delta delta C-13 and Delta delta N-15) in two brittle star species: Effect of reproductive state, diet and tissue composition . Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology , 426, 68-77 .
Goulletquer Philippe, Robert Stephane, Caisey Xavier, Chabirand Jean-Michel, Dubois Stanislas, Le Moine Olivier, Soletchnik Patrick, Goraguer Herle, Lazure Pascal, Le Bihan Caroline, Geairon Philippe, Lajournade Martin, Le Gall André (2012). Contribution au développement de la filière aquacole à St Pierre & Miquelon - Rapport final IFREMER 2011 - Contrat ODEADOM-Ifremer - Convention 2011 N°2011-004/38 . Contrat ODEADOM-IFremer 2011-004/38 .
Myers Alan A., Rigolet Carinne, Thiebaut Eric, Dubois Stanislas (2012). A new species of amphipod, Photis inornatus sp nov (Corophiidea, Photidae) from a 'Haploops community' in Brittany . Zootaxa , (3236), 55-61 .
Laffargue Pascal, Baudinière Estelle (2012). Biocénoses des fonds meubles du circalittoral. Sous-région marine Golfe de Gascogne. Evaluation initiale DCSMM. MEDDE, AAMP, Ifremer , Ref. DCSMM/EI/EE/GDG/25/2012 , 18p.
Blanchet Aline, Dubois Stanislas, Hily Christian, Rochette Sebastien, Le Goaster Edouard, Guillou Monique (2012). Multi-decadal changes in two co-occurring ophiuroid populations . Marine Ecology-progress Series , 460, 79-90 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Rigolet Carinne, Le Souchu Pierrick, Caisey Xavier, Dubois Stanislas (2011). Group sweeping: Feeding activity and filtration rate in the tubiculous amphipod Haploops nirae (Kaim-Malka, 1976) . Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology , 406(1-2), 29-37 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Desroy Nicolas, Dubois Stanislas, Fournier Jerome, Ricquiers L., Le Mao Patrick, Guerin Laurent, Gerla Daniel, Rougerie Michel, Legendre Aurelie (2011). The conservation status of Sabellaria alveolata (L.) (Polychaeta: Sabellariidae) reefs in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel . Aquatic Conservation-marine And Freshwater Ecosystems , 21(5), 462-471 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Grippo Mark A., Fleeger John W., Dubois Stanislas, Condrey Richard (2011). Spatial variation in basal resources supporting benthic food webs revealed for the inner continental shelf . Limnology And Oceanography , 56(3), 841-856 .


Noernberg Mauricio Almeida, Fournier Jerome, Dubois Stanislas, Populus Jacques (2010). Using airborne laser altimetry to estimate Sabellaria alveolata (Polychaeta: Sabellariidae) reefs volume in tidal flat environments . Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science , 90(2), 93-102 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Hamon Dominique, Ehrhold Axel, Gaffet Jean-Dominique, Caisey Xavier, Cordier Celine, Blanchet Aline, Dubois Stanislas, Pluquet Fabrice, Autret Elodie, Houlgatte Eric, Chevalier Claire, Alix Anne-Sophie, Bajjouk Touria (2010). Apport de l’approche sectorielle à la connaissance des habitats benthiques subtidaux . Journées Rebent 2010 - - 2ème Atelier de restitution Rebent Bretagne. 13 & 14 octobre 2010, Brest.
Callaway Ruth, Desroy Nicolas, Dubois Stanislas, Fournier Jerome, Frost Matthew, Godet Laurent, Hendrick Vicki J., Rabaut Marijn (2010). Ephemeral Bio-engineers or Reef-building Polychaetes: How Stable are Aggregations of the Tube Worm Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766)? Integrative And Comparative Biology , 50(2), 237-250 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Dubois Stanislas, Gelpi Carey, Condrey Richard E., Grippo Mark A., Fleeger John W. (2009). Diversity and composition of macrobenthic community associated with sandy shoals of the Louisiana continental shelf . Biodiversity and Conservation , 18(14), 3759-3784 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Gelpi Carey, Condrey Richard E., Fleeger John W., Dubois Stanislas (2009). Discovery, evaluation, and implications of blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, spawning, hatching, and foraging grounds in federal (us) waters offshore of Louisiana . Bulletin Of Marine Science , 85(3), 203-222 .
Dubois Stanislas, Barille Laurent, Cognie Bruno (2009). Feeding response of the polychaete Sabellaria alveolata (Sabellariidae) to changes in seston concentration . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology , 376(2), 94-101 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Ayata Sakina-Dorothee, Ellien Celine, Dumas Franck, Dubois Stanislas, Thiebaut Eric (2009). Modelling larval dispersal and settlement of the reef-building polychaete Sabellaria alveolata: Role of hydroclimatic processes on the sustainability of biogenic reefs . Continental Shelf Research , 29(13), 1605-1623 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Lefebvre Sebastien, Marin Leal Julio Cesar, Dubois Stanislas, Orvain Francis, Blin Jean-Louis, Bataille Marie-Paule, Ourry Alain, Galois Robert (2009). Seasonal dynamics of trophic relationships among co-occurring suspension-feeders in two shellfish culture dominated ecosystems . Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science , 82(3), 415-425 .
Ehrhold Axel, Chevalier Claire, Hamon Dominique (2009). Caractérisation des habitats benthiques au large du cap de Flamanville (Actualisation 2007) . Rapport d'avancement. DYNECO/EB/09-01 .


Leal J, Dubois Stanislas, Orvain Francis, Galois Robert, Blin J, Ropert Michel, Bataille M, Ourry A, Lefebvre S (2008). Stable isotopes (delta C-13, delta N-15) and modelling as tools to estimate the trophic ecology of cultivated oysters in two contrasting environments . Marine Biology , 153(4), 673-688 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Dubois Stanislas, Marin-Leal Julio Cesar, Ropert Michel, Lefebvre Sebastien (2007). Effects of oyster fanning on macrofaunal assemblages associated with Lanice conchilega tubeworm populations: A trophic analysis using natural stable isotopes . Aquaculture , 271(1-4), 336-349 .
Ricquiers Laurent, Desroy Nicolas, Dubois Stanislas, Guerin Laurent, Gerla Daniel, Legendre Aurelie, Le Mao Patrick, Rougerie Michel (2007). Évolution du récif à Sabellaria alveolata (L.) de la baie du Mont-Saint-Michel . Colloque de restitution : Chantier PNEC-Baie du Mont Saint Michel, Agrocampus Rennes, 23 et 24/05/2007 .
Dubois Stanislas, Orvain Francis, Marin Leal Julio César, Ropert Michel, Lefebvre Sébastien (2007). Small-scale spatial variability of food partitioning between cultivated oysters and associated suspension-feeding species, as revealed by stable isotopes . Marine Ecology Progress Series , 336, 151-160 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :