Pierre A.G. Regnier


Professor
Director, Biogeochemical Modeling of the Earth System
Chair, Dépt. des Sciences de la Terre et de l'Environnement
Université Libre de Bruxelles
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
phone: +32 2 6503671 / 5233
e-mail: pregnier@ulb.ac.be


Research Interests


Short CV

Teaching

Publications:

  1. Volta, C., Arndt, S., Savenije H.H.G., Laruelle G.G. and Regnier1 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, 2014.
  2. Le Quéré, C., Peters, G. P., Andres, R. J., Andrew, R. M., Boden, T., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Houghton, R. A., Marland, G., Moriarty, R., Sitch, S., Tans, P., Arneth, A., Arvanitis, A., Bakker, D. C. E., Bopp, L., Canadell, J. G., Chini, L. P., Doney, S. C., Harper, A., Harris, I., House, J. I., Jain, A. K., Jones, S.D., Kato, E., Keeling, R. F., Klein Goldewijk, K., Körtzinger, A., Koven, C., Lefèvre, N., Omar, A., Ono, T., Park, G.-H., Pfeil, B., Poulter, B., Raupach, M. R., Regnier, P., Rödenbeck, C., Saito, S., Schwinger, J., Segschneider, J., Stocker, B. D., Tilbrook, B., van Heuven, S., Viovy, N., Wanninkhof, R., Wiltshire, A., Zaehle, S., and Yue, C. Global carbon budget 2013, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 6, 235-263, 2014.
  3. Regnier P., Lauerwald, R. and Ciais, P. Carbon leakage through the terrestrial-aquatic interface: Implications for the anthropogenic CO2 budget. Procedia Earth & Planetary Science, 10, 319 - 324, 2014.
  4. Laruelle, 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.
  5. Laruelle G. G., R. Lauerwald, J. Rotschi, P. A. Raymond, J. Hartmann, and P. Regnier. Seasonal response of air-water CO2 exchange along the land-ocean aquatic continuum of the North East American coast. Biogeosciences. Discuss., 11, 11985-12008, 2014.
  6. Le Quéré, C., Moriarty, R., Andrew, R. M., Peters, G. P., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Jones, S.D., Sitch, S., Tans, P., Arneth, A., Boden, T.A., Bopp, L., Bozec, Y., Canadell, J. G., Chevallier, F., Cosca, C.E., Harris, I., Hoppema, M., Houghton, R.A., House, J. I., Jain, J. K., Johannessen, T., Kato, E., Keeling, R. F., Kitidis, V., Klein Goldewijk, K., Koven, C., Landa, C., Landschutzer, P., Lenton, A., Lima, I.D., Marland, G., Mathis, J.T., Metzl, N., Nojiri, Y., Olsen, A., Ono, T., Peters, W., Pfeil, B., Poulter, B., Raupach, M. R., Regnier, P., Rödenbeck, C., Saito, S., Salisbury, J. E., Schuster, U., Schwinger, J., Séférian, R., Segschneider, J., Steinhoff, T., Stocker, B. D., Sutton, A. J., Takahashi, T., Tilbrook, B., van der Werf, G., Viovy, N., Wang, Y.-P., Wanninkhof, R., Wiltshire, and Zeng, N. Global carbon budget 2014, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 6, 1-90, 2014.
  7. Lauerwald, R., Laruelle, G., Hartmann, J., Ciais, P. and Regnier P. Spatial patterns in CO2 evasion from the global river network. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Under revision, 2014.
  8. LaRowe, D.E., Dale, A.W., Aguilera, D.R., L'Heureux, I., Amend, J.P., Regnier, P. (2014): Modeling microbial reaction rates in a submarine hydrothermal vent chimney wall, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 124, 72-97, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.09.005.
  9. Bauer, J.E., Cai, W.-J., Raymond, P.A., Bianchi, T.S., Hopkinson, C.S., Regnier, P.A.G. (2013): The changing carbon cycle of the coastal ocean. Nature 504 (7478), 61-70, doi: 10.1038/nature12857.
  10. Regnier, P., Arndt, S., Goossens, N., Volta, C., Laruelle, G.G., Lauerwald, R., Hartmann, J. (2013): Modelling Estuarine Biogeochemical Dynamics: From the Local to the Global Scale, Aquatic Geochemistry, 19(5-6), 591-626, doi: 10.1007/s10498-013-9218-3
  11. Mogollón, J.M., Dale, A.W., Jensen, J.B., Schlüter, M., Regnier, P. (2013): A method for the calculation of anaerobic oxidation of methane rates across regional scales: An example from the Belt Seas and The Sound (North Sea-Baltic Sea transition), Geo-Marine Letters, 33(4), 299-310, doi: 10.1007/s00367-013-0329-z.
  12. P. Regnier, P. Friedlingstein, P. Ciais, F. T. Mackenzie, N. Gruber, I. A. Janssens, G. G. Laruelle, R. Lauerwald, S. Luyssaert, A. J. Andersson, S. Arndt, C. Arnosti, A. V. Borges, A. W. Dale, A. Gallego-Sala, Y. Goddéris, N. Goossens, J. Hartmann, C. Heinze, T. Ilyina, F. Joos, D. E. LaRowe, J. Leifeld, F. J. R. Meysman, G. Munhoven, P. A. Raymond, R. Spahni, P. Suntharalingam and M. Thullner (2013): Anthropogenic perturbation of the carbon fluxes from land to ocean. Nature Geoscience, 6, 597-607, doi:10.1038/ngeo1830.
  13. Arndt S., Jørgensen B.B., LaRowe D. E., Middelburg J. J., Pancoste R. and Regnier P. Quantifying the degradation of organic matter in marine sediments: A review and synthesis. Earth Science reviews, 123, 53-86, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.02.008
  14. Krumins V., Gehlen M., Arndt S., Van Cappellen P. and Regnier P. (2013). Dissolved inorganic carbon and alkalinity fluxes from coastal marine sediments: model estimates for different shelf environments and sensitivity to global change. Biogeosciences 10: 371-398.
  15. Nick, H.M., A. Raoof, F. Centler, M. Thullner, and P. Regnier (2013). Reactive dispersive contaminant transport in coastal aquifers: Numerical simulation of a reactive Henry problem. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 145: 90-104.
  16. 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.
  17. Gharasoo, M., Centler, F., Regnier, P., Harms, H., Thullner, M. A reactive transport modeling approach to simulate biogeochemical processes in pore structures with pore-scale heterogeneities. Environmental Modelling and Software, 30, 102-114, 2012.
  18. Mogollón, J.M., Dale, A.W., Fossing, H., Regnier, P. Timescales for the development of methanogenesis and free gas layers in recently-deposited sediments of Arkona Basin (Baltic Sea). Biogeosciences, 9 (5), 1915-1933, 2012.
  19. Arndt S., Regnier P., Donnadieu Y. & Godderis Y. GEOCLIM reloaded: A new coupled earth system model for past climate change. Geoscientific Model Development, 4, 451–481, 2011.
  20. Arndt S., Lacroix, G. Gypens, N., Regnier P.,and Lancelot, C. Ecosystem structure and biogeochemical dynamics along an estuarine-coastal zone continuum: A model study. Journal of Marine Systems. 84: Issues 3-4: 49-66, 2011.
  21. Regnier P., Arndt, S., Dale, A.W., LaRowe, D.E., Mogollon, J. and Van Cappellen, P. Advances in the biogeochemical modeling of the marine methane cycle. Earth Science Reviews. 106, 105-130, 2011.
  22. Schmidt, C., Hanfland, C. Regnier, P. Van Cappellen, Ph., Schluter, M. Knauthe, U., Seeberg-Elverfeldt, J., Voge, I. and Geibert, W. Distributions of natural radium and radon isotopes in the German Bight of the North Sea. Geo-Marine Letters, DOI 10.1007/s00367-011-0231-5, 2011.
  23. Mogollon, J.M., Dale, A. L’Heureux, I., and Regnier, P. (2011) Seasonal controls on methane gas and anaerobic oxidation of methane in shallow marine sediments. Journal of Geophysical Research. 116, G03031, doi:10.1029/2010JG001592.
  24. Laruelle G. G., V. Roubeix, A. Sferratore, B. Brodherr, D. Ciuffa, D. J. Conley, H. H. Dürr, J. Garnier, C. Lancelot, Q. Le Thi Phuong, J.-D. Meunier, M. Meybeck, P. Michalopoulos, B. Moriceau, S. Ní Longphuirt, S. Loucaides, L. Papush, M. Presti, O. Ragueneau, P. A. G. Regnier, L. Saccone, C. P. Slomp, C. Spiteri, P. Van Cappellen. 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, 2010.
  25. Centler F., Shao H., De Biase C., Park C-H., Regnier P., Kolditz O., and Thullner M. GeoSysBRNS - A Flexible Multidimensional Reactive Transport Model for Simulating Biogeochemical Subsurface Processes. Computers and Geosciences. 36: 397–405, 2010.
  26. Dale, A., Regnier P., Fossing, H., Van Cappellen P., and Jorgensen B.B. Remote quantification of methane fluxes in gassy marine sediments by seismic survey. Geology. Vol. 37, pp235-238, doi:10.1130/G25323A.1., 2009.
  27. Mogollon, J., L’Heureux, Y., Dale, A., and Regnier, P. Methane gas-phase dynamics in marine sediments: a model study. American Journal of Science. v.309, p. 189-220, doi:10.2475/03.2009.01, 2009.
  28. Dale, A., Brüchert, V., Alperin, M. and Regnier, P. An integrated sulfur isotope model for Namibian shelf sediments. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.12.015, 2009.
  29. Laruelle, 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.
  30. Arndt S., Regnier P. and Vanderborght J-P. Seasonally-resolved nutrient filtering capacities and export fluxes in a macrotidal estuary. Journal of Marine Systems. 78:42-58, 2009.
  31. Brigolin, D., Pastres, R., Nickell, T.D., Cromey, C.J., Aguilera D.R. and Regnier, P. Modeling the impact of intensive aquaculture on early diagenetic processes in sea loch sediments. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 388:63-80, 2009.
  32. Thullner M., Dale, A.W. and Regnier P. Global scale quantification of organic carbon degradation pathways in marine sediments: a reactive transport modeling approach. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. Vol. 10:1, doi:10.1029/2009GC002484, 2009.
  33. Dale A., Van Cappellen P., Aguilera D. R. and Regnier P. Methane efflux from marine sediments in passive and active margins: Estimations from bioenergetic reaction-transport simulations. Earth Planetary and Science Letters. 265, 329-344, 2008.
  34. Dale A., Regnier P., Knab N.J., Jørgensen B B. and Van Cappellen P. Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) in marine sediments from the Skagerrak (Denmark): II. Reaction-transport modeling. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. 72, 2880-2894, 2008.
  35. La Rowe, D. and Regnier P. Thermodynamic potential for the abiotic synthesis of nucleobases, ribose and deoxyribose in hydrothermal systems. Origins of Life, Evolution of the Biosphere. DOI 10.1007/s11084-008-9137-2, 2008.
  36. Dale, A., Aguilera D.R., Regnier, P, Fossing H. and Jorgensen B.B. Seasonal controls on anaerobic oxidation of methane in nearshore sediments of Aarhus bay (Denmark). Journal of Marine Research. 66, 1, 127-155, 2008.
  37. Spiteri C., Van Cappellen P. and Regnier P. Surface complexation modeling of phosphate adsorption to iron(III)(hydr)oxides along pH and salinity gradients in estuaries and coastal aquifers. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. 72, 3431-3445, 2008.
  38. LaRowe, D.E., Dale, A.W., and Regnier, P. A thermodynamic analysis of the anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) in marine sediments Geobiology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2008.00170.x, 2008.
  39. Spiteri, C. and Regnier, P. Advances in the quantification of nutrient biogeochemistry in coastal groundwater systems: A review. In: Advances in Subsurface Pollution of Porous Media: Indicators, Processes and Modelling. Edited by L. Candela, I. Vadillo, F.J. Elorza. CRC Press Balkema. The Netherlands. pp. 195-212, 2008.
  40. Spiteri C., Van Cappellen P., Regnier P., Meile C. and Slomp C. P. Phosphate mobilization in coastal aquifers due to seawater intrusion: a model assessment. In: GQ07 IAHS Red Book, Taylor and Francis, London. 324:396-403, 2008.
  41. Arndt, S., J.-P. Vanderborght, and P. Regnier. Diatom growth response to physical forcing in a macrotidal estuary: Coupling hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and biogeochemistry, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C05045, doi:10.1029/2006JC003581, 2007.
  42. Spiteri, C., Slomp C.P., Regnier P., Meile C. and Van Cappellen P. Fate and transport of waste-derived phosphorus in two contrasting shallow aquifers. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 92, 87-108, 2007.
  43. Arndt S. and Regnier P. A model for the benthic-pelagic coupling of silica in estuarine ecosystems: sensitivity analysis and system scale simulation. Biogeosciences. 4, 331-352, 2007.
  44. Thullner M., Regnier P. and Van Cappellen P. Modeling microbially induced carbon degradation in redox stratified subsurface environments: Concepts and open questions. Geomicrobiology Journal. 24, 139-155, 2007.
  45. Vanderborgth J-P., Folmer I., Aguilera D., Uhrenholt T. and Regnier P. Reactive-Transport Modelling of a river-estuarine coastal zone system: application to the Western Scheldt. Marine Chemistry. 106, vol. 1-2, 92-110, 2007.
  46. Chou L., Vyverman W., and Regnier P. (Eds.) Silica retention in the Scheldt continuum and its impact on coastal eutrophication. Belgian Science Policy Publication D/2007/1191/53, Brussels, Belgium 95 pp, 2007.
  47. Spiteri C., Van Cappellen P., Regnier P., Meile C. and Slomp C. P. Phosphate mobilization in coastal aquifers due to seawater intrusion: a model assessment. In: Proceedings of the Groundwater Quality: Securing Groundwater Quality in Urban and Industrial Environments International Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 2007.
  48. Spiteri C., Regnier P., Slomp C. and Charette M. pH-dependent iron oxide precipitation in a subterranean estuary. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 88, 399-403, 2006.
  49. Dale, A.W., Regnier, P., and Van Cappellen, P. Bioenergetic controls of anaerobic oxidation of methane in organic-rich marine sediments: A sensitivity analysis. American Journal of Science. 306, 246-294, 2006.
  50. Peretyazhko, T., Van Cappellen P., Coquery M., Meile C., Musso M., Regnier P. and Charlet L. Biogeochemistry of a tropical reservoir lake (Petit Saut, French Guiana): implications for the mercury cycle. Aquatic Geochemistry. 11:33-55, 2005.
  51. Desmit, X., Vanderborght, J.P., Regnier, P. and Wollast, R. Control of primary production by physical forcing in a strongly tidal, well-mixed estuary. Biogeosciences. 2, 205-218. 2005.
  52. Aguilera D., Jourabchi P., Meile C., Spiteri C., and Regnier P. A Knowledge-Based reactive transport approach for the simulation of biogeochemical dynamics in Earth systems. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 6, Q07012, doi:10.1029/2004GC000899, 2005.
  53. Thullner, M., Van Cappellen, P. and Regnier P. Modeling the impact of microbial dynamics in porous media. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. 69, 21, 5005-5019, 2005.
  54. Jourabchi P., Van Cappellen P. and Regnier P. Quantitative interpretation of pH distributions in aquatic sediments: a reaction transport modeling approach. American Journal of Science. 305, 919 - 956, 2005.
  55. Regnier P., Dale A., Pallud C., van Lith Y., Bonneville S., Hyacinthe C., Thullner M., Laverman A. and Van Cappellen P. Incorporating geomicrobial processes in subsurface reactive transport models. In: Reactive Transport in soil and groundwater: processes and models. G. Nuetzmann, P. Viotti and P. Agaard (Eds.). Springer-Verlag. Berlin. pp 107-126. 2005.
  56. Regnier, P. and O’Kane, J.P. On the mixing processes in estuaries: the Fractional Freshwater Method revisited. Estuaries, 27(4): 571-582, 2004.
  57. Regnier, P., Dale A.W., van Lith, Y. and Van Cappellen P. Incorporating microbial dynamics in geochemical models. In: Water-Rock Interaction. Wanty, R. and Seal II, R. (Eds). Taylor and Francis Group, London. 977-981, 2004.
  58. Spiteri, C., Regnier, P., Van Cappellen P., Slomp, C.P. and Meile, C. Modeling of geochemical processes in an aquifer infiltrated by a septic plume. In: Water-Rock Interaction. Wanty, R. and Seal II, R. (Eds). Taylor and Francis Group, London. 989-995, 2004.
  59. Thullner, M., Van Cappellen, P., and Regnier P. Geomicrobiological modelling of redox cycles in porous media. In: Saturated and unsaturated zone: Integration of process knowledge into effective models. P. Agaard et al. (Eds). La Goliardica Pavese s.r.l., 321-327, 2004.
  60. Van Cappellen P., Dale A., Pallud C., van Lith Y., Bonneville S., Hyacinthe C., Thullner M., Laverman A. and Regnier P. Incorporating geomicrobial processes in subsurface reactive transport models. In: Saturated and unsaturated zone: Integration of process knowledge into effective models. P. Agaard et al (Eds.). La Goliardica Pavese s.r.l., 339-349, 2004.
  61. Regnier P., Slomp, C. and Jourabchi P. Reactive transport modeling as a technique for understanding coupled biogeochemical processes in surface and subsurface environments. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences. 82(1): 5-18, 2003.
  62. O’Kane, J.P. and Regnier, P. A mathematically transparent low-pass filter for tidal estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 56:1-11, 2003.
  63. Vanderborght, J.P., Wollast, R., Loijens M. and Regnier, P. Application of a transport-reaction model to the estimation of biogases fluxes in the Scheldt estuary. Biogeochemistry, 1-2, 207—237, 2002.
  64. Regnier P., Vanderborght J.P., Steefel C.I., and O'Kane J.P. Modeling complex multi-component reactive-transport systems: Towards a simulation environment based on the concept of a Knowledge Base. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 26, 913-927, 2002.
  65. Wollast R., Vanderborght J.P., Loijens M., Verbanck M., and Regnier P. Utilization of a coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model as management tool for estuarine waters. Annales de Chimie - Science des Materiaux, 26, 43-52, 2001.
  66. Regnier, P. and Steefel, C.I. A high-resolution estimate of the inorganic nitrogen flux from the Scheldt estuary to the North Sea during a nitrogen-limited algal bloom, spring 1995, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 63:1359-1374, 1999.
  67. Regnier, P.; Mouchet, A.; Wollast, R. and Ronday, F. A discussion of methods for estimating residual fluxes in strong tidal estuaries, Continental Shelf Research, 18:1543-1571, 1998.
  68. Regnier, P.; Wollast, R.; and Steefel, C.I. Long-term fluxes of reactive species in macrotidal estuaries. Estimates from a fully transient, multi-component reaction-transport model, Marine Chemistry, 58:127-145, 1997.
  69. Regnier, P. and Steefel, C.I. Transient dynamics of reactive species in strong tidal estuaries. In: Geochemistry of the Earth Surface. S.H. Bottrell, A.C. Aplin, J.M. McArthur, R.J. Newton, M. Krom and R. Raiswell (Eds.). Leeds University Press, Leeds, 147-150, 1996.
  70. Regnier P. and Berner R.A. Mechanism of CO32- substitution in carbonate-fluorapatite: Reply to Nathan. American Mineralogist, 81(3-4):515, 1996.
  71. Regnier, P.; Mouchet, A.; Ronday, F; and Wollast R. On the estimation of estuarine contaminant fluxes. In: North Sea Quality Status Report. J. Andersen, K. Henning and U. Nielsen (Eds.) Ministry of Environment and Energy, Danish Environmental Agency, Copenhagen. 41-45, 1996.
  72. Regnier, P.; Lasaga, A.C.; Berner, R.A.; Han, O.C.; and Zilm, K.W. Mechanism of carbonate substitution in francolite: Evidence from FTIR, 13C NMR and quantum mechanical calculations. American Mineralogist, 79:809-818, 1994.
  73. Regnier, P.; and Wollast, R. Distribution of trace metals in the Scheldt estuary. Marine Chemistry, 43:3-19, 1993.
  74. Regnier, P.; Chou, L.; and Wollast, R. Trace metals in the suspended particulate matter of the N.W. Mediterranean Sea. In: Martin JM. and Barth H. (Eds). Water Pollution Research Reports, Commission of the European Communities, Brussels. Vol. 28:321-328, 1992.
  75. Hoenig, M.; Regnier, P. and Chou, L. Direct determination of main matrix elements in the suspended matter collected in estuarine and sea water by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. Analusis (now Analytical and Bioanalytical chemistry), 19:163-166, 1991.
  76. Hoenig, M.; Regnier, P. and Chou, L. Determination of high aluminum content in suspended matter samples collected in natural systems by slurry sampling-electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 6:273-275, 1991.
  77. Regnier, P.; Hoenig, M.; Chou, L.; and Wollast, R. Trace metals in the suspended matter collected in the mixing zone of the Rhone estuary. In: Martin JM. and Barth H. (Eds). Water Pollution Research Reports, Commission of the European Communities, Brussels. Vol. 20:385-396, 1991.
  78. Hoenig, M.; Regnier, P.; and de Kersabiek, A.M. Intermediate cooling step and its significance in the electrothermal programme in atomic absorption spectrometry. Analusis (now Analytical and Bioanalytical chemistry), 18:420-425, 1990.
  79. Hoenig, M.; Regnier, P.; and Wollast, R. Automated trace metal analyses of slurried solid samples by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry with application to sediments and suspended matter in natural waters. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 4:631-634, 1989.