Thématiques de recherche :

Physical-biological interactions combining satellite observations and model-derived data from seasonal to decadal variability in the global ocean. Now working on interannual to decadal variability of phytoplankton and its physical forcings in the South Pacific Ocean: a regional (island mass effect) to basin approach.

Adresse : IRD - BP 529 - 98713 Papeete - TAHITI

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Martinez, E., D. Raitsos, and D. Antoine (2016). Warmer, deeper and greener mixed layers in the north Atlantic subpolar gyre over the last 50 years. Global Change Biology, 22, 604–612, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13100

Maes, C., B. Blanke, and E. Martinez (2016), Origin and fate of surface drift in the oceanic convergence zones of the eastern Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3398–3405, doi:10.1002/2016GL068217.

Martinez, E., M. Rodier ; K. Maamaatuaiahutapu (2016). Environnement océanique des Marquises. In Galzin R., Duron S.-D. & Meyer J.-Y. (eds), Biodiversité terrestre et marine des îles Marquises, Polynésie française. Société Française d’Ichtyologie, Paris : 123-136.


Reygondeau G., A. Longhurst, E. Martinez, G. Beaugrand, D. Antoine, O. Maury (2013). Dynamic biogeochemical provinces in the global ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, doi:10.1002/gbc.20089.


D’Ortenzio F., D. Antoine, E. Martinez, M. Ribera d’Alcalà (2012). Phenological changes of oceanic phytoplankton in the 1980s and 2000s as revealed by remotely sensed ocean-color observations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 26, GB4003, doi:10.1029/2011GB004269.


Martinez, E., D. Antoine, F. D’Ortenzio, and C. de Boyer Montégut (2011), Phytoplankton spring and fall blooms in the North Atlantic in the 1980s and 2000s, Journal of Geophysical research, 116, C11029, doi:10.1029/2010JC006836.


Lo-Yat A., M. Meekan, D. Lecchini, E. Martinez, R. Galzin, S.D. Simpson (2010). Extreme climatic events reduce ocean productivity and larval supply in a tropical reef ecosystem. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02355 .

Martinez E., K. Richards (2010). Impact of spatio-temporal heterogeneities and lateral stirring and mixing on midwater biotic interactions. Journal of Marine Systems, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2010.04.009.


Martinez E., D. Antoine, F. D’Ortenzio, B. Gentili (2009). Climate-driven basin-scale decadal oscillations of oceanic phytoplankton, Science, 36, 1253-1256.

Martinez E., A. Ganachaud, J. Lefevre, K. Maamaatuaiahutapu (2009). Central South Pacific thermocline water circulation from a high resolution ocean model validated against satellite data: seasonal variability and El Niño 1997-1998 influence. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C05012, doi:10.1029/2008JC004824.

Martinez E., K. Maamaatuaiahutapu, V. Taillandier (2009). Floating marine debris surface drift: Convergence and accumulation toward the South Pacific subtropical gyre. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58, 1347–1355.


Martinez E., K. Maamaatuaiahutapu, C. Payri, A. Ganachaud (2007). Turbinaria ornata invasion in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia: ocean drift connectivity. Coral Reefs, 26 (1) .


Andrefouet S., S. Ouillon, R. Brinkman, J. Falter, P. Douillet, F. Wolk, R. Smith, P. Garen, E. Martinez, et al. (2006). Review of solutions for 3D hydrodynamic modelling applied to aquaculture in South Pacific atoll lagoons. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 52, 1138-1155.


Martinez E, K. Maamaatuaiahutapu (2004). Island mass effect in Marquesas islands: seasonal variations. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L18307, doi:10.1029/2004GL020682.


Projets Scientifiques

PhytoDev (2016-2017/19, PI E. Martinez)

PHYTOplankton DEcadal Variability in the global ocean

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MOANA-MATY (dec-2014-2017, PI E. Martinez)

The Marquesas biOlogicAl eNhAnceMent within the pAcific Ocean: from the processes to the decadal variabiliTY.

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THOT (2015-2016, PI E. Martinez)

TaHitian Ocean Time series

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Participation à des projets

GAME (PI. L. Hédouin, CNRS-Criobe, financeur : Labex Corail)