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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Recent Presentations

Research Interests

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

Professional Activites and awards

Recent projects

Students & Post-docs

  • 2015-2019 Yang Xu, PhD student at GET, "Hg isotopes in atmospheric Hg redox cycling"
  • 2015-2019 Chuxian Li, Phd student at EcoLab – GET, “Hg stable isotopes in peat archives of atmospheric Hg deposition”.
  • 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”.
  • 2010-2014  Jeremy Masbou, PhD student at GET, “Hg stable isotopes in extreme environments: the Arctic and high altitudes”.
  • 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 - U. 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)"
  • 2010 Laure Laffont, Post-doc. "development of GC-ID-ICPMS"
  • 2009 Laure Laffont, PhD student, “Hg isotopes as tracer for gold mining and erosion in Bolivia”
  • 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”.

Selected Publications

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.

Enrico, M., Le Roux, G., Heimburger, L.-E., Van Beek, P., Souhaut, M., Chmeleff, J. and Sonke, J. E. (2017) Holocene Atmospheric Mercury Levels Reconstructed from Peat Bog Mercury Stable Isotopes, ES&T, 51(11), 5899–5906, doi:10.1021/acs.est6b05804.

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. ES&T,  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. ES&T, DOI: 10.1021/es5058665.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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., 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.

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.

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.


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