Book Chapters

1- Sigman, D.M., and Fripiat, F. (2019). Nitrogen isotopes in the Ocean. In Cochran J. Kirk, Bokuniewicz J. Henry, Yager L. Patricia (eds). Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition, pp. 263-278. Oxford: Elsevier, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11605-7.

Publication in peer-reviewed journals 


37- Hainbucher, D., et al. (F. Fripiat), 2020. Variability and trends in physical and biogeochemical parameters of the Mediterranean Sea during a cruise with RV Maria S. Merian in March 2018. Earth System Science Data Discussion, doi.10.5194/essd-2020-82. 

36- Tison, J.-L., et al. (F. Fripiat), 2020. Physical and biological properties of Early Winter Antarctic Sea Ice in the Ross Sea. Annals of Glaciology, 1-19, doi.10.1017/aog.2020.43.

35-Van der Linden, F., et al., (F.Fripiat), 2020. Sea ice CO2 dynamics across seasons: impact of processes at the interfaces. Journal of Geophysical ResearchOceans, 125(6), doi:10.1029/2019JC015807. 

34- Nomura, D., P. Wongpan, T. Toyota, T. Tanikawa, Y. Kawaguchi, T. Ono, T. Ishino, M. Tozawa, T.P. Tamura, I.S. Yabe, E.Y. Son, F. Vivier, A. Lourenco, M. Lebrun, Y. Nosaka, T. Hirawake, A. Ooki, S. Aoki, B. Else, F. Fripiat, J. Inoue, and M. Vancoppenolle, 2020. Saroma-Ko Lagoon observations for sea ice physico-chemistry and ecosystems 2020 (SLOPE2019). Bulletin of Glaciological Research, Japanese Society of Snow and Ice 38, 1-12.

33- Closset, I., D. Cardinal, T.W. Trull, and F. Fripiat (2019). Silicon isotope model enhances our understanding of  processes controlling the δ30Si of settling diatoms and our interpretation of paleo-records. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 33, doi://

32- Roukaerts, A., D. Nomura, H. Hattori, F. Deman, F. Dehairs, and F. Fripiat (2019). Melting treatments have no effect on the assessment of biomass and nutrients in sea ice (Saroma-Ko lagoon, Hokkaido, Japan). Polar Biology 42(2): 347-356.

31- Fripiat, F., Martinez-Garcia, A., S.E. Fawcett, A.S. Studer, S.M. Smart, F. Rubach, P.C. Kemeny, S. Oleynik, D.M. Sigman and G.H. Haug (2019). The isotope effect of nitrate assimilation in the Antarctic Zone: Improved estimates and paleoceanographic implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 247: 261-279.

30- Fonseca-Batista, D., Li, X., Riou, V., Michotey, V., Deman, F., Fripiat, F., Guasco, S., Brion, N., Lemaitre, N. Tonnard, M., Gallinari, M., Planquette, H., Planchon, F.., Sarthou, V., Elskens, M., Chou, L., and Dehairs F. (2019). Evidence of high N2 fixation rates in productive waters of the temperate Northeast Atlantic. Biogeosciences 16, 999-1017.

29- Kemeny, P.C., Kast E.R., Hain M.P., Fawcett S.E., Fripiat F., Studer A.S., Martinez-Garcia A., Haug G.H., and Sigman D.M. (2018). A seasonal model of nitrogen isotope in the ice age Antarctic Zone: Support for reduced upper cell overturning. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 33: 1453-1471.

28- Carnat, G., Said-Ahmad W., Fripiat F., Wittek B., J.-L. Tison, and A. Amrani (2018). Large sulfur isotope variability suggests unique DMSP cycling and metabolism in Antarctic sea ice. Nature Communications Biology 1:212, doi:10.1038/s42003-018-0228-y.  


27- Meiners, K.M., M. Vancoppenolle, et al. (F. Fripiat) (2018). Chlorophyll-a in Antarctic land-fast sea ice: a synthesis of historical ice-core data. Journal of Geophysical Research 123: 8444-8453.


26- Fripiat, F., M. Declercq, C.J. Sapart, L.G. Anderson, V. Bruechert, F. Deman, D. Fonseca-Batista, C. Humborg, A. Roukaerts, I.P. Semiletov, and F. Dehairs (2018). Influence of the bordering shelves on nutrient distribution in the Arctic halocline inferred from water column nitrate isotopes. Limnology and Oceanography 63: 2154-2170, doi:10.1002/lno.10930.


25- Schlitzer, R. et al., (Fripiat F.) (2018). The GEOTRACES intermediate data product 2017. Chemical Geology 493: 210-223.


24- Benetti, M., E. Sveinbjörnsdottir, R. Olafsdottir, M.J. Leng, C. Arrowsmith, K. Debondt, F. Fripiat, and G. Aloisi (2017). Inter-comparison of salt effect correction for δ18O and δD measurements in seawater by IRMS and CRDS. Marine Chemistry 194: 114-123.


23- Fripiat, F., K.M. Meiners, M. Vancoppenolle, S. Papadimitriou, D.N. Thomas, S.F. Ackley, K.R. Arrigo, G. Carnat, S. Cozzi, B. Delille, G.S. Dieckmann, R.B. Dunbar, A. Fransson, G. Kattner, H. Kennedy, D. Lannuzel, D.R. Munro, D. Nomura, J.-M. Rintala, V. Schoemann, J. Stefels, N. Steiner, and J.-L. Tison (2017). Macro-nutrient concentrations in Antarctic pack ice: overall patterns and overlooked processes. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 5: 13, doi:

Science features in CLIC newsletters 


22- Fonseca-Batista, D., F. Dehairs, V. Riou, F. Fripiat, M. Elskens, F. Deman, N. Brion, F. Quéroué, M. Bode, and H. Auel (2017). Nitrogen fixation in the eastern Atlantic reaches similar levels in the Southern and Northern hemisphere. Journal of Geophysical Research 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012335.


21- Roukaerts, A., A.-J. Cavagna, F. Fripiat, D. Lannuzel, K.M. Meiners, and F. Dehairs (2016). Sea-ice algal primary production and nitrogen uptakes off East Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research II 131, 140-159.


20- Mawji, E. et al., (Fripiat F.) (2015). The GEOTRACES intermediate data product 2014. Marine Chemistry 177, 1-8, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2015.04.005


19- Fripiat, F., M. Elskens, T.W. Trull, S. Blain, A.-J. Cavagna, C. Fernandez, D. Fonseca-Batista, F. Planchon, A. Roukaert, and F. Dehairs (2015). Significant mixed layer nitrification in a natural iron-fertilized bloom of the Southern Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 29, 1929-1943, doi:10.1002/2014GB0050


18- Fripiat, F., D.M. Sigman, G. Massé, and J.-L. Tison (2015). High turnover rates indicated by changes in the fixed N forms and their stable isotopes in Antarctic landfast sea ice. Journal of Geophysical Research 120, doi:10.1002/2014JC010583.


17- Cavagna, A.-J., F. Fripiat, M. Elskens, F. Dehairs, P. Mangion, L. Chirurgien, I. Closset, M. Lasbleiz, L. Flores-Leiva, D. Cardinal, K. Leblanc, C. Fernandez, D. Lefèvre, L. Oriol, S. Blain, and B. Quéguiner (2015). Biological productivity regime and associated N cycling in the surface waters over and downstream the Kerguelen Island area, Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences 12, 6515-6528.


16- Miller, L.A., F. Fripiat, B.G.T. Else, J.S. Bowman, K.A. Brown, R.E. Collins, M. Ewert, A. Fransson, M. Gosselin, D. Lannuzel, K.M. Meiners, C. Michel, J. Nishioka, D. Nomura, S. Papadimitriou, L.M. Russel, L.L. Sorensen, D.N. Thomas, J.-L. Tison, M.A. van Leeuwe, M. Vancoppenolle, E.W. Wolff, and J. Zhou (2015). Methods for biogeochemical studies of sea ice: The state of the art, caveats, and recommendations. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 3:000038, doi:10.12952/journal.elementa.000038.


15- Dehairs, F., F. Fripiat, A.-J. Cavagna, T.W. Trull, C. Fernandez, D. Davies, A. Roukaerts, D. Fonseca-Batista, F. Planchon, M. Elskens (2015). Nitrogen cycling in the Southern Ocean Kerguelen Plateau area: evidence for significant surface nitrification from nitrate isotopic compositions. Biogeosciences 12, 1713-1731.


14- Carnat, G., J. Zhou, T. Papakyriakou, B. Delille, T. Goossens, T. Haskell, V. Schoemann, F. Fripiat, J.-M. Rintala and J.-L. Tison (2014). Physical and biological controls on DMS,P dynamics in ice-shelf influenced fast ice during a winter-spring and a spring-summer transitions. Journal of Geophysical Research 119, 2882-2905.


13- Fripiat, F., J.-L. Tison, L. André, D. Notz, and B. Delille (2014). Biogenic silica recycling in sea ice inferred from Si-isotopes: Constraints from Arctic winter first-year sea ice. Biogeochemistry 119, 25-33, doi:10.1007/s10533-013-9911-8.


12- Fripiat, F., D.M. Sigman, S.E. Fawcett, P.A. Rafter, M.A. Weigand, and J.-L. Tison (2014). New insights into sea ice nitrogen biogeochemical dynamics from nitrogen isotopes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28(2), 115-130, doi:10.1002/2013GB004729.


11- de Brauwere, A., F. Fripiat, D. Cardinal, A.-J. Cavagna, L. André, M. Elskens (2012). Isotopic model of oceanic silicon cycling: the Kerguelen Plateau case study. Deep Sea Research I. 70, 42-59.

10- Fripiat, F., A.J. Cavagna, F. Dehairs, A. de Brauwere, L. André, and D. Cardinal (2012). Processes controlling Si-isotopic composition in the Southern Ocean for an application in paleoceanography. Biogeosciences 9, 2443–2457

9- Fripiat, F., A.J. Cavagna, F. Dehairs, S. Speich, L. André, and D. Cardinal (2011). Silicic acid pools dynamics in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current inferred from Si-isotopes. Ocean sciences 8, 533-547.

8- Fripiat, F., K. Leblanc, A.-J. Cavagna, M. Elskens, L. Armand, L. André, F. Dehairs, and D. Cardinal (2011). Summer efficient silicon loop despite contrasted diatom Si-affinity across the Polar Front and SubAntarctic Zone. Marine Ecological Progress Series 435: 47-61.


7- Cavagna, A.-J., M. Elskens, F.B. Griffiths, F. Fripiat, S.H.M. Jacquet, K.J. Westwood, and F. Dehairs (2010). Contrasting regimes of production and potential for carbon export in the SAZ and PFZ south of Tasmania. Deep-Sea Research II. 58, 2235-2247.


6- Cavagna, A.-J., F. Fripiat, F. Dehairs, D. Wolf-Gladrow, B. Cisewski, N. Savoye, L. André, and D. Cardinal (2011). Silicon uptake and supply during a Southern Ocean iron fertilization experiment (EIFEX) tracked by Si-isotopes. Limnology & Oceanography 56(1): 147-160.


5- Fripiat, F., A.J. Cavagna, N. Savoye, F. Dehairs, L. André, and D. Cardinal (2011). Isotopic constraints on the Si-biogeochemical cycle of the Antarctic Zone. Marine Chemistry 123: 11-22.


4- Fripiat, F., R. Corvaisier, J. Navez, M. Elskens, V. Schoemann, K. Leblanc, L. André, and D. Cardinal (2009). Measurements of production-dissolution rates of marine biogenic silica by 30Si-isotope dilution using a high-resolution sector field ICP-MS. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods 7: 470-478.


3- Abraham, K., S. Opfergelt, F. Fripiat, A.-J. Cavagna, J.T.M. de Jong, S.F. Foley, L. André, and D. Cardinal (2008). δ29Si and δ30Si determination on USGS BHVO-1 and BHVO-2 reference materials with a new configuration on a Nu Plasma Multi-Collector ICP-MS. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 32 (2): 193-202.


2- Cardinal, D., N. Savoye, T.W. Trull, F. Dehairs, E. Kopcynska, F. Fripiat, J.-L. Tison, and L. André (2007). Silicon isotopes in spring Southern Ocean diatoms: large zonal changes despite homogeneity among size fractions.  Marine Chemistry 106: 46-62.

1- Fripiat, F., D. Cardinal, J.-L. Tison, A. Worby, and L. André (2007). Diatoms-induced Si-isotopic fractionation in Antarctic Sea-ice. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, G02001, doi: 10.1029/2006JC000244.

Publication in non-peer review journals

5- Fripiat, F. (2014). Sea ice nutrients and associated isotopes cycling. Solas Newsletters 16, 31.

4- Dehairs, F., J.-L. Tison, B. Delille, L. André, H. Goosse, F. Fripiat, S. Moreau, A.-J. Cavagna, M. Vancoppenolle, V. Schoemann, C. Sapart, B. Heinesch, J. Zhou, G. Carnat, A. Roukaert, W. Champenois, and J. de Jong (2014). BIGSOUTH: Biogeochemical cycles in the Southern Ocean: Role within the Earth System. Science connection 44, 8-12.

3- Quéguiner, B., K. Leblanc, V. Cornet-Barthaux, L. Armand, F. Fripiat, and D. Cardinal (2011). Using a new fluorescent probe of silicification to measure species-specific activities of diatoms under varying environmental conditions. Global Change: Mankind-Marine Environment Interactions, Proceeding of the 13th French-Japanese Oceanography Symposium (Ceccaldi H.-J., Dekeyser I., Girault M., and Stora G., Eds.), Springer Dordrecht, Heildelberg, London, New York, pp. 283-287.

2- Fripiat, F. (2010). Isotopic approaches in the silicon cycle: The Southern Ocean case study. Ph.D. thesis, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. (

1- Fripiat, F. (2005). Etude structurale et isotopique du silicium dans la glace de banquise Antarctique. Ms. Thesis, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Recent selected communications

C33- Protin, M., P.-H. Blard, J.-L. Tison, D. Dahl-Jensen, J.P. Steffensen, V. Debaille, F. Fripiat, D. Verstraeten, M. Caffee, P.R. Bierman, L.B. Corbett, and A.J. Christ. Geological, geochemical and cosmogenic nuclides constraints from the NEEM core basal sediments, Greenland. EGU meeting 2020, Vienna, Austria.

C32- Fripiat, F., A. Martinez-Garcia, D. Marconi, S.E. Fawcett, D.M. Sigman and G.H. Haug. Nitrate isotopic constraints on routes of nutrient supply to the global pycnocline. EGU meeting 2020, Vienna, Austria.


C31- Ai, X.E., Studer, A., D.M. Sigman, A. Martinez-Garcia, F. Fripiat, E. Michele, L. Thöle, S. Moretti, S. Jaccard, and G.H. Haug. Consistent changes in nitrate consumption in two sectors of the Antarctic Zone through the Last Glacial Cycle. AGU fall meeting 2019, San Francisco, USA.

C30- Farmer, J., D.M. Sigman, J. Granger, and F. Fripiat. The Arctic Ocean fixed nitrogen cycle in past climates: Insights from foraminifer-bound nitrogen isotopes. AGU fall meeting 2019, San Francisco, USA.

C28-Fripiat, F., F. Deman, A. Roukaerts, A. Bratkic, F. Van der Linden, Y. Gao, F. Dehairs, J.-L. Tison, and B. Delille. Sea-ice biogeochemistry: from micro-environment to the scale of Antarctic Sea Ice. Symposium on sea ice in the Earth System: A multidisciplinary perspective, 2019, Brest, France. Invited Talk.

C27-Bratkic, A., C. Zhou, J.-L. Tison, F. Fripiat, Y. Gao, and B. Delille. Advancing methodology for sub-zero temperature application of DGT technique on sea ice samples for two-dimensional imaging of biogenic metals, 2019. DGT conference 2019, Vienna, Austria.

C26-Farmer, J., D.M. Sigman, J. Granger, and F. Fripiat. Past constraints on the Arctic Ocean fixed nitrogen cycle from foraminifera-bound N isotopes, 2019, Goldschmidt conference, 2019, Barcelona, Spain.

C25-Fripiat, F. The role of the Southern Ocean on atmospheric CO2 over glacial cycles and meridional overturning circulation: new insights from N isotopes. Symposium on non-traditional stable isotopes in glacial and non-glacial environments 2019, UCLouvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium. Invited Talk

C28- Auderset, A., A. Martinez-Garcia, D.M. Sigman, F. Fripiat, H. Vonhof, and G.H. Haug. Foraminifera-bound nitrogen isotopes in the South Subtropical Gyre over the last 500,000 years. AGU fall meeting 2018, Washington DC, USA.

C27- Fripiat, F., D. Marconi, A. Martinez-Garcia, S.E. Fawcett, D.M. Sigman, and G.H. Haug. Pycnocline recipe revisited using nitrate isotopes: New estimates for the overturning ratio and low-latitude nutrient supply. AGU fall meeting 2018, Washington DC, USA.

C26- Fripiat, F., A. Martinez-Garcia, S.E. Fawcett, A.S. Studer, S.M. Smart, F. Rubach, P.C. Kemeny, S. Oleynik, D.M. Sigman, and G.H. Haug. Revisiting the isotope effect of nitrate assimilation in the Antarctic Zone: Insights into glacial-interglacial variations in surface nitrate concentrations. Ocean Science meeting 2018, Portland, USA.

C25- Nomura, D., F. Fripiat, B. Else, B. Delille, M. Fernandez-Mendez, L. Miller, I. Peeken, J.-M. Rintala, M.A. van Leeuwe, F. Zhang, K. Abrahamsson, J. Bowman, J. France, A. Fransson, D. Lannuzel, B. Loose, K. Meiners, C.J. Mundy, H.C. Shin, J.-L. Tison, and M. Vichi. ECV-ice: Measuring Essential Climate Variables in Sea Ice – SCOR Working Group 152. SCAR & IASC conference, 2017, Davos, Switzerland. 

C24- Fripiat, F., M. Declercq, C. Sapart, L. Anderson, V. Bruechert, F. Deman, D. Fonseca-Batista, F. Deman, C. Humborg, A. Roukaerts, and F. Dehairs. Benthic-pelagic coupling in the East Siberian Sea from nitrate isotopes. Goldschmidt conference, 2017, Paris, France.

C23- Fripiat. F. Macro-nutrients in sea ice: Overall pattern and related processes. Gordon conference on Polar Ocean, 2017, Ventura, United States of America. INVITED TALK

C21- Carnat, G., W. Said-Ahmad, F. Fripiat, J.-L. Tison, and A. Amrani, Sulfur isotope variability of DMS(P) production by Antarctic sea ice microalgal communities. AGU fall meeting, 2016, San Francisco, USA

C18- Delille, B., Van der Linden F., F. Fripiat, W. Champenois, B. Heinesch, J. Zhou, V. Schoemann, G. Carnat, S. Moreau, F. Vivier, M. Kotovitch, T. Haskell, and J.-L. Tison, Year Round survey of Ocean-Sea Ice-Air Exchanges – the YROSIAE survey. SOLAS open ocean conference, 2015, Kiel, Germany.

C15- Fripiat, F., D.M. Sigman, and J.-L. Tison, Nitrogen biogeochemical dynamics in Antarctic pack ice as reflected in the nitrogen isotopes. International Sea Ice symposium in a changing environment, 2014, Hobart, Australia

C14- Tison, F., B. Delille, G. Dieckmann, J. de Jong, J. Janssens, J. Rintala, A.M. Luthanen, N. Gussone, C. Uhlig, D. Nomura, J. Zhou, G. Carnat, F. Fripiat, Snow cover and short-term synoptic events drive biogeochemical dynamics in winter Weddell Sea pack ice (AWECS cruise - June to August 2013).  International Sea Ice symposium in a changing environment, 2014, Hobart, Australia.

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