Goulven G. Laruelle

Goulven G. Laruelle
Biogeochemical Modeling of the Earth System
Dépt. des Sciences de la Terre et de l'Environnement
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Faculté des Sciences (Campus Solbosch – CP 160/02)
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

E-mail: goulven.gildas.laruelle@ulb.ac.be

Research interests: Carbon and Nutrient Cycling, Coastal Zone dynamics, Ecological Modeling, CO2 fluxes at the air-water interface, Global/Regional biogeochemical budgets
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Short Curriculum Vitae

(Oct 2017 - current) Post Doctoral Researcher at Sorbones Univerty (FR)
also scientific collaborator at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)
(Oct 2014 - Sep 2017) Post Doctoral Researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)
Topic: High resolution spatial and temporal trends in CO2 exchange between the atmosphere and continental shelf seas
(Oct 2011 - Sep 2014) Post Doctoral Researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)
Topic: Lateral carbon fluxes and CO2 exchange at the air-water interface in continental and coastal waters
(June 2009 - Sept. 2011) Post Doctoral Researcher at Utrecht University (NL)
Topic: Modeling the biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal waters of Jeddah.
(Mar 2005-Mar 2009) Ph-D position at Utrecht University (NL)
Topic: Modeling the regional and global impact of changes in terrestrial nutrient fluxes to coastal waters
(Nov 2003-Feb 2005) Research Assistant at Utrecht University (NL)
Topic: Modeling the benthic pelagic coupling of silica in the Bay of Brest - France.



G. G. Laruelle, W.-J. Cai, X. Hu, N. Gruber, F. T. Mackenzie, P. Regnier: Continental shelves as a variable but increasing global sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide. Nature Communications, in press


Roobaert, A., Laruelle, G. G., Landschützer, P., and Regnier, P.: Uncertainty of the global oceanic CO2 uptake induced by wind forcing: quantification and spatial analysis, Biogeosciences Discuss., in review, 2017.

Laruelle, G. G., Landschützer, P., Gruber, N., Tison, J.-L., Delille, B., and Regnier, P.: Global high-resolution monthly pCO2 climatology for the coastal ocean derived from neural network interpolation, Biogeosciences, 14, 4545-4561, 2017.

Laruelle, G. G., Goossens, N., Arndt, S., Cai, W.-J., and Regnier, P.: Air-water CO2 evasion from U.S. East Coast estuaries, Biogeosciences, 14, 2441-2468, doi:10.5194/bg-14-2441-2017, 2017.

Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M. D., Avitabile, V., Calle, L., Carvalhais, N., Ciais, P., Gans, F., Gruber, N., Hartmann, J., Herold, M., Ichii, K., Jung, M., Landschützer, P., Laruelle, G. G., Lauerwald, R., Papale, D., Peylin, P., Poulter, B., Ray, D., Regnier, P., Rödenbeck, C., Roman-Cuesta, R. M., Schwalm, C., Tramontana, G., Tyukavina, A. T., Valentini, R., van der Werf, G., West, T. O., Wolf, J. E., and Reichstein, M.: An empirical spatiotemporal description of the global surface-atmosphere carbon fluxes: opportunities and data limitations, Biogeosciences, 14, 3685-3703, 2017.


Volta, C., Laruelle, G. G., and Regnier, P.: Regional carbon and CO 2 budgets of North Sea tidal estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 176, 76-90, 2016.

Volta, C., Laruelle, G. G., Arndt, S. and Regnier, P.: Linking biogeochemistry to hydro-geometrical variability in tidal estuaries: a generic modeling approach Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 20 (3), 991-1030, 2016.


Laruelle, G. G., Lauerwald, R., Rotschi, J., Raymond, P. A., Hartmann, J., and Regnier, P.: Seasonal response of air-water CO2 exchange along the land-ocean aquatic continuum of the northeast North American coast. Biogeosciences, 12, 1447-1458, 2015.

Lauerwald R., Laruelle G. G., Hartmann J., Ciais P., and Regnier P. A. G.: Spatial patterns in CO2 evasion from the global river network, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, 534-554, doi:10.1002/2014GB004941.


Laruelle, G. G., Lauerwald, R., Pfeil, B. and Regnier, P.: Regionalized global budget of the CO2 exchange at the air-water interface in continental shelf seas. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28, doi:10.1002/2014GB004832, 2014

Moriceau, B., Laruelle, G. G., Passow, U., Van Cappellen, P. and Ragueneau O.: Biogenic silica dissolution in diatom aggregates: Insights from reactive transport modelling, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 517, 35-49, doi: 10.3354/meps11028, 2014.

Volta, C., Arndt, S., Savenije, H. H. G., Laruelle, G. G. and Regnier, P.: C-GEM (v 1.0): a new, cost-efficient biogeochemical model for estuaries and its application to a funnel-shaped system, Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 1271-1295, doi: 10.5194/gmd-7-1271-2014, 2014.


Laruelle, G. G., Dürr, H. H., Lauerwald, R., Hartmann, J., Slomp, C. P., Goossens, N., and Regnier, P. A. G.: Global multi-scale segmentation of continental and coastal waters from the watersheds to the continental margins. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2029-2051, doi:10.5194/hess-17-2029-2013, 2013.

Regnier, P., Friedlingstein, P., Ciais, P., Mackenzie, F. T., Gruber, N., Janssens, I. A., Laruelle, G. G., Lauerwald, R., Luyssaert, S., Andersson, A. J., Arndt, S., Arnosti, C., Borges, A. V., Dale, A. W., Gallego-Sala, A., Goddéris, Y., Goossens, N., Hartmann, J., Heinze, C., Ilyina, T., Joos, F., LaRowe, D. E., Leifeld, J., Meysman, F. J. R., Munhoven, G., Raymond, P. A., Spahni, R., Suntharalingam, P. and Thullner, M.: Anthropogenic perturbation of the carbon fluxes from land to ocean. Nature Geoscience, 6, doi:10.1038/ngeo1830, 2013.

Regnier, P., Arndt, S., Goossens, N., Volta, C., Laruelle, G. G., Lauerwald, R. and Hartmann, J.: Modeling estuarine biogeochemical dynamics: from the local to the global scale. Aquatic Geochemistry, 19(5-6), 591-626, 2013.


Dürr, H. H., Laruelle, G. G., van Kempen, C. M., Slomp, C. P., Meybeck, M. and Middelkoop, H.: Worldwide Typology of Nearshore Coastal Systems: Defining the Estuarine Filter of River Inputs to the Oceans. Estuaries and Coasts, 34(3), 441-458, doi:10.1007/s12237-011-9381-y.

Dürr, H. H., Meybeck, M., Hartmann, J., Laruelle, G. G. and Roubeix, V.: Global spatial distribution of natural river silica inputs to the coastal zone. Biogeosciences, 8(3), 597-620.


Laruelle, G. G.; Durr, H. H., Slomp, C. P., Borges A. v. Evaluation of sinks and sources of CO2 in the global coastal ocean using a spatially-explicit typology of estuaries and continental shelves. Geophysical Research Letters, 37.

Bernard, C. Y., Laruelle, G. G., Slomp, C. P. and Heinze, C.: Impact of changes in river nutrient fluxes on the global marine silicon cycle: a model comparison. Biogeosciences 7 441-453, 2010.


Laruelle, G. G., Regnier, P., Ragueneau, O., Kempa, M., Moriceau, B., Ni Longphuirt, S., Leynaert, A., Thouzeau, G. and Chauvaud, L.: Benthic-pelagic coupling and the seasonal silica cycle in the bay of Brest (France): New insights from a coupled physical-biological model. Marine Ecology Progress Series 385 15–32, 2009.

Laruelle, G. G., Roubeix, V., Sferratore, A., Brodherr, B., Ciuffa, D., Conley, D. J., Dürr, H. H., Garnier, J., Lancelot, C., Le Thi Phuong, Q., Meunier, J.-D., Meybeck, M., Michalopoulos, P., Moriceau, B., Ní Longphuirt, S., Loucaides, S., Papush, L., Presti, M., Ragueneau, O., Regnier, P. A. G., Saccone, L., Slomp, C. P., Spiteri, C. and Van Cappellen, P.: The global biogeochemical cycle of silicon: role of the land-ocean transition and response to anthropogenic perturbation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 23 GB4031, doi:10.1029/2008GB003267, 2009.


Pasquer, B., Laruelle, G., Becquevort, S., Schoemann, V., Goosse, H. and Lancelot, C.: Linking ocean biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem structure and function: results of the complex SWAMCO-4 model. Journal of Sea Research 53, 93-108, 2005.

Selected Conferences and Presentations


Goulven G. Laruelle, Ronny Lauerwald, Pierre Regnier: Global atmospheric CO2 uptake by continental shelf seas: a revised estimate. 1st ICOS International Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles, 23-25 September 2014, Bruxelles, Belgium.


Goulven G. Laruelle, Ronny Lauerwald, Julie Rotschi, Benjamin Pfeil, Pierre Regnier: Quantifying the air-sea CO2 exchange of continental shelf seas at the global scale: a regionalized data driven approach. ICDC9: 9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, 3-7 June 2013, Beijing, China.


Laruelle G.G., Dürr H.H., Lauerwald R., Hartmann J., and Regnier, P. Multi-scale segmentation of continental and coastal waters for regionalized carbon data compilations: A framework for spatially explicit air-water CO2 fluxes estimates. Of Land and Sea: Processes and Products: GV & Sediment Meeting, Hamburg, Germany, September 23-28, 2012.


Goulven G. Laruelle, Pierre A. G. Regnier (2011) Biogeochemical Dynamics of the Coastal Waters of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia): a 3D Finite Elements Modeling Approach. Red Sea Research Center Symposium, 9-11 April, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (invited oral presentation)


Laruelle G.G., Dürr H.H., Slomp C.P., Borges A.V. (2010) Re-evaluation of air-water exchange of CO2 in the global coastal ocean using a spatially-explicit typology. COST 735 workshop, Liège (Belgium), Oct. 2010.


Laruelle, G. G., Dürr H. H., Bernard C., Slomp C. P., Middelkoop H., Meybeck M., Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the proximal coastal zone and its impact on acoeanic nutrient cycling. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Nice, France.


Laruelle G. G., Dürr H. H., Van Kempen C., Slomp C. P., Middelkoop H., Meybeck M., Biogeochemical processes in the global coastal zone: a typology-based modeling approach. COST735 special session at EGU, Vienna, Austria. (invited oral presentation)

Laruelle G. G., Dürr H. H., Van Kempen C., Slomp C. P., Middelkoop H., Meybeck M., Modeling Nitrogen and Phosphorus Retention in the Coastal Ocean at the Global Scale. EGU General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria. (invited oral presentation)