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Profil de Jeroen Sonke

Sonke Jeroen

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Téléphone / phone: 0561332606

Bureau / office : H113

Institution : CNRS

Statut / status: Chercheur

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Research Interests

  • Biogeochemical cycling of mercury (see  Mercury Research Group website)
  • Stable Isotope biogeochemistry of mercury and zinc
  • Aquatic geochemistry of trace metals

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Students & Post-docs

  • 2015-2017 Martin Jiskra, MSCA Fellow, "Hg cycling in the Arctic Tundra"
  • 2011-2015 Maxime Enrico, Phd student at EcoLab – GET, “Hg stable isotopes in peat archives of atmospheric Hg deposition”. Co-advisor.
  • 2010-2014  Jeremy Masbou, PhD student at GET, “Hg stable isotopes in extreme environments: the Arctic and high altitudes”. Co-advisor.
  • 2010-2013  Lars-Eric Heimburger, Post-doc. "Open ocean Hg dynamics"
  • 2013-2015 Nicolas Maruszcak "Atmospheric Hg dynamics at the Pic du Mid (2877m)"
  • 2013 Tristan Rousseau, PhD student at GET – LEGOS - Universidad de Brazilia, “Geochemistry of the REE in the Amazon estuary”.
  • 2013  Ruoyu Sun, PhD student at GET, “Hg stable isotopes in Asian coal”.
  • 2010-2012 Xuewu Fu, Post-doc. "Atmospheric Hg dynamics at the Pic du Mid (2877m)"
  • 2011 Myriam Larrieu, MSc. Student. “Hg and Zn stable isotopes in the Seine river estuary.”
  • 2010 Laure Laffont, Post-doc. "development of GC-ID-ICPMS"
  • 2010 Lara Sassine, MSc. Student. “Mercury isotopes in Arctic lichens”.
  • 2009 Laure Laffont, PhD student, “Hg isotopes as tracer for gold mining and erosion in Bolivia”
  • 2009 Eve Capitanio, MSc. student, “Mercury isotopes in Arctic marine mammals”.
  • 2009 Jean-Baptiste Bories, MSc. Student, “Mercury isotopes in Arctic lichens”.
  • 2008 Frantz Filimohahau, MSc. Student, “Hg isotopes and speciation in human hair”.
  • 2008 Vincent Perrot, MSc. Student, “Hg fluxes and isotopes at Etna and Merapi volcanoes”.
  • 2007 Thomas Zambardi, MSc. student, “Fluxes and isotope signatures of Hg at Vulcano Island”.


Daniel Obrist, Yannick Agnan, Martin Jiskra, Christine Hedge, Dominique Colegrove, Jacques Hueber, Christopher Moore, Jeroen E. Sonke, Detlev Helmig, (2017) Tundra uptake of atmospheric elemental mercury drives arctic mercury pollution.Nature. doi:10.1038/nature22997.

Sun, R., Streets, D.G., Horowitz, H.M., Amos, H.M., Liu, G., Perrot, V., Toutain, J-P., Hintelmann, H., Sunderland, E.M., Sonke, J.E. (2016) Historical (1850-2010) mercury stable isotope emissions from anthropogenic sources to the atmosphere.Elementa. DOI:10.12952/journal.elementa.000091

Fu, X., Marusczak, N., Sauvage, B., Gheusi, F., Prestbo, E.,Sonke, J.E.(2016) Atmospheric mercury speciation dynamics at the high-altitude Pic du Midi Observatory, southern France.Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. doi:10.5194/acp-2015-842

Soerensen, A.L., Jacob, D.J., Schartup, A.,  Fisher, J.A., Lehnherr, I., St. Louis, V.L., Heimbürgerg, L.E.,Sonke, J.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Sunderland, E.M. (2016) A Mass Budget for Mercury and Methylmercury in the Arctic Ocean.Global Biogeochemical Cycles. DOI: 10.1002/2015GB005280

Enrico, M., Le Roux, G., Marusczak, N., Heimburger, L-E., Claustres, A., Fu, X., Sun, R.,Sonke, J.E.(2016) Atmospheric mercury transfer to peat bogs dominated by gaseous elemental mercury dry deposition.Environmental Science & Technology,  DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04669

Fu, X., Marusczak, N., Wang, X., Gheusi, F.,Sonke, J.E.(2016) The isotopic composition of gaseous elemental mercury in the free troposphere of the Pic du Midi Observatory, France.Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00033

Rousseau, T.C.C.,J.E. Sonke, J. Chmeleff, P. van Beek, M. Souhaut, G. Boaventura , P. Seyler, & C. Jeandel (2015) Rapid neodymium release to marine waters from lithogenic sediments in the Amazon estuary.Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8592.

Masbou, J., Point, P., Guillou, G.,Sonke, J. E. Lebreton, B., Richard, P. (2015) Carbon stable isotope analysis of methylmercury toxin in biological materials by gas chromatography isotope ratio mass spectrometry.Analytical Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02918

Heimbürger, L.E.,Sonke, J.E., Cossa, D., Point, D., Lagane, C., Laffont, L., Galfond, D., Nicolaus, M., Rabe, B., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., (2015) Shallow methylmercury production in the marginal sea ice zone of the central Arctic Ocean.Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep10318.

Amos, H.,Sonke. J.E.,Obrist, D., Robins, N., Hagan, N., Horowitz, H.M., Mason, R.P., Witt, M., Hedgecock, I., Corbitt, E.S., Sunderland, E.M., (2015) Observational and modeling constraints on global anthropogenic enrichment of mercury.Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es5058665.

Laffont, L., Hezard, T., Gros, P., Heimbürger, L.E., Sonke, J.E., Behra, P., Evrard, D. (2015) Mercury(II) trace detection by a gold nanoparticle-modified glassy carbon electrode using square-wave anodic stripping voltammetry including a chloride desorption step.Talanta, v141, p26

Masbou, J., Point, P.,Sonke, J. E.& Becker, P. R. (2015) Mercury stable isotope fractionation time trends in cryogenically archived ringed seal livers from the Alaskan Arctic.Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es5048446.

Huber, J., Heimbürger, L.E., Sonke, J.E., Ziller, S., Lindén, M., Leopold, K. (2015) Nanogold-Decorated Silica Monoliths as Highly Efficient Solid-Phase Adsorbent for Ultratrace Mercury Analysis in Natural Waters.Analytical Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03303

Sun, R., Sonke, J.E., Liu, G. (2015) Biogeochemical controls on mercury stable isotope compositions of world coal deposits: A review.Earth Science Reviews. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.11.005

Perrot V., Masbou J., Pastukhov M.V., Epov V.N., Point D., Bérail S., Becker P.R., Sonke J.E., Amouroux D., (2015) Natural Hg isotopic composition of different Hg compounds in mammal tissues as a proxy for in vivo breakdown of toxic methylmercury.Metallomics. DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00286A

Fu, X., Heimburger L-E.,Sonke, J.E. (2014) Collection of atmospheric gaseous mercury for stable isotope mercury isotopic analysis using iodine- and chlorine-impregnated activated carbon traps.J. Anal. At. Spectrom., DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50356A.

Bagnato, E., Tamburello, G., Avard, G., Martinez-Cruz, M., Enrico, M., Fu, X., Sonke, J.E., Sprovieri, M. (2014) Mercury fluxes from volcanic and geothermal sources: an update of the global atmospheric flux inventory from literature review and new data.Geological Society of London. in press

Stern, J.C., Foustoukos, D.I.,Sonke, J.E., Salters, V.J.M. (2014) Investigation of Th, Hf and Zr complexation by humic acids using ligand competition experiments.Chemical Geology, v363, p214-249

Shevchenko, V.P., Pokrovsky, O.S., Starodymovaa, D.P., Vasyukova, E.V., Lisitzin, A.P., Drovnina, S.I., Zamber, N.S., Makhnovich, N.M., Savvichev, A.S.,Sonke, J.E.(2013) Geochemistry of Terricolous Lichens in the White Sea Catchment Area.Doklady Earth Sciences, v450, p514-520.

Sonke, J.E.,Heimburger, L.E., Dommergue, A. (2013) Mercury biogeochemistry: paradigm shifts, outstanding issues and research needs.Compte Rendus Geoscience, v345, p213-224

Masbou, J., Point, J., Sonke, J.E. (2013) Application of a selective extraction method for methylmercury compound specific stable isotope analysis (MeHg-CSIA) in biological materials.J. Anal. At. Spectrom.v28, p1620-1628

Sun, R., Enrico, M., Heimbürger, L.E., Scott, C., Sonke, J.E. (2013) A double-stage tube furnace – acid trapping protocol for the pre-concentration of mercury from solid samples for isotopic analysis.Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, v405, p6771

Rousseau, T.,Sonke, J.E., Chmeleff, J., Candaudap, F., Lacan, F., Boaventura, G., Seyler, P., Jeandel, C., (2013) Rare earth element analysis in natural waters by multiple isotope dilution - sector field ICP-MS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, in press.

Yeghicheyan, D. et al., (2013) A compilation of silicon, rare-earth element and twentyone other trace element concentrations in the natural river water standard SLRS-5 (NRC-CNRC). Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, in press.

Sonke, J.E.and Blum, J.D. (2013) Advances in mercury stable isotope biogeochemistry.Chemical Geology, v336, p1-4

Sun, R., Heimbürger, L.E.,Sonke, J.E., Liu, G., Amouroux, D., Berail, S. (2013) Mercury stable isotope fractionation in six utility boilers of two large coal-fired power plants.Chemical Geology, v336, p103-111

Sonke, J.E. and Heimburger L-E. (2012) News and Views: Mercury in Flux.Nature Geoscience. V.5, p.447

Allan, M., Le Roux, G.,Sonke, J.E., Piotrowska, N., Streel, M., Fagel, N. (2012) Intra-site variability in reconstructing historical atmospheric mercury deposition in Western Europe: The Misten peat bog (Hautes Fagnes - Belgium).Science of the Total Environment, v442, p290-301

Laffont, L., Maurice, L., Amouroux, D., Navarro, P., Monperrus, M.,Sonke, J.E., Behra, P. (2012) Mercury speciation analysis in human hair by double species-specific isotope dilution using GC-ICP-MS. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, DOI 10.1007/s00216-012-6116-2.

Laffont, L.,Sonke, J.E., Maurice, L., Monroy, S.L., Chincheros, J., Amouroux, D., Behra, P. (2011) Hg speciation and stable isotope signatures in human hair as a tracer for dietary and occupational exposure to mercury.Environmental Science and Technology,v45, p9910-9916.

Sonke, J.E.(2011). A global Hg isotope box-model for mass-independent Hg isotope fractionation.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v75, p4577-4590.

Tipping, E., Lofts, S.,Sonke, J.E.(2011) Humic Ion-Binding Model VII:  a revised parameterisation of cation-binding by humic substances.Environmental Chemistry, v8, p225-235.

Point, D.,Sonke, J.E,Day, R.D., Rosenau, D.G., Hobson, K.A., Vanderpol, S.S., Moors, A.J., Pugh, R.S., Donard, O. F. X., and Becker, P. B., (2011). Methylmercury photodegradation influenced by sea ice cover in Arctic marine ecosystems.Nature Geoscience, v4, p188-194.

Sonke, J.E., Schäfer, J, Chmeleff, J, Audry, S., Blanc, G., Dupre, B. (2010). Sedimentary Hg stable isotope records of atmospheric and riverine pollution from two major European heavy metal refineries.Chemical Geology,v.279, p90-100.

Perrot, V.,Epov, V.N., Pastukhov, M.V., Grebenshchikov, V.I., Zouiten, Z.,Sonke, J.E., Donard, O.F.X., Amouroux, D. (2010) Tracing sources and bioaccumulation of Hg in food webs of Lake Baikal – Angara River using Hg isotopic signatures.Environmental Science and Technology, v44, p.8030-8037

Carignan, J.,Sonke, J.E.(2010) The Effect of Atmospheric Mercury Depletion Events on the net Deposition Flux Around Hudson Bay, Canada.Atmospheric Environment, v.44, p.4372-4379

Estrade, N., Carignan, J., Sonke, J. E., and Donard, O. F. X., (2010). Measuring Hg isotopes in bio-geo-environmental reference materials. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, v.34, p.79-93.
Laffont, L.,Sonke, J.E., Maurice Bourgoin, L., Hintelmann, H., Pouilly, M., Sanchez-Bacarreza, Y., Perez, T., Behra, Ph. (2009) Effects of fish diet on anomalous mercury isotopic compositions of human hair in the Bolivian Amazon. Environmental Science and Technology, v.43, p.8985.

Carignan, J., Estrade, N.,Sonke, J.E., Donard, O.F.X. (2009) Odd isotope deficits in atmospheric mercury measured in lichens. Environmental Science and Technology, V. 43, p.5660-5664

Zambardi, T.,Sonke, J.E., Toutain, J-P., Sortino, F. Shinohara, H.(2009) Mercury emissions and stable isotopic compositions at Vulcano Island (Italy).Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 277, p.236.

Estrade, N., Carignan, J., Sonke, J.E.,Donard, O.F.X. (2009) Stable isotopic fractionation during kinetic and equilibrium evaporation of liquid mercury. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, V.73, p.2693-2711.
Le Roux, G., Sonke, J.E., Cloquet, C., Aubert, A., de Vleeschouwer, F. (2008) Comment on “The biosphere: A homogeniser of Pb-isotope signals” by C. Reimann, B. Flem, A. Arnoldussen, P. Englmaier, T.E. Finne, F.Kollerand, Ø.Nordgulen. Applied Geochemistry, V.23, p.2789.
Toutain, J-P., Sonke, J.E., Munoz, M., Nonell, A., Polvé, M., Viers, J., Freydier, R., Sortino, F., Joron, J-L., Sumarti, S. (2008) Evidence for Zn isotopic fractionation at Merapi volcano. Chem. Geol., v.253, p.74.
 Riotte, J., Audry, S., Schäfer, J., Blanc, G., Dupre, B. (2008) Sediment Zinc Stable Isotope Variations downstream of the former Viviez Zinc Smelter. Chemical Geology. V.255, p295-304
Epov, V.N., Rodriguez-Gonzalez, P., Sonke, J.E., Tessier, E., Amouroux, A., Maurice Bourgoin, L., Donard, O.F.X (2008) Simultaneous Determination of Species-Specific Isotopic Composition of Hg by Gas Chromatography Coupled to Multicollector ICPMS. Analytical Chemistry, v.90, p.3530.
Sonke, J.E., Zambardi, T., Toutain, J-P. (2008) Indirect gold trap – MC-ICP-MS coupling for Hg stable isotope analysis using a syringe injection interface. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, v23, p569.
Sonke, J.E., Sivry, Y., DeJonghe, L., Andre, L., Viers, J., Freydier, R., Aggarwal, J., Fontan, F., Dupre, B. (2008) Historical Variations in the isotopic composition of atmospheric zinc deposition from a zinc smelter. Chemical Geology, v.252, p145.
Stern, J.C, Sonke, J.E., Salters, V.J.M. (2007) A Capillary Electrophoresis –ICP-MS study of rare earth element complexation by humic acids. Chemical Geology. Vol.246, p.170-180.
Sonke, J.E., Salters V.J.M. (2007) Capillary Electrophoresis – High Resolution sector field Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A., Vol. 1159, p.53-74.
Viers, J., Oliva, P.,  Nonell A., Gelabert, A., Sonke, J.E., Freydier, R., Gainville, R., Dupré, B. (2007) Evidence of Zn isotopic fractionation in a soil-plant system of a pristine tropical watershed (Nsimi, Cameroon). Chemical Geology. Vol.239, p.124.
Barroux, G., Sonke, J.E., Boaventura, G., Viers, J., Godderis, Y., Bonnet, M.P., Sondag, F., Gardoll, S., Lagane, C., Seyler, P. (2006) Seasonal rare earth element behavior in the Amazon river main stem, its tributaries, and the Curuai floodplain. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3), Vol. 7, No12, Q12005.
Sonke, J.E. (2006) Lanthanide - humic substances complexation. II. Calibration of Humic Ion Binding Model V. Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 40(24), p.7481-7487.
Sonke, J.E., Salters V.J.M. (2006) Lanthanide - humic substances complexation. I. Experimental evidence for a lanthanide contraction effect. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.,Vol. 70, p.1495-1506.
Nachtegaal, M., Markus, M.A., Sonke, J.E., Vangronsveld, J., Livi, K. and Sparks, D.L. (2005). Effects of in situ Remediation on the Speciation and Bioavailability of Zinc in a smelter contaminated soil. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 69, p.4649.
Sonke, J.E., Salters, V.J.M., (2004) Disequilibrium effects in metal speciation by capillary electrophoresis inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (CE-ICP-MS); theory, simulations and experiments. The Analyst, Vol. 129, p.731-737.
 Salters V.J.M. (2004) Determination of Neodymium – Fulvic Acid binding constants by Capillary Electrophoresis Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (CE-ICP-MS). Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Vol. 19, p.235-240.
Sonke, J.E., Furbish, D.J., Salters, V.J.M., (2003) Dispersion effects of laminar flow and spray chamber volume in Capillary Electrophoresis - Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry: a numerical and experimental approach. Journal of Chromatography A, Vol 1015, p.205
Sonke, J.E., Burnett, W., Hoogewerff, J.A., van der Laan, S.R., Vangronsveld, J., Corbett, R., (2003) Reconstructing 20th century smelter pollution and sediment focussing in a peat land pool (Kempen, Belgium), via 210Pb dating. Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol 29 (1), p.95-107.
Sonke, J.E., Hoogewerff, J.A., van der Laan, S.R., Vangronsveld, J., (2002) A chemical and mineralogical  reconstruction of emissions from Zn-smelters in the Kempen region, Belgium, based on organic pool sediments.The Science of the Total Environment, Vol 292 (1-2), p.101-119

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