Kirsteen Mackenzie

Kirsteen Mackenzie

Researcher in Microchemistry and Sclerochronology

Laboratoire Ressources Halieutiques de Boulogne (PDG-RBE-HMMN-LRHBL)

Employer : Ifremer

Site : Boulogne

Postal address : Centre Manche Mer du Nord - 150, Quai Gambetta - 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer


ORCID orcid icon : 0000-0003-4045-3445

Research Interests

My research is focussed on the use microchemistry, in particular stable isotopes and trace metals, to determine the ecology of marine animals. Using sclerochronological and other samples in conjunction with biological and ecosystem data, I am interested in determining the location, ecology, and movements of animals in time and space to determine their behavior in relation to environmental factors such as temperature, etc. This information allows for the assessment of likely future vulnerability to changes in habitat, prey, and other stressors for different species, life stages, and functional groups.



Toomey Lola, Giraldo Carolina, Loots Christophe, Mahé Kelig, Marchal Paul, Mackenzie Kirsteen (2023). Impact of temperature on Downs herring (Clupea harengus) embryonic stages: First insights from an experimental approach . Plos One , 18(4), e0284125 (28p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Andrialovanirina Nicolas, Roos David, Gentil Claire, Telliez Solene, Dussuel Antoine, Elleboode Romain, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Poisson-Caillault Emilie, Couette Sébastien, Mahe Kelig (2023). Spatial structuring of the main demersal fish around Réunion Island (Western Indian Ocean) based on the external shape of their otoliths . Cybium , 47(1), 43-57 .
Mekni Sabrine, Hamed Oussama, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Mahe Kelig, Chakroun-Marzouk Nadia (2023). Age, growth and mortality of the pearly razorfish Xyrichtys novacula (Linnaeus, 1758) (Labridae) in the Gulf of Tunis . Cybium , 47(1), 59-65 .
Mahé Kelig, Joly Lea, Telliez Solene, Zambonino Infante Jose-Luis, Meunier Cédric Léo, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Giraldo Carolina (2023). Effect of temperature and CO2 concentration on the morphogenesis of sagittal otoliths in Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) larvae . Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology , 558, 151829 (7p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
de Pontual Helene, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Tabouret Helene, Daverat Françoise, Mahe Kelig, Pecheyran Christophe, Hussy Karin Heterogeneity of otolith chemical composition from two-dimensional mapping: Relationship with biomineralization mechanisms and implications for microchemistry analyses . Journal of Fish Biology IN PRESS .
Mahe Kelig, Loots Christophe, Dubroca Laurent, Andrialovanirina Nicolas, Auber Arnaud, Bled--Defruit Geoffrey, Caboche Josselin, Charpagne Clea, Cordier Remy, Cornille Vincent, Cresson Pierre, Cure Clemence, Dussuel Antoine, Elleboode Romain, Foucher Eric, Giraldo Carolina, Girardin Raphael, Halouani Ghassen, Koubbi Philippe, Le Meleder Anna, Lebeurre Mathilde, Lefebvre Valerie, Lescoute Guillaume, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Marchal Paul, Martin-Baillet Victor, Merland Camille, Parrad Sophie, Schlaich Ivan, Telliez Solene, Thellier Marion, Toomey Lola, Varenne Fanchon, Vigneau Joel, Vogel Camille (2023). Rapport annuel 2022 de l’unité Halieutique Manche – Mer du Nord (HMMN) .


Mahé Kelig, Gentil Claire, Brisset Blandine, Evano Hugues, Lepetit Camille, Boymond-Morales Romane, Telliez Solene, Dussuel Antoine, Rungassamy Tévamie, Elleboode Romain, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Roos David (2022). Biology of exploited groupers (Epinephelidae family) around La Réunion Island (Indian Ocean) . Frontiers In Marine Science , 9, 935285 (15p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Morales-Nin Beatriz, Pérez-Mayol Sílvia, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Catalán Ignacio A., Palmer Miquel, Kersaudy Thibaut, Mahé Kelig (2022). European hake (Merluccius merluccius) stock structure in the Mediterranean as assessed by otolith shape and microchemistry . Fisheries Research , 254, 106419 (10p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Mackenzie Kirsteen, Lydersen C., Haug T., Routti H., Aars J., Andvik C.M., Borgå K., Fisk A.T., Meier S., Biuw M., Lowther A.D., Lindstrøm U., Kovacs K.M. (2022). Niches of marine mammals in the European Arctic . Ecological Indicators , 136, 108661 (9p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Mahe Kelig, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Cresson Pierre, Girardin Raphael, Dubroca Laurent, Loots Christophe (2022). Rapport annuel 2021 de l’Unité Halieutique Manche – Mer du Nord (HMMN) .


Mahe Kelig, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Djamila Ider, Massaro Andrea, Hamed Oussama, Jurado-Ruzafa Alba, Gonçalves Patricia, Anastasopoulou Aikaterini, Jadaud Angelique, Mytilineou Chryssi, Randon Marine, Elleboode Romain, Morell Alaia, Ramdane Zohir, Smith Joanne, Bekaert Karen, Amara Rachid, de Pontual Helene, Ernande Bruno (2021). Directional Bilateral Asymmetry in Fish Otolith: A Potential Tool to Evaluate Stock Boundaries? Symmetry-basel , 13(6), 987 (13p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Marchal Paul, Loots Christophe, Cresson Pierre, Girardin Raphael, Auber Arnaud, Cochard Marie-Laure, Coppin Franck, Dubroca Laurent, Ernande Bruno, Foucher Eric, Giraldo Carolina, Halouani Ghassen, Koubbi Philippe, Lazard Coline, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Mahe Kelig, Parrad Sophie, Schlaich Ivan, Verin Yves, Vigneau Joel, Vogel Camille (2021). Rapport annuel 2020 de l’Unité Halieutique Manche – Mer du Nord (HMMN) . RBE/HMMN/21-01 .
Haug Tore, Biuw Martin, Gjosaeter Harald, Knutsen Tor, Lindstrom Ulf, Mackenzie Kirsteen, Meier Sonnich, Nilssen Kjell T. (2021). Harp seal body condition and trophic interactions with prey in Norwegian high Arctic waters in early autumn . Progress In Oceanography , 191, 102498 (18p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Mackenzie Kirsteen, Robertson D. R., Adams J. N., Altieri A. H., Turner B. L. (2019). Structure and nutrient transfer in a tropical pelagic upwelling food web: From isoscapes to the whole ecosystem . Progress In Oceanography , 178, 102145 (15p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Quaeck-Davies Katie, Bendall Victoria A., Mackenzie Kirsteen, Hetherington Stuart, Newton Jason, Trueman Clive N. (2018). Teleost and elasmobranch eye lenses as a target for life-history stable isotope analyses . Peerj , 6, e4883 ( . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Trueman Clive N., Mackenzie Kirsteen, Glew Katie St John (2017). Stable isotope-based location in a shelf sea setting: accuracy and precision are comparable to light-based location methods . Methods In Ecology And Evolution , 8(2), 232-240 .


Mackenzie Kirsteen, Longmore C., Preece C., Lucas C. H., Trueman C. N. (2014). Testing the long-term stability of marine isoscapes in shelf seas using jellyfish tissues . Biogeochemistry , 121(2), 441-454 .
Trueman C. N., Johnston G., O'Hea B., Mackenzie Kirsteen (2014). Trophic interactions of fish communities at midwater depths enhance long-term carbon storage and benthic production on continental slopes . Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-biological Sciences , 281(1787), 10p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Mackenzie Kirsteen, Trueman Clive N., Palmer Martin R., Moore Andy, Ibbotson Anton T., Beaumont William R. C., Davidson Ian C. (2012). Stable isotopes reveal age-dependent trophic level and spatial segregation during adult marine feeding in populations of salmon . Ices Journal Of Marine Science , 69(9), 1637-1645 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Trueman Clive N., Mackenzie Kirsteen, Palmer Martin R. (2012). Stable isotopes reveal linkages between ocean climate, plankton community dynamics, and survival of two populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) . Ices Journal Of Marine Science , 69(5), 784-794 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Trueman C. N., Mackenzie Kirsteen, Palmer M. R. (2012). Identifying migrations in marine fishes through stable-isotope analysis . Journal Of Fish Biology , 81(2), 826-847 .


Mackenzie Kirsteen, Palmer Martin R., Moore Andy, Ibbotson Anton T., Beaumont William R. C., Poulter David J. S., Trueman Clive N. (2011). Locations of marine animals revealed by carbon isotopes . Scientific Reports , 1(21), 6p. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :