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MANGALAA K.R., 2016. Silicon biogeochemical cycle along the land to ocean
continuum: Focus on Indian monsoonal estuaries. Universite Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI, 2016. English. 237pp.

CLOSSET Ivia, 2015. The biogeochemical silicon cycle in the Southern Ocean tracked by isotopic approaches. Geochemistry. Universite Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI, 2015. English. <NNT :2015PA066124>.<tel-01191669>. 256pp.

MuSiCC Publications

This page lists all peer-reveviewed articles published by MuSiCC participants during its running period or after the end of the project as direct follow-up of MuSiCC activities. Blue color refers to  publications related to Axis 1 and Green color refers to publications related to Axis 2. The activities of author(s) in bold have directly been supported by  MuSiCC.

For an exhaustive list of publications by Damien Cardinal please go the the Publications page of this website


Closset, I., Cardinal, D., Trull, T. W., & Fripiat, F. (2019). New insights into processes controlling the δ30Si of sinking diatoms: A seasonally resolved box model approach. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33. https://doi. org/10.1029/2018GB006115


Sutton J.N., L. André, D. Cardinal, D. J. Conley, G. de Souza, J. Dean, J. Dodd, C. Ehlert, M. J. Ellwood, P. J. Frings, P. Grasse, K. Hendry, M. J. Leng, P. Michalopoulos, V.N. Panizzo, G.E.A. Swann, 2018. A Review of the Stable Isotope Bio-geochemistry of the Global Silicon Cycle and Its Associated Trace Elements. Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 5, 112.


Mangalaa K.R., D. Cardinal, J. Brajard, D.B. Rao, N.S. Sarma, I. Djouraev, G. Chiranjeevulu, K. Narasimha Murty, and V.V.S.S. Sarma, 2017. Silicon cycle in Indian estuaries and its control by biogeochemical and anthropogenic processes. Cont. Shelf. Res. (in press).

Grasse P., M. A. Brzezinski, D. Cardinal, G. F. de Souza (main authors) et al., 2017. GEOTRACES Intercalibration of the Stable Silicon Isotope Composition of Dissolved Silicic Acid in Seawater. J. Anal. At. Spectrom, 32, 562-578.


Closset I., D. Cardinal, F. Thil, M. Rembauville, S. Blain, 2016. Unveiling the Si cycle using isotopes in an iron fertilized zone of the Southern Ocean: from mixed layer supply to export. Biogeosciences, 13, 6049-6066.


Closset I., D. Cardinal, S. Bray, F. Thil, I. Djouraev, A. S. Rigual-Hernandez, T.W. Trull, 2015. Seasonal variations, origin and fate of settling diatoms in the Southern Ocean tracked by silicon isotope records in deep sediment traps. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 29, 1495-1510.

Cavagna A.J., F. Fripiat, M. Elskens, F. Dehairs, P. Mangion, L. Chirurgien, I. Closset, M. Lasbleiz, L. Flores-Leiva, D. Cardinal, K. Leblanc, C. Fernandez, D. Lefèvre, L. Oriol, S. Blain and B. Quéguiner, 2015. Production regime and associated N cycling in the vicinity of Kerguelen Island area, Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences, 12, 6515-6528.

Rigual-Hernández A., T. Trull, S. Bray, I. Closset, L. Armand, 2015. Seasonal dynamics in diatom export fluxes to the deep sea in the Australian sector of the southern Antarctic Zone. Journal of Marine Systems, 142: 62-74.

Campagne P., X. Crosta, M.-N. Houssais, D. Swingedouw, S. Schmidt, A. Martin, E. Devred, S. Capo, V. Marieu, I. Closset, G. Massé. 2015. Glacial ice and atmospheric forcing on the Mertz Glacier Polynya over the past 250 years. Nature Communications, 6, 6642.

Mawji E. and The GEOTRACES group, 2015. The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014. Marine Chemistry, 177, 1-8.

Jacquet, S. H. M., Dehairs, F., Cavagna, A. J., Planchon, F., Monin, L., André, L., Closset, I., and Cardinal, D., 2015. Early season mesopelagic carbon remineralization and transfer efficiency in the naturally iron-fertilized Kerguelen area, Biogeosciences, 12, 1713-1731.


Closset, I., Lasbleiz, M., Leblanc, K., Quéguiner, B., Cavagna, A.-J., Elskens, M., Navez, J., and Cardinal, D., 2014. Seasonal evolution of net and regenerated silica production around a natural Fe-fertilized area in the Southern Ocean estimated from Si isotopic approaches, Biogeosciences, 11, 5827-5846.

Panizzo V., J. Crespin, X. Crosta, A. Shemesh, G. Massé, R. Yam, N. Mattielli, D. Cardinal, 2014. Sea ice diatom contributions to Holocene nutrient utilization in East Antarctica. Paleoceanography, 29, 328-342.


Hughes H.J., F. Sondag, R.V. Santos, L. André and D. Cardinal, 2013. The riverine silicon isotope composition of the Amazon Basin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 121, 637-651.

Delvaux C., Cardinal D. (co-lead author), Carbonnel V., Chou L., Hughes H.J., André L., 2013. Controls on riverine δ30Si signatures in a temperate watershed under high anthropogenic pressure (Scheldt – Belgium). Journal of Marine Systems, 128, 40-51.

Planchon F., A.-J. Cavagna, D. Cardinal, L. André, F. Dehairs, 2013. Late summer particulate organic carbon export and twilight zone remineralisation in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences, 10, 803-820.

Sicre M.-A., M. Khodri, J. Mignot, J. Eiriksson, K.-L. Knudsen, U. Ezat, I. Closset, P. Nogues, G. Massé 2013. Sea-surface temperature and sea-ice variability in the subpolar North Atlantic from explosive volcanism of the Late 13th century. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 5526-5530.


de Brauwere A., F. Fripiat, D. Cardinal, A.-J. Cavagna, F. De Ridder, L. André, M. Elskens, 2012. Isotopic model of oceanic silicon cycling: the Kerguelen Plateau case study. Deep-Sea Research I, 70, 42-59.

Delvigne C., D. Cardinal, A. Hofmann, L. André, 2012. Stratigraphic changes of Ge/Si, REE/Y and silicon isotopes as insights into the deposition of a Mesoarchaean banded iron formation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 355-356, 109-118.

Fripiat F., A.-J. Cavagna, F. Dehairs, A. de Brauwere, L. André and D. Cardinal, 2012. Processes controlling the Si-isotopic composition in the Southern Ocean and application for paleoceanography. Biogeosciences 9, 2443-2457.

Hughes H.J., S. Bouillon, L. André and D. Cardinal 2012. The effects of weathering variability and anthropogenic pressures upon silicon cycling in an intertropical watershed (Tana River, Kenya). Chemical Geology, 308-309, 18-25.