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Maître de Conférences à l'UFR des Sciences et des Techniques

Contact details

Faculté des Sciences 2 rue de la Houssinière 44322 Nantes

0251125779 (n° interne : 455779)

Research topics

Microphytobenthos eco-physiology Solar-powered sea slugs

Activities / Resume


2006 - PhD (Ecology) University of Lisbon ( Portugal)

Thesis: Ecophysiology and spatial distribution of microphytobenthic biofilms.

1999 - Licenciatura (Biology) Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Published articles


Jesus, B., Rosa, P., Mouget, J.-L., Méléder, V., Launeau, P., Barillé , L. Spectral-radiometric analysis of taxonomically mixed microphytobenthic biofilms. Remote Sensing of Environment.DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.08.040

Miguel C. Leal, Murray H. G. Munro, John W. Blunt, João Puga, Bruno Jesus, Ricardo Calado, Rui Rosa and Carolina Madeira (2013) Biogeography and biodiscovery hotspots of macroalgal marine natural products. Natural Products Report. DOI: 10.1039/C3NP70057

Ana C. Brito, Ismal Benyoucef, Bruno Jesus, Vanda Brotas, Pierre Gernez, Carlos Rafael Mendes, Patrick Launeau, Maria Peixe Dias, Laurent Barillé (2013) Seasonality of microphytobenthos revealed by remote-sensing in a South European estuary. Continental Shelf Research, 66: 83-91.

Cartaxana, P., Domingues, N., Cruz, S., Jesus, B., Laviale, M., Serôdio, J., Marques da Silva, J. (2013) Photoinhibition in benthic diatom assemblages under light stress. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 70:87-92. doi:10.3354/ame01648

Duarte, P., Ramos, M., Calado, G., Jesus, B. (2013) Laminaria hyperborea photosynthesis-irradiance relationship measured by oxygen production and pulse-amplitude-modulated chlorophyll fluorometry. Aquatic Biology, 19:29-44.doi:10.3354/ab00515

Ribeiro L., Brotas V., Rincé Y., Jesus B. (2013) Structure and diversity of intertidal benthic diatom assemblages in contrasting shores: a case study from the Tagus estuary. Journal of Phycology. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12031

Ventura, P., Calado, G., Jesus, B. (2013) Photosynthetic efficiency and kleptoplast pigment diversity in the sea slug Thuridilla hopei (Vérany, 1853). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 441: 105-109.

Vieira, S., Ribeiro, L., Jesus, B., Cartaxana, P., Marques da Silva, J (2013) Photosynthesis Assessment in Microphytobenthos with Conventional and Imaging Pulse Amplitude Modulation Fluorometry. Photochemistry and Photobiology. 89: 97-102. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01224.x


Cartaxana, P., Ruivo, M., Hubas, C., Davidson, I., Serôdio, J., Jesus, B. (2011) Physiological versus behavioral photoprotection in intertidal epipelic and epipsammic benthic diatom communities. J Exp Biol Ecol.405:120-127.

Hubas, C., Jesus, B., Passarelli, C., Jeanthon, C. (2011) Tools providing new insight into coastal anoxygenic purple bacterial mats: Review and perspectives. Res Microbiol, doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2011.03.010

Barillé, L., Mouget, J-L., Méléder, V., Rosa, P., Jesus, B. (2011) Spectral response of benthic diatoms with different sediment backgrounds. Remote Sens Envir. 115: 1034-1042. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.12.008


Jesus, B., Ventura, P., Calado, G. (2010) Behaviour and a functional xanthophyll cycle enhance photo-regulation mechanisms in the solar-powered sea slug Elysia timida (Risso, 1818). J Exp Biol Ecol. 395:98-105.

Perkins, R. G., Lavaud, J., Serôdio, J., Mouget, J. L., Cartaxana, P., Rosa, P., Barille, L., Brotas, V, Jesus, B.M. (2010) Vertical cell movement is a primary response of intertidal benthic biofilms to increasing light dose. Mar Ecol Prog Ser, 416:93-103. doi:10.3354/meps08787

Skov MW, Volkelt-Igoe M, Hawkins SJ, Jesus B, Thompson RC, Doncaster CP (2010) Past and present grazing boosts the photo-autotrophic biomass of biolms. Mar Ecol Prog Ser, 401:101-111.

2009 - 2001

Jesus, B. , Brotas, V., Ribeiro, L., Mendes, C. R., Cartaxana, P., Paterson, D.M. (2009) Adaptations of microphytobenthos assemblages to sediment type and tidal position. Cont Shelf Res, 29(13): 1624-1634.

Jesus, B. Mouget, J.-L., Perkins, R. G. (2008) Detection of diatom xanthophyll cycle using spectral reflectance. J Phycol, 44 (5), 1349-1359..

van Leeuwe, M. A., Brotas, V., Consalvey, M., Forster, R. M., Gillespie, D., Jesus, B., Roggeveld, J., Gieskes, W. W. C. (2008) Photoacclimation in microphytobenthos and the role of xanthophyll pigments. Eur J Phycol 43:123 -132

Forster, R.M., Jesus, B. (2006) Field spectroscopy of estuarine intertidal sediments. Int J Remote Sens 27:3657-3669

Jesus, B., Perkins, R.G., Consalvey, M., Brotas, V., Paterson, D.M. (2006) Effects of vertical migrations by benthic microalgae on fluorescence measurements of photophysiology. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 315:55-66

Jesus, B., Perkins, R.G., Mendes, C.R., Brotas, V., Paterson, D.M. (2006) Chlorophyll fluorescence as a proxy for microphytobenthic biomass: alternatives to the current methodology. Mar Biol 150:17-28

Jesus, B., Mendes, C. R., Brotas, V., Paterson, D. M. (2006) Effect of sediment type on microphytobenthos vertical distribution: modeling the productive biomass and improving ground truth measurements. J Exp Biol Ecol 332:60-74

Jesus, B., Marani, M.,Brotas, V., Paterson, D. M. (2005) Spatial dynamic of microphytobenthos determined by PAM fluorescence. Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 65:30-42

Consalvey, M., Jesus, B., Perkins, R.G. Brotas. V., Paterson, D.M. (2004) Monitoring migration and measuring biomass in benthic biofilms: the effects of dark/far red adaptation and vertical migration on fluorescence measurements. Photosynth Res 81: 91-101.

Cartaxana, P., Jesus, B., Brotas, V. 2003. Pheophorbide and Pheophythin a-like Pigments as Useful Markers for Intertidal Microphytobenthos Grazing by Hydrobia ulvae. Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 58: 299-303.

Tolhurst T.J., Jesus, B., Brotas, V, Paterson, D.M. 2003. Diatom Migration and Sediment Armouring - an example from the Tagus Estuary, Portugal. Hydrobiologia.503:183-193.

Perkins, R.G., Underwood, G.J.C., Brotas, V., Snow, G.C., Jesus, B., Ribeiro, L. 2001. Responses of microphytobenthos to light: primary production and carbohydrate allocation over an emersion period. Mar Ecol Progr Ser. 223:101-112.

Book chapters

Perkins, R.G., Kromkamp, J.C., Serôdio, J., Lavaud, J., Jesus, B., Mouget, J.L., Lefebvre, S., Forster, R.M. (2010) The Application of Variable Chlorophyll Fluorescence to Microphytobenthic Biofilms. In: Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Aquatic Sciences: Methods and Applications, Developments in Applied Phycology 4. Eds: Suggett, D.J., Práil, O., Borowitzka, M.A. Chapter 12. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9268-7_12.

Méléder,V., Launeau, P., Barillé, L., Combe, J-P., Carrère, V., Jesus, B., Verpoorter, Ch.(2010) Hyperspectral imaging for mapping microphytobenthos in coastal areas. In: Geomatic Solutions For Coastal Environments. Eds: Mohamed Maanan and Marc Robin, Chapter 4.

Mis à jour le 12 April 2024.