Phytomanagement - Tavaux (F-39) (2021)

Data creators : Michel Chalot [1] [2], Chloé Viotti [1] [2]
[1] : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249) (Université de Franche-Comté)
[2] : Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers - Terre, Homme, Environnement, Temps, Astronomie (UAR 3245) (Université de Franche-Comté)
[3] : Franche-Comté Electronique Mécanique Thermique et Optique - Sciences et Technologies (UMR 6174) (Université de Franche-Comté)
[4] : INOVYN France
Description :
The site is located in Western Europe along a major river and surrounded by several urban aggregates. Production at the chlor- alkali facility began in 1950 with wastewater discharged directly to a stream. In 1964 a dam was constructed downstream of the discharge. A 12-ha area with dikes 5-m high was constructed adjacent to the mitigation pond for disposal of the sediment removed by a hydraulic dredge. Wastewater treatment at the plant facility was installed in 1987, which reduced Hg concentrations in sediments settling in the mitigation pond. Chlorine production at the facility was eventually converted to a non-Hg technology in 2004 and the disposal area, now known as the landfill, ceased receiving sediments the same year. At this site several projects have been implemented:
- to investigate the historical evolution of Hg concentrations in tree rings from trees growing on and near the landfill that received dredged sediments from the Hg cell chlor-alkali facility. The objective was also to determine whether the sediments are currently a source of Hg emissions
- to delineate subsurface CE contamination using phytoscreening within the research and development project SILPHES-ADEME,
- to study the relative abundance and composition of microbial groups across poplar habitats that may improve our understanding of the microbial ecology of these environments (FREIDI-Hg CNRS and BIOFILTREE-ANR)
- to study Hg uptake and biomagnification through an original and specific soil -plant- terrestrial insect system in a Hg-contaminated area in France and to estimate the extent to which insect-related factors affected Hg uptake
- to investigate the potentialities of nettle fibres growing spontaneously under poplar for material application (ERA-NET NETFIB and ADEME-PHYTOFIBER).
Disciplines :
forestry (applied biology - ecology), mycology (applied biology - ecology), cell biology (fundamental biology), microbiology (fundamental biology), engineering, environmental (sciences of the universe), environmental sciences (sciences of the universe)
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General metadata

Data acquisition date : from 2011 ongoing
Data acquisition methods :
Update periodicity : as needed
Language : English (eng)
Formats : application/gpx+xml, application/pdf, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet, image/jpeg, text/csv, text/plain
Audience : University: master, Research, Stakeholder, Informal Education


Spatial coverage :

Time coverage :

Taxonomic coverage :

  • Plantes, Champignons, Bactéries, Insectes
    Bacteria TAXREF (Bacteria), Plantae TAXREF (Plant), Fungus TAXREF (Fungi)
    Insecta TAXREF (Insect)
Publications :
  • Native stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.) growing spontaneously under short rotation coppice for phytomanagement of trace element contaminated soils: Fibre yield, processability and quality (doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2019.111997)
  • Dendrochemical assessment of mercury releases from a pond and dredged-sediment landfill impacted by a chlor-alkali plant (doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.03.034)
  • Phytoscreening as an efficient tool to delineate chlorinated solvent sources at a chlor-alkali facility (doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.01.112)
  • Environmental Metabarcoding Reveals Contrasting Belowground and Aboveground Fungal Communities from Poplar at a Hg Phytomanagement Site (doi:10.1007/s00248-017-0984-0)
  • Bacterial diversity associated with poplar trees grown on a Hg-contaminated site: Community characterization and isolation of Hg-resistant plant growth-promoting bacteria (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.069)
  • Insect Life Traits Are Key Factors in Mercury Accumulation and Transfer within the Terrestrial Food Web (doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b04102)
  • Interactions between Hg and soil microbes: microbial diversity and mechanisms, with an emphasis on fungal processes (doi:10.1007/s00253-020-10795-6)
  • Study of rhizosphere microbial communities from native woody species collected on anthropogenic soils made of industrial effluents (hal:tel-01902775)
  • Diversity and functional characterization of microbial communities of poplar from an tailing dump enriched in mercury (hal:tel-01824587)
  • Transfer of metallic elements to plants: mecanisms and risk assessments in environments exposed to anthropogenic activities (hal:tel-01787667)
  • Functioning and performances of the poplar-nettle agrosystem in a phytomanagement context (hal:tel-03738068)
Projects and funders :
Additional information :
Data produced as part of the Ph-D of:
- Cyril ZAPPELINI, doctoral student, co-supervised by Michel CHALOT (PR), Ph-D director and Christophe GUYEUX, Ph-D co-director (PR)
- Alexis DURAND doctoral student, co-supervised by Michel CHALOT (PR), Ph-D director and Christophe GUYEUX, Ph-D co-director (PR)
- Mohamad ASSAD, doctoral student, co-supervised by Michel CHALOT (PR), Ph-D director, Fabienne TATIN-FROUX, Ph-D co-director (MCF) and Julien PARELLE, Ph-D co-director (MCF)
- Loïc YUNG, doctorant, doctoral student, co-supervised by Michel CHALOT (PR), Ph-D director, Coralie BERTHEAU-ROSSEL, Ph-D co-director (MCF) et Geneviève CHIAPUSIO Ph-D co-director (MCF)
- Chloé VIOTTI, doctoral student, co-supervised by Michel CHALOT (PR), Ph-D director and Coralie BERTHEAU-ROSSEL, Ph-D co-director (MCF)
Record created 18 Mar 2021 by ChloƩ Viotti.
Last modification : 7 Apr 2023.
Local identifier: FR-18008901306731-2021-03-18.


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