Publications in peer-reviewed journals (79) - For internal use only


Stoyneva, M. P., J. P. Descy, V. Balagué, P. Compère, M. Leitao, H. Sarmento, (2012). The queer Tetraëdron minimum from Lake Kivu (Eastern Africa): is it a result of a human impact?" Hydrobiologia, 698:273-283. DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1092-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
M. P. Masilya, F. Darchambeau, M. Isumbisho, J.-P. Descy. Diet overlap between the newly introduced Lamprichthys tanganicanus and the Tanganyika sardine in Lake Kivu, Eastern Africa. Hydrobiologia (2011) 675:75–86 DOI 10.1007/s10750-011-0797-y
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jean Guillard, François Darchambeau, Pascal Masilya Mulungula, Jean-Pierre Descy. Is the fishery of the introduced Tanganyika sardine (Limnothrissa miodon) in Lake Kivu (East Africa) sustainable? Journal of Great Lakes Research 38 (2012) 524–533
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kelly M. G., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, M. Kahlert, S.F.P. Almeida, C. Bennett, M. Bottin, F. Delmas, J.-P. Descy, G. Dörflinger, B. Kennedy, P. Marvan, L. Opatrilova, I. Pardo. P. Pfister, J. Rosebery, S. Schneider, S. Vilbaste. 2012. Establishing expectations for pan-European diatom based ecological status assessments. Ecological Indicators 20 : 177–18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Borges A., Abril G., Delille B., Desc, J.-P. & Darchambeau F. Diffusive methane emissions to the atmosphere from Lake Kivu (Eastern Africa). JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 116, G03032, doi:10.1029/2011JG001673, 2011 G03032 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., M. Leitao., E. Everbecq, , J.S. Smitz & J.-F. Deliège. Phytoplankton of the River Loire, France: a biodiversity and modelling study. Journal of Plankton Research, 2011; doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbr085
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tarbe, A.-L, S. Stenuite, V. Balagué, D. Sinyinza, J.-P. Descy & R. Massana (2011) Molecular characterisation of the small-eukaryote community in a tropical Great Lake (Lake Tanganyika, East Africa), Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Vol. 62: 177–190 b
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tarbe, A.-L., F.Unrein,  S. Stenuite, S. Pirlot, H. Sarmento, D. Sinyinza and J.-P. Descy,  (2011). Protist Herbivory: a Key Pathway in the Pelagic Food Web of Lake Tanganyika Microbial Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-011-9817-8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P. A.-L. Tarbe, S. Stenuite, S. Pirlot, J. Stimart, J. Vanderheyden, B. Leporcq, M.P. Stoyneva, I. Kimirei, D. Sinyinza & P.-D. Plisnier, 2010. Drivers of phytoplankton diversity in Lake Tanganyika. Hydrobiologia, 653: 29-44.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Léonard A., J. C. Rooke, C. F. Meunier, H. Sarmento, J.-P. Descy & B.-L. Su, 2010. Cyanobacteria immobilised in porous silica gels: exploring biocompatible synthesis routes for the development of photobioreactors. Energy Environ. Sci., DOI: 10.1039/b923859j
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Llirós, M., F. Gich, A. Plasencia, J-C. Auguet, F. Darchambeau, E. O. Casamayor, J.-P. Descy and C. Borrego (2010) Vertical Distribution of Ammonia-Oxidizing Crenarchaeota and Methanogens in the Epipelagic Waters of Lake Kivu (Rwanda-Democratic Republic of the Congo). Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(20): 6853–6863.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Van Wichelen J., I. van Gremberghe, P. Vanormelingen, A.-E. Debeer, B. Leporcq, D. Menzel, G. A. Codd, J.-P. Descy and W. Vyverman 2010. Strong effects of amoebae grazing on the biomass and genetic structure of a Microcystis bloom (Cyanobacteria). Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports, (2010) 12(10), 2797–2813
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Plisnier P.-D., H. Mgana, I. Kimirei, A. Chande, L. Makasa, J. Chimanga, F. Zulu, C. Cocquyt, S. Horion, N. Bergamino, J. Naithani, E. Deleersnijder, L. André, J.-P. Descy & Y. Cornet. 2009. Limnological variability and pelagic fish abundance (Stolothrissa tanganicae and Lates stappersii) in Lake Tanganyika. Hydrobiologia, DOI 10.1007/s10750-009-9701-4
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Borges A.V., J.-P. Descy, B. Delille, G. Lepoint, P. Servais, G. Abril, S. Bouillon, M. Schmid, N. Pasche & F. Darchambeau. 2009. Carbon cycling in the mixolimnion of Lake Kivu (East Africa).. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-10832,
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stenuite, S, S. Pirlot, A.-L. Tarbe, H. Sarmento, S. Thill, , B. Leporcq, D. Sinyinza, J.-P. Descy & P. Servais, 2009. Abundance and production of bacteria, and relationship to phytoplankton production, in a large tropical lake (Lake Tanganyika). Freshwater Biology, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02177.x.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stenuite, S, A.-L. Tarbe, H. Sarmento, F. Unrein, , S. Pirlot, S. Thill, , M.Lecomte, B. Leporcq, J. Gasol & J.-P. Descy. Photosynthetic picoplankton in Lake Tanganyika: biomass distribution patterns with depth, season and basin. Journal of Plankton Research, 31, 1531-1544.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., H. Sarmento & H. W. Higgins, 2009; Variation of pigment ratios of phytoplankton across aquatic environments. European Journal of Phycology, 44(3), 319-330.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sarmento H., M. Isumbisho, S. Stenuite, F. Darchambeau., B. Leporcq & J.-P. Descy, 2009 Phytoplankton ecology of Lake Kivu (Eastern Africa): biomass, production and elemental ratios. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol., 30 (5), 709 - 713.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bergamino, N., S. Horion, S. Stenuite, Y. Cornet, S. Loiselle, P.-D. Plisnier & J.-P. Descy, 2010. Spatio-temporal dynamics of phytoplankton and primary production in Lake Tanganyika using a MODIS based bio-optical time series. Remote sensing of Environment, 114 : 772-780
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Horion S., N. Bergamino; S. Stenuite, J.-P. Descy, P.-D. Plisnier; S. A. Loiselle & Y. Cornet, 2010. Optimized extraction of daily bio-optical time series derived from MODIS/Aqua imagery for Lake Tanganyika, Africa. Remote sensing of Environment, 114 : 781-791.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rooke J.C., B. Vandoorne, A. Léonard, C.F. Meunier, P. Cambier, H. Sarmento, J.-P Descy. , B.-L. Su (2011) Prolonging the lifetime and activity of silica immobilised Cyanidium caldarium. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 356 (2011) 159–164.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
De Wever, A., K.Muylaert, D. Langlet, L. Alleman, J.-P. Descy, L. André, C. Cocquyt, W. Vyverman, 2008. Differential response of phytoplankton to nitrogen, phosphorus and iron additions in Lake Tanganyika. Freshwater Biology, 53 (2), 264-277.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sarmento, H., F. Unrein, M. Isumbisho, S. Stenuite, J. M. Gasol et J.-P. Descy, 2008. Abundance and distribution of picoplankton in tropical oligotrophic Lake Kivu (Eastern Africa), Freshwater Biology, 53(4), 756-771
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P. & Sarmento, H. 2008, Use of marker pigments and functional groups for assessing the status of phytoplankton assemblages in lakes. J. Appl. Phycol., DOI 10.1007/s10811-007-9294-0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P. & Sarmento, H. 2008. Microorganisms of the East African Great Lakes and their response to environmental changes. Freshwater Reviews, 1, 59-73.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rooke J.C., A. Léonard, H. Sarmento, J.-P.Descy and B.-L. Su, 2008. Photosynthesis within porous silica gel: Viability and activity of encapsulated cyanobacteria. Journal of Materials Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/b802705f
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Naithani J., F. Darchambeau, E. Deleersnijder, J.-P. Descy and E. Wolanski, 2007. Study of the nutrient and plankton dynamics in Lake Tanganyika using a reduced-gravity model, Ecological Modelling, 200, 225-233.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sarmento H., M. Leitao, M. Stoyneva, A. Couté, P. Compère, M. Isumbisho et J.-P. Descy, 2007. Species diversity of pelagic algae in Lake Kivu (East Africa), Cryptogamie-Algologie, 28(3), 245-269.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stoyneva, M. P., J.-P. Descy & W. Vyverman, 2007 Green algae in Lake Tanganyika: Is morphological variation a response to seasonal changes? Hydrobiologia, 578: 7-16.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pirlot S., F. Unrein, J.-P.Descy & P. Servais. 2007. Fate of heterotrophic bacteria in Lake Tanganyika (East Africa). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 62 (2007) 354–364
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stenuite S., S. Pirlot, M.A. Hardy, H. Sarmento, A.-L. Tarbe, B. Leporcq & J.P Descy, 2007. Phytoplankton production and growth rate in Lake Tanganyika: evidence of a decline in primary productivity in recent decades. Freshwater Biology, 52, 2226–2239
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pirlot S., Descy J.-P. & Servais, P., 2006 Corrigendum: Correction of biomass estimates for heterotrophic micro-organisms in Lake Tanganyika. Freshwater Biology, 51, 984-985.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sarmento, H., Isumbisho, M. & Descy, J.-P., 2006. Phytoplankton ecology of Lake Kivu (Eastern Africa). Journal of Plankton Research, 28 (9), 815-829.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Isumbisho, M., Sarmento, H., Kaningini, B., Micha, J.-C. & Descy, J.-P, 2006. Zooplankton of Lake Kivu, half a century after the Tanganyika sardine introduction. Journal of Plankton Research, 28 (10), 1-19.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Joaquim-Justo C., S. Pirlot, L. Viroux, P. Servais, J.-P. Thomé & J.-P. Descy., 2006. Trophic links in the lowland river Meuse (Belgium): assessing the role of bacteria and protozoans in planktonic food webs. Journal of Plankton Research, 28, 857-870.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gosselain V., Campeau S, Gevrey M, Coste M, Ector L, Rimet F, Tison J, Delmas F, Park Y-S, Lek S, Descy J-P. 2005. Diatom typology of low-impacted conditions at a multi-regional scale: combined results of multivariate analyses and SOM. In S. Lek, M. Scardi, P.F.M. Verdonschot, J.-P. Descy & Y.S. Park: “Modelling Community Structure in Freshwater Ecosystems”, Springer, 317-342.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J .-P., Hardy, M.-A., Sténuite, S., Pirlot, S., Leporcq, B., Kimirei, I . †, Sekadende, B. †, Mwaitega S. R. †, and Sinyenza D. (2005) Phytoplankton pigments and community composition in Lake Tanganyika. Freshwater Biology 50, 668–684
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2005.01358.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Darchambeau F., I. Thys, B. Leporcq, L. Hoffmann, and J.-P. Descy, 2005. Influence of zooplankton stoichiometry on nutrient sedimentation in a lake system. Limnology and Oceanography 50 (3): 905-913.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gosselain V., M. Coste, S. Campeau, L. Ector, C. Fauville, F. Delmas, M. Knoflacher, M. Licursi, F. 2005. A large-scale stream benthic diatom database. Hydrobiologia, 542, 151-163.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pirlot S., Vanderheyden J., Descy J.-P. & Servais, P., 2005 Abundance and biomass of heterotrophic micro-organisms in Lake Tanganyika. Freshwater Biology, 50 (7), 1219-1232
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
De Wever, A., Muylaert, K., Pirlot, S., Van der Gucht, K., Cocquyt, C., Descy, J.-P., Plisnier, P.-D. & Vyverman, W. 2005. Bacterial community composition in Lake Tanganyika : vertical and horizontal heterogeneity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71 (9), 5029-5037.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alleman, L.Y., D. Cardinal, C. Cocquyt, P.-D. Plisnier, J.-P.Descy, I. Kimirei, D. Sinyenza & L. André, 2005. Silicon isotopic fractionation in Lake Tanganyika and its main tributaries, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 31, 509-519.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Isumbisho M. , Kaningini M. , Descy, J.-P. & Baras E. 2004.. Seasonal and diel variations in diet of the young stages of the fish Limnothrissa miodon in lake Kivu, Eastern Africa. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 20, 73-83.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.- P. , Everbecq, E., Gosselain, V., Viroux, L. and Smitz, J.S., 2003 Modelling the impact of benthic filter-feeders composition and biomass of river plankton. Freshwater Biology, 48(3), 404-417.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thys, I. Leporcq, B. & Descy, J.-P., 2003 Seasonal shifts in phytoplankton ingestion by Daphnia galeata, assessed by analysis of marker pigments. J. Plankton Res., 25, 12, 1471-1484.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy J.-P., Leporcq B., Viroux L., François C. and Servais P., 2002 Phytoplankton production, exudation and bacterial reassimilation in the river Meuse (Belgium). Journal of Plankton Research, 24(3), 161-166.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., H.W. Higgins, D.J. Mackey, J.P. Hurley & T.M. Frost. 2001. Pigments and phytoplankton composition in LTER lakes (Wisconsin, USA). . Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol., 27, 930-931.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Frost, T.M., Descy, J.-P., DeStasio, B.T., Gerrish, G., Hood, J., Hurley J.P. and St. Amand. A. L., 2001. Evaluations of phytoplankton communities using varied techniques: a multi-media comparison of lakes in northern Wisconsin, USA. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27, 1023-1030.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Everbecq, E., Gosselain, V., Viroux, L. & Descy, J.- P., 2001. POTAMON: a dynamic model for predicting phytoplankton composition and biomass in lowland rivers. Water Research, 35(4): 901-912.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pandolfini, E., Thys, I., Leporcq, B. and Descy, J.- P. 2000 Grazing experiments with two freshwater zooplankters: fate of chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments. Journal of Plankton Research, 22 (2), 305-319.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., H.W. Higgins, D.J. Mackey, J.P. Hurley & T.M. Frost, 2000 Pigment ratios and phytoplankton assessment in North Wisconsin lakes. Journal of Phycology, 36, 274-286.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Servais, P., Gosselain, V., Joaquim-Justo, C., Becquevort, S., Thomé, J.-P. & Descy, J.-P., 2000. Trophic relationships between planktonic micro-organisms in the river Meuse (Belgium): a carbon budget. Archiv für Hydrobiologie., 149: 625-653.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gosselain V., Hamilton, P.& Descy, J.-P. 2000. Estimating phytoplankton carbon from microscopic counts: an application for riverine systems. Hydrobiologia 438 : 75-90.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., Frost, T.M. & Hurley, J.-P. 1999. Assessment of grazing by the freshwater copepod Diaptomus minutus using carotenoid pigments: A caution. Journal of Plankton Research, 21, 127-145.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., & Ector, L. 1999. Use of diatoms for monitoring rivers in Belgium and Luxemburg. In Prygiel J, Whitton BA, Bukowska J, 1999. Use of Algae for Monitoring Rivers III. Agence de l'Eau Artois-Picardie, Douai, France, 128-137.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gosselain, V., Viroux, L. & Descy, J.-P., 1998. Can a community of small-bodied grazers control phytoplankton in rivers? Freshwater Biology, 39, 9-24.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gosselain, V. Descy, J.-P., Viroux, L., Joaquim-Justo, C., Hammer, A., Métens, A. & Schweitzer, S., 1998. Grazing by large river zooplankton : a key to summer phytoplankton decline ? The case of the Meuse and Moselle rivers in 1994 and 1995. Hydrobiologia, 369 : 199-216.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wehr, J.D. & Descy, J.-P., 1998. Use of phytoplankton in large river management. Journal of Phycology, 34 : 741-749.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reynolds, C.S. & Descy, J.-P., 1996. The production, biomass and structure of phytoplankton in large rivers. Archiv. für Hydrobiol., Beih. 113, Large Rivers 10, 198-187.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gosselain, V, Joaquim-Justo, C., Viroux, L., Mena M., Métens, A., Descy, J.-P. & Thomé, J.-P. 1996. Laboratory and in situ grazing rates of large river rotifers and their contribution to community grazing rates. Archiv. für Hydrobiol., Beih. 113, Large Rivers 10, 353-361.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marneffe, Y., Descy, J.-P. & Thomé, J.-P., 1996. The zooplankton of the lower River Meuse, Belgium: Seasonal changes and impact of industrial and municipal discharges. Hydrobiologia, 319, 1-13.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P. & Métens, A., 1996. Biomass-pigment relationship in potamoplankton. Journal of Plankton Research, 18(9), 1557-1566.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Joaquim-Justo, V. Gosselain, Descy, J.-P., & J.P. Thomé, 1995. Relative importance of the trophic and direct pathways of PCB contamination in the rotifer species Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas. Hydrobiologia, 313/314, 249-257
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., Gosselain, V. & Evrard, F. 1994. Respiration and photosynthesis of river phytoplankton. Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol., 25, 1555-1560.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., & Gosselain, V., 1994. Development and ecological importance of phytoplankton in a large lowland river (River Meuse, Belgium). Hydrobiologia, 289, 139-155.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gosselain, V., Descy, J.-P., & E. Everbecq, 1994. The phytoplankton community of the River Meuse, Belgium: seasonal dynamics (year 1992) and the possible incidence of zooplankton grazing. Hydrobiologia, 289, 179-191.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reynolds, C.S., Descy, J.-P. & J. Padisak, 1994. Are phytoplankton dynamics in rivers so different from those in shallow lakes? Hydrobiologia, 289, 1-7.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mukankomeje, R., Laviolette, F. & Descy, J.-P. 1994. Régime alimentaire de Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, du Lac Muhazi (Rwanda). Ann. Limnol., 30(4), 297-312.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., 1993. - Ecology of the phytoplankton of the River Moselle: effects of disturbances on community structure and diversity. Hydrobiologia, 249, 111-116.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mukankomeje, R., Plisnier, P.-D., Descy, J.-P.. & Massaut, L., 1993. Lake Muhazi (Rwanda): limnological features and phytoplankton production. Hydrobiologia, 257,107-120.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C. Joaquim-Justo, Gosselain, V., Descy, J.-P., & J.-P. Thomé, 1993. Establishment of the PCBs contamination by the trophic pathway of a freshwater planktonic rotifer species, Brachionus calyciflorus, Belgian Journ. Zool., 123, suppl. 1, 37.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C. Joaquim-Justo, Y. Marneffe, Descy, J.-P., & J.-P. Thomé, 1993. Contamination and transfer dynamics of PCBs in a freshwater planktonic rotifer species, Brachionus calyciflorus, Proc. First World Congress of the Society of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry, Abstracts, Lisbon, 244.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., 1992. - Eutrophication in the River Meuse. In "Eutrophication: research and application to water supply", Eds. D.W. Suttcliffe & J.G. Jones, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside, U.K., 132-142.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P. & Coste, M., 1991.- A test of methods for assessing water quality based on diatoms. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol., 24, 2112-2116.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P.. & Willems, C., 1991. - Contribution à la connaissance du phytoplancton de la Moselle (France). Cryptogamie, Algol., 12(2), 87-100.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P. & Fourniret Y.,1991. - Quelques données récentes sur la production planctonique du lac Kivu (Rwanda). In: "Hommage à F.A. Forel", éd. P. Vernet, 3e CILEF, Morges, Suisse, 147-149.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., Everbecq E. & Smitz, J.S., 1988.- Primary production in the river Meuse (Belgium). Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol., 23, 1287-1293.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P.. & Micha, J.-C., 1988.- Use of biological indices of water quality. Statistical Journal of the United Nations ECE, 5, 249-261.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., Servais, P., Smitz, J.S., Billen, G. & Everbecq, E., 1987.- Phytoplankton biomass and production in the river Meuse (Belgium). Water Research, 21, 1557-1566.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P.,., 1987.- Phytoplankton composition and dynamics in the river Meuse (Belgium). Arch. Hydrobiol., Suppl. 78 (2), Algological Studies, 47, 225-245.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7Descy, J.-P.& Mouvet, C., 1984. - Impact of the Tihange nuclear power plant on the periphyton and the phytoplankton of the Meuse River (Belgium). Hydrobiologia, 119, 119-128.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descy, J.-P., 1979.- A new approach to water quality estimation using diatoms. Beih. Nova Hedw., 64, 305-323.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------