Pierre Anschutz

Professor, University Bordeaux 1, EPOC
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UMR CNRS 5805 EPOC (Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux)
Université de Bordeaux, Allee Geoffroy St Hilaire, CS 50023, 33615 Pessac Cedex
tel. (33) (0)5 40 00 88 73
fax. (33) (0)5 56 84 08 48

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Short CV

Date of bearth : 02/09/1966

Education and Qualifications

Work Experience
Scientific Achievement

77 publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
Supervisor or co-supervisor of 11 PhD thesis and 27 Master thesis
P.I. of 15 projects founded by the CNRS, Région Aquitaine, ANR, EPOC
23 scientific cruises, P.I. of 9 cruises

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Research Interests

The overall theme of my research is working on red-ox processes in natural marine environments, at the interface between geochemistry and biology, to understand early diagenesis, sedimentary geochemical records, and biogeochemistry in coastal environments.

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pdf copies of recent publications are available upon request (p.anschutz@epoc.u-bordeaux1.fr)


  1. Cesbron F., Metzger E., Launeau P., Deflandre B., Delgard M.L., Thibault de Chanvalon A., Geslin E., Anschutz P., and Jézéquel D. (2014) Simultaneous 2D imaging of dissolved iron and reactive phosphorus in sediment pore-waters by thin-film and hyperspectral methods. Environmental Science & Technology DOI: 10.1021/es40472

  2. Garcia J, M. Mojtahid, E. Michel, R. Schiebel, C. Charbonnier, P. Anschutz, H., Howa (2013) Benthic and planktic foraminifera of the last 12.8 cal ka BP in the southeastern Bay of Biscay Paleoenvironmental implications. Acta Protozoologica 52, 161-180

  3. Delgard M.L., Deflandre B., Deborde J., Charbonnier C., Anschutz P. (2013) Changes in nutrient biogeochemistry in response to the regression of Zostera noltii meadows in the Arcachon bay (France). Aquatic geochemistry 19, 241-259

  4. Charbonnier C., Anschutz P., Poirier D., Bujan S., Lecroart P. (2013) Aerobic respiration in a high-energy sandy beach. Marine Chemistry 155, 10-21

  5. Charbonnier C., Anschutz P., Deflandre B., Poirier D., Bujan S., Lecroart P. (2013) Influence of physical forcing on pore water properties of a tidal sandy beach (Truc Vert, France). Proceeding of the XIII Coastal Dynamics conference, Paper 033., 9 pp

  6. Bouchet S. D. Amouroux, P. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, E. Tessier, M. Monperrus, G Thouzeau, J. Clavier, E. Amice, J. Deborde, S. Bujan, J. Grall, P. Anschutz. in press. MMHg production and export from intertidal sediments to the water column of a tidal lagoon (Arcachon Bay, France). Biogeochemistry

  7. Bouchet S., P. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, R. Bridou, M. Monperrus, E. Tessier, P. Anschutz, R. Guyonneaud, D. Amouroux. Investigations into the differential reactivity of endogenous and exogenous mercury species in coastal sediments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, sous presse

  8. Anschutz P., A. Ciutat, P. Lecroart, M. Gérino, and A. Boudou (2012) Effects of Tubificid worm bioturbation on freshwater sediment biogeochemistry. Aquatic Geochemistry 18 475-497

  9. Chassagne R., Lecroart P., Beaugendre H., Capo S., Parisot JP, Anschutz P. 2012. Silicic acid flux to the ocean from tidal permeable sediments: a modeling approach. Computer and Geosciences 43, 52-62

  10. Canton M., Anschutz P., Savoye N., Deborde J., Polsenaere P., Bujan S. (2012) Assessment of the buffering capacity of a small estuary on nutrient fluxes originating from the watershed (Leyre estuary, SW France). Estuarine Coastal Shelf Sciences 99, 171-181

  11. Delgard M.L, Deflandre B., Metzger E., Nuzzio D., Capo S., Mouret A., Anschutz P. 2012. In situ study of the effect of tidal forcing on biogeochemical processes in intertidal permeable sediments of the Arcachon lagoon. Hydrobiologia 699, 69-84

  12. Devault, D.A., Delmotte S., Dolfing J., Anschutz P. How early diagenesis reveals in situ biodegradation of herbicides in sediment.Chapter 22 in A. Kortekamp (ed.) “Herbicides and Environment”, InTech online, pp 443-468

  13. Canton, M., P. Anschutz, A. Coynel, P. Polsenaere, I. Auby, and D. Poirier. 2012. Nutrient export to an eastern atlantic coastal zone: First modeling and nitrogen mass balance. Biogeochemistry, 107, 361–377

  14. Vicquelin L., Leray-Forget J., Pehulet L., LeMenach K., Deflandre B., Anschutz P., Etcheber H., Morin B., Budzinski H., Cachot J. 2011. A new spiked sediment assay using embryos of the Japanese medaka specifically designed for a reliable toxicity assessment of hydrophobic chemicals. Aquatic Toxicology 105, 235-245

  15. Goineau A., Fontanier C., Jorissen F.J., Lansard B., Buscail R., Mouret A., Kerhervé P., Zaragosi S., Ernoult E., Artéro C., Rabouille C., Anschutz P., Metzger E. 2011 Live (stained) benthic foraminifera from the Rhône prodelta (Gulf of Lion, NW Mediterranean): environmental controls on a river-dominated shelf. Journal of Sea Research 65, 58-75.

  16. Lecroart P., Maire O., Schmidt S., Grémare A., Anschutz P.,Meysman F. 2010. Bioturbation and short lived radioisotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 74, 6049-6063

  17. Javanaud C., Guasco S., Michotey V.D., Garcia N., Anschutz P., Canton M., Bonin P.C. 2011. Coupling between Manganese and Nitrogen cycle. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation Mn-oxide mediated, from sediment to strain level. Research in Microbiology 162, 849-857

  18. Canton M., Anschutz P., Naudet V., Poirier D., Naessens F., Francecshi M., Molnar N., Mouret A. 2010. Impact of a solid waste disposal on nutrient dynamics in a sandy catchment. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 116, 1-15.

  19. Deborde J., Anschutz P., Guérin F., Poirier D., Marty D., Boucher G., Thouzeau G., Canton M., Abril G. 2010 Methane sources, sinks, and atmospheric fluxes in a temperate tidal lagoon (Arcachon Bay, France). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf 57, 528-540 Sciences. 89, 256-266.

  20. Abril G., Marc- Commarieu V., Etcheber H., Zivadinovic M.K., Chaillou G., Deborde J. Anschutz P. 2010. In vitro simulation of oxic-suboxic diagenesis in an estuarine fluid mud submitted to redox oscillations. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences. 88, 279-291.

  21. Griveaud, C., Jorissen, F., Anschutz, P. 2010 Spatial variability of live benthic foraminiferal faunas on the portuguese margin Micropaleontology, 56 (3-4), pp. 297-322.

  22. Mojtahid M., Griveaud C., Fontanier C., Anschutz P., Jorissen FJ. 2010 Live benthic foraminiferal faunas along a bathymetrical transect (140–4800 m) in the Bay of Biscay (NE Atlantic) Revue de Micropaléontologie 53, 139-162

  23. Mouret A., Anschutz P., Deflandre B., Chaillou G., Hyacinthe C., Deborde J., Etcheber H., Jouanneau J.M., Grémare A., Lecroart P. 2010 Oxygen and organic carbon fluxes in sediments of the Bay of Biscay. Deep Sea Research, Part I. 57, 528-540.

  24. 2005-2009

  25. Mouret A., Anschutz P., Chaillou G., Hyacinthe C., Deborde J., Lecroart, P., Jorissen F., Deflandre B., Schmidt S., Jouanneau J.M. 2009 Benthic geochemistry of manganese in the Bay of Biscay, and the sediment accumulation rate. GeoMarine Letters 29:133–149

  26. Schmidt S., Howa H., Mouret A., Lombard F., Anschutz P., Labeyrie L. 2009. Particle fluxes and recent sediment accumulation on the Aquitanian margin of Bay of Biscay Continental Shelf Research, 29, 1044-1052

  27. Anschutz P. Chaillou 2009. Deposition and fate of reactive Fe, Mn, P and C in suspended particulate matter in the Bay of Biscay. Continental Shelf Research 29, 1038-1043.

  28. Anschutz P., Smith T., Mouret, A., Deborde J., Bujan S., Poirier D., Lecroart P. 2009. Tidal sands as biogeochemical reactors Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences 84, 84-90.

  29. Chaillou G., Schäfer J., Anschutz P., Blanc G. Mobility of Mo, U, As, and Sb within modern turbidites. 2008 Marine Geology 254, 171-179

  30. Fontanier C., Jorissen F.J., Lansard B., Mouret A., Buscail R., Schmidt S., Kerhervé P., Buron F, Zaragosi S., Ernoult E., Artero C., Anschutz P., Rabouille C. (2008) Live foraminifera from the open slope between Grand Rhône and Petit Rhône Canyons (Gulf of Lions, NW Mediterranean). Deep-Sea Res. 55, 1532-1553

  31. Deborde J., Abril G., Mouret A., Jezequel D., Thouzeau G., J. Clavier, Bachelet G., Anschutz P. 2008 Effects of seasonal dynamics impact of a Zostera noltii meadow on phosphorus and iron cycles in a tidal mudflat (Arcachon Bay, France). Marine Ecology Progress Series 355, 59-71

  32. Deborde J., Anschutz P., Gle C., Commarieu M.V., Lecroart P., I. Auby, D. Maurer, Abril G. Sediment-Water exchanges at low tide in a mesotidal lagoon: the Arcachon Bay (France). Marine Chemistry 109, 98-114.

  33. Fontanier C., Jorissen F.J., Michel E., Cortijo E., Vidal L., and Anschutz P. 2008 Stable Oxygen and Carbon Isotopes of Live Benthic Foraminifera from a Lower Canyon Station (2800 m, Bay of Biscay). Journal of Foraminiferal Research 38, 39-51

  34. Chaillou G., Anschutz P. Dubrulle C., Lecroart P. Experimental study of transient diagenesis in modern turbidites. Aquatic Geochemistry 13, 157–172.

  35. Dedieu K., C. Rabouille, F. Gilbert, K. Soetaert, E. Metzger, C. Simonucci, D. Jezequel, F. Prevot, P. Anschutz, S. Hulth Coupling of carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen cycles in sediments from a Mediterranean lagoon : a seasonal perspective. Marine Ecology Progress Series 346, 45-59.

  36. Lecroart P., Schmidt S., Anschutz P., Jouanneau J.M., Modeling sensitivity of biodiffusion coefficient to seasonal bioturbation. Journal of Marine Research 65, 417-440.

  37. Deborde J., Anschutz P. Chaillou G., Etcheber H., Commarieu M.V., Lecroart P., Abril G. (2007) The dynamics of phosphorus in turbid estuaries : Example of the Gironde estuary (France). In press, Limnology and Oceanography, 52(2)

  38. Anschutz P., G. Chaillou, P. Lecroart. (2007) Phosphorus diagenesis in the sediment of the Thau Lagoon. Estuarine, Coastal, Shelf Sciences 72, 448-457

  39. Rabouille C. , F. Prevot, D. Amouroux, P. Anschutz, F. Gilbert and D. Cossa (2007) Introductory paper : Biogeochemistry and the mobility of contaminants : the MICROBENT program. Estuarine, Coastal, Shelf Sciences,72, 200-207

  40. Masson M., Schafer J., Blanc G., Anschutz P.,(2007) Temperature-dependent dissolved arsenic variations in three contrasting watersheds: seasonal variations and annual fluxes in the Garonne, Dordogne and Isle Rivers. in press Science of the Total Environment

  41. Coulibaly A., Anschutz P., Blanc G., Malaizé B. Pujol C., Fontanier C.(2006) The effect of paleo-oceanographic changes on the sedimentary recording of hydrothermal activity in the Red Sea during the last 30 000 years. Mar. Geol.226, 51-64.

  42. Fontanier C., Mackensen A., Jorissen F, Anschutz P., Licari L. and David C. (2006) Stable Oxygen and Carbon Isotopes of Live Benthic Foraminifera from the Bay of Biscay: Microhabitat Impact and Seasonal Variability. Marine Micropaleontology,58, 159-183.

  43. Fontanier C., Jorissen F.J., Anschutz P, Chaillou G. (2006) Seasonal variability of benthic foraminiferal faunas at 1000 metre depth in the Bay of Biscay. in press Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 36, 61-76.

  44. Langezaal A.M., Jorissen F.J., Braun B., Chaillou G., Fontanier C., Anschutz P., van der Zwaan G.J.(2006) Benthic-pelagic coupling: interactions of sinking organic matter, bioturbation, bacterial mediated redox zones and foraminiferal responses at the outer shelf of the Bay of Biscay. Continental Shelf Research 26, 1730-1755.

  45. Chaillou G., Anschutz P., Blanc G. (2006) The behaviour of rare earth elements in the modern sediments of the Bay of Biscay. Mar. Chem. 100, 39-52.

  46. Fontanier C., Jorissen F.J., Chaillou G., Anschutz P, Grémare A., Griveaud C. (2005) Live foraminiferal faunas from a 2800 m deep lower canyon station from the Bay of Biscay : Faunal response to focussing of refractory organic matter. Deep-Sea Res. I. 53, 1189-1227

  47. Anschutz P., Dedieu K., Desmazes F., Chaillou G. (2005) Solid speciation, oxidation state, and reactivity of manganese in marine sediments. Chem. Geol.281, 265-279.

  48. Grémare A., D. Guttierez, P. Anschutz, Amouroux J.M., B. Deflandre, G. Vétion (2005), Spatio-temporal changes in totally and enzymatically hydrolysable amino acids of superficial sediments from three contrasted areas. Progress in Oceanography,65, 89-111.

  49. Ciutat A., Gerino M., N. Mesmer-Dudons, Anschutz P., Boudou A. (2005) Cadmium bioaccumulation in Tubificidae from the water column source and effects on bioturbation activity. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 60, 237-246.

  50. Ciutat A. , Anschutz P., Gerino M., Boudou A.. (2005) Bioturbation effects by Tubificids worms on cadmium transfers from the water column to the sediments compartment. sous presse à Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,24, 1048-1058.

  51. 2000-2004

  52. Mortimer R.J.G, Harris S.J., Krom M.D., Freitag T., Prosser J.I., Barnes J., Anschutz P., Hayes P., and Davies I.M. (2004) Anoxic nitrification in marine sediments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 276, 37-51.

  53. Mulder T., Cirac P., Gaudin M., Bourillet J.-F., Tranier J., Normand A., Weber O., Griboulard R., Jouanneau J.-M., Anschutz P., Jorissen F.J. (2004) Understanding Continent-Ocean sediment transfer. EOS, 85, 257, 261-262.

  54. Gonthier E., Faugères J.C., Viana A., Figueiredo A., Anschutz P. (2003) Upper quaternary deposits of the Sao Tome deep-sea channel-levee system (South Brazilian Basin) : major turbidite versus contourite processes. Marine Geology, 199, 159-180.

  55. Chaillou G., Schäfer J., Anschutz P., Lavaux G., Blanc G. (2003) The distribution of arsenic in the muddy sediments of the Bay of Biscay, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 67, 2993-3003.

  56. Reichart G.J., Jorissen F., Anschutz P., Mason P. (2003) Single forminiferal test chemistry records the marine environment. Geology, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 355–358.

  57. Fontanier, C., Jorissen, F.J., David, C., Anschutz, P., Chaillou, G., Lafon, V. (2003) Seasonal and interannual variability of benthic foraminiferal faunas at a 550 m depth in the Bay of Biscay. Deep Sea Res. I., 50, 457-494.

  58. Anschutz P., Jorissen F.J., Chaillou G., Abu-Zaied R.,, Fontanier C. (2002) Recent turbidite deposition in the eastern Atlantic: early diagenesis and biotic recovery . J. Mar. Res.. 60 (6), 835-854.

  59. Chaillou G., Anschutz P., Lavaux G., Schäfer J., Blanc G. (2002) The distribution of U, Mo, and Cd in modern marine sediments. Mar. Chem., 80, 41-59.

  60. Donnadieu Y., Lecroart P., Anschutz P., Bertrand Ph. (2002) Bias in the paleoceanographic time series: tests with a numerical model of U, Corg and Al burial. Palaeoceanography, 17, 3, 10.1029/2001PA000638

  61. Fontanier C., Jorissen F.J., Licari L., Alexandre A., Anschutz P. et Carbonel P. (2002) Live benthic foraminiferal faunas from the Bay of Biscay : Faunal density, composition, and microhabitats. Deep Sea Res.I , 49, 751-785.

  62. Mulder T., O. Weber, P. Anschutz, F.J. Jorissen and J.-M. Jouanneau (2001). A few months-old storm-generated turbidite deposited in the Capbreton Canyon (Bay of Biscay, S-W France). GeoMarine Letters 21, 149-156.

  63. Hyacinthe C., Anschutz P., Carbonel P., Jouanneau J.M., Jorissen F.J. (2001) Early diagenetic processes in the muddy sediments of the Bay of Biscay. Mar. Geol. 177, 111-128.

  64. Anschutz P., Blanc G., Monnin C., Boulègue J. (2000) Geochemical dynamics of the Atlantis II Deep (Red Sea). II: Pore water composition of metalliferous sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64, 3995-4006.

  65. Anschutz P., Sundby B., LeFrançois L., Luther G.W. III, Mucci A. (2000) Interactions between metal oxides and the species of nitrogen and iodine in bioturbated marine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64, 2751-2763.

  66. 1993-1999

  67. Blanc G., Lapaquellerie Y., Maillet N., Anschutz P. (1999) A cadmium budget for the Lot-Garonne fluvial system (France). Hydrobiologia 410, 331-341.

  68. Anschutz P., Hyacinthe C., Carbonel P., Jouanneau J.M., Jorissen F.J. (1999) La distribution du phosphore inorganique dans les sédiments modernes du Golfe de Gascogne. C. R. Acad. Sci., Paris 328, 765-771.

  69. Anschutz P., Blanc G., Chatin F, Geiller M., Pierret M.-C. (1999) Hydrographic change during 20 years in the brine-filled basins of the Red Sea. Deep-Sea Res. I, 46, 1779-1792.

  70. Anschutz, P., Turner, J. S. and Blanc, G. (1998) The development of layering, fluxes through double-diffusive interfaces, and location of hydrothermal sources of brines in the Atlantis II Deep: Red Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research. 103, C12, 27809-27819.

  71. Anschutz, P., Zhong, A., Sundby, B., Mucci, A., and Gobeil, C. (1998) Burial efficiency of phosphorus and the geochemistry of iron in continental margin sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(1) 53-64.

  72. Blanc G., Anschutz P., Pierret M.C. (1998) Metalliferous sedimentation into the Atlantis II Deep: A geochemical insight. In: Sedimentation and tectonics of rift basins: Red Sea-Gulf of Aden. B.H. Purser and D.W.J.Bosence (eds.), Chapman Hall, pp. 505-520.

  73. Anschutz P., Blanc G., (1996) Heat and salt fluxes in the Atlantis II Deep (Red Sea). Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 142, 147-159.

  74. Blanc G., Anschutz P. (1995) New hydrographic situation in the Atlantis II Deep hydrothermal brine system. Geology, 23, 543-546.

  75. Anschutz P., Blanc G. (1995) Geochemical dynamics of the Atlantis II Deep (Red Sea): Silica behavior. Mar. Geol. 128, 25-36

  76. Anschutz P., Blanc G., Stille P. (1995) Origin of fluids and the evolution of the Atlantis II Deep hydrothermal system (Red Sea): Sr isotope study. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 59, 4799-4808.

  77. Anschutz P., Blanc G. (1995) Chemical mass balances in metalliferous deposits from the Atlantis II Deep (Red Sea). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 59, 4205-4218.

  78. Anschutz P., Blanc G. (1995) Diagenetic evolution of the DOP facies from the Atlantis II Deep (Red Sea): Evidence of early hydrothermal activity. Oceanol. Acta, 18, 105-112.

  79. Anschutz P., Blanc G. (1993) Le rapport NaCl/eau des boues minéralisées de la fosse Atlantis II (mer Rouge). Calcul de la teneur en halite des sédiments et implication sur la paléotempérature du milieu. C. R. Acad. Sci., Paris, série II, 317, p.1595-1600.

  80. Anschutz P., Blanc G. (1993) L'histoire sédimentologique de la fosse Atlantis II (mer Rouge). Les apports de la micropaléontologie. C. R. Acad. Sci., Paris, série II, 317, p. 1303-1308.

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  1. Gwénaëlle Chaillou (2000-2003) "Processus biogéochimiques benthiques dans les sédiments modernes du Golfe de Gascogne". Presently : post-doctoral student at the Universite du Quebec a Rimouski, Canada

  2. Aoua Sougo Coulibaly (2000-2003) "Etude des relations entre les cycles climatiques et hydrothermaux en mer Rouge". Presently : assistant professor at the University Cocody, Abidjan Ivory Coast

  3. Jonathan Deborde (2004-2007) « Biogéochimie benthique dans les zones intertidales du littoral atlantique français ».

  4. Aurelia Mouret (2006-2009) « Les processus de la diagenese précoce revisités a l’aide d’une base de données ».

  5. Mathieu Canton (2006-2009) « Dynamique des nutriments du bassin vervant du Bassin d’Arcachon ».

  6. Marie-Lise Delgard (2009 - ) « Etude in situ de la biogeochimie benthique de l'estran du Basin d'Arcachon»

  7. Céline Charbonnier (2010-2013) « Biogéochimie des sediments sableux perméable intertidaux et flux vers l'océan »

  8. Damien Buquet (2013- ) Biogéochimie des lacs médocain



  10. Christelle Hyacinthe (1999); "Les mécanismes de la diagenèse précoce dans les sédiments modernes du Golfe de Gascogne".

  11. Gwenaëlle Chaillou (2000); "Calibration et signification de traceurs chimiques des conditions d’oxydoréduction et de la production exportée".

  12. Karine Dedieu (2001) "Réactivité et spéciation du manganèse dans les sédiments marins".

  13. Fredérique Léauté (2002) “Dynamique chimique des composés dissous et particulaires dans la colonne d’eau sur le talus continental du Golfe de Gascogne”.

  14. Stéphane Feyte (2003) “Processus biogéochimiques et flux advectifs dans les sédiments perméables intertidaux du Bassin d’Arcachon”.

  15. Jonathan Deborde (2004) “Comportement du phosphore dans un estuaire hyper-turbide”.

  16. Aurélia Mouret (2006) “Géochimie des sédiments modernes du Golfe de Gascogne : 9 ans de suivi”.

  17. Mathieu Canton (2002) “Suivi des apports continentaux de nutriments au Bassin d’Arcachon”.

  18. Thomas Smith (2007) “Biogéochimie benthique d’un estran sableux perméable”.

  19. Bruno Labrousse (2008) « La pompe tidale dans la baie de Marennes-Oléron ».

  20. Marie Wawrzykowski (2009) " Biogéochimie benthique des plages tidales sableuses ".

  21. Céline Charbonnier (2010) "fossilisation du signal diagénétique dans les sédiments Holocenes"

  22. Lucille Brocart (2012) « Etude de la mobilité des nutriments dans les sédiments dragués des ports du bassin d’Arcachon »

  23. Orianne Jolly (2012) « Etude des processus biogéochimiques au sein de différents herbiers à Zostera noltii »

  24. Loris Deimerdjian (2013) Biogeochimie des estuaires souterrains du littoral aquitain

  25. Anne Rapin (2014) le phosphore dans le bassin versant de la Leyre

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Mise à jour le 21 mars 2014