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Catherine Larose


Catherine Larose
Institution University of Lyon Phone (33) 4 72 18 62 37
Affiliation Laboratoire Ampère, UMR CNRS 5005
36 avenue Guy de Collongue
69134 Ecully cedex
France Fax (33) 4 78 43 37 17
Degrees + Scientific Career (please extent/delete as appropriate)
2013-present CNRS research scientist, Environmental microbial genomics group, University of Lyon
2010-2013 Post doctoral fellow, Environmental microbial genomics group, University of Lyon
2010 Ph.D. Environmental and Earth Sciences, Université de Grenoble
2006 M.Sc. Environmental Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal
Research Topics (please give a brief overview about expertise, appointments, projects, etc., max. 200 words)
Dr Catherine Larose is currently working at the Microbial Environmental Genomics Group at the University of Lyon in France. Her environmental genomics (mostly metagenomics) research involves exploring the functional and structural relationships between the environmental genetic resources within Arctic ecosystems. High throughput techniques, such as microarrays and pyrosequencing, are used to produce data that supports relevant hypotheses. She has several years of field experience in the Arctic and is a member of the International Scientific Community and Session Chair for “The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013”.
Relevant Publications (last 8 years)
Maccario, L., Vogel, T. M. and Larose, C. 2014. Potential drivers of microbial community structure and function in Arctic spring snow. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5.
Larose, C., Cecillon, S., Prestat, E., Malandain, C., Berger, S., Lyon, D., Dommergue, A., Ferrari, C., Schneider, D., Vogel, T. Interactions between snow chemistry, mercury contamination and microbial population dynamics in an Arctic snowpack. 2013. PLoS ONE. 8(11).
Larose, C., Dommergue, A., Vogel, T. M. 2013. Microbial nitrogen cycling in Arctic snowpacks. 2013. Environmental Research Letters. 8(3).
Bowman J. S., Larose C., Vogel T. M., Deming J. W. 2013. Dominance of the surface of young sea ice by Rhizobium spp., widely distributed bacterial members of the polar marine rare biosphere. Environmental Microbiology Reports. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12047

Larose, C., Dommergue, A., Vogel, T. M. 2013. The dynamic Arctic Snow Pack: An Unexplored Environment for Microbial Diversity and Activity. Biology. 2(1): 317-330.
Douglas, T. A., Loseto, L., Macdonald, R. W., Outridge, P., Dommergue, A., Poulain, A. Amyot, M., Barkay, T., Berg, T., Chételat, J., Constant, P., Evans, M., Ferrari, C., Gantner, N., Johnson, M. S., Kirk, J., Kroer, N., Larose, C., Lean, D., Muir, D., Nielsen, T. G., Poissant, L., Rognerud, S., Skov, H., Sørensen, S., Wang, F., Zdanowicz, C. M. The ultimate fate of mercury deposited to arctic terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, a review. 2012. Environmental Chemistry. 9 (4): 321-355.
Larose, C., Dommergue, A., Marusczak, N., Ferrari, C. P., Schneider, D. 2011. Bioavailable Mercury Cycling in Polar Snowpacks. Environmental Science & Technology 45(6): 2150-2156.
Castro, L., Dommergue, A., Larose, C., Ferrari, C., Maron, L. 2011. A theoretical study of abiotic methylation reactions of gaseous elemental mercury by halogen containing molecules. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 115(22): 5602-5608.
Delmont, T., Malandain, C., Prestat, E., Larose, C., Monier, J. M., Simonet, P., Vogel, T. M. Metagenomic Mining for Microbiologists. 2011. The ISME Journal
Marusczak, N., Larose, C., Dommergue, A., Nedjai, R., and Ferrari, C.P. 2011. Post-winter deposition of total mercury and methylmercury in high altitude surface snow from the French Alps. Science of the Total Environment 409(19): 3949-3954.
Marusczak, N., Larose, C., Dommergue, A., Paquet,S., Beaulne, J.S., Maury-Brachet, R., Lucotte, M., Nedjai, R., and Ferrari, C.P. 2011. Mercury and methylmercury concentration in high altitude lakes and fish populations from the French Alps related to watershed characteristics. Science of the Total Environment 409(10): 1909-1915.
Larose, C., Dommergue, A., De Angelis, M., Cossa, D., Averty, B., Marusczak, N., Soumis, N., Schneider, D., Ferrari, C., 2010. Seasonal changes in snow chemistry lead to new insights into mercury methylation in the Arctic. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(22): 6263-6275.
Larose, C., Berger, S., Ferrari, C. P., Navarro, E., Dommergue, A., Schneider, D., Vogel, T. M., 2010. Microbial sequences retrieved from environmental samples from seasonal Arctic snow and meltwater from Svalbard, Norway. Extremophiles 14(2):205-212.
Dommergue, A., Larose, C., Faïn, X., Clarisse, O., Foucher, D., Hintelmann, H., Schneider, D., Ferrari, C. P., 2010. Deposition of mercury species in the Ny-Ålesund Area (79°N) and their transfer during snowmelt. Environmental Science & Technology 44(3):901-907.
Larose, C., Canuel, R., Lucotte, M. and Di Giulio, R.T., 2008. Toxicological effects of methylmercury on walleye (Sander vitreus) and perch (Perca flavescens) from lakes of the boreal forest. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, 147(2):139-49.
Soumis, N., Lucotte, M., Larose, C., Veillette, F. and Canuel, R., 2007. Photomineralization in a boreal hydroelectric reservoir: a comparison with natural aquatic ecosystems Biogeochemistry 86(2):123-135.
Douglas, T., Amyot, M., Barkay, T., Berg, T., Chételat, J., Constant, P., Dommergue, A., Evans, M., Ferrari, C., Gantner, L., Johnson, M., Kirk, J., Kroer, N., Larose, C., Lean, D., Loseto, L., Macdonald, R., Muir, D., Nielsen, G., Outridge, P., Poulain, A., Poissant, L., Rognerud, S., Skov, H., Sørensen, S., Wang, F., 2011. Chapter 3: What is the fate of mercury entering the Arctic environment? AMAP Assessment: Mercury in the Arctic. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). Oslo, Norway.