Dr Alexander A. Venn

Date of birth: 10/19/1976
Title : Docteur
Equipe : Physiology-Biochemistry
Statut/Grade : Senior scientist
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Research Interests :
Physiology of marine organisms under global environmental change, including climate change and ocean acidification.
Mechanisms of biomineralisation and symbiosis in corals.
Role of pH and ion regulation in biomineralisation and symbiosis.



Epigenome-associated phenotypic acclimatization to ocean acidification in a reef-building coral
Liew Y J, Zoccola D, Li Y, Tambutté E, Venn A, Michell C T, Cui G, Deutekom E S, Kaandorp J A, Voolstra C R, Forêt S, Allemand D, Tambutté S, Aranda M Science Advances 4, eaar8028


Computing the carbonate chemistry of the coral calcifying medium and its response to ocean acidification
Raybaud V, Tambutté S, Ferrier-Pagès C, Reynaud S, Venn A, Tambutté E, Nival P, Allemand D J Theoretical Biology 424: 26-36

Coral calcifying fluid pH is modulated by seawater carbonate chemistry not solely seawater pH
Comeau S, Tambutté E, Carpenter R C, Edmunds P, Evensen N R, Allemand D, Ferrier-Pagès C, Tambutté S, Venn A Proc R Soc B 284(1847): 1-10

Developing transcriptional profiles in Orbicella franksi exposed to copper: Characterizing responses associated with a spectrum of laboratory-controlled environmental conditions.
Morgan M, Edge S, Venn A, Jones RJ Aquatic Toxicology 189: 60-76

In vivo pH measurement at the site of calcification in an octocoral
Le Goff C, Tambutté E, Venn A, Techer N, Allemand D, Tambutté S Sci Rep 7: 11210


Integrating the effects of ocean acidification across functional scales on tropical coral reefs
Edmunds P J, Comeau S, Lantz C, Andersson A, Briggs C, Cohen A, Gattuso J, Grady J M, Gross K, Johnson M, Muller E B, Ries J B, Tambutté S, Tambutté E, Venn A, Carpenter R C Bioscience 66(5): 350-362


Coral host cells acidify symbiotic algal microenvironment to promote photosynthesis
Barott K, Venn A, Perez SO, Tambutté S, Tresguerres M Proc Natl Acad Sci US Am 112(2): 607-612

Morphological plasticity of the coral skeleton under CO2-driven seawater acidification
Tambutté E, Venn A, Holcomb M, Segonds N, Techer N, Zoccola D, Allemand D, Tambutté S Nat Comm 6(7368)

Plasticity of coral physiology under ocean acidification
Venn A, Tambutté E, Tambutté S Oncotarget 6(21): 18248-18249


Coral calcifying fluid pH dictates response to ocean acidification
Holcomb M, Venn A, Tambutté E, Tambutté S, Allemand D, Trotter J, Mc Culloch M Sci Rep 4: 5207


Impact of seawater acidification on pH at the tissue-skeleton interface and calcification in reef corals
Venn A, Tambutté E, Holcomb M, Laurent J, Allemand D, Tambutté S Proc Natl Acad Sci US Am 110(5): 1634-1639

Regulation of intracellular pH in cnidarians: response to acidocis in Anemonia viridis
Laurent J, Venn A, Tambutté E, Ganot P, Allemand D, Tambutté S FEBS J 281: 683-695

The influence of photosynthesis on host intracellular pH in scleractinian corals.
Laurent J, Tambutté S, Tambutté E, Allemand D, Venn A J Exp Biol 216: 1398-1404


Calcein labelling and electrophysiology: insights on coral tissue permeability and calcification
Tambutté E, Tambutté S, Segonds N, Zoccola D, Venn A, Erez J, Allemand D Proc Royal Soc 279(1726): 19-27


Live tissue imaging shows reef corals elevate pH under their calcifying tissue relative to seawater
Venn A, Tambutté E, Holcomb M, Allemand D, Tambutté S Plos One 6(5): e20013

Transcriptome-level responses of corals to copper
Schwarz J, Jones R, Venn A, Noyes T, Mitchelmore C Integr Comp Biol 51: E250


Imaging intracellular pH in a reef coral and symbiotic anemone
Venn A, Tambutté E, Lotto S, Zoccola D, Allemand D, Tambutté S Proc Natl Acad Sci US Am 106(39): 16574-16579

P-glycoprotein (multi xenobiotic resistance) and heat shock protein gene expression in the reef coral Montastrea franksi in response to environmental toxicants
Venn A, Quinn J, Jones R-J, Bodnar A Aquat Toxicol 93(4): 188-195


Importance of time and place: patterns in abundance of Symbiodinium clades A and B in the tropical sea anemone Condylactis gigantea
Venn A, Loram J-E, Trapido-Rosenthal H-G, Joyce D-A, Douglas A-E Biol Bull 215(3): 243-252

Publications externes


Deep zooxanthellate corals at the high latitude Bermuda Seamount
Venn A, Weber F-K, Loram J-E, Jones R-J Coral Reefs, 28(1), 135


Photosynthetic symbioses in animals
Venn A, Loram J-E, Douglas A-E Journal of Experimental Botany 59(5):1069-1080


The impact of coral bleaching on the pigment profile of the symbiotic alga, Symbiodinium
Venn A, Wilson M-A, Trapido-Rosenthal H-G, Keely B-J, Douglas A-E Plant Cell and Environment, 29: 2133-2142