Steeve Bonneville

Steeve Bonneville

Associate Professor

Biogeochemistry and Modelling of the Earth System
Department of Geosciences, Environment and Society
Faculty of Sciences (ULB)

Area of research:
Geomicrobiology and Geochemistry

Solbosch Campus (map)

Building D, wing B, 4th floor
Office DB4.145
+32 (2) 650 22 04

Research summary

Understanding and quantifying at the molecular scale the geochemical processes between micro-organism (bacteria and fungi), fluids and rocks and their effects on global biogeochemical cycles. Experimental techniques applied includes Focus Ion Beam (FIB), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM, STEM, EDX, SAED), synchrotron-based techniques (STXM, µ-FTIR), Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS and NanoSIMS). (Bio)-geochemistry of iron (oxy)-hydroxides. Processes at the mineral-microorganism interface. Geo-mycology : alteration and mycorrhiza.

Key publications

  1. Bonneville S., Delpomdor F., Préat A., Chevalier C., Araki T, Kazemian M, Steele A., Schreiber A., Wirth R., Benning L.G. (2020) Molecular identification of fungi microfossils in a Neoproterozoic shale rock. Science advances 6 (4), eaax7599.
  2. Vermeire M-L., Bonneville S., Stenuit B., Delvaux B., Cornélis J-T. (2019) Is microbial reduction of Fe (III) in podzolic soils influencing C release ? Geoderma, 340, 1-10.
  3. Bonneville, S., Bray A. W., Benning L. G. (2016) Structural Fe(II) oxidation in biotite by an ectomycorrhizal fungi drives mechanical forcing. Environmental Science & Technology, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b06178.
  4. Maters, E. C., Delmelle, P., & Bonneville, S. (2016). Atmospheric processing of volcanic glass: effects on iron solubility and redox speciation. Environmental science & technology, 50, 5033-5040, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b06281.
  5. Zegeye A., Bonneville S., Benning L. G., Sturm A., Fowle D.A., Jones C-A, Canfield D.E., Ruby C., MacLean L. C., Nomosatryo S., Crowe S. A., Poulton S. W. (2012) Green rust formation controls nutrient availability in a ferruginous water column. Geology, 40 (7), 599-602.

Short CV

  • Associate Professor: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2010-present).
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: University of Leeds, United Kingdom (2006-2010).
  • Ph.D. Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2005).
  • MSc Université de Montpellier I et Université de Rouen, France (1999).
  • BSc Université du Havre, France (1997)