Team
Bryan Arbalestrie
environmental biogeochemist

Currently PhD student, I am studying the influence of organic matter on the trace element dynamics in agroecosystems. This research project aims to improve knowledge on the role of soil and exogenous organic matters on the mobility and bioavailability of trace elements in the soil–plant system in contaminated (natural or anthropogenic) or uncontaminated areas. To achieve this, I use powerful and innovative geochemical tracers, namely stable isotopes and rare earth elements.
Experience
2020 – 2024 | PhD student
Influence of organic matter on trace element dynamics in agroecosystems
Earth and Life Intitute, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Qualification
2020 | MSc Bioengineering in environmental sciences
Master thesis: Development of a sulfur purification protocol to measure its isotopic composition: potential for application on Andosols
UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2018 |
BSc Bioengineering
UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Conferences
(5) Bemelmans N.*, Arbalestrie B., Agnan Y. (2022). Dynamics of trace elements in uncontaminated and contaminated soils: influence of glyphosate and AMPA. ELIday, Louvain-la-Neuve, 19 May 2022 [poster]

(4) Arbalestrie B.*, Falys J., Bemelmans N., Thami A., Agnan Y. (2022). Understanding trace element dynamics in the soil–plant continuum using rare earth elements. ELIday, Louvain-la-Neuve, 19 May 2022 [poster]

(3) Bemelmans N.*, Arbalestrie B., Agnan Y. (2022). Influence du glyphosate et de l’AMPA sur l’extractibilité des éléments traces dans les sols contaminés et non contaminés. GFP, Namur, 18–20 May 2022 [oral]

(2) Bemelmans N.*, Arbalestrie B., Agnan Y. (2022). Influence of glyphosate and AMPA on the extractability of trace elements from contaminated and uncontaminated soils. DYSS, Brussels, 31 Mar. 2022 [poster]

(1) Arbalestrie B.*, Falys J., Bemelmans N., Thami A., Agnan Y. (2022). Use of rare earth elements as tracers for soil–plant transfer of trace elements. DYSS, Brussels, 31 Mar. 2022
 [poster]

* speaker
Supervision
MSc STUDENTS

Marie Dedoyard (2023)
Influence of organic matter input on rare earth element transfer in agroecosystems [co-sup. Y. Agnan]

Adil Thami (2022)
Transfer of trace elements in the soil-plant system: influence of organic matter input in uncontaminated and contaminated agricultural soils [co-sup. Y. Agnan]
Teaching
Practical excercices
Introduction to Earth sciences (LBIR1130)
Probability and statistics I (LBIR1212)
Outreach
2022 – ... | Printemps des sciences