Lorraine Bottin - Assistant Professor
Ecology, Marine Protected Areas, Artificialization
Génétique des populations
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I’m an assistant professor at the Nice Sophia Antipolis University since 2007.

I’ve a graduate degree of Montpellier SupAgro (2002), and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology from the same school (2006). I also worked one year as an ATER (research and teaching) at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) and the Museum (2006-2007).

My PhD focused on the molecular and phenotypic variation of an endangered tree in New Caledonia (Santalum austrocaledonicum). The ATER work was a conservation genetic study of a Caryophyllaceae species (Arenaria grandiflora).

Since my arrival in ECOMERS I have worked on population genetics of Macrophytes from the genus Cystoseira. I’ve mainly studied their genetic structure and connectivity.

I participate in a international research program called CoCoNET (Towards COast to COast NETworks of marine protected areas (from the shore to the high and deep sea), coupled with sea-based wind energy potential (FP7, UE, 2012-2016) – http://www.coconet-fp7.eu/).



 Thibaut T., Bottin L., Aurelle D., Boudouresque C.F., Blanfuné A., Verlaque M., Pairaud I., Millet B. (2016) Connectivity of populations of the seaweed Cystoseira amentacea within the Bay of Marseille (Mediterranean Sea): genetic structure and hydrodynamic connections. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 2016, 37 (4): 233-255.


Thibaut T., Blanfuné A., Markovic L., Verlaque M., Boudouresque C.F, Perret-Boudouresque M., Maćic V., Bottin L. (2014) Unexpected abundance and long-term relative stability of the brown alga Cystoseira amentacea, hitherto regarded as a threatened species, in the north-western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 89(1): 305-323.


Robvieux P., Videment J., Ribout C., Forcioli D., Meinesz A., Thibaut T., Bottin L. (2012). First characterization of 8 polymorphic microsatellites for Cystoseira amentacea var. stricta (Fucales, Sargassaceae). Conservation Genetics Resources 4(4): 923-925.


Mokhtar-Jamai, K., Bottin, L., Chaix, A., Aurelle, D. & Forcioli, D. (2010). Characterization of microsatellite loci for the Mediterranean red gorgonian, Paramuricea clavata. Molecular Ecology Resources,10: 232-236.


Zavodna, M., Bottin, L., Lambourdiere, J. & Machon, N. (2009). Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for Arenaria grandiflora L. (Caryophyllaceae). Molecular Ecology Ressources 9 (2): 628-630.


Bottin L, Isnard C, Lagrange A, Bouvet JM (2007) Comparative molecular and phytochemical study of a tree species, Santalum austrocaledonicum (Santalaceae), distributed in New-Caledonian archipelago. Chemistry and Biodiversity 4: 1541-1556.
Bottin L, Le Cadre S, Quilichini A, Bardin P, Machon N (2007) Re-establishment trials in endangered plants: a review and the example of Arenaria grandiflora L., a species on the brink of extinction in the parisian region (France), Ecoscience 14 (4):410-419.


Bottin L, Tassin J, Nasi R, Bouvet J M (2006) Molecular and quantitative variation for the delineation of ecologically significant units: case of sandalwood (Santalum austrocaledonicum Vieillard) in New Caledonia, Conservation Genetics 8: 99-109.


Bottin L, Verhaegen D, Tassin J, Olivieri I, Vaillant A, Bouvet J M (2005b) Genetic diversity and population structure of an insular tree, Santalum austrocaledonicum in New Caledonian archipelago, Molecular Ecology 14 (7): 1979-1989.
Bottin L, Vaillant A, Sire P, Cardi C, Bouvet J M (2005a) Isolation and Characterization of microsatellite loci in Santalum austrocaledonicum, Santalaceae, Molecular Ecology Notes 5 (4): 800-802.


Schatz B, Bottin L, McKey D (2004). Morphologie de femelles de Tetraponera tessmanii. In: Actes des Colloques Insectes Sociaux, Volume 16 (2004), 1-3 septembre 2003, Bruxelles. Union Internationale pour l'Etude des Insectes Sociaux-Section francaise: pp.66-69.


Grosbois V, Reboulet A M, Prevot-Julliard A C, Bottin L, Lebreton J D (2003) Dispersion et recrutement chez la Mouette rieuse. Larus ridibundus. Alauda 71(2): 139-144.


Cours, résumé de PhD, etc.